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 16, 2023

Gambling With an Edge - Mail Bag 2/16/2023

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

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

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Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction

[00:26]  Playing without card inserted

[00:56]  Failures in advantage play

[12:54]  What is the best way to earn free play?

[14:18]  Dealers offering advice, playing hands without instruction

[15:14]  Tips for building a bankroll

[16:50]  Social engineering to prolong plays

[18:09]  New video poker variant

[19:29]  Maintaining Seven Stars status at Caesars

[20:22]  Testing blackjack team members

[24:48]  Wonging and back counting

[26:10]  Craps betting system

[28:13]  Losses at high variance video poker games

[30:19]  Dealer errors at Free Bet Blackjack

[32:55]  Is video poker still beatable in casinos today?

[33:27]  Playing blackjack at third base

[35:42]  Switching video poker variants due to short-term outcomes

[36:29]  Explaining advantage play to family and friends

[40:59]  Commercials

[42:54]  Bankroll management, planning for living expenses

[45:58]  Free play strategy

[47:05]  Banking issues for advantage players

[49:33]  Emotional bankroll and other tips for increasing blackjack stakes

[50:58]  Does using a food comp hurt offers?

[52:46]  How do APs cash out enough chips to generate income without ID?

[55:21]  Recommended:  Blackjack Apprenticeship Podcast (Episode BJA100), David Baldacci audiobooks

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Books Referenced:

Video Poker for the Intelligent Beginner by Bob Dancer -


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