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, December 22, 2022

Gambling With an Edge - Bob Nersesian 12/22/2022

Our guest this week is attorney Bob Nersesian. We had so many questions last time from our listeners that we had to ask Bob back for another round.

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Show Notes

[00:00]  Blackjack Hall of Fame

[01:15]  Resetting progressive jackpots

[08:30]  Scanning ID without consent while cashing out

[11:37]  Technicalities of trespassing in PA

[15:10]  Banking laws, right to refuse customers

[24:47]  Casinos using wifi to access phone data

[29:19]  Lying about the location of ID, elements of fraud

[31:16]  Inspecting state agents

[35:37]  Native American casino denying jackpot for vulturing UX

[36:18]  Surveillance audio

[39:36]  Delaying cash outs, patron redemptions

[44:00]  Commercials

[46:24]  Using a calculator to determine the edge on a progressive

[49:58]  Bad beat jackpot being held after poker room closure

[51:14]  Selling comped tickets

[54:41]  Recommended:  Versailles, Suspect by Scot Turowk, Kenny Rogers "Kentucky Homemade Christmas"

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