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, October 13, 2022

Gambling With an Edge - Veganmav

Our guest this week is named Veganmav.  We talk about his starting with $2.50 during the internet poker boom, and building that bankroll to mid seven figures.  And yes, he still eats out of dumpsters.

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 [00:00]  Introduction of poker and blackjack player, Veganmav
[00:31]  Being homeless as a child
[01:56]  Flipping Toyota Camrys
[07:41]  Scalping tickets
[10:34]  Playing poker
[16:40]  Heads up limit hold'em
[20:09]  Retiring from poker, applying to medical school
[24:16]  Taking a leave of absence, living in Japan and China
[26:01]  Learning and studying in Thailand, benefits of team meetings
[27:34]  Why did Veganmav retire from gambling?
[33:58]  Transitioning into blackjack
[36:44]  Dumpster diving, food waste, food safety
[46:58]  Linguistic and cultural advantages in blackjack
[52:41]  Will Veganmav eventually practice medicine?
[54:47]  Dating as an advantage player
[58:20]  Recommended:  The Longevity Diet, 
[1:02:08]  How to contact VeganMav,, Raspberry Pi

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