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, May 13, 2021

Gambling With an Edge - Blackjack roundtable

This week we are doing something different.  We have four guests to participate in a blackjack roundtable.  We solicited questions from you, our listeners, and we set out to discuss and answer them.  Our four guests are, Tommy Hyland, Colin Jones, Joe748, and Ryemo.

We welcome your questions - send them to us at, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter or

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of the blackjack roundtable with Colin Jones, Joe748, Ryemo, Tommy Hyland
[02:58] Tipping
[09:09] Using a player's card
[09:39] CTR issues when playing as a refusal
[11:21] Playing where ID is required
[16:51] Reacting to a lot of heat
[20:10] Wearing a hat to play
[21:18] Wearing disguises to play
[30:41] Cover plays to disguise counting
[34:46] Using a count other than Hi-Lo
[36:45] South Point Casino May Promotions - Half-Priced Gas and Goods, $32,000 Memorial Day Hot Seat
[37:57] - card counting training site and community
[38:22] - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners
[39:47] How have conditions changed in the Covid era?
[42:18] Why doesn't anyone want to talk about advanced advantage plays?
[47:18] Playing other games in addition to blackjack
[48:30] Is it okay to play blackjack and poker at the same casino?
[50:42] Does Tommy allow team members to play handheld games?

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Some data points for your listeners, regarding casinos that started requiring ID, just to get inside, after COVID:

I know of three places in Indiana that do. One of them ran my ID through a computer, and it showed my picture, with a big caution warning (that the next guy did NOT have,) and I was stopped a few minutes later at a table before I could place a single bet.

Conversely, I was recently in Mississippi, and went to seven places. I think only one, if that, required me to show ID to get in, and it did not stop me from playing there, even though I have been barred dozens of times from MS casinos.

Awesome show, as usual.

Brian W.