Gambling With an Edge

By Bob Dancer & Richard Munchkin

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 Aug 24, 2019
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Learn to Gamble With an Edge from authors, and professional gamblers Bob Dancer and Richard Munchkin. We aim to make you a better gambler tomorrow than you were yesterday.

Episode Date
Gambling With an Edge - guest Surveillance Operator, Jackson
Our guest this week is a surveillance operator named Jackson. "Jackson," is also an AP blackjack player who works/plays in the Midwest. Should listeners want to contact him they can reach him at blackjackjimmy777@gmail.com.

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.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of Jackson, a surveillance employee and blackjack AP

[00:36] Jackson's history working in surveillance

[03:45] Surveillance advantage play training and detection

[08:50] Databases

[11:50] Tape review threshold and methods

[17:49] Do surveillance people go down to the floor?

[18:34] Contributing to OSN

[19:27] How many APs are typically spotted in a week?

[21:02] Carnival games

[22:17] Where does heat originate?

[24:41] Counter detection software

[26:35] Can most surveillance employees count?

[27:37] Review policy

[29:31] As a dealer, did Jackson count or evaluate players?

[31:57] How often does Jackson play?

[35:17] South Point Casino - June promotion is "Free Play with a Kicker"

[36:40] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners

[37:17] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners

[37:58] How did Jackson get his bankroll?

[42:51] Do surveillance guys go to AP forums?

[43:57] Has Jackson met players that he has spotted from surveillance?

[45:30] Jackson's back-offs

[47:12] Playing with a mask

[49:02] Has Jackson been flyered?


Sponsored Links:

SouthPointCasino.com
Predictit.org/promo/edge
VideoPoker.com/gwae




Jun 05, 2020
Gambling With an Edge - guest Ryan Growney Gen Mgr S Point Casino
Our guest this week is Ryan Growney, General Manager of the South Point Hotel and Casino, about what to expect when Nevada casinos reopen on June 4. 


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.

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Show Notes

[00:00] GWAE podcast availability on iTunes, Spotify, GamblingWithAnEdge.com, Youtube, Stitcher
[01:39] Introduction of Ryan Growney, the general manager of the South Point Casino
[02:37] What measures will be used to keep casino customers and employees safe?
[09:48] Temperature screening
[13:17] Hotel rooms, housekeeping, and room service.
[16:01] Will masks be available for casino guests?
[17:09] Casino chip sanitation
[18:58] Patron contact tracing
[20:39] Will there be a smoking ban?
[21:32] Will there be an occupancy limit?
[22:40] Can slot customers move chairs?
[24:33] Can a disabled slot be turned on?
[25:47] Will the South Point use plexiglass dividers?
[27:09] Will there be changes to the W2G procedures?
[27:34] Will employees be wearing gloves?
[28:44] Will the pay tables change?
[29:14] What will happen to the unfinished March promotion?
[31:59] Poker room procedures
[34:12] Restaurant reopening plans
[37:10] Will the movie theater reopen?
[38:41] Will there be special rules at the pool?
[39:16] When will the lounges and showroom reopen?
[40:14] Employed training information
[41:59] Managing employee schedules and opportunities
[44:41] South Point Casino - free video poker classes are cancelled through this fall
[45:16] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[45:45] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training website and community, a few spaces are still available for the June boot camp
[46:00] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correct on most games, Pro membership includes Ultimate X
[46:51] Recommended - The Biggest Bluff by Maria Konnikova, Peaky Blinders on Netflix

Sponsored Links:

SouthPointCasino.com
Predictit.org/promo/edge
BlackjackApprenticeship.com
VideoPoker.com/gwae

Recommended:

The Biggest Bluff by Maria Konnikova https://amzn.to/2XGGiNJ
Peaky Blinders on Netflix

May 31, 2020
Gambling With an Edge - listener emails 5/21/20
No guest this week as Bob and I once again dip into the 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.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction

[00:57] Women's physical appearance in AP

[02:57] Home field advantage and crowd size

[05:15] Peter Griffin stories

[12:00] Physical versus virtual casino drawings

[14:19] Will casinos be non-smoking after COVID-19?

[15:48] Negotiating loss rebates

[20:34] Loss rebate calculators

[21:27] Factoring in deck composition

[23:41] South Point Hotel Casino and Spa

[24:18] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners

[25:24] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners

[26:44] Will Bob and Richard travel when casinos reopen?

[28:23] Trading AP info

[32:10] Cashing out chips at non-local casinos

[35:38] Recommended - Be Better Bettors podcast, public library ebooks, archive.org, MasterClass.com, Extreme Sudoku


Sponsored Links:
SouthPointCasino.com
Predictit.org/promo/edge
VideoPoker.com/gwae


GWAE Links:
GamblingWithAnEdge.com
Facebook.com/GamblingWithAnEdge
Twitter @RWM21


Links referenced:
Freakonomics.com/2011/12/18/football-freakonomics-how-advantageous-is-home-field-advantage-and-why/
Freakonomics.com/podcast/world-cup/
Wizardofodds.com/games/blackjack/composition-dependent-benefit/


Books Mentioned:
Theory of Blackjack by Peter Griffin https://amzn.to/2AFdddx


Recommended:
Twitter.com/bebetterbettors
Archive.org
Masterclass.com
ExtremeSudoku.info
May 21, 2020
Gambling With an Edge - guest Captain Jack Andrews
Our guest this week is Captain Jack Andrews. Recently Captain Jack has been producing a considerable amount of quality YouTube videos on the art and science of sports betting.

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.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of sports bettor and GWAE contributor, Captain Jack Andrews

[00:39] Captain Jack's Youtube Channel

[08:38] Daily fantasy sports market

[10:30] Does educating suckers ultimately affect vig?

[13:09] How to find Captain Jack's broadcasts

[16:56] Captain Jack's chat with Rufus Peabody and Spanky

[20:38] South Point Hotel and Casino - more than 10,000 games returning over 99%

[21:26] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small wagers on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners

[22:45] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and community

[23:34] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games

[24:51] Captain Jack's online icon

[27:43] American Bettors Coalition
[33:35] Will the NFL play a full schedule?

[34:54] Billy Walters

[37:35] Could playing football in empty stadiums affect home field advantage?

[40:11] Futures bets and opportunity costs

[42:17] Tips to trim house edge, save time, handicap, etc

[45:53] Beating lines versus shopping lines

[50:00] Captain Jack's future content and target audiences


Sponsored Links:
SouthPointCasino.com
Predictit.org/promo/edge
BlackjackApprenticeship.com
VideoPoker.com/gwae


Captain Jack's Links:
Youtube.com/channel/UC5qdmM1k5chVxcUuF56sLuQ
LasVegasAdvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/author/captain-jack/
Twitter.com/capjack2000

Links Referenced:
AmericanBettorsCoalition.org
Twitter.com/americanbettor


Books Referenced:
Sharp Sports Betting by Stanford Wong https://amzn.to/3dI5rhi
The Logic of Sports Betting by Ed Miller and Matthew Davidow https://amzn.to/2LyDlZH

May 14, 2020
Gambling With an Edge - listener emails 5/7/20
No guest this week as Bob and I once again dip into the 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.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction

[00:47] Background noise and taping info

[01:31] AP Twitter

[04:26] Learning video poker and blackjack card counting

[07:12] How can Bob make a living playing break-even video poker?

[09:00] Offers when casinos re-open and shutdown plays

[12:24] Sign-in at South Point Casino video poker classes

[16:30] VPfree2.com

[18:25] Why don't table games players get W2G's?

[19:30] Are there any good BJ games in Europe?

[21:06] Craps terms, house edge, etc

[22:30] A card counter got a players card before becoming a counter

[23:44] Finding reliable hole-carding strategy

[26:33] South Point Casino Hotel and Spa

[27:36] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners

[28:28] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - excellent card counting and training website

[29:15] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games

[30:40] Calculating bankroll and risk statistics

[33:00] Why haven't casinos cut odds everywhere?

[38:03] Leveraging the Asian gambler super power

[41:41] When casinos reopen will they require players to wear masks and gloves?

[44:45] Risks of counting cards in the Dominican Republic

[46:20] Recommended: review video poker strategies, After Life on Netflix


Sponsored Links:

SouthPointCasino.com
Predictit.org/promo/edge
BlackjackApprenticeship.com
VideoPoker.com/gwae

Gambling 102 by Michael Shackelford https://amzn.to/2WdpgaA
Beyond Counting by James Grosjean
Exhibit CAA by James Grosjean


Recommended:
After Life https://www.netflix.com/title/80998491
May 07, 2020
Gambling With an Edge - listener emails
No guest this week as Bob and I once again dip into the 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.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction [00:39] COVID-19
[03:07] Richard's intermittent fasting
[05:20] Estimating the edge in a loss rebate promotion
[07:35] Recommendations for musical or comedy shows in Vegas
[10:00] Questions from an female AP looking to get into blackjack
[15:57] What happens if a dealer tip results in a W2-G?
[17:42] AP questions in preparation for trips to Australia and Ireland
[21:24] Are there craps teams that are similar to blackjack teams?
[22:56] No comps on 9/6 Jacks or Better at the Borgata
[28:20] 9/5 DDB with a royal flush progressive calculations
[31:13] What information to pit bosses see when looking up a player's card?
[32:19] What is the legality around using a fake ID at a casino?
[33:14] Barring players from the Grosjean Cup
[36:17] Do you have to play rated at higher stakes? Is using an alias a good idea?
[39:35] South Point Casino March Promotions - Free Play with a Kicker
[40:11] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[40:44] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, Pro Membership includes UX and Quick Quads
[41:34] Strategies for ticket drawings
[43:20] Casino comps and promos during poor macroeconomic conditions
[44:42] The disappearance of full pay Joker Wild
[45:30] Hedging bets in craps
[48:31] Does the theoretical vary by the type of video poker game?
[50:54] Recommended - Brave web browser

Sponsored links:
SouthPointCasino.com
Predictit.org/promo/edge
VideoPoker.com/gwae
BlackJackApprenticeship.com

Links mentioned in this episode: 
MacKingShow.com
TheSmithCenter.com
EatMoreArtVegas.com
SuperSummerTheatre.org
Bard.org
BlackJackTheForum.com
TheBlackjackDiscord.com
May 01, 2020
Gambling With an Edge - guest Houston Curtis part 2
This is part 2 of our discussion with Houston Curtis. We talk more about Molly's Game, and discuss the Ultimate Blackjack Tour, and the Ultimate Bet scandal. His new book is Billion dollar Hollywood Heist.

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.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of Houston Curtis, author of The Billion Dollar Hollywood Heist

[00:46] Where is The Billion Dollar Hollywood Heist available?

[02:31] Jamie Gold makes a big game even bigger

[07:44] Ultimate Blackjack Tour

[10:49] Ultimate Bet and Russ Hamilton

[20:33] Does Houston fear any repercussions from his book?

[24:44] South Point Casino - over 10,000 games that return over 99%

[24:58] Predictit.org/promo/edge - a market where you can place small bets on political events, $20

[25:30] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free trial of Pro Membership for GWAE listeners

[27:00] Brad Ruderman joins the game

[35:40] How is Houston's health today?

[39:03] Houston's other projects

[40:38] Pretty girls and drugs

[44:54] Card manipulation in other games

[54:06] Recommended: James Grosjean's new article on GamblingWithAnEdge.com


Sponsored Links:

SouthPointCasino.com

Predict.org/promo/edge

VideoPoker.com/gwae


Houston Curtis' Links:

KardSharp.com

Youtube.com/c/HoustonCurtisKardSharp

Billion dollar Hollywood Heist. https://amzn.to/2xJBC0J

Recommended:

Lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/author/james-grosjean/
Apr 30, 2020
Gambling With an Edge - guest Houston Curtis
Our guest this week is Houston Curtis on to talk abut what really happened in Molly's Game. His new book is Billion dollar Hollywood Heist.

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.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of Houston Curtis, author of The Billion Dollar Hollywood Heist

[00:47] Houston's background in gambling

[03:08] Witnessing shenanigans in licensed casinos

[07:33] Producing television shows

[11:10] Meeting Tobey McGuire

[13:09] KC Munchkin

[17:40] Hustling side bet mechanics in Molly's game

[22:28] Molly enters the game

[25:01] Molly's role shifts

[31:35] South Point Casino - (currently closed) hotel, casino, and spa

[32:32] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit bonus for GWAE listeners

[33:04] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and community

[33:50] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most game, free 1k hand trial of Pro Membership for GWAE listeners

[35:16] Staking Leonardo DiCaprio

[37:47] Why didn't Toby cut Houston out of the game?

[39:40] Did Houston ever intentionally lose?

[42:32] How did Houston's wife tolerate the swings?

[44:02] The sharp players in Molly's game

[50:54] Recommended: MasterClass.com, Duolingo.com

Sponsored Links:

SouthPointCasino.com
Predictit.org/promo/edge
BlackjackApprenticeship.com
VideoPoker.com/gwae


Books Referenced:

The Billion Dollar Hollywood Heist by Houston Curtis https://amzn.to/2xJBC0J

Gambling Sleight of Hand by Steve Forte https://www.gamblingsleightofhand.com/

Expert at the Card Table by S.W. Erdnase https://amzn.to/2VVB53P

Recommended:

MasterClass.com
Duolingo.com









Apr 23, 2020
Gambling With an Edge - guest Michael Dalton
Our guest this week is Michael Dalton. Michael is a gambling author, publisher, and founder of the "Blackjack Review Network." You can find his site at blackjackreview.com.

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.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of gambling author, publisher, and found of the Blackjack Review, Michael Dalton
[01:18] Michael's early blackjack experience
[03:58] Transition into blackjack writing and publishing
[08:00] Shuffle tracking
[12:47] Old computers and software
[13:58] NASA security clearance
[14:53] The Blackjack Review and the Blackjack Ball discussions
[26:49] South Point Casino - more than 10,000 games paying over 99%
[27:17] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[27:51] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[28:38] Listener question about the future of CSMs
[31:10] Would GWAE if Bob or Richard could no longer host?
[34:01] Listener question about remembering various video poker strategy?
[39:33] Listener question about cashing out chips and CTRs
[42:34] Listener question about betting on sports?
[45:50] Bagpipes and pipe bands
[48:25] Tae Kwon Do
[49:40] What other games does Michael play?
[50:35] The future of Blackjack Review
[52:49] Recommended - Gambling Sleight of Hand by Steve Forte, The Backgammon Chronicles - by Robert Watchel

Sponsored Links:
SouthPointCasino.com
Predictit.org/promo/edge
VideoPoker.com/gwae

Websites referenced in this episode:
BlackjackReview.com

Books referenced in this episode:
Gambling Sleight of Hand by Steve Forte
The Backgammon Chronicles - by Robert Watchel https://amzn.to/34EgiWg
Apr 16, 2020
Gambling With an Edge - Bob Wachtel part 2
We continue our discussion with backgammon expert Bob Wachtel, including Wachtel's appearance on two baccarat teams in London.

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

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Show Notes
[00:00] Introduction of world class backgammon player, Bob Wachtel
[00:48] Baccarat teams
[18:57] Why does Demark have so many backgammon players?
[23:30] Denmark versus The World matches
[28:12] Falafel bets with the Danes
[32:33] Backgammon software: Jellyfish, GNU, Snowy, Extreme Gammon
[42:52] Will SG# change the way that professional backgammon is played?
[45:00] South Point Casino - currently closed
[45:18] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[45:58] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and community
[46:43] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[47:40] Vision Laughs at Counting
[56:28] The Language of Backgammon
[1:03:04] MasterClass.com, Animal Kingdom on Amazon Prime

Sponsored Links:
SouthPointCasino.com
Predictit.org/promo/edge
BlackjackApprenticeship.com
Videopoker.com/gwae

Books:
The Backgammon Chronicles by Robert Wachtel
In the Game Until the End, Volume 2 By Robert Wachtel
The Language of Backgammon by Robert Wachtel
Vision Laughs at Counting with Advice to the Dicelorn - by Danny Kleinman

Recommended:
MasterClass.com
Animal Kingdom on Amazon Prime
Apr 09, 2020
Gambling With an Edge - Bob Wachtel
Our guest this week is backgammon expert Bob Wachtel, who discusses his two volume book, "The Backgammon Chronicles: A Pro's Adventures On Tour."

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

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of world class backgammon player, Bob Wachtel
[00:56] What motivated Bob to write In the Game Until the End, Volume 2?
[09:27] Will Volume 3 ever be produced?
[10:35] The Backgammon Chronicles
[19:36] Chouettes
[33:45] Backgammon boards with sensors that record moves
[36:17] South Point Casino - great promos will be coming when the casino reopens
[36:40] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on the occurrence of various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[37:28] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - registration for the May 30th bootcamp is now open
[38:41] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, Game of the Week is Spin Poker Deluxe
[39:28] Online backgammon for real money and the rise of bots
[44:07] Online poker bots
[50:52] Mochy
[56:10] Recommended - On Writing by Stephen King

Sponsored Links:

SouthPointCasino.com
Predictit.org/promo/edge
BlackjackApprenticeship.com
Videopoker.com/gwae

Books Referenced:

In the Game Until the End, Volume 2 By Robert Wachtel
The Backgammon Chronicles by Robert Wachtel
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Four-Point by Jake Jacobs
The Education of a Poker Player by Hebert O. Yardley  https://amzn.to/344hHVQ

Recommended
On Writing by Stephen King https://amzn.to/3dQK4vk
Apr 02, 2020
Gambling With an Edge - guest Refinery part 2
Our guest this week is an advantage player we call Refinery back for a return visit. He combines blackjack play, with carnival games, and slots.

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.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of blackjack and advantage player, Refinery

[00:39] Contact info Refinery

[02:17] Leading a mutiny at a blackjack table in a local casino

[09:55] Stories about collusion games

[22:20] Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

[28:27] South Point Casino March Promotions - "Free Play with a Kicker"

[29:19] Predictit.org/rpomo/edge - place small bets on political events, up to $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners

[30:17] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training program and blackjack community

[31:22] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, Game of the Week is Triple Play Dream Card

[32:55] Can automatic shufflers cheat players?

[39:43] How much does Refinery drink at the table?

[42:38] Playing at Hooters

[45:37] Has Refinery had any problems cashing chips?

[48:35] Hole-carding

[53:00] Recommended - Gambling Sleight of Hand by Steve Forte, "Better Call Saul" on Netflix, Monster Podcast: DC Sniper

Sponsors:

SouthPointCasino.com

Predictit.org/promo/edge

BlackjackApprenticeship.com

VideoPoker.com/gwae


Books:

21st Century Card Counter - by Colin Jones  https://amzn.to/2WsDXag


Recommended:

Gambling Sleight of Hand by Steve Forte https://www.gamblingsleightofhand.com/

Better Call Saul  Netflix.com/title/80021955

Monster-Podcast.com/dcsniper
Mar 19, 2020
Gambling With an Edge - guest Refinery
Our guest this week is an advantage player we call Refinery. He combines blackjack play, with carnival games, and slots.

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.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of Refinery
[00:29] The origin of Refinery's name? [01:37] Refinery's entrance into AP, early counting methods
[08:48] What is Refinery's professional background?
[10:44] Online blackjack forums and networking
[18:13] A collusion play with Vagabond
[22:36] What happened in between REKO and advanced collusion plays?
[26:55] Does Refinery still count cards?
[28:24] How does Refinery's wife feel about AP?
[29:29] Using a player's card
[30:38] Bankroll usage and part-time AP decisions
[32:42] Getting flat bet at MGM National Harbor
[36:04] BJ21 post about MGM National Harbor
[40:21] South Point Casino March Promotions - Free Play with a Kicker
[41:49] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[43:06] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - counter counting training website and community
[43:30] VideoPoker.com/edge - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, Pro Membership includes Quick Quads and Ultimate X
[44:28] A technique for great penetration at blackjack
[52:33] Facial recognition software

Sponsors

SouthPointCasino.com
PredictIt.org/promo/edge
BlackjackApprenticeship.com
VideoPoker.com/edge

Books:

Blackjack Attack by Don Schlesinger https://amzn.to/2UdzkhB
Mar 13, 2020
Gambling With an Edge - Blackjack Ball 2020
Our guests this week are Max Rubin, Arnold Snyder, and Anthony Curtis on to talk about this year's Blackjack Ball.

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.

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Show Notes


[00:00] Introduction of Blackjack Ball guests, Max Rubin, Anthony Curtis, and Arnold Snyder
[00:59] Max's hosting of the Blackjack Ball
[02:11] Anthony's induction into the Blackjack Hall of Fame
[03:58] Arnold's win and discussion of the skills contest
[08:23] Richard's role in Blackjack Ball prep
[09:14] Edward Thorp's gambling library
[12:15] Champagne prize for the winner of the Grosjean Cup
[15:57] Thumb drive prize for the winner of Grosjean Cup
[19:35] Hall of Fame voting
[24:14] Favorites from 21 Questions
[35:07] South Point Casino March Promotions - Free Play with a Kicker. free video poker classes
[36:13] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[37:29] The Grosjean Cup finalists
[42:14] Cutting a card
[45:13] Counting down a double deck
[50:40] Recommended - RxGamble's blog, Storycore.org

Sponsors
SouthPointCasino.com
BobDancer.com/seminars
BlackjackApprenticeship.com
Predictit.org/promo/edge

Recommended:
RxGamble.comTwitter.com/rxgamble
Storycorps.org
Mar 06, 2020
Gambling With an Edge - guest Bryce Carlson
Our guest this week is Bryce Carlson, author of "Blackjack for Blood." We talk about his blackjack adventures, his Omega II strategy, and how his approach differs from today's "Road Warriors."

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.

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Feb 27, 2020
Gambling With an Edge - listener emails part 2
No guest again this week as Bob and I answer listener questions plucked from the 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.

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Show Notes



[00:00]  Introduction
[00:46]  Reconciling personal records with casino win-loss statements
[05:15]  Checking OSN and other databases
[07:04]  Variations in DDB 9/6
[10:22]  Blackjack counting, cover, and Wonging
[12:13]  Hole-carding player banked table games
[13:50]  Video poker pay table errors
[14:40]  UTH hole-carding strategy and tips
[16:32]  Handicapping the XFL
[17:32]  Blackjack bet spreads
[18:45]  Learning blackjack indices
[19:46]  Cage demands to see a counter's identification
[22:57]  Getting spoiled by a great play
[27:47]  Sportsbook refuses to cash tickets without ID
[30:15]  Roulette comps question
[31:39]  South Point Casino February Promotions - free buffets, email free play, free video poker classes
[33:56]  VideoPoker.com/gwae - gold membership offers correction on most games
[35:25]  Why doesn't GWAE have a Patreon account?
[37:34]  What games should a Vegas AP learn first?
[40:33]  What ever happened to Jerry Patterson
[41:32]  Vegas AP meetups
[42:55]  Life after AP
[43:46]  How to learn new ways to beat casinos
[47:31]  Tipping on a six-figure win
[49:42]  Tax withholding question
[51:47]  Casino offers and EV
[53:28]  Following a sloppy dealer from table to table
[55:42]  An NFL promo with a potential loophole
[58:34]  Recommended - Speak Up Storytelling podcast, Story Collider podcast

Sponsor Links:
Predictit.org/promo/edge

Books:
Professional Blackjack by Stanford Wong https://amzn.to/2SJmqbv
Comp City by Max Rubin  https://amzn.to/2vOuG0L

Software:
Casino Veritae software - Qfit.com

Recommended:

Feb 21, 2020
Gambling With an Edge - listener emails
No guest this week as Bob and I answer listener questions plucked from the 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.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction

[00:35] Encouraging listeners to review and rate GWAE

[01:12] Richard's experiences gambling in Poland

[09:13] Station Casinos removing full pay deuces wild

[11:13] Soft 13 vs 16 on a strong negative count

[12:58] "Lucky Ladies" side bet

[15:04] "Double Up" feature

[16:28] Counting 6-deck shoes on the Strip

[18:25] Holding 6663 and not 8884 in Quick Quads

[22:00] Craps question

[25:02] Cutting expenses on AP trips

[28:33] Keno pay tables

[30:36] Partner blackjack questions

[33:38] Getting started at video poker

[38:05] South Point Casino February Promotions - Free buffets, email free play on weekends, next free video poker class is 2/18

[40:08] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - blackjack training site and community

[40:38] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, Pro Membership includes Quick Quads and Ultimate X

[42:50] Rapid Roulette

[46:02] 9/6 DDM on Bally's Game Maker machines in Canada

[48:39] Blackjack player auditions

[52:30] Vietnam War draft numbers

[54:26] APs with talent in other fields

[57:20] Recommended - Las Vegas Improv, Outburst: Missionaries, Emissaries, and Ambassadors


Sponsored Links:

SouthPointCasino.com

BobDancer.com/seminars

BlackjackApprenticeship.com

Youtube.com/user/bjavideos

VideoPoker.com/gwae

Predictit.org/promo/edge


Recommended:

LVImprov.com

APublicFit.org/qsot-event/the-outburst-missionaries-emissaries-and-ambassadors/02-19_2020-730pm
Feb 14, 2020
Gambling With an Edge - guest Jimmy Jazz
Our guest this week is Jimmy Jazz.  He is back to talk about credit card strategies and other low roller plays.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of Jimmy Jazz, LVA contributor and value seeker
[00:44]  Williams "Double Up" feature bug
[06:58]  Southwest Companion Pas
[13:33]  Motor City nickel slot case
[17:24]  Handling interactions with police officers
[21:40]  Predictit.org/promo/edge strategies
[24:02]  Estate planning discussion, wills, and trusts
[29:29]  South Point Casino February Promotions - free buffets and free video poker classees
[32:32]  BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and community
[33:14]  VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[34:51]  Stories about 100-play video poker
[39:35]  El Cortez boarding pass special
[42:44]  Birthday deals
[46:18]  Sahara slot club
[46:51]  Beneath the Neon, Shine the Light charity
[48:34]  How to contact Jimmy Jazz for credit card point referrals
Feb 07, 2020
Gambling With an Edge - Super Bowl 2020
Our guests this week are Frank B. and Anthony Curtis on to talk about Super Bowl 2020.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of professor sports bettor, Frank B, and Anthony Curtis, publisher of The Huntington Press and The Las Vegas Advisor
[00:32]  Super Bowl prop bets
[01:55]  Do different states offer unique prop bets?
[06:37]  Garoppolo passing attempts prop bet
[08:12]  Mostert rushing yards prop bet
[11:42]  Middling in the Super Bowl
[12:29]  Is it harder to handicap teams that haven't been in the Super Bowl recently?
[13:25]  Prop bet limits
[17:57]  What are the things that Frank looks for?
[20:42]  Cross-sport prop bet analysis
[22:55]  Kobe Bryant prop bets
[30:08]  South Point Casino February Promotion - Free buffets, email promotion, free video poker classes
[32:43]  Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[33:41]  BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site, Las Vegas boot camp 4/4-4/5
[34:24]  VideoPoker.com/GWAE - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, game of the week is Face Card Frenzy
[35:25]  What other exotic bets are interesting?
[43:45]  Fun places to watch the Super Bowl in Las Vegas
[48:59] Recommended - Closeup with the Hollywood ReporterThe Outsider, and Geeks Who Drink Trivia

Sponsored Links:

Links from Guests

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Jan 31, 2020
Gambling With an Edge - guest Roger Jones
Our guest this week is Roger Jones of VegasTickets.com. This company is a ticket broker and buys and sells tickets to events in Las Vegas, as well as major events all over the world. It's off the main subject matter of "Gambling with an Edge," but there are a lot of players who either want tickets or who get awarded tickets by casinos and would like to dispose of them profitably. This show tells you how.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of Roger Jones, owner of VegasTickets.com
[00:41] What is a ticket broker?
[04:08] Can individuals sell tickets to VegasTickets.com?
[06:10] Reselling comped tickets
[09:49] VegasTickets.com "experiences"
[12:15] What are the most valuable tickets in Las Vegas?
[16:20] Legal rights of ticket holders and content providers
[18:20] Same day ticket sales
[25:40] South Point Casino January Promotions - $500k "Spin to Win" and free video poker classes
[28:12] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit match promo for GWAE listeners
[28:55] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[30:32] Does VegasTickets.com sell Super Bowl tickets?
[39:47] Stories about expensive tickets
[42:58] Are ticket lotteries usually profitable?
[45:33] How will the ticket business evolve?
[46:18] Other important info about VegasTickets.com
[47:24] Recommend -

Ralthy Inflatable Pillow - https://amzn.to/3akV6XE

Joe Heller obit  https://www.courant.com/obituaries/hc-obituary-joe-heller-20190910-story.html

"The Gods of Scrabble" by Mo Srivastava  https://www.cbc.ca/books/literaryprizes/the-gods-of-scrabble-by-mo-srivastava-1.4244078

Previous episodes with Mo Srivastava

https://www.lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/gambling-with-edge-guest-mohan/
https://www.lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/gambling-with-edge-guest-mohan-2/


Guest Contacts
VegasTickets.com
orders@VegasTickets.com
roger@VegasTickets.com
(702) 795-7880

Sponsors
SouthPointCasino.com
Predictit.org/promo/edge
VideoPoker.com/GWAE
BobDancer.com/seminars


Jan 24, 2020
Gambling With an Edge - guest Big Red
Our guest this week is Big Red, a video poker player who was able to figure out and exploit the Movin’ On Up video poker game.  Several features of the discussion highlight the type of things video poker players do to gain an edge in a casino

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

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Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of Big Red, successful video poker player
[00:46]  Movin’ On Up video poker
[06:40]  Researching IGT’s numbers
[08:26]  Finding Movin’ On Up and a car drawing
[19:14]  Figuring out the strategy
[22:54]  Does the game still exist?
[25:15]  Auto-hold
[28:32]  Paytables, draw variants, and strategy
[30:21]  South Point Casino January Promotions - $500k Spin to Win, $32k Hot Seat on 1/20, free video poker classes
[33:41]  VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, Pro Membership includes Quick Quads and basic Ultimate X
[34:56]  Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small wagers on political events
[36:12]  BlackJackApprenticeship.com - blackjack training site and forum 
[36:58]  “All But Dissertation” in computer science 
[41:05]  Movin’ on Up strategy in the dissertation
[48:42]  Recommended - write 2020, Library Extension, Las Vegas Improv, Storytelling at A Public Fit




Jan 17, 2020
Gambling With an Edge - guest The Heist
Our guest this week is a former surveillance operator turned professional sports bettor.  We call him "The Heist.".

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

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Show Notes


[00:00]  Introduction of The Heist, former surveillance employee and current poker player/sports bettor
[00:35]  The Heist's surveillance experience
[07:15]  The Tran Organization and Archie Karas
[07:55]  Cheating and facial recognition
[11:00]  Card craps AP story
[16:04]  G2E trips and other surveillance training
[17:41]  Tribal casino legal proceedings
[19:09]  Why did The Heist give up surveillance?
[22:18]  Sports betting
[24:45]  The SuperContest
[27:20]  South Point January Casino Promotions - $500,000 "Spin to Win." MLK Hot Seat, free video poker classes start 1/14
[29:48]  Predictit.org/promo/edge - places small bets on political events
[30:35]  BlackJackApprenticeship.com - blackjack training site
[31:00]  VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, Pro Membership includes correction on Ultimate X and Quick Quads
[32:07]  Do casinos data mine search for players with lifetime wins?
[32:43]  Red flags that attract attention from surveillance
[37:02]  Sports betting promotions
[40:17]  Betting on Asian baseball
[43:50]  Prop betting
[45:58]  How did he get the name "The Heist?"
[47:01]  Recommended - Las Vegas Improv, National Parks Lifetime Pass, "52 Things that I learned in 2019."


Las Vegas Improvisation Players LVimprov.com
Jan 10, 2020
Gambling With an Edge - guest Anthony Curtis
Our guest this week is Anthony Curtis of The Las Vegas Advisor.  Anthony is on to talk about the new Member's Rewards book for 2020, and what is in the pipeline for Huntington Press.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of Anthony Curtis, publisher of the Las Vegas Advisor and Huntington Press
[00:38]  The 2020 Member Rewards Book - free play, match play, restaurant deals
[07:42]  Why are casino becoming more reluctant to participate?
[12:50]  Are any local bars participating in Member Rewards?
[17:50]  The Original Cocktail Club
[20:42]  2020 Eating Las Vegas by John Curtas
[25:49]  South Point Casino January Promotions - $500,000 Spin to Win, free video poker classes
[27:09]  Predictit.org/promo/edge - political betting market with a $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[28:03]  BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training program
[28:22]  VideoPoker.com/gwae - gold membership offers correction on most games
[29:08]  Jean Scott leaving Las Vegas
[36:43]  Upcoming releases from The Huntington Press
[42:25]  More Mattress Mack stories
[50:00]  Recommended:  Dealt documentary on Netflix, 2-for-1 entree LVA coupon at Treasures


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Links:


Books:

2020 Eating Las Vegas by John Curtas https://amzn.to/2Qha6xH
The Frugal Gambler by Jean Scott https://amzn.to/2rK2YR4
Kill Phil by Blair Rodman and Lee Nelson https://amzn.to/2MOo7AO
Gambling 102 by Michael Shackleford https://amzn.to/2ZUr4FH
Knockout Blackjack by Ken Fuchs and Olaf Vancura https://amzn.to/2ZHlMNy
The Logic of Sports Betting by Ed Miller and Matthew Davidow  https://amzn.to/2SSDWdA

Previous Episodes:

Jan 03, 2020
Gambling With an Edge - guest Michael Shackleford aka Wizard of Odds
Our guest this week is Michael Shackleford aka The Wizard of Odds. We discuss the updated version of his book "Gambling 102".

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

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Show Notes
[00:00]  Introduction of Michael Shackleford, The Wizard of Odds 
[00:37]  New content in Mike’s new book, Gambling 102
[03:11]  Updated sports betting information
[04:47]  Updated video poker information
[05:46]  Keno
[08:08]  Pai Gow Tiles
[12:53]  Video Poker in New York
[17:22]  Powerball and Mega Millions Advantage Play
[18:48]  Predictit.org bridge jumpers
[20:34]  Setting fair lottery odds
[22:23]  Harley Davidson slot machines
[25:35]  South Point Casino January Promotions - $500k Spin to Win, free VP classes start on 1/14
[28:26]  VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold membership offers correction on most games
[29:28]  Predictit.org/promo/edge - political betting market with a $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[29:58]  Strategies for the South Point “Hot Seat” promotion
[31:17]  Vegas Three Poker field trial at Harrah’s 
[35:20]  Prosperity Three Pictures field trial at the Venetian
[36:49]  Jackpot Hold’em field trial at SLS
[38:30]  Paris Poker field trial at Paris
[40:36]  Recommended - Wescliff Airport Express, DuoLingo, avoid Run at Luxor, The Magic of Jen Kramer at the Westgate, The Mac King Comedy Magic Show



Gambling 102 by Michael Shackleford https://amzn.to/2QvZvyb
Sharp Sports Betting by Stanford Wong https://amzn.to/2rrRuSh

Recomended

Dec 26, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - listener emails part 2
No guest this week as Bob and I dip into the mail bag for a second time.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of show featuring questions from listeners
[01:04]  Playing 2/5 vs playing blackjack
[04:07]  Dead Man's Hand side bet
[05:00]  9/6 Jacks or Better progressive frustrations
[11:31]  Should a $25 blackjack player with a low spread use a player's card?
[12:50]  Is it legal to use the WinPoker app while playing?
[15:41]  Intentional fouls in Face Up Pai Gow
[19:31]  Staking at blackjack
[24:18]  What casino games do Bob and Richard hate?
[27:00]  Christmas promotions
[32:51]  South Point Casino December Promotions - half price points until 12/24, free VP classes on 1/14
[33:55]  Predictit.org/edge - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[34:42]  VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold membership offers correction on most games, 1000-hand Pro membership trial for GWAE listeners
[35:31]  Norm MacDonald stories
[36:39]  AP etiquette in casinos
[39:55]  Recommended - cruise discounts for Norwegian shareholders, Instagram photographer jungraphy_, Shooting Kabul, Tim Ferris' Five Bullet Friday


The 21st Century Card Counter by Colin Jones https://amzn.to/35DzLWB

Shooting Kabul by N. H. Shenzai https://amzn.to/35Dun6b

Go.Tim.blog/5-bullet-friday-1
Dec 20, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - listener emails
No guest this week as Bob and I dip into the mail bag.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of show featuring questions from listeners
[00:38]  Should I player have given his SSN after winning a drawing?
[03:12]  Book recommendations for roulette and baccarat
[06:00]  What banks in Las Vegas are gambler-friendly?
[10:38]  Optimal strategy for a weekly football pool
[12:55]  Betting a Hi-Lo count that rises suddenly
[14:40]  Strategy for video blackjack with 6-card Charlie
[16:23]  Itemizing under the new tax code as a non-professional gambler
[18:53]  Raising the W2-G limit
[21:26]  Is 9/6 Double Double Bonus the same in different casinos?
[24:36]  Will there be a third Sex, Lies, and Video Poker book?
[26:25]  Is there a market for an AP course in beating slots?
[30:05]  Sportsbook bonus strategy
[32:09]  South Point Casino December Promotions - half price points until 12/24, free VP classes on 1/14
[33:16]  Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[35:32]  BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training website and forum
[37:09]  VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold membership offers correction on most games, 1000-hand Pro membership trial for GWAE listeners
[38:15]  How is the "Dream Card" triggered?
[40:45]  Do Bob and Richard play slots for fun?
[44:44]  Do Bob and Richard still enjoy playing their favorite games?
[47:57]  Recommended:  Sweet Tomatoes, Planet Money podcast

Sonsors


Recommended


Beating the Wheel:  Winning Strategies at Roulette by Russel T. Barnhart https://amzn.to/34frDKL
The Eudaemonic Pie by Thomas A. Bass https://amzn.to/2RLGdXu
Dec 13, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - guest card counter SD1
Our guest this week is a card counter we call SD1. We discuss how he got started, and where the professional gambling road has taken him.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of blackjack player, SD1
[01:00]  How did SD1 learn to play blackjack?
[04:03] What Blackjack Apprenticeship tools did SD1 use?
[06:55]  SD1's life after Blackjack Boot Camp
[11:26]  How did a losing streak affect SD1's home life?
[13:27]  Is SD1 full time?
[15:48]  Playing unrated
[17:52]  SD1's experience in the financial industry
[19:55]  SD1's image and personality at the table
[22:41]  Bad back-offs
[29:06]  South Point Casino December Promotions - Half price when using points, free video poker classes
[30:04]  Predictit.org - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[32:46]  BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training program
[33:38]  VideoPoker.com - gold membership offers correction on most games, free pro membership trial for GWAE listeners
[35:21]  How did Sky Diver One get  his nickname?
[39:11]  Does SD1 use alcohol as part of his cover strategy?
[41:09]  Additional back-off story
[44:15]  The value of networking
[46:40]  Cashing out
[48:10]  SD1's other advantage plays
[50:40]  Recommended - Jeff McBride's Wonderground, HelpAReporter.com



Dec 06, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - guest Maria Romano on American Coin
Our guest this week is Maria Romano, the widow, daughter, and brother of the three principals of American Coin company --- the video poker company that was cheating players in the late 1980s. We discuss the book by her deceased husband, Frank Romano, called "American Coin."

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

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Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of Maria Romano
[00:48]  How is Maria related to the owners of American Coin?
[01:36]  American Coin's history and business model
[05:09]  Nevada Gaming Control Board investigates American Coin's program
[14:10]  EPROM gaffes and testimony
[17:38]  The murder of Larry Volk
[27:05]  South Point Casino December Promotions - half price when paying with points until 12/24
[27:57]  Predictit.org - place bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[29:02]  VideoPoker.com - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[30:27]  Frank Romano's lawsuit
[35:15]  Frank Romano's book, American Coin:  A True Story of Betrayal, Gambling, and Murder in Las Vegas
[36:45]  Maria and Frank's financial recovery
[39:38]  Additional book discussion
[44:14]  What is Maria doing now personally and professionally?
[48:11]  Recommended - The Las Vegas Improvisational Players, A Public Fit




American Coin by Frank Romano https://amzn.to/34ulDOW
Nov 29, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - guest Buddy Frank and G2E
Bob and I get a return visit from long time slot director Buddy Frank, and this was taped immediately after the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) show, the biggest casino industry trade show of the year. We spend a lot of time talking about the new things we saw. Although there were a few somewhat interesting new video poker games presented, more interesting were the new bar-top boxes put out by IGT, Aristocrat, and Scientific Games. There is one feature of the SG box that will lead many of our listeners to avoid these machines whenever possible.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of slot consultant, Buddy Frank
[00:41]  New IGT bar top machine with a curved screen
[06:37}  New Aristocrat bar top machine with Buffalo
[09:50]  New Scientific Games machine with a camera to track players
[18:00]  Privacy law discussion
[20:32]  Stack 'em High game
[24:13]  Ulimate X Gold
[27:14]  New versions of Wheel Poker, IGT Slant Poker, Class 2 and Class 3 machines
[32:11]  South Point November Casino Promotions - Amazon gift cards
[32:57]  Predictit.org - place bets on political events
[34:00]  VideoPoker.com - Pro membership offers correction on Quick Quads and regular 3 to 5 play Ultimate X
[35:44]  Ernie Moody, founder of Action Gaming and inventor of various video poker variations
[44:44]  Shuffle Master shuffler that rotates cards
[46:39]  Electronic table games
[49:44]  Other thoughts on G2E, facial recognition, trends,and sports betting
[55:03]  Recommended - Mary's Hash House


Nov 22, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - The Inside story of Mattress Mack part 2
Bob and I continue the interview of Anthony Curtis and Frank B talking about Mattress Mack. When we finished last week's interview (which you should listen to before this one), we didn't think we'd be doing a second. But we had a lot of things we hadn't spoken about and everyone was present and available to tape another hour, so we went back at it. You'll be glad we did!

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

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Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of Huntington Press Publisher, Anthony Curtis, and pro sports bettor Frank B.
[01:24]  Cash, cashier's checks, and bet execution
[09:26]  Hedging various playoff scenarios, opportunity value
[15:35]  Las Vegas Advisor "Mattress Mack and the Astros Hedge" blog
[20:26]  Could money have been left on deposit at the casinos?
[22:10]  Circa Sports, price matching, Unibet angle shooting
[27:22]  Did Mattress Mack consider offering a customer buy-out option?
[33:33]  The value of PR and its effect on the perception of sports betting
[36:30]  Compensation for Anthony and Frank B
[39:20]  Did Mack change prices as the Astros advanced in the playoffs?
[42:05]  South Point Casino November Promotions - Amazon gift cards, Thanksgiving Day Hot Seat
[43:02]  Predictit.org - place bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[44:07]  VideoPoker.com - Gold membership offers correction on most games, Pro membership includes correction on Ultimate X
[45:45]  How much in comps did the bets generate?
[49:57]  Recommended - The Crown and Anchor, Tim Ho Wan

Links


Nov 15, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - The Inside story of Mattress Mack
Our guests this week are Anthony Curtis, and Frank B. about the Houston Astro mega-fan who needed to get more than $10 million bet on the Houston Astros to win the World Series for insurance purposes. Note that we had originally scheduled Buddy Frank for this slot. We have that interview safe and sound, but it has been postponed until November 21.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of Huntington Press Publisher, Anthony Curtis, and pro sports bettor Frank B.
[00:40] Who is Mattress Mack?
[04:00] Betting options at the beginning of the playoffs
[07:37] Scaling issues and other logistical concerns
[11:10] Betting at the Mirage window and the South Point
[17:48] Bookmakers and dressmakers; betting in Nevada, New Jersey, and Mississippi
[26:28] Messenger betting discussion
[30:18] Would Anthony and Frank help Mack again in the future?
[31:51] Would make have been better off if the Astros won or lost?
[36:36] Mack joins the Las Vegas Advisor and gets a steak at Ellis Island
[38:36] South Point Casino November Promotions - Amazon gift cards, Thanksgiving Day Hot Seat
[39:13] Predictit.org - place bets on political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[40:10] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - blackjack training site
[40:57] VideoPoker.com - free pro membership trial for GWAE listeners
[42:01] Were all of the bets placed on the Astros?
[51:14] Game 7 of the World Series line movement, pitcher scratches
[55:48] Recommended - Phantom's of the Card Table by David Britland, street magician Gazzo at the Linq

Links
SouthPointCasino.com
Predictit.org/promo/edge
BlackJackApprenticeship.com
VideoPoker.com/gwae

Wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_L._Heston

Phantom's of the Card Table - Confessions of a Card Sharp by David Britland and Gazzo
Nov 07, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - guest Buddy Frank
Bob and I interview long-time slot director Buddy Frank about how video poker has changed over the past several years. Since Buddy worked for Eldorado for three years, we get his prediction about how Caesars will change when the sale to Eldorado goes through.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of Buddy Frank, former slot director and current slot consultant

[00:47] Recent events in video poker, IGT, Aristocrat, bar top machines

[09:22] W2G and tax discussion

[20:07] Loose vs tight slots

[21:28] Persistence bonuses and slot hustlers

[29:32] New video poker games

[31:25] El Dorado Resorts

[34:00] South Point Casino November Promotions and free video poker classes

[35:10] http://Predictit.org/pomo/edge - political betting market with a $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners

[37:52] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training website and forum

[39:22] VideoPoker.com/gwae - pro membership offers correction on Ultimate X

[39:54] Video Poker for Winners software

[41:11] Suited Royals

[45:18] VideoPoker.com's app, Pay Tables

[48:26] Progressive meter replacements

[50:55] Recommended: "The Magical Science of Storytelling" TED talk, The Moment podcast

Links

SouthPointCasino.com

Predicitit.org/promo/edge Get a $20 matching bonus with your first deposit.

BlackjackApprenticeship.com

VideoPoker.com/gwae

BobDancer.com/seminars

"The Magical Science of Storytelling" - Youtube.com/watch?v=Nj-hdQMa3uA
Oct 31, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - guest Webman of videopoker.com
Our guest this week is Webman, who is the Director of Web Operations at videopoker.com. The main topic of discussion is the new Pro Membership at that site.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of Webman, director of web operations at VideoPoker.com
[00:35]  What does Webman do at VideoPoker.com
[01:35]  Types of membership available at VideoPoker.com
[06:38]  Pro membership features:  training mode, coaching mode, charts, EV cost of errors, etc
[21:06]  Ultimate X offerings and strategies
[31:40]  500-hand free trial
[38:08]  Does VideoPoker.com list what paytables are available in casinos?
[42:23]  South Point Casino October Promotions - Free Play with a Kicker, free video poker class
[44:03]  Predictit.org - political prediction market, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[48:06]  BlackjackApprenticeship.com - blackjack training site and forum
[49:26]  Recommended - Las Vegas Advisor emails, Chile Caliente Tacos y Marisco, Storytellers Showcase





Oct 24, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - guest Richie Rich
Our guest this week is Richie Rich, an advantage player for almost 40 years.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of blackjack player, Richie Rich
[01:25]  Richie's gambling background
[07:23]  Richie starts counting cards
[10:56]  Is Richie a full time AP?
[12:21]  Cover strategy, back-offs, and names
[23:52]  "Wesley Snipes"
[28;50]  What other techniques enable Richie's longevity
[38:19]  South Point Casino October Promotions - Free Play with a Kicker, free video poker classes
[39:45]  Predictit.org - political betting market with a $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners
[42:48]  VideoPoker.com - Pro membership details coming soon
[44:15]  Frank Sinatra's last concert in Atlantic City
[47:25]  Casino grand opening stories
[56:27]  Recommended - Lizzie:  The Musical by Poor Richard's Players


Beat the Dealer by Edward O. Thorp  https://amzn.to/2pteOOd
Oct 17, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - guest Dan Alban of Institute For Justice
Our guest this week is Dan Alban of the Institute For Justice. The Institute For Justice focuses on civil forfeiture cases, and handles them pro bono in an effort to get these laws changed.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of civil forfeiture attorney, Dan Alban from the Institute for Justice, ij.org
[00:46]  What is civil forfeiture?
[01:37]  The Institute for Justice
[06:13]  How can APs avoid civil forfeiture?  CTR and structuring discussion
[22:28]  Is it preferable to carry money in your pockets?
[25:23]  Recently trends in civil forfeiture laws at the federal and state levels
[33:25]  Which states are the worst offenders in civil forfeiture?
[37:50]  South Point Casino October Promotions - Free Play with a Kicker, free video poker classes
[39:56]  VideoPoker.com - Gold membership offers correction on most games
[40:44]  Predictit.org/promo/edge for a deposit bonus offer for GWAE listeners
[40:54]  BlackjackApprenticeship.com - learn blackjack and network with other players
[43:10]  How to contact the Institute for Justice about a potential case, ij.org/report-abuse
[46:47]  How could someone donate to the Institute for Justice?
[47:27]  Does Dan recommend recording audio during a traffic stop?
[52:34]  Recommended - Wes Winters at the SouthPoint, Jerry Tiffe at Italian American Club, MindHunter on Netflix



Links:


Books:

The 21st Century Card Counter by Colin Jones https://amzn.to/2M1zgyk
Oct 10, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - guest Flip Pidot of Predictit.org
Our guest this week is Flip Pidot of Predictit.org. PreditIt is a trading site where you can make legal bets on political outcomes by buying and selling futures contracts.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of Flip Pidot from political prediction market Predictit.org
[00:48]  How does Predictit.org work?
[04:13]  Why are Predictit.org's markets only politically focused?
[06:10]  Examples of some of the unique contracts that are currently being offered
[08:56]  Illustration of fees
[11:12]  Position limits,active trader limits, and volume discussion
[17:40]  Withdraw rules and fees
[18:39]  Deposit match at Predictit.org/promo/edge
[21:40]  South Point Casino October Promotions - Free Play with a Kicker, free video poker classes
[24:36]  VideoPoker.com - Gold membership offers correction on most games
[26:13]  Predictit's newsletter offerings, comments section
[30:51]  Are there professional traders on Predictit.org?
[35:45]  Are bots trading the markets?
[36:31]  Where is the smart money going?
[38:42]  Correlated markets
[41:09]  Are prediction markets more accurate than polls?
[44:01]  Predictit.org's data, research partnerships
[46:11]  Will there be a market for election interference?
[49:06]  Recommended - Shang Artisan Noodle, The Oakey Family Supper Club


Oct 03, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - guest Bob Nersesian
This week we continue our discussion with Bob Nersesian, and then Bob and I dip into the mail bag.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of gaming attorney Bob Nercessian
[00:33]  Are there any different rules for gambling in U.S. territories?
[01:22]  Cashing chips without showing ID in Colorado
[06:38]  Has Bob ever represented any baccarat players?
[07:26]  Manipulation of slot club points in Biloxi
[10:14]  Changes in civil forfeiture laws
[12:31]  Using markers to pay of other debts
[14:09]  Should chips from a London casino be declared at the U.S. border?
[15:20]  Could creating vouchers in advance be considered money laundering?
[19:15]  W2Gs that are under $1200 excluding the cost of the bet
[20:49]  Would texting about a hot shoe violate the device law?
[24:21]  South Point Casino - more than 10,000 games returning 99%+, free video poker classes
[26:16]  VideoPoker.com - Gold membership offers correction on most games
[27:11]  Recommended
[31:51]  What are the must-read books about advantage play?
[32:33]  Does Bob recommend playing video poker to grow a bankroll?
[38:05]  What movies has Richard been in?
[38:35]  What is an acceptable starting blackjack bankroll?
[40:08]  Blackjack the Discord
[40:40]  Capping a machine
[42:56]  Stories about the first card counters
[44:00]  One2Six shufflers in Macau
[46:25]  Pitch games in Tunica and Biloxi
[48:41]  How do you fake losses?
[49:58]  Do big players provide cover to bet bigger?
[52:09]  Keeping your name clean, playing as a refusal
[53:18]  Is it better to play two hands of ten units or one hand of twenty?
[54:27]  Triple Double Bonus Triple Play bankroll question
[56:55]  A 200-hour blackjack losing streak

Links:

Books:
Storyworthy by Matthew Dicks https://amzn.to/2ntl3Al
Repeat Until Rich by Josh Axelrad https://amzn.to/2lmyMIz
Advanced Tactics in Casino Advantage Play by Abram Alexander https://amzn.to/2lRndtq
Comp City by Max Rubin https://amzn.to/2m0IHE3
21st Century Card Counter by Colin Jones https://amzn.to/2lnl8oJ

Sep 26, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - guest Bob Nersesian
Our guest this week is attorney Bob Nersesian. We discuss questions sent in by listeners, including trespass, Phil Ivey, and machine malfunctions.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of gaming attorney Bob Nersesian
[00:28]  Noises Off at Super Summer Theatre
[02:54]  Voluntary facial recognition programs at airports
[06:39]  Does Bob practice law only in Nevada?
[11:32]  Tribal court's power of arrest and prosecution
[13:40]  CTRs and SARs
[15:29]  Nevada trespass laws
[22:57]  A malfunction on a must-hit-by machine at $4950/$5000
[27:29]  Messenger betting with apps in Nevada
[30:51]  Abandoned credits played accidentally in Colorado
[34:26]  Ligation of a verbal threat of assault
[36:14]  Phil Ivey's cases, discussion of other procedural vulnerabilities
[44:15]  South Point Casino Promotions -  Bottles of City Lights Shine, free video poker classes
[45:06]  VideoPoker.com - Gold membership offers correction on most games
[48:33]  Trespass status after Caesars and Eldorado merger
[53:22]  Off-duty police officer moonlighting as a security guard


Sep 19, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - guest attorney Bob Nersesian
Our guest this week is attorney Bob Nersesian. The primary source of questions for Mr. Nersesian were emails from our listeners.  If you have questions you would like Bob Nersesian to answer on future shows please send them to us at gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com.

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Show Notes

[00:43] For a non-US citizen who is mistreated, are his rights different than a US citizen?
[02:17] If a passenger in a driver's car has substances, is he in a legal jeopardy due to his passenger’s substances?
[06:44] Is the Paster v.s. Garcia case regarding mistreatment in tribal casino accurate and final?
[11:43] Why are there no real craps or roulettes in CA?
[15:20] An AP in southern California with a prospective case against a tribal casino 
[15:54] A tribe in NY has two satellite casinos, but not a part of reservation. Would the case proceed because the casinos are in US soil?
[17:51] Machine mispay case
[22:16] The legality of a woman entering the WSOP dressed as a man
[25:49] Is preferential shuffling in Blackjack legal?
[31:05] Bob Nersesian’s take on Phil Ivey case
[34:33] Is a phone charging machine where you could play VP a gambling machine?
[40:36] Can other states extradite you if Nevada issues a warrant for unpaid marker?
[42:44] Is it legal to show somebody else’s player’s card as opposed to playing as a refusal?
[44:25] Would Bob Nersesian come to answer Q&A for your hourly rates?
[46:55] Are VP machine required to show pay schedule?
[47:33] A VP player was trespassed. Does that extend to the poker room at a related property?
[54:46] Can a security guard demand to see your cellphone?
[56:17] If a blacjack team video tape a member’s play to later discuss errors, is that a crime?


"The Law for Gamblers” by Bob Nersesian: https://amzn.to/2I4YQCc
"Blackjack and the Law" by I Nelson Rose and Robert Loeb: https://amzn.to/2KP59I3
The Black Widow WSOP reference: https://www.lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/podcast-poker-pro-sia-layta/
Sep 13, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - Andrew Uyal and Anthony Curtis
This week our guests are Andrew Uyal and Anthony Curtis. They are on to discuss Andrew's new book, The Blackjack Insiders.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of guests Andrew Uyal, author of The Blackjack Insiders and Anthony Curtis from Huntington Press
[00:37]  Andrew's content on GamblingWithAnEdge.com
[02:02]  What makes The Blackjack Insiders unique?
[03:43]  Did Andrew ever get heat from his employer about playing blackjack?
[05:20]  Does Andrew's employer ever ask for his opinion about possible counters?
[06:13]  Barbary Coast discussion, sweat stories, and Dustin Marks
[09:31]  Andrew's card counting partner and discussion of casino employees' knowledge of games
[15:32]  Andrew goes on the road, playing without a players card, and back-off discussion
[31:00]  South Point Casino September Promotion - South Point 400 City Lights Shine bottles and free video poker classes
[31:53]  VideoPoker.com - Gold Membership offers strategy correction on most games
[33:19]  How did Andrew respond to being ID'd?  Double deck vs shoe games
[37:05]  Are the looser games at the Cromwell attracting more players?
[41:36]  Salary ranges for floor and pit employees?
[44:10]  Discussion of pooling tips
[49:24]  The Eldorado acquisition of Caesars Entertainment
[50:46]  The blackjack scene in Seattle


The Blackjack Insiders by Andrew Uyal https://amzn.to/34I1B4c
The Theory of Blackjack by Peter Griffin https://amzn.to/2ZY7Thp
Cheating at Blackjack by Dustin Marks https://amzn.to/34KtqZN
The 21st Century Card Counter by Colin Jones https://amzn.to/2LvI4fT


Sep 12, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - listener questions
This week Bob and I dip into the mail bag to answer listener questions.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction
[00:31]  iTunes broken link and how to report time sensitive show problems
[02:11]  Noises Off at Super Summer Theatre
[03:37]  Royal Caribbean and MGM status match
[05:23]  Why is GWAE only an hour long?
[06:00]  Where is the best play to live as a new card counter with a small bankroll?
[07:54]  Is traveling to get free play worth it?
[10:57]  Should someone is always carded play rated?
[12:44]  Will Eldorado honor Caesar's Seven Stars offers?
[15:35]  How should listeners network?
[20:46]  How to avoid heat at table games?
[22:45]  How can a listener help people get bets down?
[23:52]  Bob's blackjack history.
[25:35]  How should a player deal with an unresponsive host?
[27:07]  Tropicana in Atlantic City voucher policy
[29:41]  How can players manage terms of service risk with off-shore online casino bonuses?
[32:55]  Question about video poker speed and comps.
[37:42]  South Point Casino September Promotion - City Lights Shine bottles, free video poker classes
[39:24]  VideoPoker.com - gold membership offers correction on most games
[41:14]  Was a baccarat tracking system successful due to luck?
[42:29]  How does Bob log his gambling activities?
[46:58]  Is it to late to learn how to beat video poker?
[48:45]  Blackjack Apprenticeship
[49:47]  Variance in a two million hand FPDW sample.
[52:54]  What is the best way to play promotional chips?
[56:55]  How can you exploit a game when the information is scarce?



Sep 05, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - guest Russell Fox
Our guest this week is tax expert Russell Fox. Interesting tax items discussed include taxes on crypto-currency, reviewing the criteria for whether or not you are a professional gambler, the implications of not having a tax home, and how the WSOP Main Event final table winners actually did after taxes.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of tax advisor, Russell Fox of TaxableTalk.com and ClaytonTax.com

[00:30] Recent changes in tax laws, foreign crypto currency exchanges

[06:03] Coinbase summons letters

[11:20] Schedule C filing as a part time professional gambler

[13:47] Does having many W2G's increase audit risk?

[18:43] Using player's club data during an audit

[20:50] Taxation of private football pool entry, winnings, losses

[25:35] California proposal to end deduction of gambling losses

[26:52] California law requiring primary candidates to release tax returns

[28:38] South Point Casino August promotions - South Point logo merchandise, free play, free video poker classes

[30:13] VideoPoker.com - Gold membership offers correction on most games

[31:44] Filing lost W2Gs, reconciling inaccurate W2Gs

[42:24] Can traveling expenses be deducted if you live on the road?

[44:46] WSOP final table tax liabilities

[49:23] How to properly stake a poker player, Form 5754, 1099-MISC

[52:25] Tax Help for Gamblers by Jean Scott and Marissa Chien

[53:30] Sending a tax return by regular mail

[56:25] Contact Russell at rcfox@claytontax.com

SouthPointCasino.com
VideoPoker.com
TaxableTalk.com
ClaytonTax.com
BobDancer.com/seminars


Tax Help for Gamblers by Jean Scott and Marissa Chien https://amzn.to/344mvtS
Aug 29, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - guest Colin Jones
Our guest this week is Colin Jones author of the new new book, "The 21st Century Card Counter." Successful blackjack players need to use different techniques today than they did in the past.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of blackjack expert, educator, and author, Colin Jones of BlackjackApprenticeship.com

[00:45] Why did Colin write a book about blackjack?

[05:22] Why are interviews included in Colin's new book, The 21st Century Card Counter?

[07:37] Why do players quit playing blackjack?

[10:31] Does Colin consider himself to be a gambler?

[12:42] What is blackjack boot camp?

[15:08] Who is JC Rocks?

[20:53] Colin backed himself off in Wisconsin

[23:25] Playing in casinos in Arizona

[24:46] More self-back off discussion

[28:55] South Point Casino August Promotions - South Point logo merchandise, free play, free video poker classes

[29:46] VideoPoker.com - Gold membership offers correction on most games

[31:02] Grace Jones

[32:37] N-zero discussion

[35:20] Winning money vs EV

[38:16] A 21% discount on Colin's book for GWAE and bonus content offer

[40:52] Joe and Semi-Pro at blackjack boot camp

[42:19] The benefits of networking

[44:30] Blackjack boot camp pricing and info

[47:09] Is 6:5 blackjack beatable?

[49:50] Dead Man's Hand blackjack

[51:43] How can listeners contact Colin?


Links:
SouthPointCasino.com
VideoPoker.com

BlackjackApprenticeship.com
Pudding Guy http://Wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Phillips_(entrepreneur)

Books:

The 21st Century Card Counter by Colin Jones https://amzn.to/2Hij9cW

Professional Blackjack by Stanford Wong https://amzn.to/2ZcmDc4

Burning the Tables in Las Vegas by Ian Andersen https://amzn.to/2ZeUf48

Playing Blackjack as a Business by Lawrence Revere https://amzn.to/321RncR

Million Dollar Blackjack by Ken Uston https://amzn.to/2KNQyOP

Blackjack Blueprint by Rick Blaine https://amzn.to/2HmBCFc

The Education of a Poker Player by Herbert O. Yardley https://amzn.to/31VWDhQ
Aug 22, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - The Doc 2
Our guest this week is "The Doc," back for another visit. He tells of some great games  he's experienced at various casinos, and some of the ways that his approach to the game differs from some other blackjack players.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of blackjack player, The Doc
[00:33] How did Doc become a certified sommelier?
[03:56] Playing blackjack at Stardust
[05:50] Discussion of cheating dealers
[11:39] Stories about casinos manipulating intoxicated gamblers
[14:25] Doc’s renewable bankroll and strategy/count discussion
[27:18] South Point Casino August Promotions - South Point merchandise, free play, and free video poker classes.
[28:19] VideoPoker.com - Gold membership offers correction on most games
[29:33] Doc’s retirement plans
[30:45] Doc’s longest losing streak
[33:12] Card counting in Vegas
[38:13] Blackjack Apprenticeship
[40:22] Blackjack training businesses
[42:25] More discussion of cheating by casinos


SouthPountCasino.com
VideoPoker.com

Free video poker classes BobDancer.com/seminars
Aug 19, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - The Doc
Our guest this week is a blackjack player who posted for years on online forums as "the Doc." He tells how he got started, his first backoffs, and his interactions with the wealthy curmudgeon, "Mr. H."

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

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of blackjack player, The Doc
[00:34] The origin of Doc's name
[01:39] How did Doc start playing with an edge?
[03:50] Internet blackjack forums
[06:15] Doc's memorable back-offs
[09:48] Doc's wife's opinion of his advantage play
[13:10] More Treasure Island back-off details
[15:40] Doc's annual blackjack hours and travel schedule
[17:04] Doc's bet size strategy
[20:25] Has Doc had any bad back-offs?
[24:08] Playing rated vs playing unrated
[27:57] South Point Casino August Promotions - South Point merchandise and free play
[29:02] VideoPoker.com - Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[30:16] Stories about Mr. H
[42:09] Playing in a private casino

Books:
Beat the Dealer by Edward O. Thorp https://amzn.to/2TiPAgf
Blackjack Attack by Don Schlesinger https://amzn.to/2GUvSlY
Professional Blackjack by Stanford Wong https://amzn.to/31jnJ2i
Black Belt in Blackjack by Arnold Snyder https://amzn.to/2H8IrdJ

Aug 08, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - Jeopardy James Holzhauer
Our guest this week is sports bettor James Holzhauer, whose claim to fame is earlier this year winning just shy of $2.5 million on Jeopardy! We discuss his Jeopardy! success, along with his other gambling interests, including what's next for him.

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

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Show Notes
[00:00] Introduction of James Holzhauer, professional sports bettor and Jeopardy! champion
[00:28] Summary of James' Jeopardy! winnings and records
[01:02] The Jeopardy! contestant screening process
[03:28] Ken Jennings
[06:00] James' future plans
[10:38] How did James start gambling?
[14:01] Emma Boettcher's strategy
[16:30] Daily Double and Final Jeopardy! betting strategy
[19:12] South Point Casino August Promotions: South Point logo merchandise, free video poker classes
[20:21] VideoPoker.com - Gold Membership offers strategy correction on most games
[21:01] Buzzer practice
[21:53] Did James plan to be gracious in in defeat?
[22:45] Studying the Jeopardy! archive and children's books
[24:35] Board game discussion
[26:34] Has James dabbled in card counting?
[26:57] WSOP, Party Poker, and Project 150
[29:01] Cleveland Browns Super Bowl futures
[30:55] What other sports does James bet on?
[31:27] In-game NFL betting

SouthPointCasino.com 
VideoPoker.com
PartyPoker.com
Project150.org
Cisnevada.org

 The Logic of Sports Betting by Ed Miller and Matthew Davidow https://amzn.to/2MCLKgq

Aug 01, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - Bob Wachtel Part 2
Backgammon expert Bob Wachtel pays us a return visit, discussing some of the colorful players (and cheats!) of the good old days, plus how the game today is different than it was a few decades ago.

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

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Show Notes


00:00] Introduction of backgammon expert and author Bob Wachel

[00:49] Gaby Horowitz and the Cavendish West

[08:58] Stan Tomchin, Gaby Horowitz and discussion of cheaters

[19:54] Steve Sax

[22:21] Japanese and Danish backgammon players

[37:32] South Point Casino July Promotions: $600k "Mad Money" casino-wide progressives

[38:21] VideoPoker.com - The gold membership offers correction on most games

[38:56] Why are the best players in poker so much younger than the best players in backgammon?

[42:54] Bob Watchel's second place finish in the Monte Carlo tournament

[44:57] How does an opponent's demeanor affect Bob Watchel's play?

[47:09] The use of chess clocks in backgammon tournaments

Books:
In the Game into the End by Bob Wachtel

SouthPointCasino.com
VideoPoker.com
Jul 25, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - guest Black Asian
Our guest today is a woman who posts under the name of Black Asian. She is a relatively new, successful blackjack counter, and describes some of the adventures in her first few years of AP experience.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of card counting AP and attorney, BlackAsian
[00:39] Discussion of the value of being an Asian female AP
[05:48] BlackAsian's gambling background, playing with Vagabond, Blackjack Boot Camp
[13:30] Moving to Vegas with a $3,000 bankroll
[16:03] BlackAsian's marriage
[17:45] Bankroll progression
[20:03] Comparison of AP and practicing law
[23:18] BlackAsian's personality when playing
[26:22] South Point Casino July Promotions: "Mad Money" casino-wide progressives
[26:58] VideoPoker.com: Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[27:23] Driving in Arizona, civil forfeiture
[32:01] Traveling with money
[35:18] Discussion of AP personality types
[37:36] Ed Thorpe
[38:55] Session length
[45:51] Big player discussion

SouthPointCasino.com
VideoPoker.com

Books:
Blackjack Blueprint by Rick Blaine https://amzn.to/2Lp8PDH
A Man for All Markets by Edward O. Thorp https://amzn.to/32BDTFu
Jul 18, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - guest Just Joe
 Our guests today are two poker players we are calling Just Joe and Mr. B. They are pro poker players who also play table games and slots at an advantage. This was a show that was more fun than average to record because there was a lot of banter going on.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of poker players and APs, Just Joe and Mr. B.

[00:29] Just Joe's gambling background

[03:01] Online poker and Black Friday

[05:56] Heads Up Limit Hold'em

[08:14] Rob Reitzen and pokergirl z

[11:35] The origin of Mr. B's name

[13:04] IGT's Heads Up Poker game

[20:58] A Mississippi Stud game at the Rio

[24:28] South Point Casino July Promotions: $600k "Mad Money" progressives promotion

[25:18] VideoPoker.com - The gold membership offers correction on most games

[25:55] Mr. B gets back-roomed for eating dinner

[30:46] The casino personalities of Mr. B and Just Joe

[31:52] Just Joe's back-off story and back-off discussion

[38:45] The evolution of Mr. B and Just Joe's business

[44:02] The Swamp and Mr. B's purse

[47:01] Mr. B's very expensive flat tire

[50:36] Bankroll sharing and partnerships

SouthPointCasino.com
VideoPoker.com
Jul 11, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - Bob Wachtel
Our guest this week is backgammon expert Bob Wachtel, who discusses his book "In the Game Until the End: Winning in Ace-Point Endgames." Wachtel and both co-hosts knew each other at the Cavendish West backgammon club in the late 1970s and we discuss how each of the backgammon clubs of the era was a bit different.

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

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Show Notes

00:00] Introduction of backgammon expert and author, Bob Watchel

[00:47] Bob's gambling background in chess and backgammon

[05:25] The Cavendish West in Los Angeles

[13:30] Chouette discussion

[19:45] The Mayfair Club in New York City

[27:52] Did Bob ever consider moving into poker?

[30:52] Paul Magriel

[35:40] Discussion of Bob's book, In the Game Until the End: Winning in Ace-Point Endgames

[44:38] South Point Casino July Promotion: Mad Money casino-wide progressives

[45:28] VideoPoker.com: Gold Membership offers correction on most games

[46:04] Coup Classique

[53:03] Book availability and Bob's contact information

SouthPointCasino.com
VideoPoker.com

TheGammonPress.com

Books:
In the Game Until the End: Winning in Ace-Point Endgames by Bob Wachtel

Youtube:
Paul Magriel Memorial Tribute by Robert Wachtel
Youtube.com/watch?v=ymsjCQxvtB8

Jul 04, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - guest "It's Not a Fluke"
Our guest this week uses the handle, "It's Not a Fluke." He is an advantage player that has also worked as a dealer, a supervisor, and in surveillance.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of ItsNotAFluke, a current AP who previously worked in surveillance

[00:37] Fluke's early casino career and experience in dealer training

[07:19] Sycuan and the Tran Organization

[15:25] High stakes shuffle trackers

[19:44] Employee theft, day to day operations and monitoring AP

[27:13] Reno pit boss experience with a card counter

[34:55] South Point Casino June Promotion: Half Price Gas and Goods

[35:38] VideoPoker.com: Gold membership offers correction on most games

[36:31] Working during a grand opening of a casino in northern California

[39:47] Fluke gets fired after a bet capping incident

[44:08] Fluke's transition into AP

[49:05] How does Fluke's wife handle his AP life?

SouthPointCasino.com
VideoPoker.com
Jun 27, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - Inside The Edge
Our guests this week are KC and Chris Buddy, on to talk about their new documentary "Inside the Edge," which follows a successful blackjack player across the country.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of Chris and KC, producers of the blackjack documentary "Inside the Edge"

[00:38] How did "Inside the Edge" come about?

[04:06] The loneliness of being on the road

[07:29] Editing and production challenges

[11:02] When was the documentary filmed?

[14:50] How did they get so many APs to appear in the documentary?

[19:12] Did KC have any reservations about revealing AP techniques?

[23:57] Discussion about KC's father

[30:25] When was the last time that KC played blackjack?

[31:55] KC's negative experience with a foreign casino

[35:36] Did KC get back-roomed during filming?

[39:10] South Point Casino - Half Price Gas and Goods promotion

[39:53] VideoPoker.com - Gold membership offers correction on most games

[41:14] Trouble cashing chips in Tunica
[44:20] Traveling with cash

[49:27] What did KC do after blackjack?

[51;21] Where is "Inside the Edge" available?

SouthPointCasino.com
VideoPoker.com
Jun 20, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - guests Ed Miller and Matt Davidow
Our guests this week are Ed Miller and Matt Davidow.  They are on to talk about their new book, "The Logic of Sports Betting." While the book is geared to be for beginners, there's a lot of information here that both Bob and I found new and interesting.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of Ed Miller and Matthew Davidow, authors of The Logic of Sports Betting

[00:30] What is The Logic of Sports Betting about?

[02:47] In-play betting models

[12:09] Market-making sports books vs retail sports books

[16:02] Why are derivatives often better bets than sides or totals?

[18:14] How much math do professional bettors need to know?

[22:54] South Point Casino June Promotions - Chevron and Walmart gift cards promotion

[23:33] VideoPoker.com - Gold Membership offers correction on most games

[24:30] How to bet bonuses and promotions

[27:55] Parlays and parlay cards

[34:36] Can sports bets be made on desktop computers?

[36:07] "Chopping the hold"

[43:21] Informational disadvantages and the timing of in--play bets

[52:32] DeckPrismSports.com and other online info for Ed and Matthew

SouthPointCasino.com
VideoPoker.com
DeckPrismSports.com
Twitter.com/EdMillerPoker
Twitter.com/davidowmatthew

"The Logic of Sports Betting" https://amzn.to/2WciyOB

Jun 13, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - guest Mike Shackleford
Our guest this week is Mike Shackleford aka The Wizard of Odds.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of Michael Shackleford, The Wizard of Odds
[00:43] Ultimate X Keno
[13:40] Golden Egypt explanation and strategy
[20:10] Michael's negative experience with Intertops online casino
[33:57] South Point Casino June Promotions: $50 Chevron and $50 Walmart gift cards
[34:39] VideoPoker.com: Gold membership offers correction on most games
[35:57] Listener question about 10/8 Jacks or Better machine
[38:01] Listener question about the Pair Plus side bet pay tables in Three Card Poker
[39:25] More variable state slot machine discussion
[40:58] Discussion about favorite casino resorts
[46:50] Listener question about how the Wizard balances keeping AP secrets with promoting education

SouthPointCasino.com

VideoPoker.com

WizardofOdds.com

WizardofVegas.com

Twitter.com/wizard0fodds

ThePogg.com
Jun 06, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - Rob Reitzen
Our guest this week is Rob Reitzen, the 2019 inductee into the Blackjack Hall of Fame. We talk about early blackjack days, banking games in CA, and solving limit hold em.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00] Intro of 2019 Blackjack Hall of Fame Inductee, Rob Reitzen

[00:38] When and how did Rob start playing blackjack?

[03:58] Blackjack HOF Induction

[05:08] Claude Shannon

[06:30] Banking games in California

[10:51] Banking against a cheater at Sycuan

[16:42] Other cheating stories from the banker's perspective

[18:18] Getting backed off at the Barbary Coast

[22:42] Bob Stupak story

[29:12] South Point Casino May Promotions: $500 Swipe, Spin, and Win

[30:00] VideoPoker.com - Gold Membership offers correction on most games

[31:21] Rob's career as a prostitute

[35:29] Mark Billings and the Dominican Republic

[40:20] 1997 Esquire article "Fleecing Las Vegas"

[45:51] Michael Flatley, Lord of the Dance, as BP

[48:14] Solving Limit Hold'em

[51:41] Training other people at Limit Hold'em

[55:37] Rob's poker patents

https://classic.esquire.com/article/1997/5/1/fleecing-las-vegas

Playing Blackjack as a Business by Lawrence Revere - https://amzn.to/2Mi8qnX

The Ultimate Edge by Mark Billings - https://amzn.to/2K8FzQ2

SouthPointCasino.com
VideoPoker.com
Jun 01, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - Prozema
Our guest this week is Prozema, a successful part-time player who focuses mainly on slots. We talk about the advantages of playing in places other than Las Vegas, and how he got connected with other APs.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of low limit AP, Prozema, @pro_zema
[00:32] Prozema's early experiences with gambling
[04:18] Playing poker and learning to find an edge
[12:07] Three card poker, Wizard of Odds, blackjack, and video poker
[17:35] How did Prozema transition into beating playing slots?
[21:03] Harley Davidson slots
[26:39] Prozema's background in statistics and regression analysis
[29:30] South Point Casino May Promotions: $500k Swipe, Spin, and Win, Memorial Day Hot Seat
[30:31] VideoPoker.com: Gold membership offers correction on most games
[31:04] An error on the Wizard of Vegas' card counting trainer
[34:24] Networking within the advantage play community
[36:23] How does Prozema analyze a new machine?
[43:00] Finding reliable sources on AP Twitter
[44:40] Exhibit CAA
[49:59] Meeting Romes and Bruce
[51:34] Are there beatable games in Missouri?
[55:47] Is Prozema interested in becoming a full-time AP?

Easyadvantageplay.com
WizardofOdds.com
WizardofVegas.com
SouthPointCasino.com
VideoPoker.com
Twitter.com/Pro_Zema
May 23, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - Kim Hultman
Our guest this week is Kim "LetsGiveItaSpin.com" Hultman, a slot player who streams his play, and uses bonuses and affiliate money to be profitable. We also dip into their mailbag and answer some of your questions

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

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of slot AP Kim Holtmann, aka LetsGiveItASpin
[00:43] GWAE is now available on Spotify
[01:45] Kim's gambling history and strategies
[03:02] Kim's streaming on Twitch and Youtube
[07:37] Generating revenues from streaming
[12:58] What slots attract viewers?
[14:16] Live streaming from Cosmo
[16:47] South Point Casino May promotions: $500k Swipe, Spin, and Win
[17:54] VideoPoker.com: Gold Membership offers correction on most games
[19:06] Does Kim ever stream video poker and casino table games
[25:21] Kim's respect for money
[26:06] What does think is the future of the streaming market?
[27:10] Casino Grounds, online streaming community
[28:10] How do new streamers build an audience?
[30:06] Does Kim get his own affiliate sponsorships or use an agent?
[32:48] Kim's "real job"
[33:38] Kim's YouTube and social media, LetsGiveItASpin
[35:47] Kim's advice to listeners

[36:41] Listener question about the value of a clean name
[39:29] Listener question about the risks of selling comps
[43:39] Listener question about how long it takes surveillance to spot a card counter
[47:58] Listener question about blackjack rules
[49:52] Listener question about counting and betting
[51:12] Listener question about hole-carding
[55:27] Listener question about casino reviews for blackjack APs

SouthPointCasino.com
VideoPoker.com
CasinoGrounds.com
Twitch.tv/letsgiveitaspin
WizardofOdds.com
Twitter.com/LetsGiveItASpin
Blackjackapprenticeship.com
WizardofVegas.com

Books:
Blackbelt in Blackjack by Arnold Snyder https://amzn.to/2Yn9doz
Blackjack Blueprint by Rick Blaine https://amzn.to/2vUBHtG
May 16, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - guest Seth Palansky on WSOP 2019
While Richard takes the week off, Bob interviews Seth Palansky, Vice President of Corporate Communications for the World Series of Poker. Seth discusses the upcoming WSOP, which begins at the Rio beginning in late May.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of Seth Palansky, VP of Corporate Communication about WSOP
[00:50] The Big 50 Event
[02:32] $50k and $100k High Roller Events
[03:30] $10k Short Deck No-Limit Event #8 rules
[05:19] $10k No-Limit Hold'em Heads Up Event #15
[06:53] $1k Double Stack High Limit Hold'em Event #22
[08:33] Big blind ante games
[10:38] Mixed game events
[11:47] Super turbo and bounty events
[14:14] Salute to Warriors
[15:51] $1500 No-Limit Winners Only
[18:19] Colossus
[21:38] Minor change to the Main Event registration
[25:36] South Point Casino May Promotions: $500k Swipe, Spin, and Win
[26:44] VideoPoker.com: Gold membership offers free strategy correction on most games
[28:40] WSOP television coverage
[30:53] Time clocks
[35:27] WSOP online events
[37:17] Little One for One Drop
[38:18] Air conditioning in the Amazon Room
[39:47] What type/design of cards will be used in the WSOP?
[40:54] Would a sale of Caesars affect the WSOP?
[41:57] Other WSOP info: WSOP dates, free admission, free parking, daily tournaments, and cash games.


SouthPointCasino.com
VideoPoker.com
WSOP.com
PokerGo.com

May 09, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - Barry Meadow
Our guest this week is Barry Meadow. We discuss his new book “The Skeptical Handicapper: Using Data and Brains to Win at the Racetrack.” Meadow is a long-time winning player, and shares many secrets to winning at the track.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of horse handicapper, Barry Meadow

[00:39] Barry's horse handicapping qualifications

[02:05] Ken Massa and data analysis

[07:31] What questions from handicapper's are answered in Barry's new book?

[09:45} What advice does Barry have for someone interested in handicapping?

[11:35] Computer handicappers versus individual handicappers

[14:58] Overcoming the high house edge in horse racing

[18:13] Handicapping teams

[20:03] Why did Barry wait so long to write another book about horse racing?

[22:15] Quantitative versus qualitative data

[25:51] What data surprised Barry?

[29:06] South Point Casino May Promotions: $500k Swipe, Spin & Win

[30:18] VideoPoker.com: Gold Membership offers strategy correction on most games

[32:18] What are the most common mistakes made by horse racing bettors?

[35:15] Santa Anita problems

[36:35] What is the future of horse racing in the United States?

[39:00] How important is computer programming in horse betting?

[39:39] What other books does Barry recommend to aspiring horse bettors

[41:14] Horse racing touts

[43:14] Overrated and underrated handicapping factors

[46:05] Public pricing of exactas and trifectas

[48:42] Betting at the track and mobile betting

[52:10] Kentucky Derby

Books:
The Skeptical Handicapper by Barry Meadow  https://amzn.to/2IodB2K
Blackjack Autumn by Barry Meadow https://amzn.to/2LeT0A9
Handicapping 101 by Brad Free https://amzn.to/2VBelYr
Money Secrets at the Racetrack by Barry Meadow https://amzn.to/2GU2KeR
Betting with an Edge by Mike Maloney https://amzn.to/2LdDsNb
Six Secrets of Successful Bettors by Frank R. Scatonir and Peter Fornatale https://amzn.to/2VB1XrI

SouthPointCasino.com
VideoPoker.com
Htr2.com
TRpublishing.com
May 02, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - Mickey Crimm
Bob and Richard interview a free-spirit gambling loner, Mickey Crimm. Mickey spends about half the year in Montana chasing down various types of progressives, and spends the rest of the year traveling through about 20 states knocking off various promotions.

Mickey also shared some of his experiences of when he used to hop the freight trains to get from place to place.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of free-spirited AP Mickey Crimm, @MickeyCrimm
[01:00] Is Mickey still spending most of his time in Montana?
[02:53] The games in bars in Montana
[07:45] Must-Hi-By machines
[09:08} Casinos in Oklahoma
[11:50] Does Mickey still play live poker?
[14:02] Riding freight trains
[18:16] How often does Mickey play in Nevada?
[23:00] Do Native American casinos offer different games?
[26:40] Using a card to generate offers
[29:37] Does Mickey usually work alone?
[33:37] Mickey's Twitter, @MickeyCrimm
[35:56] South Point Casino's April Promotions: Free buffets, email bonuses
[37:07] VideoPoker.com: Gold membership offers corrections on most games
[38:02] Mickey's drinking and gambling stories
[42:39] How did Mickey discover that video poker could be beaten?
[44:49] Piggy Bankin' stories
[49:28] Harley Davidson and Buffalo Diamond
[53:45] $5k and $10k progressives


Apr 25, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - Gill Alexander
Bob and Richard are joined by Gill Alexander. Gill hosts a daily show on VSiN (Vegas Stats and Information Network), and is the host of the podcast Beating The Book. We cover a variety of sports betting questions

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

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of VSIN host Gill Alexander
[00:27] What is the Vegas Stats and Information Network (VSIN)?
[02:42] How does Gill still find the time to bet?
[04:45] Gill discusses sharing personal stories on his show
[06:04] In-game betting risks, processes, and statistics
[13:11] Gill's background, statistics, models, and betting strategies
[17:14] NFL pass interference rule change
[18:52] Discussion of touts
[21:53] Vegas Dave's shenanigans and “Action” discussion
[26:06] South Point Casino April Promotions: Free buffets
[27:17] VideoPoker.com: Gold membership offers corrections on most games
[28:43] William Hill discussion
[38:18] Nevada sports betting messenger law
[40:16} How has the sports media changed in the last 10-20 years?
[47:44] How did Gill prepare to become a host?
[51:26] Gill's advice to aspiring sports bettors and broadcasters

SouthPointCasino.com
VIdeoPoker.com
VSIN.com
VSIN Sirius Channel 204
BeatingTheBook.libsyn.com

Apr 23, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - Bill Krackomberger
Bob and Richard are joined by sports bettor Bill Krackomberger, one of the stars of the Showtime show, "Action." He has a colorful personality, and goes off on a few subjects he feels passionately about.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of Bill Krackomberger , professional sports bettor, @BillKrackman

[00:24] What does Bill does differently than other pro bettors that have appeared on GWAE?

[02:47] Bill's early adventures in advantage gambling

[07:04] The events that led Bill to Vegas

[11:40] "Action" show on Showtime, Vegas Dave's troubles, Kelly Stewart

[24:14] South Point Casino: April free buffet promotion

[25:17] VideoPoker.com: Gold Membership offers strategy correction on most games

[26;05] What sports does Bill specialize in?

[28:29] Betting on college basketball

[32:20] Manipulating lines, getting money down, and trespassing stories

[38:01] Beating the Book" on VSIN

[42:11] Has Bill ever been ripped off by teammates or sportsbooks?

[44:32] Is Bill interested in in-game betting?

[49:14] What sports betting books does Bill recommend?

SouthPointCasino.com
VideoPoker.com
VSIN.com
GamingToday.com
Twitter.com/PinnacleSports
Twitter.com/BillKrackman
Apr 16, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - Sassy Red
Our guest this week is a card counter who goes by the name Sassy Red. We talk to her about how she got started, and her experience as a female AP.

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

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Show Notes

00:00] Introduction of blackjack player, Sassy Red
[00:30] How did being raised in Africa help to prepare Sassy Red for AP?
[03:05] How did Sassy Red get interested in blackjack?
[05:45] Blackjack Boot Camp and initial bankroll discussion
[07:50] Sassy Red/s previous work experience helps her to manage emotions and risk
[14:58] How often does Sassy Red get backed off?
[17:21] Sassy Red shares a battlefield analogy, more discussion about emotions
[22:10] Sassy Red's experiences as a female AP
[26:08] Sassy Red's most memorable back-offs
[28:34] South Point Casino April Promotions - Free buffet vouchers, email free play offers
[29:26] VideoPoker.com - Gold membership offers strategy correction on most games
[30:30] Has Sassy Red every been physically afraid while playing blackjack?
[34:32] Sassy Red's other AP endeavors
[35:56] Sasssy Red's retirement from AP
[37:20] Discussion of extended losing streaks, video poker, hourly EV

SoutPointCasino.com
VideoPoker.com
Apr 04, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - Joe and Semi Pro part 2
Our guests this week are Joe and Semi Pro, back for part 2 of our interview. They are a young couple who count cards together. We talk about the professional gambling life, and how that effects their relationship, and the relationships with their families.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of Joe and Semi-Pro, an AP couple
[00:40] How does Semi-Pro's family view professional gambling?
[18:40] Joe discusses how his family views professional gambling.
[21:01] What is Joe's tipping policy?
[28:12] South Point Casino March Promotions: Free play promotion
[28:47] VideoPoker.com: Game of the week is "Max Action Poker"
[29:38] How do Joe and Semi-Pro mix work and vacation?
[38:53] A question from Blackjack Apprenticeship Boot Camp about cutting the deck.
[45:52] How can casino countermeasures backfire?
[52:38] Semi-Pro's hiatus from blackjack

SouthPointCasino.com
VideoPoker.com
BlackjackApprenticeship.com
Mar 28, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - Mike Shackleford
Our guest this week is Mike Shackleford of the Wizard of Odds, and Wizard of Vegas websites. Mike is a former cohost of Gambling With an Edge, and his websites are the number one resource when people need information about casino games. This week we talk about a huge score made recently in Atlantic City playing a slot machine called Ocean Magic.

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

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Show Notes

[00;00] Introduction of Michael Shackleford, The Wizard of Odds
[00:29] The Ocean Magic online play in New Jersey
[02:26] Listener question about a 2-million hand sample in video blackjack
[12:33] Ocean Magic strategy explanation
[19:40] Odds of a perfect March Madness bracket
[24:34] The 2nd Edition of Mike's book, Gambling 102
[27:42] South Point Casino March Promotions: Extra Free Play
[28:12] VideoPoker.com: Gold Membership offers corrections on most games
[31:02] Burning Man discussion
[34:56] Betting on the Academy Awards
[36:52] Betting $67,000 on the Warriors to win $670.
[37:54] Betting on the presidential election
[39:03] Listener question about counting the "Bust Bonus" side bet
[41:02] Listener question about CTRs and slots
[45:23] Listener question about getting backed off in California
[48:04] Listener question about cashing out $1400 in $100 chips
[51:32] Listener question about using a pencil and paper
[53:44] Listener question about beating a 6:5 blackjack game

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Gambling With an Edge - Joe and Semi Pro
Our guests this week are Joe and Semi Pro.  They are a young couple who count cards together. We talk about the professional gambling life, and how that effects their relationship.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of a card counting couple, Joe and Semi-Pro

[00:36] How did Joe and Semi-Pro meet?

[01:54] Did Semi-Pro's bosses care about card counters?

[03:36] The early stages of Joe and Semi-Pro's long distance relationship

[07:58] How did Joe train Semi-Pro as a card counter?

[14:00] Semi-Pro's first real world counting experience

[20:33] Semi-Pro's 200-hour break-even streak

[22:31] Married money vs bankroll money

[23:28] Joe's goal to be backed off every casino

[24:33] Do Joe and Semi-Pro play simultaneously?

[28:35] The team dynamics of management and leadership as a couple

[33:12] Semi-Pro's experiences as a female AP

[39:20] Playing blackjack in Europe

[41:07] Semi-Pro's cashing out troubles

[44:26] South Point Casino March Promotions: Extra free play, next free video poker classes start in Sept

[45:12] VideoPoker.com: Game of the Week "Stack the Deck"

[46:44] More discussion on investor/player dynamics as a couple

[52:30] Semi-Pro's $25 tip situation

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Mar 14, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - Vagabond and emails
In today’s show, we have about 10 extra minutes from when Vagabond was on last week, and then we go into our mailbag and answer listener questions.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of globetrotting AP, Vagabond
[00:30] Extreme couponing [08:50] Computer programming and AP
[09:40] Safety and security in foreign casinos
[13:23] Online Ocean Magic game in New Jersey
[17:37] Louisiana card counting law
[19:10] Requests for questions for Bob Narsesian
[19:51] Listener question about the "two pass method"
[21:12] Listener question about hole-carding UTH
[21:59] Listener question about a loss rebate
[22:55] Listener question about card counting without heat
[26:30] Listener question about penetration and EV
[28:24] Listener question about suite blackjacks paying 2 to 1
[29:57] Listener question about bankroll question about Jacks or Better
[35:08] Listener question about a cash out threshold that requires surveillance
[38:34] Listener question about an over payment in blackjack
[42:54] South Point Casino March promotions: Extra free play offers
[43:38] VideoPoker.com: Game of the week is "Peek and Play Poker"
[44:50] Listener question about video poker locations and pay tables
[47:00] Listener question about getting backed off at the El Cortez
[49:11] Listener question about a possible sighting of Richard in Reno
[50:25] Listener question about errors in video poker caused by sticky buttons
[52:20] Listener question about dealer cheating in blackjack
[55:41] Listener question about the greatest gambling songs 

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Mar 11, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - Blackjack Ball 2019
We have 2 guests this week discussing the 2019 Blackjack Ball. Max Rubin who hosts the Ball, and Tony S. who won this year's skills competition.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introductions of Blackjack Ball host Max Rubin and 2019 Grosjean Cup winner Tony S.

[01:04] The future of the Blackjack Hall of Fame and the Blackjack Ball

[07:52] Rob Reitzen, the newest member of the Blackjack Hall of Fame

[10:41] The test of 21 Questions

[21:08] Skills test

[31:30] South Point Casino: March Promotions and free video poker classes

[32:43] VideoPoker.com: Gold membership offers corrections on most games

[33:38] Final table: Bob Nersesian vs Tony S.

[39:33] What is Tony S. doing with his trophy?

[43:33] Dr. Edward Thorpe discussion

[47:04] Champagne and $100 attendance fee

[51:24] Final thoughts about the 2019 Blackjack Ball

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Mar 09, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - Vagabond
Our guest this week is a professional professional blackjack player, and world traveler - Vagabond.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of globetrotting AP, Vagabond

[00:32] Vagabond's early gambling experience with deuces wild, blackjack, and table games

[02:25] Overcoming shyness and interacting with casino employees

[05:37] Is working in government intelligence helpful in AP work and getting through customs?

[07:13] How did Don Johnson help Vagabond?

[08:40] How is Vagabond's approach blackjack different than players who get backed off often?

[09:37] Travel planning, customs, foreign currency management, and currency declaration

[17:48] Casinos in Cambodia

[20:55] Vagabond's favorite and least favorite countries

[24:30] Good blackjack rules and a 15% loss rebate

[30:32] South Point Casino February promotions: casino-wide progressives, free video poker classes

[32:25] VideoPoker.com: free strategy correction for video poker games for gold members

[33:30] Gambling in Madagascar

[35:58] How to bet big as a white American in foreign countries.

[37:00] Does Vagabond usually travel with his wife?

[38:55] Vagabond's trip to Suriname

[40:36] Vagabond's layover in the Dominican Republic

[41:55] What countries are notorious for cheating?

[43:51] Additional discussion of currency exchange problems

[48:48] Vagabond's note taking methodology

[51:56] Do foreign countries have databases of APs like OSN?

[53:17] Are back-offs in foreign countries more polite that back-offs in the U.S.?

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Feb 22, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - Sports bettor Rufus Peabody
Our guests this week is professional sports bettor Rufus Peabody,  who tells the story about being shut out of a $1 million first prize at the Draft Kings NFL handicapping contest. We also discuss his sports betting process, and his podcast, Bet The Process.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of Rufus Peabody, professional sports bettor

[00:30] How did Rufus get involved in sports betting?

[03:19] Besides econometrics, what other mathematical experience does Rufus have?

[04:22] Does Rufus wish that he had an alias?

[04:59] Draft Kings contest: overlay, parlays, strategy, bet grading

[14:13] Did Rufus' Super Bowl portfolio do well?

[16:01] Where did Rufus watch the Super Bowl?

[16:30] "Bet the Process" podcast with Rufus and Jeff Ma

[19:42] Rufus' NFL consulting experience

[21:35] What teams are most likely to embrace analytics?

[23:23] Should an NFL trailing by 3 points call a time out before the 2-minute warning?

[25:00] South Point February promotions - casino-wide progressives, President's Day $32k give away, free video poker classes

[26:43] VideoPoker.com - Game of the Week is "Face Card Frenzy"

[27:24] Where does Rufus release his picks?

[27:56] Does Rufus mostly bet sides and totals?

[28:57] How does Rufus balance the pros and cons of early betting and late betting?

[30:04] Does Rufus watch games?

[31:31] Does Rufus like bridge jumper bets like "no safety?"

[33:07] Betting on golf

[33:24] How does Rufus get NFL data?

[34:15] MLB data sets and umpire biases

[36:04] Rufus' Twitter feed, @RufusPeabody

[36:41] Rufus' Super Bowl betting process

[40:46] Is it more dangerous to bet on Belichick games?

[43:06] Did Rufus get as much money down as expected on the Super Bowl?
[46:47] Would Rufus use bet runners to get money down?

[47:36] Did Rufus ever consider betting on horse racing?

[49:05] How did Rufus' parents react to his career path?

[50:43] How does Rufus' career affect his relationship with his girlfriend?

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Feb 15, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - Spanky part 2
Our guest this week is a professional sports bettor, Spanky.  We discuss how his operation works, and the art and science of sports betting.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of sports bettor Spanky, @Spanky on Twitter
[00:30] Richard's secret game
[01:09] Was Spanky affected by the blown call in the Saints/Rams game?
[04:13] How did Spanky get his nickname?
[05:18] How often did Spanky get stiffed by offshore books?
[06:24] Does Spanky bet on March Madness or avoid it?
[08:26] Does Spanky enter handicapping contests?
[11:23] What percentage of Spanky's betting is against the opening line?
[13:16] What percentage of the time does Spanky beat the closing line?
[15:35] Does Spanky beat the Pinnacle closing lines?
[20:47] Is any sport particularly easy to beat?
[22:37] What division of labor exists on Spanky's team?
[26:12] Do Spanky's employees have non-compete agreements?
[28:13] How does Spanky evaluate potential betting partners?
[30:33] More info on Spanky's Billy Walters story
[33:00] South Point Casino February Promotions, free video poker classes
[34:30] VideoPoker.com: Game of the Week is "Super "Triple Play Jackpot"
[35:34] How much is Spanky involved in game analysis?
[36:47] Do less experienced bettors remove some of Spanky's edge?
[40:14] Does Spanky bet on obscure games that his employees recommend?
[42:29] How much autonomy do Spanky's employees have?
[45:02] Does Spank bet on baseball?
[46:21] More info on Spanky's experience in Costa Rica
[50:45] Did Spanky know Tony, the founder of 5Dimes?
[53:08] How does Spanky make money? What is the mix of art and science?
[56:16] How can people get in touch with Spanky?
[56:54] Do books often cut Spanky's lines as shown in his Harrah's video?

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Feb 08, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - Super Bowl 2019
Our guests this week are Frank B. and Anthony Curtis.  We discuss the upcoming Super Bowl and opportunities for sharp bettors.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of sports bettor Frank B and Las Vegas Advisor/Huntington Press publisher Anthony Curtis.
[00:34] Did Frank and Anthony enter football contests together again this season?
[02:21] Frank and Anthony share their opinions about the Draft Kings contest.
[11:55] Frank's two phases of Super Bowl betting
[20:15] Coin toss bet and receive/defer decision discussion
[24:46] Betting "No Safety" and "No Overtime"
[29:37] Individual player props and Todd Gurley discussion
[35:42] South Point Casino - February promotions & free video poker classes
[36:46] VideoPoker.com - Game of the week "100-Play Draw Poker"
[38:17] Frank B's bridge jumper
[43:56] What are the best casinos to bet on the Super Bowl?
[48:44] Where would Anthony go to watch the Super Bowl in Vegas?
[51:53] How does Frank create numbers? James Harden cross-sports prop discussion

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Feb 01, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - Spanky
Our guest this week is a professional sports bettor, Spanky.  We discuss how Vegas books have changed, his interaction with Billy Walters, and how important getting a good line is.

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

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Show Notes

[00:00] Intro of Spanky, a sports bettor
[00:30] How did Spanky start gambling?
[01:33] When did Spanky realize that he could make money gambling?
[07:28] How did people in Spanky’s life react to his transition into a professional gambler?
[09:34] Why did Spanky go to Costa Rica?
[12:36] Did Spanky initially also play in online casinos?
[20:24] Did UIGEA impact online sports betting?
[23:26] Is Spanky still able to find arbitrage opportunities?
[26:02] Why is Spanky more successful than other sports bettors?
[28:33] How well does Spanky know Billy Walters?
[32:55] Did Spanky ever develop betting bots?
[34:38] South Point Casino - January Promotions and Free Video Poker Classes
[40:38] Does Spanky make in-game bets?
[42:18] What advice does Spanky have for aspiring sports bettors?
[46:46] What sports betting books does Spanky recommend?
[48:20] What sports does Spanky bet? What sports does he avoid?
[50:43] Do games with less media coverage have higher edges?
[55:14] Spanky’s secrets to a happy life.


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Jan 25, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - guest Ed Miller
Our guest this week is Ed Miller. We talk about DFS, sports betting, and in-game betting.


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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of Ed Miller, noted poker authority and sports bettor.
[00:26] Ed's sports betting articles in Card Player Magazine.
[03:13] Does Ed still play DFS?
[07:22] Draft Kings' Sports Betting Championship fiasco.
[11:40] In-play betting discussion.
[32:33] South Point Casino January Promotions: Spin to Win, Senior Days, and free video poker classes.
[34:34] VideoPoker.com: Game of the Week - "Face Card Frenzy."
[35:48] Remembering Gavin Smith.
[36:22] The NFL's new alternative helmet design.
[39:12] Does Ed agree with Spanky's assessment that sportsbooks in Vegas are not easily beaten?
[43:20] Does Ed bet prop bets?

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Jan 25, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - Math Boy part 2
Our guest this week is Math Boy, back for a return visit. He shares about a memo from a casino he inadvertently saw, and how he and his team exploited it.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of Math boy, an AP with a PhD in mathematics.
[01:28] Double pay roulette promotion on 00 and 7.
[11:10] Vicksburg jacket promotion.
[15:26] Diamond Jack's promotion double pay promotion.
[20:09] Resorts Tunica Game King blackjack
[27:58] Fitzgerald's double deck blackjack in Tunica
[31:47] South Point Casino: January promotions - "Spin to Win" and free video poker classes
[34:04] VideoPoker.com: Game of the week is "Face Card Frenzy."
[35:00] Does Math boy regret retiring?
[40:13] Did Math boy prefer being a lone wolf or leading a team?
[44:15] Three Card Poker team at Caesar's.
[48:15] Stories about clearing tables.
[54:16] Leaked memo from Harrah's Lake Tahoe.

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Jan 18, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - Math Boy
Our guest this week is Math Boy, a former player who used mathematical techniques to beat the house. He speaks about a lot of promotions over the years that have been very lucrative.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of Mathboy, an AP with a PhD in mathematics
[00:39] How did Mathboy get started as an AP?
[01:21] Was Mathboy beating casinos before he got his PhD?
[02:00} Discussion of Mathboy's early online gambling experiences.
[14:26] Discussion of potential opportunities in newly legalized sports betting markets.
[17:37] Mathboy's unique approach to loss rebates.
[22:52] Mayboy's story about meeting Bob in in the early 2000's
[26:17] Mathboy discusses a 2001 play at Greek Town casino in Detroit.
[36:23] What was Mathboy's strategy at Three Card Poker?
[42:17] South Point Casino - January promotions and free video poker classes
[44:57] VideoPoker.com - Game of the Week: Max Action Poker
[46:28] What is Mathboy's video poker variance-splitting pool?
[53:20] Bob and Mathboy discuss their video poker speed-related strategies.
[57:04] Harrah's New Orleans Rolex promotion.

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Jan 11, 2019
Gambling With an Edge - Surveillance Pro, Griff part 2
This week we have a return visit from "Griff," a surveillance director who works somewhere east of Las Vegas. Griff answers questions from our listeners.  We welcome your questions - send them to us at gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of Grif, Surveillance Pro
[00:39] Does the mode of transportation affect the casino's opinion of a player?
[01:25] How often to casinos review all available footage of a player?
[04:12] Do casinos track who APs talk to into the casino?
[06:35] How do casinos detect hole carding?
[07:29] How often do casinos read players texts?
[10:12] Has Grif ever seen distractions used as part of a scam?
[14:04] How does surveillance deal with calls about betting table thresholds?
[15:42] What happens when a player receives a sizable marker?
[17:09] Does surveillance get a call for every W2G?
[18:00] Do casinos notify their competitors about known APs or cheaters?
[19:21] Does Grif contribute to OSN? How widely dispersed are OSN flyers?
[20:43] How long is digital surveillance information saved?
[22:42] Has Grif participated in choke point design?
[24:29] Does surveillance have direct access to kiosk or ATM cameras?
[26:04] South Point Casino Promotions - VP classes start 1/8
[27:01] VideoPoker.com - Game of the Week: Face Card Frenzy
[28:19] What is the difference between a back-off and a trespass?
[31:14] Is there software that can identify various types of advantage play?
[31:42] Does Grif's casino sweat people who track numbers at roulette?
[33:45] How many casinos use RFID chips to track betting patterns?
[35:53] How does the work day begin and end in the surveillance department?
[37:20] How does surveillance head count vary by shift and time of day?
[39:33] Will casinos buy AP literature to educate employees?
[42:11] Is Grif an AP is his spare time?
[43:13] How much analysis is done in real time versus after the fact?
[44:40] Does Grif check other players at the table during a hole-card game?
[46:51] Are their cameras that cannot be seen by the customers?
[48:20] Does a surveillance officer wear a wire when investigating employee theft?
[49:38] Who makes the decision to call the police?
[50:48] Are surveillance and security usually in the same department?
[54:16] Is math aptitude part of the job in surveillance?

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Dec 28, 2018
Gambling With an Edge - Surveillance Pro, Griff
Our guest this week is "Griff," a surveillance director who works somewhere east of Las Vegas. Griff answers questions from our listeners.  We welcome your questions - send them to us at gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Intro of Grif, The Surveillance Pro
[00:54] Would coloring up during high counts provide cover?
[03:08] Is Hi-Lo tracked by employees or software?
[04:30] How effective are Ian Andersen's cover plays?
[05:48] Who makes the decision to bar a player?
[07:16] Do casinos ever ban losing players?
[07:32] How does facial recognition software perform?
[11:34] Do casinos actively gather license plate data?
[14:33] Do casinos have the ability to scan license plates automatically upon entrance?
[16:22] How does surveillance prioritize their duties?
[18:59] How often is Grif free to look at things on his own?
[22:26] Are hats a big tell for advantage players?
[23:29] Is Grif aware of advantage slot players and efforts to ban them?
[26:59] Does surveillance track regular players who only play high video poker progressives?
[27:58] Does not using a player's card raise any red flags?
[29:02] Does Grif use a database? Who checks the database?
[31:17] How user friendly are the databases?
[32:08] South Point Casino: December Promotions
[33:26] VideoPoker.com: GWAE offer until 12/31
[35:19] Is there a database for player's jewelry?
[38:20] Does drinking alcohol have any effect on the analysis of players?
[39:41] How long does Grif keep pictures of AP's that have not yet been banned?
[41:01] How do casinos treat large wins by non-counters?
[43:37] Does Grif making HR decisions in the surveillance department?
[47:03] Are more losses caused AP's, cheaters, or employees?
[49:18] How prevalent is professional cheating?
[51:15] How often does Grif see advantage play?

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Dec 21, 2018
Gambling With an Edge - Anthony Curtis
Our guest this week is Anthony Curtis, owner of Huntington Press, and publisher of The Las Vegas Advisor. We discuss room rates for New Years, the new Member Rewards book, and what is new in Las Vegas.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of Anthony Curtis from The Las Vegas Advisor and Huntington Press.
[00:42] 2019 Las Vegas Advisor Member Rewards Book
[05:43] Las Vegas Advisor & Draft Kings deals
[13:28] FanDuel is prepaying Alabama National Championship bets
[16:12] Captain Jack's sports betting blog on LasVegasAdvisor.com
[17:45] Expansion of sports betting in the U.S.
[19:16] Room rates for New Year's Eve in Las Vegas
[24:32] Loss rebate offers
[30:51] South Point Casino December Promotions, Free video poker classes
[31:47] VideoPoker.com, free 30-day trial for GWAE listeners
[33:12] Sigma Derby has been removed from MGM Grand.
[35:36] Derek Steven's new downtown casino
[41:08] Resorts World progress
[43:06] Las Vegas in 2020
[46:44] Possible federal regulation in sports betting
[49:49] Jean Scott and Russel Fox's upcoming book about taxes and gambling.
[51:44] Listener question about blackjack rules and betting

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Dec 14, 2018
Gambling With an Edge - Anthony Curtis
Our guest this week is Anthony Curtis, owner of Huntington Press, and publisher of The Las Vegas Advisor.

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[00:00] Introduction of Anthony Curtis, publisher of Huntington Press and Las Vegas Advisor
[00:34] Louisiana law that prevents skilled players from being barred.
[04:27] Las Vegas room rates in December.
[07:36] Anthony's dealt royal flush story and bar video poker games/promotions.
[19:55] LVA football contest strategy, "Beat the Bookie" promotion at Rampart.
[26:54] Raiders stadium progress and parking options.
[32:54] South Point Casino December promotions: Senior Days, 2x points, VP classes, etc
[34:30] AutoSlash.com: their average user saves over 30% on car rentals.
[36:07] VideoPoker.com: GWAE listeners 30-day Gold membership promotion.
[39:14] Eating Las Vegas, 7th Edition
[44:47] Listener question about blackjack side bet "Top 3."
[50:05] Listener question about Anthony's favorite sports betting books.
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Dec 07, 2018
Gambling With an Edge - Jimmy Jazz
This week Bob and I talk to Jimmy Jazz. We talk about some credit card plays, auto rentals, and casino promotions.

We encourage your questions, and you can send them to gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Intro of Jimmy Jazz, frugal travel and credit card expert
[00:38] Is the Total Rewards credit card a good deal?
[04:00] Can you use a credit card for WSOP entries?
[05:10] Implications of a merger between MGM and Caesar's
[08:43] Groupon Select
[12:49] Las Vegas Advisor Draft Kings promotion Lasvegasadvisor.com
[14:35] Finding lost tickets and using abandoned credits.
[22:18] SouthPoint December promotions: Christmas Day multipliers
[23:46] VideoPoker.com - 100-Play Quick Quads is the Game of the Week
[25:17] Jimmy's experience with Avis, toll roads, and transponders.
[34:24] Jimmy's experience with an inaccurate mileage record at Budget.
[38:17] Jimmy's experience with bad wipers on an Alamo rental.
[40:33] Red Rock's free play promotion.
[45:27] Hollywood Toledo's food donation promotion.
[51:56] Richard discusses an old Palace Station $20 bill serial number promotion
[55:14] Jimmy's thoughts on current credit card offers.

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Nov 30, 2018
Gambling With an Edge - Listener emails
This week Bob and I answer questions submitted by our listeners. We encourage your questions, and you can send them to gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Intro
[00:35] Richard's recent experience on a Norwegian Cruise Line.
[06:12] Richard's AutoSlash experience with a Priceline Express Deal car rental.
[09:31] Bob's experience filing a complaint with the Nevada Gambling Control Board.
[12:08] How can APs deal with rules that are intended to exclude them from promotions?
[14:11] Is Boyd becoming less friendly to players?
[15:46] When Bob travels out of state does he stay where he plays?
[18:20] How can a player set up an account with a bet broker?
[19:58] Are "unseen cards are unseen cards" as Don Schlesinger says?
[23:21] Is it better for a player's ADT to play to on multi-game machine or a stand only machine?
[25:50] Is penetration important when shuffle tracking?
[28:11] How can a player find risk and variance information on blackjack side bets?
[29:19] Is roulette still profitable?
[31:32] Should a player continue to play a positive, but slow baccarat game?
[34:50] How is video poker dealt?
[38:14] How do you find strong players to network with?
[43:51] South Point Casino November Promotions: Walmart gift cards, Hot Seats, Senior Days
[45:02] VideoPoker.com Game of the week is "Super Triple Play Jackpots"
[48:10] What is the EV of $200/month in free play?
[52:24] Does changing a bet from $5 to two hands of $25 look better than one hand of $50?
[54:30] Does dressing well work as cover when making large bets?
[58:43] What's the best tipping policy?
[100:30] Is sitting out negative counts better than leaving the table?

Blackjack Shuffle Tracker's Cookbook - https://amzn.to/2TrOazA
Nov 23, 2018
Gambling With an Edge - Bank and Teller
Our guests this week are Bank and Teller with some tales of their adventures in mainly, California casinos.

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[00:00] Intro of APs Bank and Teller
[00:44] Why did he choose the name Bank?
[02:46] What type of cheating used to happen in player banked games?
[04:27] Teller's experience has a dealer.
[07:20] How Bank and Teller played a 2:1 Blackjack promotion.
[09:47] Bank's experience solving a slot machine.
[16:20] Bank was barred at a casino 25 years ago, can he go back?
[22:00] Discussion of "next card" games and dealer tells.
[25:10] Bank's introduction to advantage play.
[32:08] SouthPoint Casino's November promotions: Walmart gift cards and Thanksgiving Day Hot Seat
[32:33] AutoSlash.com - free service to save money on rental cars.
[36:00] VideoPoker.com - Game of the Week is "Six Card Frenzy"
[38:54] Is Bank still coupon hustling?
[42:45] How did Bank meet his wife?
[48:12] What was Bank playing in Las Vegas a few years ago?
[49:33] Why did Bank stay at The Riviera and The Plaza?
[53:05] Bank and Teller's Pechanga story.
AutoSlash - http://autoslash.com
SouthPoint Casino - https://southpointcasino.com/
https://www.videopoker.com/gwae
Nov 16, 2018
Gambling With an Edge - Russell Fox
Our guest this week is tax advisor Russell Fox.  We discuss various tax situations that affect gamblers and other citizens.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Intro of Russel Fox of Clayton Financial and TaxableTalk.com, rcfox@ClaytonTax.com
[00:35] Draft Kings daily fantasy sports special at the Las Vegas Advisor.
[01:43] Do new tax laws affect end of year planning?
[03:39] Are there any recent legal decisions that affect gamblers and taxes?
[05:14] Could the next Congress pass any important tax bills?
[06:53] Could you postpone claiming a jackpot for tax purposes?
[10:49] Are lottery tickets deductible from gambling winnings?
[15:11] Does the IRS accept win/loss statements?
[17:16] How will the larger standard deduction negatively affect amateur gamblers with only a few W2Gs?
[19:52] Would claiming $100,000 in wins and $100,000 in losses trigger an audit?
[25:21] Would gambling winnings in the U.K be transmitted to the IRS?
[27:07] Discussion "gambling sessions."
[32:10] SouthPoint Casino - Walmart gift card promotion, Thanksgiving Hot Seat promotion, Senior Day Mondays
[33:17] AutoSlash.com - six things that listeners should know about saving money on rental cars.
[35:03] Videopoker.com - free membership offer for GWAE listeners, "Stack the Deck" is the game of the week.
[36:58] Do poker winnings in Texas have to be reported?
[38:02] Discussion of the tax implications for a team consisting of an amateur gambler and a professional gambler.
[43:52] Does being barred from a casino affect a player's ability to get win/loss records?
[47:16] Can a professional gambler take the foreign earned income exclusion?
[51:30] Should enrolled agents violate federal law or state law when there is a conflict?

ClaytonTax.com
TaxableTalk.com
LasVegasAdvisor.com
DraftKings.com

AutoSlash - http://autoslash.com
SouthPoint Casino - https://southpointcasino.com/
https://www.videopoker.com/gwae
Nov 09, 2018
Gambling With an Edge - Listener emails
This week Bob and I answer questions submitted by our listeners. We encourage your questions, and you can send them to gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com.

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[00:00]  Intro
[00:40]  What hourly rate is acceptable for casino play with little or no heat?
[03:55]  Have you ever let your personal dislike for a casino corporation or casino owner factor into your decision to play?
[08:29]  How do full time APs answer questions and/or provide documentation on CTRs?
[12:42]  How do you deal with players following you from game to game?
[18:34]  Do you know of anyone that has successfully fought a trespass?
[22:15]  If you're not trespassed, how long would you stay away after being backed off?
[26:56]  SouthPoint November Promotions:  Walmart gift cards promo.
[28:42]  AutoSlash.com can save you money on car rentals.
[30:43]  VideoPoker.com GWAE listeners can get a free trial.
[33:08]  Why would a video poker player not want use casino credit?
[35:42]  How much should a full time card counter expect to make?
[37:59]  How does someone get a legal name change?
[43:02]  Could you play two hands of $1000 with mid-shoe and only positive count?
[44:42]  What books would you recommend for a novice slot player?
[46:50]  How can someone find pay tables on old video poker machines?
[48:40]  What strategy adjustments are needed to play Blazing 7's blackjack?
[50:18]  A casino made a Martingale customer flat bet after winning $800 bet.
[52:00]  Las Vegas Advisor coupon run question.

"The Slot Expert's Guide to Playing Slots" - https://amzn.to/2Rqs7aE

Nov 01, 2018
Gambling With an Edge - Listener emails
This week Bob and I answer questions submitted by our listeners. We encourage your questions, and you can send them to gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com.

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[00:00]  Intro
[00:40]  AutoSlash now sponsors GWAE.  Richard shares a personal experience where AutoSlash saved him over 50% off of his initial reservation.
[04:39]  How can listeners help to support GWAE?
[06:50]  Bob discusses strategies for saving money on wine while on a Norwegian Cruise.
[11:30]  Listener Question #1:  Are their any resources that illustrate the logic of blackjack basic strategy?
[13:57]  Listener Question #2:  How do you figure out the advantages of joining a slot club for a video poker player?
[15:16]  Listener Question #3:  Does having a multiplier in Good Times Pay change the strategy?
[16:19]  Listener Question #4:  What blackjack counting strategy is best for a beginner with reasonable ability?
[19:22]  Listener Question #5:  What theoretical loss will be assigned to a 25-cent 9/6 Jacks machine on a bank of mostly 8/5?
[22:51]  Listener Question #6:  Should a player 86'd from Pechanga continue to play elsewhere in CA or move to NV?
[30:40]  Listener Question #7:  What games should a player practice to maximize win in Vegas?
[32:30]  SouthPoint October promotions
[33:27]  VideoPoker.com memberships and game of the week, 100-play Draw Poker
[36:26]  Listener Question #8:  Does Richard plan his trips in advance?  What was his longest trip?
[37:55]  Listener Question #9:  What are Vegas restaurants are great for a date night?
[44:52]  Listener Question #10:  How do you find casinos if maps aren't helpful?
[45:55}  Listener Question #11:  Do you have an stories about people wrongly believing that they have an edge?
[49:45]  Listener Question #12:  Can you postpone claiming a jackpot until the new year for tax purposes?
[52:46]  Listener Question #13:  What is the origin of Richard's last name?

Sites/Books referenced:

Black Belt in Blackjack by Arnold Snyder - https://amzn.to/2RnF8m8
Blackjack Blueprint by Rick Blaine - https://amzn.to/2Rm03WJ
Playing Blackjack as a Business by Lawrence Revere - https://amzn.to/2Ozuuu9
Million Dollar Blackjack by Ken Uston - https://amzn.to/2OxXrGU
Professional Blackjack by Stanford Wong - https://amzn.to/2DWPTcs
Million Dollar Video Poker by Bob Dancer - https://amzn.to/2RoPjqM

SouthPoint Casino - https://southpointcasino.com/
Nov 01, 2018
Gambling With an Edge - card counter Yoshi
Our guest this week is Yoshi. Yoshi was on the show last October.  At that time he had been counting cards for about 14 months, and ran $3,000 into $300,000.  Now he is back a year later, and his bankroll is over a million.

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[00:00] Introduction of card counter Yoshi
[01:00] What has happened to Yoshi's bankroll since his last appearance?
[01:50] How many hours is Yoshi playing now?
[02:37] How much is Yoshi betting?
[04:17] Has Yoshi finally had a 100+ hour losing streak?
[05:30] Is Yoshi still optimistic about being an AP indefinitely?
[07:38] How did Yoshi's girlfriend feel about his profession?
[08:27] Would Yoshi return to being an AP if he was single?
[11:00] Would being part of a team rekindle Yoshi's desire for playing?
[12:07] Has Yoshi been able to maintain gambling friendships since he has become inactive?
[13:12] Is Yoshi writing songs about his gambling experiences?
[14:21] What advice would Yoshi give to aspiring card counters?
[20:48] Discussion of burnout and boredom.
[23:32] How did Yoshi deal with CTRs and player's cards?
[27:02] Has Yoshi had any bad back-offs or 86s?
[31:08} SouthPoint October Promotions
[31:58] AutoSlash.com
[36:30] VideoPoker.com
[38:23] Has Yoshi had any recent pleasant surprises in casinos?
[41:22] What was Yoshi's tipping policy?
[42:51] Did Yoshi celebrate after reaching any bankroll milestones?
[45:04] Does Yoshi endorse a large spread with no cover strategy?
[49:17] Why did Yoshi like to play standing up?
[55:30] Yoshi shares some other fond memories.


AutoSlash - http://autoslash.com
SouthPoint Casino - https://southpointcasino.com/
VideoPoker.com - https://www.videopoker.com/gwae
Oct 25, 2018
Gambling With an Edge - guest Captain Jack and G2E 2018
Bob and I are again joined by sports bettor and GWAE columnist Captain Jack to discuss what we saw, liked, or didn't like at the recent Global Gaming Expo held last week in Las Vegas.

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[00:00] Introduction of Captain Jack and G2E
[00:40] How can casino managers improve sportsbook operations?
[03:40] What new sports betting offerings did Captain Jack see at G2E?
[08:10] In-game betting approval process and regulation.
[11:45] Expansion of Westgate SuperBook to other states.
[12:54] Facial recognition products.
[16:07] A blackjack variant where all hands push on a dealer 16.
[19:06] A "smart shoe" ShuffleMaster blackjack variant.
[20:22] New side bets on most table games.
[21:42] New video poker games: Lucky 8, Max Action Poker, and Stack the Deck, etc
[35:38] Multi-Strike and Super Times Play Keno.
[36:30] Gamblit skill-based games: Pac-Man, Deal or No Deal, etc
[39:18] Gaming Arts' Casino Wizard blackjack game.
[40:20] Stadium games with multiple games, fewer dealers.
[41:17] Next Gaming's skill-based games.
[42:15] SouthPoint Casino October promotions.
[42:37] VideoPoker.com promotions.
[43:12] AutoSlash.com car rentals.
[45:11] Cammegh roulette randomness.

AutoSlash - http://autoslash.com
SouthPoint Casino - https://southpointcasino.com/
VideoPoker.com - https://www.videopoker.com/gwae
Oct 18, 2018
Gambling With an Edge - guest Captain Jack
Our guest this week is Captain Jack.  Captain Jack is a sports bettor and GWAE columnist, and we discuss how sports betting is proliferating in numerous states following the repeal of the PASPA law.

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[00:00] Intro of Captain Jack
[00:30] What is Captain Jack's opinion of sports betting in states that recently legalized sports betting?
[01:52] Sports betting promotions that have a positive expectation.
[03:30] Are there sports betting apps in New Jersey?
[05:03] Are the lines in New Jersey identical to lines in Las Vegas?
[06:02] Are soccer prices different between the U.S. and Europe?
[07:06] What other states are soon going to have legalized sports betting?
[09:30] How would someone know if their home state is good for sports betting?
[13:58] Why is Louisiana facing more opposition to gambling than Mississippi?
[15:30] What will September sports betting in New Jersey revenue be?
[19:14] How is online gambling doing relative to online sports betting in New Jersey?
[20:15] What is the online gambling revenue in New Jersey?
[21:26] Is it wise to ban skilled sports bettors? Does this happen in New Jersey?
[25:02] Why hasn't BetFair done better?
[28:33] The FanDuel Denver vs Oakland live-betting line error incident.
[34:11] Southpoint October promotions
[35:08] AutoSlash saved Bob time and money.
[36:33] VideoPoker.com promotions
[38:30] What makes a winning sports bettor?
[44:20] How smart are sports betting APs?
[46:52] Reconciling historical data, rule changes, and small sample size.
[51:11] Discussion of sports tout and affiliate services.
[55:35] Captain Jack's column on Gambling with an Edge
[57:55] Captain Jack's Twitter @CapJack2000

SouthPoint Casino - https://southpointcasino.com/
Oct 12, 2018
Gambling With an Edge - Gabby Girl part 2
Gabby Girl returns, telling us about her interactions with mobster Tony Spilotro and others.

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[00:00] Intro
[00:43] Listener question #1: Should a casino care about simultaneous pass and don't pass bets? [05:18] Listener question #2: Is it just as effective to count only aces and tens?
[07:30] Listener question #3: Do casinos care if players use a video poker strategy card at the machine?
[09:00] Listener question #4: Which machines are best for coupon redemption?
[10:35] Listener question #5: Is a 25% commission reasonable to sign someone else's W2G
[14:17] Gabby Girl's experience wearing a wire in a DMSO case discussion
[19:19] Has Gabby Girl ever testified?
[21:00] Gabby's experiences with Anthony Spilotro
[22:11] Tommy Amato discussion
[26:59] Conflicts between private investigator work and social life
[30:57] Prostitution sting at The International (currently known as the Hilton)
[35:23] Serving papers on a boxer
[40:44] Chateau Vegas
[42:39] Frank Cullotta's avoidance of gun use
[44:48] Toastmasters
Sep 27, 2018
Gambling With an Edge - Gabby Girl
Our guest this week is Gabby Girl, a woman who was a private investigator back in the early 1980s and did work for Oscar Goodman as he defended mobsters.

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[00:00] Gabby Girl Intro
[00:55] Show Notes for GWAE
[02:12] Richard randomly experiences of the value of an Las Vegas Advisor coupon at the Palms [03:42] Listener email question #1: Why would a sports book ban a sharp player?
[06:43] Listener email question #2: How do you discretely scout table games?
[08:40] Listener email question #3: When is it socially acceptable to leave a poker home game? [11:14] Listener email question #4: Is 6:5 blackjack here to stay in Las Vegas?
[13:40] Listener email question #5: Why are Europeans more accepting of constant shuffle machines? [14:23] Listener email question #6: Where does Richard play chess online?
[14:54] Gabby Girl's experience as a private investigator before she was 21
[16:14] How Gabby Girl learned to extract information from people
[18:01] Cary Sayegh kidnapping case
[21:13] Joseph Yablonsky and Oscar Goodman
[24:23] Gabby Girl's father's perception of her job
[25:23] Anthony Spilotro and the Hole in the Wall Gang
[29:15] Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal
[35:11] Frank Cullotta
[41:29] Eddie LaRaue and bonuses for serving difficult subpoenas
[47:39] Surveillance in adultery cases

Las Vegas Advisor - https://www.lasvegasadvisor.com/
Mob Museum - https://themobmuseum.org/
Chicago Joe's - http://www.chicagojoesrestaurant.com/
Sep 20, 2018
Gambling With an Edge - Eric Rosenthal part 2
Our guest this week is Eric Rosenthal. Eric returns to continue our conversation about advantage traveling.

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[00:00] Introduction of Eric Rosenthal,
[00:50] Richard wants to go to London efficiently via cash and/or points
[07:15] How to build a network of casino hosts, getting value from social skills and host referrals [14:18] Utilizing player cruise offers, UrComped.com
[20:28] Creating goodwill by referring other strong players to hosts
[22:32] Identifying and maximizing tier-based benefits, additional cruise offer discussion
[30:00] Are hosts interested in AP video poker players?
[33:53] Starwood Preferred Guest, Marriott, and Cosmo points
[36:58] Timing action and "theoretical" to maximize offers
[40:10] Could someone earn Seven Stars only via churning without gambling?
[43:08] Markers versus front money
[46:04] Leveraging non-casino programs to negotiate with hosts
[50:52] The need for modern day travel agents/award travel specialists
[52:48] "Vegas Confessions" podcast

Award Wallet https://awardwallet.com/blog/
Urcomped https://urcomped.com/
Travelzork https://travelzork.com/
Twitter @erosenthal1029
Email ericr@travelzork.com
podcast Vegas Confessions https://www.vegasconfessionspod.com/
Sep 13, 2018
Gambling With an Edge - Eric Rosenthal
Our guest this week is Eric Rosenthal. We talk to Eric about combining advantage gambling with advantageous use of travel options.

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[00:00] Introduction of Eric Rosenthal, @erosenthal1029, ericr@travelzork.com
[00:45] TravelZork.com, casino loyalty and travel loyalty education company
[02:45] Eric's experience with Revel's $100k loss rebate promotion, mailers, and the benefits of verifiable play
[13:36] Finding partners, managing taxes, and dividing comps from the Revel $100k promotion [18:25] Parlaying play at Revel into offers from competing properties in Atlantic City
[32:56] Travel hacking, manufactured spending, credit card discussion
[40:40] Tracking loyalty and credit card points, Award Wallet app
[43:54] Nothing lasts forever in AP or churning
[45:34] Creating extra video poker "theoretical."
[49:48] What has happened to Eric's team since the Revel promotion?
[52:42] How is Las Vegas for comps?
[54:05] Creating extra table games "theoretical."

Max Rubin's Comp City https://amzn.to/2PJt2mC
Award Wallet https://awardwallet.com/blog/
Urcomped https://urcomped.com/
Travelzork https://travelzork.com/
Twitter @erosenthal1029
Email ericr@travelzork.com
podcast Vegas Confessions https://www.vegasconfessionspod.com/
Sep 06, 2018
Gambling With an Edge - Dr. Nick
Our guest this week is Dr. Nick.  Dr. Nick is a blackjack player, gambling writer, and host of the podcast Dr. Nick and the Hot Aussie Chick.

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[0:30] Listener question #1:  Basic player card info for video poker
[4:29] Listener question #2:  Tips for memorizing basic blackjack strategy
[7:39] Listener question #3:  Blackjack and No Limit Texas Hold'em risk of ruin
[11:52] Dr. Nick's arrest for allegedly cheating at Green Valley Ranch
[20:30] G2E's "Current Cheats, Scams, and Frauds" seminar featured Dr. Nick's case, despite dismissal of charges
[31:15] Dr. Nick's path to blackjack and experience with the MIT blackjack team
[39:49] Blackjack in Las Vegas, EV of players card versus EV of anonymity 
[44:01] Dr. Nick's case against Caesar's for breach of innkeeper's duty
[46:03] Dr. Nick's educational background and current projects
[48:30] "Dr. Nick and the Hot Aussie Chick" podcast

"Dr. Nick and the Hot Aussie Chick" podcast Gamblingwithanedge.com

Casino Verite software https://www.qfit.com/

Playing Blackjack as a Business  https://amzn.to/2PbJxqn

Theory of Blackjack  https://amzn.to/2NoyRnO

Aug 30, 2018
Gambling With an Edge - RX Gamble part 2
This week is part 2 of our interview with RXgamble, a woman born and raised in Vegas who went from casino dealer to top advantage player.

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Blog rxgamble.com
Twitter @rxgamble
Aug 23, 2018
Gambling With an Edge - RX Gamble
Our guest today is RXgamble, a woman born and raised in Vegas who went from casino dealer to top advantage player.

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Blog rxgamble.com
Twitter @rxgamble
Aug 21, 2018
Gambling With an Edge - Listener emails
We have no guest this week. Bob and I answer listener emails.

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Aug 09, 2018
Gambling With an Edge - guest Max Shapiro
Our guest today is Max Shapiro, longtime CardPlayer columnist of "Read 'Em and Laugh," and one of the best poker humorists of all time. But first we go back to the mail bag to answer listener questions.

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Aug 02, 2018
Gambling With an Edge - poker player Barbara Enright
Our guest today is Barbara Enright, member of the Poker Hall of Fame, the Women's Poker Hall of Fame, and the Senior Poker Hall of Fame. Barbara is also the only woman to ever make the final table of the main event of the World Series of Poker. Before our interview with Barbara we answer listener emails.

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Jul 26, 2018
Gambling With an Edge - Maria Konnikova
Bob and Richard are joined by Maria Konnikova, a writer and psychologist who contracted with poker star Eric Seidel to teach her enough tournament poker so she could write a book about it. Turns out she was pretty good at poker. The book has been delayed as she pursues poker full time.

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[00:49] How Maria met Erik Seidel
[03:53] Deciding on the learning process?
[05:09] The initial vision of the book?
[05:56] How much time did Maria originally plan to practice? Was it a full-time commitment in the beginning?
[08:29] Did she move to Las Vegas?
[09:19] The arrangement at Aria
[11:50] Erik’s lessons and his book recommendations
[12:46] Maria’s poker experience prior to the project
[15:19] Low limit tournaments in Las Vegas that were different from online tournaments
[18:04] Angle shooters & women players
[21:59] Maria starting to play professionally
[22:49] The Poker News article on Maria
[24:17] Black Widow’s comment: advantage and disadvantages of playing as a woman
[27:13] The false dichotomy of approaching poker psychologically and mathematically
[32:57] Poker Star’s sponsorship of Maria’s project
[34:10] WSoP & satellites
[36:07] Tournament winnings & turning full-time poker player
[38:19] Did the book change along the writing process due to the unexpected developments with her poker experience?
[39:50] Will some chapters be published in different places before the publication of the book?
[41:54] Will she play poker 5-10 years later? Other immersive projects in the future?
[43:16] Is Erik comfortable with Maria writing about what he taught her?
[45:10] Maria’s previous books
[46:51] The Grift podcast
[49:04] Last thoughts


Best ways to reach Maria:
    Twitter @mkonnikova and 
    Instagram @grlnamedmaria
Maria’s books:
    The Confidence Game  https://amzn.to/2xpjtUW 
    Mastermind  https://amzn.to/2L7wPaq
The Grift Podcast: http://thegriftpodcast.com/


Harrington on Hold’em vol.1: https://amzn.to/2LlMabG
Harrington on Hold’em vol.2: https://amzn.to/2uQHZdQ
Harrington on Hold’em vol.3: https://amzn.to/2LlMQ0I


Jul 25, 2018
Gambling With an Edge - card counter Ryemo
This week our guest is Ryemo (pronounced RYE-mo), who is a family man who plays blackjack full time without a partner. Ryemo is on the road playing about 500 hours per year, and talks honestly about the difficulties of life on the road, and long losing streaks.

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blackjackdiscord.com


Jul 25, 2018
Gambling With an Edge - Poker Pro, Tony
Bob and Richard visit with poker player Tony in the first of two back-to-back interviews. We speak about how he got started, his WSOP bracelet, and his experience playing in Macau,  among other topics.

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[00:35] Tony’s first poker BR and rebooting
[04:30] Live poker and underage gambling
[09:39] Limit Hold ‘em bots
[14:59] WSoP event where Tony won the bracelet
[17:56] The Macau gold rush and money exchange
[21:48] Differences between Limit and No Limit
[23:35] Tournament v.s. Cash games & Tony’s take on mixed games
[32:15] Cases and how to handle cheating in poker for both online and offline games
[45:31] Online tells
[48:41] What are the big mistakes that online poker players make?
[51:57] Poker resources   
Jul 24, 2018
Gambling With an Edge - Super host Steve Cyr
Bob and I talk to super-host Steve Cyr. We received many questions for hosts from our listeners, and many of them made it into the podcast. We will have Steve on again in the near future to address more of your questions. You can always submit questions to us at gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com

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[00:51] Salary host v.s. Theoretical loss hosts
[02:51] The changes in Palms in the recent 6 weeks
[05:29] The new rule on the source of funds and its effect on casinos
[08:58] Does Steve tell people to wire the money?
[09:58] How to verify the sources of funds and whose blame it is if the source is incorrectly identified
[11:41] What’s the benefit of wiring and calling the host ahead of time?
[13:20] Using central credit
[14:27] If the host makes promises to a player based on some amount of action, and he plays nowhere near that amount, what happens then?
[16:13] Hard comps
[19:58] Discretionary comps
[25:09] Representing players internationally v.s. domestically
[31:23] Steve and boxing
[34:17] Tip etiquettes and realities for hosts
[38:28] Awkward situations with advantage players
[40:19] Subtleties with promo chips
[45:41] If a player stiffs the casino, how does this affect Steve?

Email: Steve@Stevecyr.com
Twitter: @SteveCyrVegas
Jul 24, 2018
Gambling With an Edge - guest Jimmy Jazz
Bob and I are joined by Jimmy Jazz to talk about getting the most bang for your bucks on auto rentals, air travel, and credit cards.

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Jul 19, 2018
Gambling With an Edge - Poker Pro, Tony part 2
Bob and Richard visit with poker player Tony in the second of two back-to-back interviews. We speak of how the UIGEA and Bitcoin regulation are related, cheating in poker, online tells, and being clipped in a European strip club.

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Jul 05, 2018
Gambling With an Edge - Tax Adviser Russell Fox
Our guest this week is tax adviser Russell Fox.  Russell is a tax adviser with many professional gamblers as clients.  We talk about the new tax laws, and how they effect both professional gamblers, as well as the recreational player.

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Jun 21, 2018
Gambling With an Edge - Listener emails
We have no guest this week.  Bob and I answer listener emails, and then discuss lessons we learned about gambling from starting out in backgammon.

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Jun 07, 2018
Gambling With an Edge - The Big Blackjack Team
This week we are joined by "Thea" and "Theo," a brother-sister combination who talk about the early days of their blackjack team-playing experiences. This pair went on to run one of the biggest and most successful blackjack teams in history.

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[00:46] Origin story
[07:37] The expansion of the team
[19:25] Getting away with it
[21:35] Being a female player & Backoffs
[30:06] Stories before the team became big
[33:45] 150+ hrs losing streak and early lessons
[40:45] Cross-polination with other Blackjack teams
[42:24] Rigorous checkout process
[49:06] Compensation structure
[54:02] Investors & time commitments of bankroll & administrative expensive
Jun 05, 2018
Gambling With an Edge - Sports betting coming
Bob and Richard are joined by four sports betting experts to discuss the recent Supreme Court ruling legalizing sports betting across the country. Anthony Curtis, Frank B, Captain Jack, and Jake (aka The Chairman) all chipped in with their opinions.

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[01:35] The situation with the union and the strike.
[05:04] The integrity fee, royalties, and the leagues.
[12:36] Is the new change good for the AP?
[18:58] Anticipating which state will legalize sports betting first.
[27:11] The effects of lobbying
[32:13] New casinos and promotions
[35:33] Future of other online gambling
[38:21] How would legalizing sports betting affect Nevada and New Jersey?
[44:47] Nationally legalizing sports betting
[49:24] Indian tribes and sports betting 

Weighing The Odds in Sports Betting by King Yao

Conquering Risk: Attacking Vegas and Wall Street

Sharp Sports Betting by Stanford Wong


Jun 05, 2018
Gambling With an Edge - Seth Palansky, WSOP 2018
This week Bob and Richard interview Seth Palansky, Vice President of Communication for the World Series of Poker, which begins later this month

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May 10, 2018
Gambling With an Edge - blackjack player Lone Wolf
Bob and Richard interview "Lone Wolf," an east coast blackjack player who has primarily worked alone.

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[00:52] Are 6 to 5 Blackjack beatable? If so, how?
[04:47] Lonewolf’s origin story
[06:55] His first time in casino and the progression of the BR
[16:03] BR by the year 3
[17:56] When did the heat start coming?
[20:08] How much Lonewolf has been playing
[21:06] Swtiching to Blackjack variants
[25:11] Other versions than Spanish 21
[26:09] Blackjack Switch
[27:02] Getting in touch with Lonewolf
[28:25] Side counts
[29:21] The origin of the name Lonewolf
[30:45] Family reactions
[36:47] Lonewolf’s AP daughter and team play 
[43:44] Blackjack writing 
[45:32] Backoffs
[50:57] Playing rated
[54:45] For a player with 2 yrs practice, 10k BR planning a 5 day trip to the US. Where should he go?

"Blackbelt in Blackjack” by Arnold Snyder: https://amzn.to/2rBLVxB
"Professional Blackjack” by Stanford Wong: https://amzn.to/2rtH6X2
May 09, 2018
Gambling With an Edge - Blackjack Ball 2018
We have 3 guests this week discussing the 2018 Blackjack Ball.  Max Rubin who hosts the Ball, Wally Simmons, the latest inductee into the Blackjack Hall of Fame, and Wahoo who won this year's skills competition.

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[00:45] Why was the BJ Ball held in Spring this year?
[04:37] Richard’s role in this year’s BJ Ball event
[05:43] the bet: who is going to be inducted into the hall of fame
[06:11] What being inducted into the Blackjack hall of fame mean to Wally?
[07:54] Favorite questions of guests and the hosts
[15:49] Wahu and Attorney WRX
[20:49] The finalists and the 4 contests to determine the winner
[42:41] The guests and hosts' favorite parts of the Blackjack Ball  
[48:19] A quiz on counting system 
[50:27] True v.s. False question regarding a first lady
[54:05] Countermeasures and bottom lines
May 09, 2018
Gambling With an Edge - Dr Alan Schoonmaker
Bob and Richard interview industrial psychologist Alan Schoonmaker who has written a large number of books and articles about the psychology of poker

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[00:39] Introduction to Dr. Alan Schoonmaker
[05:27] How negotiation relates to poker
[07:13] The importance of game selection in business
[15:06] “Your worst enemy is yourself” Why it’s more important to study yourself than to study your opponents
[20:07] Game selection differences between poker and VP
[25:30] Compulsive gamblers and their first gamble
[29:37] Herbert Simon and evaluating information
[37:40] Dan Ariely
[39:18] “Business is a Poker Game"
[47:13] Inspirations for his book writing

Dr. Alan Schoonmaker’s website: https://dr-al-schoonmaker.net/
“Negotiate to Win, Gaining the Psychological Edge” by Alan Schoonamaker https://amzn.to/2I99wMe
“Business is a Poker Game” by Alan Schoonmaker: https://amzn.to/2I8tSoC
May 09, 2018