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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, February 2, 2023

Gambling With an Edge - Mail Bag 2/2/2023

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


We welcome your questions - send them to us at gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter or https://www.facebook.com/GamblingWithAnEdge.


podcast https://www.spreaker.com/user/7418966/mail02022023


Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction

[00:34]  Higher level counts

[02:33]  Hole-carding internationally

[04:07]  Accidentally playing someone else's slot machine mid-bonus

[08:25]  Counting cards on a cruise ship

[10:20]  Longevity research, doctors, diets, and intermittent fasting

[14:51]  Making donations to The Blackjack Hall of Fame's charitable arm

[16:11]  When and why to withdraw money from a bankroll?

[23:46]  Bubble craps

[28:36]  Commercials

[30:34]  Playing as an AP in the UK, ID, slots, tables, counting cards, regulations

[37:48]  9/6 DDB with auto-hold

[39;58]  What happened to Wilma0's money?

[42:09]  Selling the rights to Sex, Lies, and Video Poker

[43:12]  Tipping

[43:56]  Misplaced and stolen cash stories

[48:21]  Richard's brother's gambling

[49:28]  Recommended:  The Good Detective on Netflix, Innovative Remodeling LV, LLC


Sponsored Links:

http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com

http://VideoPoker.com/gwae

http://Unabated.com


Recommended:

http://Netflix.com/title/81323914

Innovative Remodeling LV, LLC


Thursday, January 26, 2023

Gambling With an Edge - Throwback episode Kelly Sun

This is a throwback episode originally recorded in 2017. Our guest this week is Kelly Sun. The media dubbed her the "Queen of Sorts," and her team mates called her a "baccarat machine." You know her as the mysterious Chinese woman behind the Phil Ivey edge sorting cases in London, and Atlantic City. Also on this show is Michael Kaplan, who has written about Kelly for the NY Times, and Cigar Aficionado, and Lori Chang.  Lori is a former member of the MIT blackjack team, and friend of Kelly. Kelly sometimes has trouble with English, and Lori came along to help translate, and share a few stories of her own. 

We welcome your questions - send them to us at gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter or https://www.facebook.com/GamblingWithAnEdge.


Podcast https://www.spreaker.com/user/7418966/ksuntb


Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction
[02:35]  Edge sorting at baccarat
[03:44]  Kelly's backstory
[06:15]  Gemaco and other brands of cards
[08:22]  "The Macau way"
[09:20]  Automatic shufflers, reusing cards, mini baccarat, cards, and dealers
[14:33]  Edge sorting in blackjack
[16:14]  Developing the baccarat strategy
[19:39]  Playing in Las Vegas, playing with Phil Ivey
[25:30]  Playing in Macau
[27:28]  Foxwoods
[30:43]  Casinos taking freerolls
[32:00]  Don Johnson sees Kelly and Phil at The Borgata
[33:43]  Different rules in baccarat
[34:44]  Eddie stories
[38:51]  Funny stories about frugality
[43:04]  Commercials
[44:36]  Kelly's nicknames
[48:24]  Court cases in New Jersey and London
[50:35]  Playing video poker in Lake Tahoe
[52:26]  Edge sorting in baccarat versus blackjack
[53:43]  Exploiting stereotypes
[58:27]  Can Kelly still play?

Sponsored Links:

Books Referenced:
Tales from the Felt

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Gambling With an Edge - Anthony Curtis 01/19/2023

  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 gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter or https://www.facebook.com/GamblingWithAnEdge.


podcast https://www.spreaker.com/user/7418966/ac01162023

Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction

[00:54]  Las Vegas Advisor Members Rewards

[02:45]  Master coupons

[04:16]  Waived resort fees for up to five nights at Downtown Grand

[05:51]  $1 minimum blackjack tables

[10:11]  Caesars, MGM, Station, and Boyd

[11:56]  Members Rewards release date

[12:33]  Changes in Las Vegas in 2023

[16:44]  Mattress Mack

[22:54]  NFL contests 

[27:10]  Commercials

[29:26]  James Grosjean’s upcoming book

[32:35]  Other upcoming LVA books

[35:27]  Bob's upcoming strategy cards

[41:48]  Face-Up Pai Gow progressive 

[45:35]  Discussion of lifelong EV

[49:38]  Recommended:  Hit and Run on Netflix, Seven Stars free bets at Caesars, Resorts World free play and free parking


Sponsored Links:

http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com

http://VideoPoker.com/gwae

http://Unabated.com


Guest Links:

http://Lasvegasadvisor.com

http://Huntingtonpress.com

http://Youtube.com/c/LasVegasAdvisorSHOW


Recommended:

http://Netflix.com/title/80205626

Caesars free bets

Resorts World free play and free parking


Thursday, January 12, 2023

Gambling With an Edge - professional slot player CS

Our guest this week is a professional slot player named CS.  

We welcome your questions - send them to us at gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter or https://www.facebook.com/GamblingWithAnEdge.

[00:00]  Introduction of CS, advantage slot player
[00;34]  CS's early gambling experiences
[02:15]  Learning about beatable slots
[05:24]  Networking for slot APs
[07:16]  Scouting slots
[10:59]  Slot tournaments
[14:25]  Optimizing mailers or EV?
[17:17]  Casinos backing off slot players
[19:50]  Multi-progressive slots, software updates, RTPs
[28:14]  Commercials
[30:28]  "Must Hit By" slot machines
[32:10]  Chopping plays with strangers
[35:24]  Stalking other hustlers
[39:14]  Filling bill validators
[42:08]  Would CS check machines in front of slot techs?
[44:12]  Arguments over machines, camping plays
[45:59]  Working with a partner
[48:59]  Can listeners contact CS?
[50:20]  Recommended:  Magic Spoon cereal, A Portrait of an Unknown Woman by Daniel Silva, The Art of Hunting Humans by Sidney Mazzi

Sponsored Links:

Recommended:
http://Magicspoon.com
A Portrait of an Unknown Woman by Daniel Silva - https://amzn.to/3QBAnUZ
The Art of Hunting Humans by Sidney Mazzi - https://amzn.to/3W0aGi8

Thursday, January 5, 2023

Gambling With an Edge - Mail Bag 1/5/2023

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

We welcome your questions - send them to us at gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter or https://www.facebook.com/GamblingWithAnEdge.


podcast https://www.spreaker.com/user/7418966/mail12272022

Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction

[00:32]  Kickers in video poker

[02:00]  AP in England

[03:18]  Switching machines in video poker

[04:14]  Super Times Pay

[05:59]  Casino Tournament Strategy by Stanford Wong

[07:02]  Gift pick up, average daily theoretical

[08:02]  Loss rebates and card counting

[10:15]  Strategies to deal with winning and losing, emotional bankroll

[13:09]  Counter intuitive plays in video poker

[15:10]  9/6 Jacks or Better strategy on Bonus Poker

[16:39]  Finding advantage slots

[17:48]  Ultimate X vulutring, penalty cards

[18:41]  Splitting 2s versus a dealer 7, dealer knowledge of strategy

[22:26]  Calculating the value of odds boosts

[24:28]  CSM's impact on edge

[27:00]  Commercials

[29:24]  Pay schedules on multi-game machines

[30:48]  Frequency of hands on multi-hand games

[31:42]  Dice control with a robot arm

[32:30]  Video poker player analyzer software

[38:51]  Splitting aces

[39:16]  A die that paces 7:6 on sixes

[41:11]  The Recruit on Netflix, The Playlist on Netflix


Sponsored Links:

http://Unabated.com

http://VideoPoker.com/gwae

http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com


Books Referenced:

Casino Tournament Strategy by Stanford Wong - https://amzn.to/3VMJFOX

Gambling 102 by Michael Shackleford - https://amzn.to/3Zi01Cb


Recommended:

The Recruit - http://Netflix.com/title/81396545

The Playlist (incorrectly called the Industry in the episode) http://Netflix.com/title/81186296