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.

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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] - place small wagers on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[33:33] - 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

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Books Referenced:
James Grosjean's strategy cards -
Video Poker for Winners by Bob Dancer 
Blackjack Blueprint by Rick Blaine
Knock-out Blackjack by Ken Fuchs and Olaf Vancura
21st Century Card Counter by Colin Jones

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