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, January 13, 2022

Gambling With an Edge - European card counter, Stefan

Our guest this week is a blackjack player from Europe named Stefan. We talk about his experiences playing in European casinos, and his first trip to Las Vegas.

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Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of blackjack player, Stefan

[00:49]  Stefan's blackjack experience

[01:59]  Are blackjack books translated into Greek?

[03:57]  Playing blackjack in Greece

[06:07]  Playing in illegal casinos

[07:44]  Cheating by casinos

[16:42]  Dangerous situations

[17:33]  Altering penetration and shuffling methods

[21:03]  Shuffles in Las Vegas

[24:24]  Stefan's first trip to the United States

[26:53]  South Point Casino January Promotions - Spin to Win, MLK Hot Seat

[28:00] - card counting training site and advantage play community with software and tracking tools

[28:42] - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners

[29:48[  Playing loss rebates

[30:34]  Playing in other countries, currency restrictions, and danger

[39:43]  Some of Stefan's bad experiences

[40:46]  Getting backed off in Europe and other blackjack variations

[47:29]  Advice for card counters

[50:03]  Startup on Netflix, Kanopy,.com, Hair, Together Together

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Books Referenced:

Professional Blackjack by Stanford Wong

Million Dollar Blackjack by Ken Uston

Playing Blackjack as a Business by Lawerence Revere


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