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, March 25, 2021

Gambling With an Edge - guest Michael Sall

Our guest this week is arguably the world's best gin rummy player, Michael Sall. He is the author of "Gin Rummy: A Predator's Guide." We spoke to Michael back in December and thought he merited a return visit.

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 Michael Sall, arguably the best gin player in the world
[00:34] Bets about fasting and weight
[05:40] Adjusting play to an opponent's strategy in gin
[08:25] Artificial intelligence analysis and game theory in gin
[13:09] Is Michael planning any other books?
[15:07] The worst mistake that inexperienced gin players make
[18:32] South Point Casino March Promotion - $500 Swipe, Spin, and Win, many restaurants have re-opened
[19:55] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small wagers on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[20:50] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting community, and training site
[21:14] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free pro trial for GWAE listeners
[22:05] The value of social elements of gin advantage play
[26:20] How difficult is it to make a living as a full-time gambler?
[33:02] Recommended - The Source by James Michener, A Time for Mercy by John Grisham, Fortune's Formula by William Poundstone, The Information by James Gleick
[36:51] Does Richard have plans to write a memoir?
[38:17] Slots and vulturism
[40:08] Timing of ADT beginning and end
[41:33] Is Wheelchair still alive?
[42:12] Are there any offerings for slot advantage play?
[42:27] Did Richard get paid in Moscow?
[44:40] Advantage plays in craps without dice control?
[46:25] Beating roulette and The Eudaemonic Pie by Thomas Bass
[47:38] Bob and Richard's favorite episodes (all available at GamblingWithEdge.com)
[50:39] How did Bob and Richard tell their wives about advantage play

Books Referenced:
Gin Rummy: A Predator's Guide by Michael Sall
Eudaemonic Pie by Thomas Bass https://amzn.to/3rgULMZ
Follow the Bouncing Ball by Mark Billings https://amzn.to/3rdpvyw
The Ultimate Edge by Mark Billings https://amzn.to/31fBiSm


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


Recommended:
The Source by James Michener https://amzn.to/2OXORU6
A Time for Mercy by John Grisham https://amzn.to/2OVlpOx
Fortune's Formula by William Poundstone https://amzn.to/3fcNrzy
The Information by James Gleick https://amzn.to/3d34Rfn

 

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Gambling With an Edge - guest Bob Nersesian

Our guest this week is attorney Bob Nersesian. Bob is one our favorite guests.  He is a gaming attorney and author of The Law for Gamblers.

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 gaming attorney and author of The Law for Gamblers, Bob Nersesian
[00:37] Virgin Hotel and Casino Las Vegas
[03:03] Do casinos have to read the trespass act before 86'ing someone?
[06:11] Caesars and El Dorado merger effect on previous trespass warnings
[11:15] Multiple people playing on the same card
[15:10] Civil Forfeiture
[17:55] Collecting abandoned credits
[23:39] Paying Caesars attorney's fee in the event of a loss
[26:30] When can casino security search a player's hotel room?
[29:35] South Point Casino March promotions - $500k Swipe, Spin, and Win
[30:34] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small wagers on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[31:19] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[32:45] Casino comps expired a day early
[39:50] Phone usage and device law in casinos
[42:19] Are casinos required to cash out expired slot tickets?
[46:25] Are slot tickets the same as chips?
[50:02] Are sportsbooks limits legal?
[52:50] Can a sportsbook require a customer to show ID to cash a ticket?
[57:21] Hache on Netflix, Last Tango in Halifax


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


Books Referenced:
The Law for Gamblers by Bob Nersesian  https://amzn.to/3rZiAKl


Websites Referenced:
Usa.gov/unclaimed-money


Recommended:
Hache  Netflix.com/title/80241387
Last Tango in Halifax  Netflix.com/title/70281023

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Gambling With an Edge - guest Anthony Curtis of The Las Vegas Advisor

Our guest this week is Anthony Curtis from the Las Vegas Advisor. We talk about what is coming in the near future in Las Vegas including updates on the opening of Virgin casino, and Resorts World.

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 Anthony Curtis publisher of The Huntington Press and The Las Vegas Advisor
[00:30] Mattress Mack's Super Bowl bet on Tampa Bay +3.5 -127
[07:32] Mattress Mack's World Series bet
[09:44] Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
[14:33] Mohegan Sun licensing and and advantage play, taking action
[22:52] The Drew and Resorts World
[29:19] South Point Casino March Promotions - $500k Swipe, Spin, and Win
[30:37] Predictit.org/promo/edge - places wagers on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[31:13] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training website, program, and community
[31:47] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners
[32:46] Las Vegas Advisor couponomy, travel deals
[42:30] Las Vegas Advisor on YouTube
[50:20] Vegas is re-opening
[55:14] Recommended: Collateral on Netflix, Crown and Anchor Pub


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


Guest Links:

Huntingtonpress.com
LasVegasAdvisor.com
Youtube.com/channel/UCj0CosN58h_3RmbRRe5OiHw

Recommended:

Collateral  Netflix.com/title/80185171
Crownandanchorlv.com

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Gambling With an Edge - Mail Bag 3/1/21

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
[00:28] Flash player and Video Poker for Winners
[02:01] Stories about teammates blowing cover
[06:02] Life-threatening events on trips
[08:37] Desirable GWAE guests
[10:57] Triple Double Bonus Wheel Poker
[11:44] $25 9/6 Jacks with 239 straight flush payouts
[12:43] Advice about being ratted out by another AP
[16:44] Fun trips and fun plays
[21:01] Choosing teammates
[22:00] Single deck, 6/5 blackjack game dealt all of the way down
[24:50] Benny Binion and The Horseshoe
[29:00] Sports betting error at a kiosk
[31:10] Can craps be beaten?
[33:17] South Point March Promotion - Swipe, Spin, and Win
[34:47] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small wagers on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[35:47] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting resources, training, and community
[36:17] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[37:07] Getting money out of Poland
[41:50] How much to top-tier APs make in a year?
[44:54] Video poker promo question
[46:19] Blackjack and video poker programming question
[49:03] Playing on another person's players card
[51:31] Video poker variations
[53:23] What is a good year for a card counter in Vegas?
[54:52] Recommended:  Ginny and Georgia on Netflix


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


Links Referenced:
VideoPokerForWinners.com/downloads
Lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/my-interview-with-bj-traveller/
WizardofVegas.com


Recommended:
Netflix.com/title/81025696