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, January 5, 2023

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

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

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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

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Books Referenced:

Casino Tournament Strategy by Stanford Wong -

Gambling 102 by Michael Shackleford -


The Recruit -

The Playlist (incorrectly called the Industry in the episode)

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