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, March 31, 2022

Gambling With an Edge - attorney Bob Nersesian

Our guest this week is attorney Bob Nersesian. We talk about being 86ed from casinos, casinos that steal your chips, and much more.

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Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of gaming attorney Bob Nersesian
[00:40]  Card counter rights in international waters 
[04:52]  Wilma0’s chip cashing case
[12:26]  Do casino shareholders have extra rights as patrons?
[13:09]  More on Wilma0’s case
[18:29]  Slade case on trespassing
[20:48]  Betting online with beards
[23:09]  Can a casino refuse to pay a player who has been previously barred?
[27:52]  Do players have the right to be paid by check?
[29:57]  Trespassing in tribal casinos
[34:08]  Must errant payments be repaid?
[39:30]  Cashing chips that are difficult to cash
[41:41] - Prime Time Mondays, 100 hours of poker promo
[44:22]  Is using a disguise cheating?
[49:38]  Does Bob practice in Southern California?
[50:24]  Device law in the USA
[53:09]  Is it legal to record a table game?
[55:38]  Gaming Control Board vs Gaming Control Commission
[56:49]  State bar and advantage play
[1:00:49]  Recommended - Kartchner Canyons, Ray Bradbury, Pat Frank, Harlan Ellison

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