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 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.

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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] February Promotions - "Free Play with a Kicker," President's Day $30k Hot Seat
[26:40] - place small wagers on various political events, $20 deposit match
[27:24] - card counting training site and community with lots of member resources
[27:50] - 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
[46:41] Recommended - Rake on Netflix, The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett, Rome on HBO

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Links Referenced:
Risk of Ruin episode with Mickey and Bob:

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

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