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, June 16, 2022

Gambling With an Edge - mail bag 6/16/2022

No guest this week as we answer questions from our mail bag. 

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Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction
[00:38]  Double Up feature in video poker
[02:46]  Effect of variance when playing multiple hands on blackjack
[04:00]  Playing online vs playing in-person
[05:50]  Legality of relaying hole card information
[08:06]  Pressing a casino on a jackpot that might have gone unpaid
[10:48]  Tax evasion versus tax avoidance
[15:31]  The value of strategy deviations in blackjack
[16:57]  Continue to play after being flyered?
[20:54]  Keno tournaments
[23:36]  Expected value in video poker progressives
[24:16]  Players who won $90,000 in cash
[27:22]  Getting a pin-locked players card
[29:30]  Playing rated versus unrated
[30:44]  South Point Casino June Promotions - $600k Spin to Win
[32:31] - blackjack training site with analytical software, training guides, members forum, and chat room
[33:04] - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners   
[33:54]  Asian food in Las Vegas
[36:35]  Slot points for video poker variants
[39:16]  Using free play on high variance video poker games
[43:33]  Harrah's North Carolina properties
[46:28]  Recommended:  Margins of Error podcast, William Bernhardt law drama books

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Books Referenced;
Blackjack Attack by Don Schlesinger -
Theory of Blackjack by Peter Griffin -

Links Referenced:

Margins of Error podcast

William Bernhardt legal thrillers -


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