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, April 20, 2023

Gambling With an Edge - Captain Jack Andrews

 Our guest this week is Captain Jack Andrews on for our final episode about sports betting.  We talk about the state of the industry, as well as some of the tools at

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

[00:00]  Introduction of Captain Jack Andrews of
[01:16]  Unabated tools exploited market inefficiencies
[06:45]  Correlations between card counting and sports betting
[11:02]  Synthetic hold and outs
[14:58]  How will sports betting evolve over the next few years?
[19:40]  Micro betting and lag time, free rolls
[23:37]  Vulnerabilities in new types of bets
[25:45]  Line shopping
[29:28]  Captain Jack's favorite memories of GWAE
[36:56]  Commercials
[38:56]  GWAE sponsors
[40:08]  Upcoming things at Unabated, alt line pricing
[45:33]  Parlays as cover
[50:31]  Variance and tipping costs
[51:09]  Captain Jack's final thoughts on GWAE
[52:43]  Recommended:  People I Mostly Admire podcast

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Books Referenced:
The Logic of Sports Betting by Ed Miller and Matthew Davidow -
Gambling Wizards by Richard Munchkin -

Outlive:  The Science and Art of Longevity by Bill Gifford and Peter Attia -
Dan Buetter's books -

Thursday, April 13, 2023

Gambling With an Edge - Blackjack roundtable 2023

Our guests this week are: colin Jones, Darryl Purpose, and Byrnin Down The House.  For our last episode about Blackjack we wanted to have a blackjack roundtable.  We talk about how blackjack has changed over the last 45 years, and how Byrnin is still able to play 100 hours per month just counting cards.

We welcome your questions - send them to us at, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter or
[00:00]  Introduction of Colin Jones, Darryl Purpose, and Burning Down the House
[01:00]  Current blackjack conditions
[03:38]  How long could Burning Down the House continue to play?
[05:57]  Betting, cover, max bets
[07:30]  Darryl's approach to cover, use of big players
[10:08]  Colin and The Church Team's approach to cover, changes over time
[15:56]  Playing abroad
[18:52]  Expenses when traveling to casinos abroad
[22:18]  Playing in the UK
[23:58]  Getting stiff, cheating accusations, and confiscated chips
[29:07]  Generating EV at blackjack
[32:02]  Commercials
[34:00]  Playing music, playing blackjack, and favorite hands
[45:15]  Playing without a player's card
[47:50]  Recommended:  We Own This City on HBO, Singer Songwriter Heaven by Kevin Faherty, Darryl Purpose at McCabes, Tales from the Felt

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Singer Songwriter Heaven by Kevin Faherty

Thursday, April 6, 2023

Gambling With an Edge - Mr. Doppy

Our guest this week is an advantage player named "Mr. Doppy."  We talk about his exploits beating the lottery, and sports books.

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

[00:00]  Introduction of advantage player, Mr. Doppy
[01:06]  Lessons learned from GWAE
[02:40]  Adapting to bigger stakes
[04:42]  Other advantage plays, lottery
[14:20]  The end of the lottery play
[15:25]  Interviewed by authorities
[19:47]  Cashing out
[22:22]  Transitioning into sports betting
[27:41]  Commercials
[30:06]  What is Mr. Doppy doing now?
[31:32]  Credit card points optimization
[38:40]  Pinball and advantage play logic

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