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, April 1, 2021

Gambling With an Edge - guest card counter MPS

Our guest this week is a card counter who goes by the name MPS.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of blackjack player, MPS
[00:30] How did MPS get started in the AP world?
[02:43] Transitioning into more serious play
[06:13] Travel and playing on the road
[08:00] Raising stakes, running poorly, and managing the emotions
[13:15] What did MPS's family think about his AP endeavors?
[14:14] Team play variance, dynamics, and theft
[22:15] Hours commitment for team play
[23:58] Game conditions and stakes for team play
[24:46] Dealers recognizes the team's play style
[26:33] Is MPS still pursuing a non-AP job
[27:36] The team disbands, implications of being stuck, different structures
[31:19] Would MPS join another team in the future?
[32:42] South Point Casino April Promotions - $500,000 Money Madness casino-wide progressives, more food outlets have re-opened or expanded hours
[34:03] - place small bets on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[34:22] - card counting training site and community, Blackjack Bootcamps have been scheduled, contact Colin Jones for more info
[34:50] - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners
[35:45] Fondest counting memories, procedural errors
[41:18] Back-offs and 86'ings
[44:04] How has being an AP changed how MSP looks at cash?
[45:30] How much is MPS on the road now?
[45:56] Trouble cashing out
[50:22] Fighting in casinos
[52:07] Getting paid with small bills
[54:30] What would MPS do differently in his AP career?
[56:49] Recommended - James Grosjean's blog on,

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