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 24, 2022

Gambling With an Edge - guest Chris Andrews

Our guest this week is Chris Andrews, Director of the Sports Book at South Point. We had Chris on last year to talk about his book, "Then One Day," and now he is back to talk about his second book, "Then One Year."

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Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of Chris Andrews, sportsbook director and author of Then One Year

[00:41]  How is Then One Year different from Then One Year

[04:53]  Recounting wins and losses

[06:33]  Las Vegas' pandemic recovery

[07:42]  Health updates

[11:49]  Why was 2020 so difficult for bookmakers?

[15:56]  Was there sharp money in obscure markets during the pandemic/

[16:46]  Calculating odds on obscure sports

[18:11]  Variance in bookmaking operations

[21:34]  Tom Brady's impact on futures

[26:17]  South Point Casino March promotions - Free Play with a Kicker

[26:56] - card counting training site and advantage play community with software and tracking tools

[27:28] - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners

[28:37]  Desaun Watson

[32:22]  Other NFL moves that impact futures

[36:01]  College basketball

[39:05]  Hedging bets with other books

[40:12]  How involved is Chris in originating lines?

[44:31]  Monday Night Football

[46:40]  Chris' personal betting in football contests

[48:37]  A possible third book from Chris

[49:45]  Roxy Roxborough

[50:45]  Recommended:  Super Pumped on Showtime, Winning Time on HBO, The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz. The Judge's List by John Grisham, Endurance by Alfred Lansing

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Books Referenced:

The One Day by Chris Andrews -

Then One Year by Chris Andrews -

The National Football Lottery by Larry Merchant -


Super Pumped

Rise of the Lakers

The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz -

The Judge's List by John Grisham -

Endurance by Alfred Lansing -

Video of sunken ship Endurance

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