I have two distinct lives. One in the trenches of low-budget film and television, the other in professional gambling. Because of the feast-or-famine nature of show business I need a reliable income... gambling. So here you will read about both worlds. Enjoy!



Thursday, February 25, 2021

Gambling With an Edge - Mail Bag 2/22/21

No guest this week as we once again dip into our mail bag.

We welcome your questions - send them to us at gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter or https://www.facebook.com/GamblingWithAnEdge.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction and a few corrections
[02:15] Video Poker for Winners and Adobe Flash Player
[04:04] Covid-19 vaccine
[07:44] Wonging into blackjack, ASM, and CSM games
[09:51] Chip banks, spreading bets, and risk of ruin
[11:47] How are GWAE guests vetted?
[14:09] Beatable blackjack games with no spread
[14:48] Building a bankroll with video poker
[17:27] Not paying change on TITOs
[18:56] Bans that occurred before Caesars and El Dorado merger
[21:38] Availability of Bob's Video Poker classes
[22:35] Optimal use of casino free play
[24:06] Tipping on a large hand pay
[27:58] Video poker and table games training books and software
[29:53] AP competition
[31:08] South Point Casino March Promotion - $500k Swipe, Spin, and Win
[32:53] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small wagers on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[33:33] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[34:33] How does a professional gambler obtain a mortgage?
[35:55] Advice on explaining AP as a profession
[38:37] "Tight" and "loose" machines
[40:25] Blackjack basic strategy assumptions
[41:23] Card counting books
[41:55] Changing careers
[44:47] Favorite countries to visit for gambling
[46:95] Memorable casino patrons
[53:15] Recommended


Sponsored Links:
SouthPointCasino.com
Predictit.org/promo/edge
BlackjackApprenticeship.com 
VideoPoker.com/gwae


Books Referenced:
James Grosjean's strategy cards - lasvegasadvisor.com/shop/products/table-game-strategy-cards/
Video Poker for Winners by Bob Dancer 
Blackjack Blueprint by Rick Blaine https://amzn.to/3bGuLEY
Knock-out Blackjack by Ken Fuchs and Olaf Vancura https://amzn.to/3kkDKQ4
21st Century Card Counter by Colin Jones https://amzn.to/2Mmm3Dd



Thursday, February 18, 2021

Gambling With an Edge - guest Chauncey Bivitz

Our guest this week is Chauncey Bivitz. Chauncey is a recreational AP who decided to try his hand at dealing in a casino.

We welcome your questions - send them to us at gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter or https://www.facebook.com/GamblingWithAnEdge.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of Chauncey Bivitz
[01:33] How did Chauncey get started in games?
[03:03] Becoming a BP, playing as a BP
[04:47] Dealer training school, game protection
[13:05] Dealer mistakes, tipping
[23:53] Dealing to card counters
[26:57] Coaching bad players
[30:17] Calling out unusual plays and change
[31:13] Big blackjack wins, rude player behavior
[35:53] South Point Casino February Promotions - "Free Play with a Kicker" and Presidents' Day Hot Seat
[36:40] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small wagers on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[37:19] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and community
[37:45] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners
[38:25] Hot and cold tables, hole-carding, dealer mistakes
[41:48] Penetration
[44:33] Break room discussions
[48:35] Basic strategy and card counting
[49:54] What behavior would get dealers reprimanded?
[50:45] Fishing worms in the casino's refrigerator
[51:35] How long did Chauncey last as a dealer?
[54:05] Recommended: Endurance by Alfred Lansing, A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles, Lilyhammer, Kim's Convenience


Sponsored Links:
SouthPointCasino.com
Predictit.org/promo/edge
BlackjackApprenticeship.com
VideoPoker.com/gwae


Recommended:
Endurance by Alfred Lansing https://amzn.to/3awbbfn
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles https://amzn.to/37oMY8Q
Lilyhammer Netflix.com/title/70221438
Kim's Convenience Netflix.com/title/80199128

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Gambling With an Edge - guest Mickey Crimm

Our guest this week is Mickey Crimm. Micky is a video poker, and slots pro. We talk about how he is dealing with play since his heart attack, and dealing with covid.

We welcome your questions - send them to us at gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter or https://www.facebook.com/GamblingWithAnEdge.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of advantage player, Mickey Crimm
[00:34] Mickey and Bob recently appeared on the Risk of Ruin podcast
[01:27] Does Mickey's 2019 heart attack still impact his advantage play efforts?
[05:11] Playing in large casinos, Oklahoma, Winstar
[10:25] Competition at Winstar
[11:40] Oklahoma mailers from Winstar and Indigo Sky
[15:30] Playing more video poker and fewer slots
[18:06] The growth of Mickey's bankroll since 1996
[21:02] Other casinos en route to Oklahoma
[25:37] SouthPointCasino.com February Promotions - "Free Play with a Kicker," President's Day $30k Hot Seat
[26:40] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small wagers on various political events, $20 deposit match
[27:24] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and community with lots of member resources
[27:50] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners
[28:48] Civil forfeiture on Interstate 40
[31:37] NSUD and Jacks or Better progressives
[37:08] Covid-19 concerns
[42:53] Playing in Louisiana and Wisconsin
[46:20] Mickey can be found at Twitter.com/MickeyCrimm
[46:41] Recommended - Rake on Netflix, The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett, Rome on HBO


Sponsored Links:
SouthPointCasino.com
Predictit.org/promo/edge
BlackjackApprenticeship.com
VideoPoker.com/gwae


Links Referenced:
Risk of Ruin episode with Mickey and Bob: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/risk-of-ruin/id1527018692

Twitter.com/MickeyCrimm


Recommended:

Netflix.com/title/70301553
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett https://amzn.to/2LECPgx
Hbo.com/rome

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Gambling With an Edge - Super Bowl 2021

Our guests this week are Frank B. and Anthony Curtis. They join us to talk about the Super Bowl, Mattress Mac, and prop bets.

We welcome your questions - send them to us at gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter or https://www.facebook.com/GamblingWithAnEdge.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of Frank B and Anthony Curtis
[00:29] Mattress Mack's Super Bowl promotion
[07:49] Frank's experience gambling in Mexico
[13:40] Las Vegas market discussion - promotions, rules, coupons, etc
[18:48] Super Bowl props
[23:48] South Point Casino February Promotions - "Free Play with a Kicker" and a $30k Presidents' Day Hot Seat
[24:28] Predicitit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners

[25:13] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting website and community
[26:10] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners
[27:04] The anti-public and props
[33:04] Cross sports props
[40:18] Patrick Mahomes rushing yards prop
[44:39] Super Bowl parties in Las Vegas
[47:53] Recommended - "Can't Stop the Game Stop" episode of Planet Money, The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett, Las Vegas Advisor YouTube channel, Mr. D's Sports Bar


Sponsored Links:
SouthPointCasino.com
Predictit.org/promo/edge
BlackjackApprenticeship.com
VideoPoker.com/gwae


Recommended:

Npr.org/2021/01/30/962417570/bonus-cant-stop-gamestop

The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett https://amzn.to/36FmZcY

Youtube.com/watch?v=5NWorFK1ucQ&ab_channel=LasVegasAdvisor

Mrdssportsbar.com/


Guest Links:
LasVegasAdvisor.com