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. 

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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

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