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 2, 2022

Gambling With an Edge - professional sports bettor, Fats

Our guest this week is professional sports bettor known as Fats.  Fats has been at it over 30 years, and has worked with the best of the best, as well as running his own crew. The man can tell a story.

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Show Notes

 [00:00]  Introduction of sports bettor, Fats

[00:50]  Fats' Twitter,

[04:52]  Fats' introduction to sports betting

[06:01]  Getting backed off from betting

[08:15]  Betting with "The Businessman"

[11:17]  Fats' math background

[12:51]  Betting baseball

[17:07]  Does Fats originate bets?

[27:00]  Top down versus chasing steam

[29:09]  South Point Casino June Promotions - $600k Spin to Win

[30:46] - blackjack training site with analytical software, training guides, members forum, and chat room

[31:17] - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners   

[32:07]  Working with Billy Walters

[32:51]  Interviewing and hiring runners

[39:01]  Stories about runners stealing

[48:37]  Playing backgammon in Las Vegas and Costa Rica

[56:06]  Recommended:  Turning Work into Play episode of Freakonomics, Never by Ken Follett, We Were Wise Guys and Didn't Know It by Scott Schettler

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