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 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.

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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] - place small wagers on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[37:19] - card counting training site and community
[37:45] - 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

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