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, April 21, 2022

Gambling With an Edge - guest Norman Beck

Our guest this week is Norman Beck, magician, bridge player, and gambler who has made bets from 42 cents to a Billion dollars for his company SCA.

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Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of bridge player Norman Beck

[00:39]  How did Norman get started in gambling?

[01:56]  Norman's bridge experience

[03:43]  How did Norman get better at bridge?

[06:45]  SCA

[09:22]  Pepsi "Play for a Billion" promotion

[11:29]  Insuring 42 cent bets

[14:44]  Market research calculations and usual promotions

[18:56]  Protection from scams, declining inquires to insure

[24:07]  Insuring a promotion for one person

[30:12]  South Point Casino April Promotions - $500k Swipe, Spin, and Win

[31:00] - Blackjack Bootcamps are happening in Las Vegas in May

[31:54] - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners   

[33:03]  Getting expert advice, cheating stories

[41:00]  More usual promotions

[46:54]  Norman's TED Talk

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