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 20, 2021

Gambling With an Edge - guest Chucky Baby

Our guest this week is what I believe to be the oldest active AP.  Chucky Baby is 90 years old and still going strong. He has been all over the world, and been playing blackjack since the 60s.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of Chucky Baby, a 90-year old AP
[00:52] Chucky Baby's background and AP experience
[07:09] How did Chucky Baby know about counting cards in the 1960s?
[08:31] Switching from banking games to playing games
[18:18] Jumping from shuffle tracking to ace location
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[26:53] Chucky Baby is writing a book
[28:58] Why does Chucky Baby still play?
[31:41] Blackjack forums and the Blackjack Discord
[32:42] Where is Chucky Baby's next trip?
[32:25] Places that felt unsafe
[36:00] Training people, teammates, and playing with others
[41:07] Macau stories
[49:15] Recommended: Mare of Easttown on HBO, The Greatest Gambling Story Ever Told by Mark Paul, Damon Runyan short stories, The Killing on Netflix

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