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, August 11, 2022

Gambling With an Edge - mail bag 8/11/2022

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

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Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction

[00:30]  Bill Benter's published material

[02:02]  Risk of ruin for 8/5 and 8/6 Jack or Better

[03:47]  Getting flat-bet at a Strip casino

[05:06]  Intermittent fasting

[17:00]  Getting cut off from comps at a small locals casino

[19:39]  Backed off aggressively for counting at a Native American casino

[22:26]  Relationship between net worth and bankroll

[26:55]  Gambling advice, blackjack on Vice




[33:05]  Average daily theoretical calculations across properties

[34:18]  Dating tips for a single professional gambler

[37:11]  Speed of shuffling on video poker games

[38:20]  Paying off markers with a credit card

[40:05]  Video poker training software, Win Poker

[41:43]  Does a property care about the use of video poker strategy cards

[43:01]  Calculating the edge on a video poker loss rebate

[49:11]  Video poker progressives

[50:57]  Recommended:  The Bear on Hulu, Official Secrets on Netflix

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Sites Referenced:

Vice episode

Bill Benter's 1994 paper:

Bloomberg article:


"The Bear"

"Official Secrets"

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