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, July 1, 2021

Gambling With an Edge - former surveillance operator - Junior

Our guest this week is a former surveillance operator named Junior.  For the last 15 years Junior has worked in surveillance rooms on the Las Vegas strip. We will be having Junior on again soon so if yu have more questions for him send them to us at

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of former surveillance employee, Junior
[00:17] Junior's gambling experience outside of surveillance
[00:57] Getting into surveillance
[03:23] How much attention do casinos pay to slot and video poker players?
[04:59] Hustlers
[06:35] Multi-carding
[07:47] Facial recognition
[13:26] What information is shared across company properties and with competitors
[14:31] Ted Whiting
[15:49] Techniques used to identify card counters
[18:09] Methods used to identify other forms of advantage play
[23:21] Surveillance room culture
[25:57] How much time is spent monitoring casino employees?
[29:05] Cheating and theft by employees
[34:22] South Point Casino July Promotions - Free Play with a Kicker starts July 5th
[35:08] - card counting training site with software, tools, and members-only forum
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[36:41] False positives
[39:50] Playing uncarded
[41:29] Is wearing a hat a red flag?
[41:55] Hole carding
[43:19] Phil Ivey and Kelly Sun
[46:36] Famous players
[51:57] Did Junior ever contact a player who was generating heat?
[53:02] Age, race, and gender stereotypes
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