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, November 24, 2022

Gambling With an Edge - Tales From The Felt

 Our guests this week are Colin Jones, and David Drury.  We talk about a new book they produced called "Tales From The Felt," which is a collection of 21 true stories from 21 different professional blackjack players. 

We welcome your questions - send them to us at, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter or

Podcast -

Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of Colin Jones and David Drury, authors of Tales from the Felt
[00:40]  A listener thanks GWAE
[02:43]  The idea for Tales from the Felt
[04:24]  Selecting stories, favorite stories
[10:33]  Deadlines, editing, managing authors
[13:07]  Were there any authors that weren't able to contribute?
[17:13]  Is the book currently available?
[18:55]  Book proceeds benefit the Blackjack Hall of Fame 501(c)(3)
[20:08]  How to order the book, bonus content
[23:05]  Commercials
[27:25]  Seven Tonys, The Mansplainer, and showing the humanity of AP
[34:03]  How did Richard choose his story?
[36:08]  David's riverboat story
[38:31]  When will book orders start shipping?
[39:24]  The Gift of the Magi by Darryl Purpose, Harlan Coben's Myron Bolitar Series, Moneyball by Michael Lewis, Friends of the Children nonprofit, Swatch Watch

Sponsored Links:

Link to Buy Tales From the Felt by Colin Jones and David Drury

Harlan Coben's Myron Bolitar Series -
Moneyball by Michael Lewis -

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Gambling With an Edge - sports bettor, Scott

 Our guest this week is a sports bettor names Scott, aka VegasHorsePools.

We welcome your questions - send them to us at, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter or

Podcast -

Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of sports bettor and analyst, Scott

[00:32]  How did Scott get into gambling?

[06:01]  Computer programming, odds screens

[07:29] Transitioning from office work into full time gambling

[09:05]  Recreational, originator, and model sportsbooks

[11:50]  Lessons learned from working at a sportsbook

[16:18]  SpankOdds

[18:54]  How did Scott meet Spanky?  Munchkin?

[24:48]  Networking stories and tips

[34:24]  Contacting Scott

[35:16]  Commercials 

[39:09]  Finding an edge in sports betting

[42:15]  Playing the comp game

[44:28]  Horse racing Python program

[48:05]  Odds screens, Don Best, SpankOdds

[50:18]  Bet Bash, Dink, Chinese Mike

[56:56]  Recommended:  Richard’s office,  Spencer Cornelia, Jack Binion’s Steakhouse at Bally’s, Eat For Life by Joel Fuhrman

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Links Referenced:


Eat For Life by Joel Fuhrman -

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Gambling With an Edge - guest Jimmy Jazz 11/9/22

Our guest this week is Jimmy Jazz.  He is back to talk about credit card strategies and other low roller plays.

We welcome your questions - send them to us at,, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter.

Podcast -

Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of value seeker and credit card points expert, Jimmy Jazz

[00:47]  Halloween in Las Vegas

[02:11]  Rental car issues, tips, duplicate reservations, etc


[12:10]  Four Queens and Binion’s merger

[17:59]  Boarding pass deals at The D

[21:13]  Playing at The D, Golden Gate, Circa to generate offers

[26:18]  Point generation on advantage slots

[32:45]  Commercials

[36:16]  Caesars MasterCard

[39:07]  Seven Stars status

[41:00]  I-bonds

[43:31]  Discover Bank savings account


[45:19]  Food options in Las Vegas

[52:26]  Gas prices

[54:56]  Recommended:  Makers and Finders, Supreme Courtship by Christopher Buckley, Panevino

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Sites Referenced:


Supreme Courtship by Christopher Buckley -

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Gambling With an Edge - Anthony Curtis 11/1/2022

 Our guest this week is Anthony Curtis. We talk about what's new in Las Vegas.

We welcome your questions - send them to us at, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter or


Show Notes

00:00]  Introduction

[00:48]  Mattress Mack and the World Series

[05:32]  Is the free furniture deal still available?

[08:36]  Does Mattress Mack really want the Astros to win?

[10:12]  Grand Prix is Las Vegas, celebrity racing odds

[18:41]  Tilman Fertitta

[20:58]  Station casinos, lost points, hoarding points

[25:33]  Commercials

[29:41]  Don Schlesinger's upcoming book 

[35:24]  Bob Dancer and Phileas Bruce strategy cards

[41:07]  Las Vegas Advisor is going digital

[45:00]  Recommended:  $25 match plays at The D, $1M photo display at Binion's

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Books Referenced:

Sportsbook Management by Roxy Roxborough -

Blackjack Attack by Don Schlesinger -

Connected Vegas Style by Richard Wilk -


Match play promotions at The D

$1M display at Binion's