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, September 15, 2022

Gambling With an Edge - Mail Bag 9/15/2022

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

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Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction
[00:54]  MegaBucks
[03:07]  Can fans show support for GWAE by donating to charity?
[04:10]  Progressive slots, earning EV
[12:07]  DB versus DBB video poker
[16:46]  Books for aspiring card counters
[18:19]  Networking with other APs
[19:56]  Vulturing video poker
[24:57]  Playing blackjack for comps
[29:27]  Video poker line questions
[31:33]  Do video poker players get banned?
[33:28]  Playing as a recreational player in Reno
[35:35]  Risk of ruin in 9/6 Jacks or Better $125 hands with $100k bankroll
[40:05]  Returning to a casino after being trespassed
[41:39]  Using a bearded account for sports betting
[44:52]  Traveling for sports betting sign up bonuses?
[47:00]  W2G tax implications
[50:20]  Counting cards against CSMs
[52:35]  Vulturing Ultimate X
[54:30]  Do all Mega-Millions machines lock after the jackpot is hit?
[55:52]  Stories from Bob's plays at MGM in the late 1990s

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Books Referenced:
Knockout Blackjack by Olaf Vancura and Ken Fuchs
Blackjack Blueprint by Rick Blaine -
21st Century Card Counter by Colin Jones -
Video Poker for Winners by Bob Dancer

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