Gambling Podcast: You Can Bet on That

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Here we talk about all things gambling. From poker to craps. From blackjack to sports wagering. From Las Vegas to Atlantic City.

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#209: Casinos Start to Reopen
01:10:01
  • Casinos start to reopen: some firsthand accounts; 
  • More online poker; 
  • Gamblers win lawsuit against casino...but should they have? 
  • Sports wagers on canceled/postponed events; 
  • Slot machine calibrations; 
  • Our friend Paul's big win; 
  • Structuring
May 21, 2020
#208: More Listener Questions
01:08:45
  • Hosting a poker home game online; 
  • More info on players clubs during the shutdown; 
  • $75 Don't Come strategy; 
  • Listener questions: 
    • Why do people play 3 Card Poker "blind"? 
    • Why do people play 6:5 blackjack? 
    • Why do some casinos only pay 2:1 for 12 in the field? 
    • Are casino win/loss statements accurate? 
    • Have we ever had a winning year? 
    • Does Dr. Mike always replace his losing hard way bets? 
    • Have we ever shot dice with our non-dominant hand? 
    • Do hosts use Reward Credits for comped rooms? 
    • Can you pick the color of your chips at the roulette table?
May 07, 2020
#207: The Future of Casino Gambling
51:37
  • More info on players clubs during the shutdown; 
  • Dr. Mike wins a poker tournament; 
  • The future of casino gambling; 
  • Check out our new Gambling-Related Movies page
  • Timing the cocktail server; 
  • Cheating on the Big 6 Wheel? 
  • Gambling Scene: The House
Apr 23, 2020
#206: Gambling Movies
49:58
  • More on the Deuces Wild table game; 
  • Back-to-back monster rolls; 
  • Gambling movies; 
  • Listeners running into each other; 
  • Taking a break so you don't go on tilt
Apr 09, 2020
#205: Deuces Wild Table Game
52:20
  • Biloxi trip is postponed; 
  • Information about Caesars Rewards during shutdown; 
  • Uncut Gems review; 
  • Deuces Wild table game; 
  • COVID-19; 
  • The Bitter Life
  • Scanning "losing" tickets; 
  • The "messiness" of craps; 
  • Mandatory switching of dice after 20 rolls
Mar 26, 2020
#204: March Madness Pools with Vinny Chenz
01:14:36
  • James Bond plays craps on Saturday Night Live
  • Horse-racing doping scandal; 
  • Vinny Chenz talks betting pools for March Madness; 
  • Facebook posts are back; 
  • Leaving the table at the "wrong" time; 
  • Iced beer; 
  • Shooting from the Don't; 
  • Trip Reports: 
    • Manchester235; 
    • Mountaineer Casino
Mar 12, 2020
#203: Viejas Casino
50:56
  • Our trip to Viejas Casino; 
  • 122-roll hand as Harrah's Philadelphia; 
  • Houston Astros cheating scandal; 
  • Using your card on machines that don't earn points; 
  • Westgate "Big Game" party; 
  • Wheel of Madness blackjack side bet; 
  • What would we do with $250,000 in free play? 
  • Snake Eyes table game; 
  • Trip reports: 
    • Fallsview Casino; 
    • Casino Niagara; 
    • Rampart Casino; 
    • Joker's Wild Casino; 
    • Mohegan Sun Pocono
Mar 02, 2020
#202: The Mechanics of Craps Betting
46:13
  • Super Bowl musings; 
  • Travel Fanboy's Craps and Laughs; 
  • Mike's new T-shirt; 
  • How to physically make bets at the craps table; 
  • W-2Gs and dealers; 
  • Group high-limit table-game bet; 
  • Throwing the dice too high; 
  • Gambling budgets
Feb 13, 2020
#201: MGM Springfield Woes
53:07
  • Prop bets Mark's way; 
  • More info on the 2500-coin Royal Flush video poker payout; 
  • Fire Bet returns to Harrah's Las Vegas; 
  • Taxes on bets for dealers; 
  • Annoying players; 
  • Harrah's Reno closing; 
  • New Seven Stars benefit; 
  • MGM Springfield's woes = improved conditions for players; 
  • Possible Eldorado changes at Caesars Palace; 
  • Roll to Win table comes to WinStar
Jan 30, 2020
Jan. 23, 1950 - The Cooler of El Rancho
11:30
Jan 23, 2020
#199: Dr. Mike's Back
01:05:35
  • Follow-up on Caesars sports app; 
  • Dealers aren't necessarily good teachers; 
  • Pioneer Saloon; 
  • Grandfathering lower limits; 
  • Comps based on winning or losing; 
  • Wizard of Odds Pai Gow Poker
  • Macau trip report; 
  • Phil Ivey sighting
Jan 18, 2020
#198: Idiot Casinos
01:02:21
  • Mark's family's casino crawl; 
  • Our trip to San Manuel Casino; 
  • Caesars sports app screws up your ADT; 
  • Shooting from the Don't; 
  • South Point initially refuses to pay winning futures bet
Jan 02, 2020
#197: Great Gift Wrap Up 2019
01:09:33
  • Proposed rules could hurt California card rooms; 
  • Dr. Mike's trip to the Great Gift Wrap Up 2019; 
  • Stadium gaming comes to Harrah's Southern California; 
  • Money left on slot machines; 
  • Pai Gow (Pai Kow) in Macau; 
  • Side bet regret; 
  • Strip crawl follow-up
Dec 19, 2019
#196: Josh Shaw Suspension
51:09
  • Josh Shaw suspended for gambling on the NFL; 
  • Roulette strategy; 
  • Strip crawl; 
  • Eating vs. gambling; 
  • Casino asking for money back on a mistake; 
  • Combining player club benefits; 
  • Gambling scene: Entourage - "Vegas Baby, Vegas!"; 
  • Trip reports: 
    • Sycuan; 
    • Macau; 
    • Reno; 
    • Harrah's Cherokee
Dec 05, 2019
#195: Real Craps and Roulette Coming to California?
01:02:40
  • Real craps and roulette coming to California? 
  • "Fun" ways to play roulette; 
  • Buying in with cash or chips; 
  • Tipping; 
  • Doubling down only on 9, 10, and 11; 
  • Being rated on slot play; 
  • Wedding gift; 
  • Trip reports: 
    • Pala; 
    • Laughlin; 
    • Wendover; 
    • Rivers Casino Des Plaines; 
    • Las Vegas; 
    • Harrah's Valley River

 

Nov 21, 2019
#194: Vegas Podtoons
49:08
  • London Chargers; 
  • Clarification on Mark's "academic exercise"; 
  • Vegas Podtoons
  • Washington Nationals win World Series; 
  • What if we caught someone cheating? 
  • Breeders' Cup follow-up; 
  • W-2G vs. 1099-MISC; 
  • Gamblepalooza suggestion; 
  • Coloring up; 
  • Running an app while playing video poker; 
  • Hedging the All/Small/Tall; 
  • Trip reports: 
    • Caesars Windsor; 
    • Peppermill, Wendover; 
    • Ameristar, Black Hawk; 
    • Atlantic City
Nov 07, 2019
#193: The Summit 2019
01:11:44
  • Roll to Win problem; 
  • Caesars Rewards Tier Credits translated to theoretical losses; 
  • The Summit; 
  • Dr. Mike's struggle with the crews; 
  • Two Morons Talking About Casinos and Stuff
  • Playing free play on roulette to guarantee a payout; 
  • The Craps God; 
  • Where to stay on the West Coast; 
  • Circus Circus sale; 
  • Tipping small amounts on craps prop bets; 
  • Trip Reports: 
    • Valley Forge Casino; 
    • Pala Casino; 
    • Exacalibur
Oct 24, 2019
#192: Super Three Card
54:40
  • The final word on video poker royal flush odds; 
  • Mike Postle poker cheating scandal; 
  • Winning sports bets necessary to make up for losing bets; 
  • More on blackjack insurance / even money. 
  • Super Three Card
  • Are California slot machines different? 
  • Derek Stevens; 
  • Good and bad dealers; 
  • Are slots rigged to let new players win? 
  • Roll to Win Craps debuts at Harrah's Cherokee
Oct 10, 2019
#191: Dice Sliding
01:20:14
  • Video poker royal flush "odds"; 
  • The New Adventures of Old Christine
  • Dice sliding
  • Dice control; 
  • Insurance and "even money"; 
  • Donations from your slot change; 
  • Free drinks at Bally's Las Vegas for Diamond members and above; 
  • Roll To Win Craps; 
  • Trip reports: 
    • MGM Grand Detroit; 
    • Caesars Windsor; 
    • New Orleans / Biloxi; 
    • Las Vegas; 
    • Casino Monte-Carlo; 
    • Hollywood Baltimore; 
    • Rocky Gap Casino; 
    • Harrah's Cherokee; 
    • Paiute Palace Casino
Sep 26, 2019
#190: Slot Machine Scam
01:06:06
  • We meet "Adolf"! 
  • A slot machine scam; 
  • Mark cashes in a poker tournament; 
  • Clarification on Harrah's New Orleans' "required" side bets; 
  • Bets made on spouse's suggestion? 
  • Having a relative who's a casino host; 
  • Tara gets her first royal; 
  • Eating at the tables; 
  • Skill-based Pac-Man; 
  • Earning credits through sports betting; 
  • Trip reports: 
    • Harrah's Southern California; 
    • Atlantic City; 
    • Casino de Montréal; 
    • Twin Lions Casino; 
    • FireKeepers; 
    • Gun Lake Casino; 
    • Wendover; 
    • Horseshoe Southern Indiana; 
    • Harrah's Cherokee; 
    • Hollywood Casino Toledo
Sep 12, 2019
#189: Mark's Secret Vegas Trip
01:28:42
  • Apologies to "Adolf"; 
  • Mark's secret Vegas trip; 
  • Mandatory side bet; 
  • Craps evolution since the 1990s; 
  • Office Football Pool.com
  • Come bets vs. place bets; 
  • The decline of boxpersons; 
  • Ace sequencing; 
  • Accidentally hitting "Max Bet"; 
  • Hitting three royals in twelve minutes; 
  • Determining free play based on slot play; 
  • Dice being removed from play; 
  • Trip Reports: 
    • Puerto Rico; 
    • San Manuel Casino; 
    • Makasa Sun Casino, Zimbabwe; 
    • Ilani Casino
Aug 29, 2019
#188: Match'em HI LO
01:02:02
  • Match'em HI LO; 
  • Inn of the Mountain Gods; 
  • Thunder Valley craps procedure; 
  • Unexpected rule changes; 
  • Craps tubs; 
  • Trip reports: 
    • Harrah's Southern California; 
    • Pechanga; 
    • Pala; 
    • Las Vegas; 
    • Trinidad and Tobago

Aug 15, 2019
#187: Lucky Shooter Craps Side Bet
01:12:25
  • Encore Boston Harbor lawsuit; 
  • Stumptown
  • Does Dr. Mike ever get tipped? 
  • David; 
  • Maximum in-machine balances; 
  • Resort fees; 
  • Lucky Shooter craps side bet; 
  • Trip reports: 
    • Blackhawk and Central City; 
    • Biloxi; 
    • Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady; 
    • FireKeepers Casino Hotel; 
    • Mount Airy Casino; 
    • Carson City
Aug 01, 2019
#186: Tipping Other Casino Employees
01:19:54
  • Face Up Pai Gow advantage play; 
  • Tipping other casino employees; 
  • Throwing the dice on long vs. short tables; 
  • Turnaround on mailing in a winning sports bet ticket; 
  • Jack-[fill in the blank]; 
  • Bubble craps: machine or table game? 
  • Poker tournament guarantees; 
  • Match play; 
  • Trip reports: 
    • Tunica; 
    • Harrah's New Orleans; 
    • Aviator Casino; 
    • Lola's Underground at the Hippodrome; 
    • Harrah's North Kansas City; 
    • Atlantic City; 
    • Reno
Jul 18, 2019
#185: Zombie Blackjack
01:11:23
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Upstate New York casinos; 
  • Dealer flips Mark off; 
  • Zombie Blackjack
  • Eldorado's acquisition of Caesars; 
  • Bubble craps; 
  • Asking for comped airfare; 
  • Tipping on a game you're not playing; 
  • Chip in the lammer hole; 
  • "Wrong shooter!" 
  • March Madness survivor pool; 
  • Trip reports: 
    • Las Vegas; 
    • World Series of Poker; 
    • Barceló Bávaro Beach, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; 
    • Majestic Casino, Lima, Peru
Jul 04, 2019
#184: Strange Comps
01:17:13
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Craps bet pressing strategies; 
  • Giving an obnoxious player a taste of their own medicine; 
  • Strange comps; 
  • Casinos for Upstate New York residents? 
  • March Madness survivor pool? 
  • Trip reports: 
    • Oklahoma casinos; 
    • Saratoga Casino Black Hawk; 
    • Akwesasne Mohawk Casino; 
    • Christchurch Casino; 
    • Monte Carlo; 
    • Harrah's Cherokee; 
    • Biloxi casinos
Jun 20, 2019
#183: 360 Vegas Vacation 8
01:15:50
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • 360 Vegas Vacation 8: 
    • Classic movies on casino TVs; 
    • Vegas Bun Boy gets another Dr. Mike statue; 
    • Dr. Mike takes over a big roll at The Cal; 
    • Mark butts into an Ultimate Texas Hold 'em game; 
    • Ellis Island; 
    • Scary elevator; 
  • Craps side bets; 
  • Learning to play poker; 
  • Canadian casino money exchange; 
  • Greyhound races; 
  • Trip reports: 
    • Ameristar; 
    • Oxford; 
    • Q
Jun 06, 2019
#182: Dr. Mike versus The Cage
59:03
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Dr. Mike gets impatient waiting in line at the cage; 
  • Gambler forges a free bet voucher; 
  • Will betting on a sports app affect your ADT? 
  • Two "simultaneous" Fire Bet winners; 
  • Alfred Hitchcock Presents: "Crack of Doom"; 
  • Harrah's Northern California; 
  • Where those Oklahoma antes go; 
  • World Series of Poker
May 23, 2019
#181: Bubble Craps
01:06:54
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Dealer mistakes that benefit other players; 
  • More from Gamblepalooza 2019; 
  • Angry poker players; 
  • Kentucky Derby; 
  • Dice Club at the Fremont; 
  • Oklahoma antes; 
  • Atlantis Bahamas; 
  • Binion's Las Vegas; 
  • Bubble craps; 
  • MGM Springfield; 
  • Golden Nugget Las Vegas; 
  • Seeing the first card in Mississippi Stud; 
  • Caesars tier matching? 
  • Craps prop bets
May 09, 2019
#180: Voicemail Catch-Up
01:14:07
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377;
  • Good use for Caesars Rewards Visa Card; 
  • Why don't casinos open more low-limit tables? 
  • Reports: 
    • Singapore; 
    • Las Vegas; 
    • Reno; 
    • MGM Springfield; 
    • Rivers Casino; 
    • Wendover; 
  • More sports wagering = more craps? 
  • The Las Vegas Aviators; 
  • Surrendering in Spanish 21; 
  • Hitting the back wall; 
  • Casino rating for sports bets; 
  • Players playing more than one hand; 
  • Buy in as you go or all at once?
May 02, 2019
#179: Gamblepalooza 2019
01:05:14
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Gamblepalooza trip report; 
  • Craps system evaluations; 
  • Applied economics thesis? 
  • Betting the "place side"; 
  • Touch screen solution; 
  • Trip reports: 
    • Harrah's Southern California; 
    • Excalibur; 
    • South Point
Apr 25, 2019
#178: Arkansas Gets Full-Blown Casinos
53:13
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Fading Mark's sports picks; 
  • Two full-blown casinos open in Arkansas; 
  • Throwing cash down on the table; 
  • Are free odds rated in craps? 
  • Setting the dice to a 7; 
  • Caesars Rewards Visa card; 
  • Tournament Challenge results; 
  • Maybe don't leave while you're ahead?
Apr 11, 2019
#177: Hot Hand
37:15
Mar 28, 2019
#176: Voicemail Potpourri
01:02:58
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Louisiana casino recommendations; 
  • MGM Springfield; 
  • Remembering Don't Pass odds amounts; 
  • Atlantis Reno trip report; 
  • Spanish 21; 
  • Horn High Ace-Deuce vs. C&E; 
  • Buying in with small bills; 
  • Organizing chips at the table; 
  • March Madness brackets: 
Mar 14, 2019
#175: Diamond in a Day
01:03:48
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Service from hosts; 
  • Dr. Mike's Las Vegas trip report; 
  • Blind shooter; 
  • Asia Poker
  • Craps prop bets for tipping; 
  • "Make it wet!" 
  • Getting Diamond in a Day through Caesars Rewards; 
  • Manny Machado; 
  • March Madness in Las Vegas
  • The "real" blackjack basic strategy
Mar 07, 2019
#174: The Stigma of Gambling
01:11:40
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Super Bowl: Vegas wins, New Jersey loses; 
  • The stigma of gambling; 
  • 2018 Nevada gaming revenue; 
  • "Player control" of bets for the dealers; 
  • Clarification on DraftKings contest;
Feb 14, 2019
#173: Craps Advantage Play
53:58
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • A true craps advantage play; 
  • Sports betting tournaments; 
  • Dealer sues Hollywood Casino Joliet; 
  • Taking a break; 
  • Bad beat jackpots; 
  • Champagne's in Las Vegas; 
  • American Casino Guide / Las Vegas Advisor; 
  • W-2Gs versus CTRs
Jan 31, 2019
#172: Circa Las Vegas
54:14
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • The hot streak continues; 
  • Social Security number mistake; 
  • Circa Las Vegas; 
  • Story from the poker home game; 
  • The Greatest Craps Guru in the World
  • Oklahoma antes; 
  • Casino Gran Via, Madrid; 
  • What constitutes a hot roll? 
  • Gambling Scene: The Lucy Show - "Lucy Goes to Vegas"
Jan 17, 2019
#171: Upcoming 2019 Trips
47:54
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • The sky is falling; 
  • Our planned gambling trips for 2019; 
  • Dr. Mike wins a college football pool; 
  • $1,000,000 Super Royal Flush winner; 
  • Beginning video poker; 
  • An unlucky video poker draw; 
  • The Flamingo; 
  • 6:5 blackjack comes to Connecticut; 
  • Who's the most educated group of casino-game players? 
  • Don't lose your ID at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh
Jan 10, 2019
#170: Casino Blitz
42:17
Dec 20, 2018
#169: Dr. Mike Is on a Tear!
47:07
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Our third six-point Fire Bet; 
  • Dr. Mike's Las Vegas trip report; 
  • Tunica Roadhouse to close; 
  • Ever made a pit boss nervous? 
  • Place bets vs. come bets; 
  • The Iron Cross craps system; 
  • Off-Strip casino crawl; 
  • Casino employee personalities; 
  • Overhand dice throws
Dec 06, 2018
#168: Asking for Comps at the Table
51:57
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Power outage at Harrah's Southern California; 
  • Podcast Source
  • The Match: Tiger vs Phil; 
  • Side bets; 
  • Taylor steals another royal from Tara; 
  • Craps and the Pig Wheel at the same time? 
  • Florida bans greyhound racing; 
  • Asking for comps at the table; 
  • Keeping yourself busy between casino visits; 
  • Gambling Scene: Black Panther
Nov 22, 2018
#167: Al from San Diego
37:12
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • We say goodbye to Al from San Diego; 
  • Possible MGM/Caesars merger? 
  • Viejas car scandal follow-up
  • Paying taxes on cruise ship winnings; 
  • Saying "seven" in everyday situations; 
  • $30 minimum tables; 
  • Face Up Pai Gow Poker side bet; 
  • MGM Springfield trip report
Nov 08, 2018
#166: Jai Alai
01:09:13
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Gambling in Monte Carlo; 
  • Karma at the craps table; 
  • Tracking play; 
  • Jai alai; 
  • Commission-free pai gow poker at Ocean's Eleven; 
  • Wendover trip report; 
  • Soaring Eagle trip report; 
  • Tuna for tips; 
  • Sports-betting "statistics"
Oct 25, 2018
#165: Lucky Pairs
51:32
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Dr. Mike's biggest night at Harrah's Southern California;
  • Place kickers in the NFL; 
  • Lucky Pairs; 
  • More on free odds at craps; 
  • Roulette anomalies; 
  • Pai Gow Poker questions
Oct 11, 2018
#164: The Pig Wheel
01:00:03
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Playing two table games simultaneously; 
  • FanDuel pays out on their mistake; 
  • The Pig Wheel
  • More on laying odds on the Don't; 
  • Celebrating if you're shooting from the Don't? 
  • Hard way place bets; 
  • SLS; 
  • Casino Bournemouth; 
  • Vegas activities for octogenarians; 
  • Gambling Scene: Lost in America (clip #2)
Sep 27, 2018
#163: The Uncomped Limo Ride
50:20
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Dr. Mike "past posts"; 
  • The uncomped limo ride; 
  • Boyd Gaming "revamps" B Connected; 
  • Wynn goes back to 3x-4x-5x odds; 
  • Taylor/Tara's royal flush; 
  • Poker room closes at TI; 
  • 7 Cedars Casino; 
  • Live-dealer online game issue; 
  • Banking at Pai Gow Poker; 
  • Three Card Poker vs. Pai Gow Poker; 
  • Gambling Scene: Lost in America (clip #1)
Sep 13, 2018
#162: Please Correct Our Mistakes!
01:08:59
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • How modern video poker machines determine the draw cards; 
  • Dropping the money before the player receives chips; 
  • Making bets during a hot roll; 
  • The Supercontest at Westgate
  • Come bets vs. place bets; 
  • Bad luck spouse; 
  • Northern Nevada trip report; 
  • Quick Quads; 
  • The Foxwoods Wonder card name explained; 
  • "Safest" craps strategy for a new player; 
  • "Real" craps comes to Oklahoma
Aug 31, 2018
#161: Six Listener Questions
58:24
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Charles Oakley gets away with a $1,000 fine; 
  • Buffalo Wild Wings eyes sports wagering; 
  • Six listener questions; 
  • Queen Mary 2 trip report; 
  • Ellis Island; 
  • Mean dealers at Aria; 
  • Big tip for video poker observer
Aug 16, 2018
#160: Middling in Sports Betting
58:21
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Yet another Dr. Mike Las Vegas trip report; 
  • Japan legalizes casino gambling; 
  • Gambling dreams; 
  • Trip reports: 
    • Hollywood Casino Columbus; 
    • Harrah's Metropolis; 
    • Delaware Park; 
    • Dover Downs; 
    • Harrington Raceway and Casino; 
  • Middling in sports betting
Aug 02, 2018
#159: What's It Take to Be a "High Roller"?
01:15:53
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Dr. Mike's Las Vegas trip report; 
  • Computer failure at Harrah's Southern California; 
  • Charles Oakley arrested for pinching; 
  • What's it take to become a medium or high roller? 
  • Appreciating a win; 
  • Gambling in night clubs; 
  • More on gambling in Minnesota; 
  • Horseshoe Southern Indiana trip report; 
  • Colorado casinos; 
  • Push Ace High side bet in Face-Up Pai Gow Poker
Jul 19, 2018
#158: Mark's South Lake Tahoe Trip Report
01:18:22
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Mark's South Lake Tahoe trip report: 
    • Redeeming your celebration dinner directly at some Caesars-owned restaurants; 
    • Rebetting the Small or Tall as soon as it wins; 
    • Making correct payments at the craps table with 50-cent coins; 
    • Temporary wall insert at the craps table; 
    • Always slide your card! 
  • Dr. Mike meets listeners; 
  • Ocean and Hard Rock open in Atlantic City; 
  • More theories on why there is no roulette and no craps in Minnesota; 
  • Any luck at the airport machines? 
  • Gambling in clubs; 
  • Pai Gow display that helps dealers set their hands; 
  • Tier matching; 
  • More info on Montana "casinos"; 
  • How hard is it to check the Eye in the Sky? 
  • Three drawings, one winner

 

Jul 05, 2018
#157: Down Under Blackjack
01:14:30
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377;
  • Winner of our Identify-the-Clip contest; 
  • A message from The Engineer; 
  • Down Under Blackjack
  • Leaning dice; 
  • Harrah's Southern California trip report; 
  • "Is Dr. Mike here?" 
  • Laying odds on the Don't; 
  • Throwing the dice too high; 
  • EZ Bust blackjack side bet; 
  • "Beating" the Oklahoma ante; 
  • More on Face-Up Pai Gow Poker; 
  • Reason for no craps in Minnesota? 
  • Dealing with a poker losing streak; 
  • "Casinos" in Montana
Jun 21, 2018
#156: ZorkFest 2018 / 360 Vegas Vacation 6
01:03:25
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Limo whiners; 
  • Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill; 
  • ZorkFest: 
    • Cocktail party; 
    • Anthony Curtis; 
    • Dinner; 
    • Charity craps tournament; 
    • Panels; 
    • Podcasters After Dark; 
    • The Zorkie Award; 
  • Melanie hits a royal flush; 
  • "Muckleshoot!" 
  • Deep Stack and Comb-Over
  • 360 Vegas Vacation meet-up at Downtown Grand; 
  • South Point Kentucky Derby trip report; 
  • TI trip report; 
  • Sports wagering begins in Delaware; 
  • Belmont Stakes; 
  • World Cup
Jun 07, 2018
#155: Podcasters After Dark
30:57
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Consoling losing players; 
  • "Take that, Harrah's!"; 
  • Dr. Mike's favorite craps bet; 
  • Working vs. not working on the come-out roll; 
  • The Las Vegas/Gambling podcast community; 
  • World/Whirl bet; 
  • Horn High Yo; 
  • The worst casino giveaways; 
  • If craps went away, what would you play? 
  • What's that clip at the end of each episode? 
  • Are there craps advantage players? 
  • Our wives are saints; 
  • Smartest and dumbest craps bets; 
  • "Muckleshoot!"; 
  • Will Justify win the Belmont Stakes? 
  • One craps table for the rest of your life; 
  • Play at a crowded table or an empty table? 
  • Dr. Mike's keno basic strategy; 
  • We lose the Zorkie
May 31, 2018
#154: Tribal-State Compacts
57:29
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Supreme court opens the door for sports wagering; 
  • Preakness Stakes; 
  • Weird experience with an "advantage player"; 
  • LA to Vegas canceled; 
  • Professionals and gambling; 
  • Original name of Resorts World Catskills; 
  • Correct pronunciation of Muckleshoot; 
  • Tribal-state compacts; 
  • Non-gambling things to do in Las Vegas; 
  • Pai Gow Poker "insurance" bets; 
  • Money has a different meaning in a casino
May 24, 2018
#153: "Alexa, Enable Gambling Podcast"
01:08:59
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Our new Alexa Skill
  • Kentucky Derby; 
  • More from Gamblepalooza; 
  • More on Face Up Pai Gow Poker; 
  • More on Colorado betting limits; 
  • YouTube slot players; 
  • Tipping the shooter? 
  • London craps report; 
  • Singapore report; 
  • Oklahoma is getting "real" craps and roulette; 
  • What happens if you walk away in the middle of a roll? 
  • Shoot-to-Win magnets; 
  • Dice calls; 
  • Big Buster Blackjack hit; 
  • ZorkFest
May 10, 2018
#152: Gamblepalooza
01:01:27
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Gamblepalooza: 
    • Lunch at David Burke Prime; 
    • Race book; 
    • Cocktails at Centrale; 
    • Breakfast at Veranda Café; 
    • High-limit slot pull; 
    • Mohegan Sun; 
    • HighFlyer Zipline; 
    • Congratulations, Brian and Katie! 
  • Licking the dice; 
  • "Everybody makes a five."; 
  • Basic strategy for European-style blackjack
Apr 26, 2018
#151: Dr. Mike's Quick Vegas Turnaround
01:10:36
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377;
  • Dr. Mike's quick Vegas turnaround; 
  • STREAK blackjack side bet
  • More host advice; 
  • Resorts World Catskills trip report; 
  • Combining money to play at a high-limit table; 
  • The Masters; 
  • First time playing craps; 
  • Rolls versus no-rolls; 
  • Lola's Casino at the Hippodrome; 
  • Sigma Derby replaced at The D; 
  • Gamblepalooza
Apr 12, 2018
#150: Face Up Pai Gow Poker
01:11:28
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Burn card exposure in blackjack (UPDATE); 
  • Dave's poker tournament; 
  • Face Up Pai Gow Poker
  • Using casino hosts; 
  • Fire Bet on the Strip; 
  • Shreveport trip report; 
  • Macau and Singapore trip reports; 
  • Pontoon
  • Gamblepalooza
  • Sports-betting app suggestions; 
  • Biloxi trip report; 
  • Las Vegas trip report; 
  • Resorts World Catskills trip report; 
  • Non-smoking casinos on the Strip? 
  • Taking a break after a bad losing streak; 
  • ZorkFest
Mar 29, 2018
#149: Dr. Mike's 2nd Horseshoe Southern Indiana Trip
01:13:45
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Dr. Mike's second trip to Horseshoe Southern Indiana; 
  • Mark's mini casino crawl; 
  • Penn National pulls out of Hollywood Casino Jamul; 
  • Tunica trip report; 
  • Fielder's Choice craps side bet; 
  • Burn card exposure in blackjack; 
  • Going to the bathroom in the middle of a hot roll; 
  • Macau trip report; 
  • March Madness; 
  • ZorkFest Charity Craps Tournament
Mar 15, 2018
#148: Ed and the Hard 6
01:13:06
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Ed and the Hard 6; 
  • Vegas (Travel) Fanboy doesn't make a side bet; 
  • Mark gets 15x, Dr. Mike gets 12x; 
  • Resorts World Catskills opens; 
  • "Printing error"; 
  • Beginners' craps etiquette; 
  • More on Celebration Dinners; 
  • Good places to play video poker for tier status improvement
  •  "You've reached the maximum number of hard 6s for this shooter"; 
  • The spinning die; 
  • Thoughts on Westgate Las Vegas; 
  • Table minimums; 
  • Mistake at the sports book; 
  • "Self service" areas on the craps felt; 
  • Flooding at Horseshoe Southern Indiana
Mar 01, 2018
#147: A Podcaster's Nightmare
42:42

Feb 15, 2018
#146: Total Rewards Celebration Dinners
45:44
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Total Rewards Celebration Dinners; 
  • February Tier Credit Fever (log into your Total Rewards account before you click the link or it won't work!); 
  • Steve Wynn; 
  • Super Bowl; 
  • Marriott Rewards at The Cosmopolitan; 
  • Blocking the 6:5 signage; 
  • Horeshoe Southern Indiana; 
  • Playing Caribbean Stud in the Caribbean
Feb 01, 2018
#145: Criss Cross Poker
50:53
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Dr. Mike's big tip stack; 
  • Criss Cross Poker: 
  • Follow-up on leaving your bets on the table; 
  • Over/Under 7 bet; 
  • Caesars Atlantic City trip report; 
  • Live phone advice; 
  • Don't go to the pool; 
  • Laughlin trip report; 
  • Pai Gow Poker side bets
  • Gambling on the High Roller? 
  • Preliminary Connecticut plans

Jan 18, 2018
#144: Boxing Day Casino Crawl
01:07:23
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377;
  • You Can Bet on That's Boxing Day Casino Crawl:
  • Blackjack etiquette; 
  • Seneca Niagara trip report; 
  • High-roller dumb bets; 
  • Small bankroll, high limits; 
  • #Oceans14SB
  • Collusion in the Treasure Island poker room; 
  • Bets working while you're away from the table
Jan 04, 2018
#143: Total Rewards Devaluation
52:01
Dec 21, 2017
#142: Great Gift Wrap Up 2017
44:39
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • When you're the big winner, at least buy everyone a meal; 
  • Great Gift Wrap Up 2017; 
  • Shoot to Win craps misunderstanding; 
  • 10:00 a.m. craps lessons at The Cromwell
Dec 07, 2017
#141: Elle's Big Slot Win
56:46
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Elle's big slot win; 
  • Dr. Mike's dad recovers from pneumonia...and gets paid; 
  • Send your "Ask a Dealer" questions to @BearMaulings
  • Mark picks up the dice; 
  • $6-minimum blackjack tables explained; 
  • How early can you bet on the World Series? 
  • Craps lessons on the Strip; 
  • Gold Strike in Jean, Nevada; 
  • The Plaza trip report; 
  • Pasta Cucina at Sunset Station; 
  • South Point;
Nov 23, 2017
#140: Gambling in Pennsylvania
01:01:21
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Breeders' Cup; 
  • Listener meet-ups; 
  • Gambling expands in Pennsylvania; 
  • Pennsylvania Casino Patron Complaint Form
  • Parx Casino; 
  • Adding to your pass line bet; 
  • Big All/Small/Tall win; 
  • $6-minimum blackjack tables; 
  • Future of craps side bets; 
  • Mark's "card-counting" trips;
Nov 09, 2017
#139: The Summit 2017
51:31
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • The Summit 2017: 
    • Dr. Mike's free play; 
    • Dealers Seda and Sherry from Harrah's Southern California; 
    • Dealer Envy on the Repeater bets; 
    • The best craps session of our lives; 
    • Craps meet-up at Mandalay Bay; 
    • The PreakNERDS Sigma Derby Tournament; 
    • Three Card Poker mispay at The D; 
    • Joan of Aces Nerd Summit in Vegas Trip Report
    • Vegas Nerds Slot Tournament; 
    • Skill-based gaming at Binion's; 
    • The Main Event; 
    • Poevdanny: The best craps dealer we've ever seen
Oct 26, 2017
#138: Sick of Not Being in Vegas
54:23
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377;
  • Here's comes The Summit; 
  • One of the most painful beats in NFL history; 
  • Total Rewards 2018 Tier Credit promotion
  • Elle wins a big one; 
  • 3 Card Poker stories; 
  • Pressing the Horn? 
  • Shufflemaster's Playboy Bonus Blackjack; 
  • What's the vig based on for a buy bet? 
  • How many simultaneous Don't bets does Mark like to have? 
  • Other gambling/Vegas podcasts; 
  • The evening of Oct. 1 at Harrah's Las Vegas; 
  • Trip reports: 
    • Rivers Casino; 
    • Pechanga; 
    • Las Vegas; 
    • Tunica; 
    • WinStar; 
    • Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

Oct 12, 2017
#137: #VegasStrong
09:45
Oct 05, 2017
#136: 3 Card Draw Poker
46:27
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • What kind of popcorn popper was it? 
  • Pac-Man is coming to casinos; 
  • 3 Card Draw Poker; 
  • Syllabus for The Economics and Statistics of Casino Gambling; 
  • Hedging the Fire Bet; 
  • Plans for The Summit
Sep 28, 2017
#135: How Do Racehorse Owners Make Money?
50:14
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Our fifth anniversary; 
  • You don't always win a car when you win a car; 
  • How do racehorse owners make money? 
  • Blackjack dealer exposing next card; 
  • Primm stories; 
  • $221,000 payout on $1 bet; 
  • When you do and don't get a W-2G playing table games; 
  • Muckleshoot Casino; 
  • Proper odds based on the point; 
  • The Summitcast
Sep 14, 2017
#134: Getting Psyched for Vegas
01:12:44
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Mayweather/McGregor; 
  • New good rules at The Cromwell; 
  • Getting psyched for Vegas; 
  • When to press; 
  • The decline of craps (and other table games)
  • Cash at a cruise-ship casino; 
  • "Interesting" comps; 
  • Results of tipping dealers; 
  • Total permutations of a shuffled deck; 
  • Todd's new craps table; 
  • Good bye, Vegas Fanboy

Aug 31, 2017
#133: "Free" Cruises
01:01:33
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • How free are the free cruises offered by casinos? 
  • Big slot win; 
  • Buying a big "A"; 
  • Mark's "no roll" at 360 Vegas Vacation 4; 
  • Mississippi Stud dealer mistake; 
  • Good blackjack on Anthem of the Seas; 
  • Once you get over the smell
Aug 17, 2017
#132: Foxwoods vs. Mohegan Sun
48:03
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Our Hail-Mary craps bet; 
  • Foxwoods vs. Mohegan Sun; 
  • How do casinos determine offers? (We don't know.) 
  • Free Bet Blackjack mistake; 
  • EZ Pai Gow Poker; 
  • Vdara; 
  • Cousin Vito's Aruba trip report; 
  • Gambling Scene: Hard Eight
Aug 03, 2017
#131: False Beliefs
55:01
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • False gambling beliefs; 
  • Rivers Casino report; 
  • Cheering when someone else loses; 
  • We need to face reality: 6:5 blackjack is here to stay; 
  • Tunica trip report; 
  • Coolers? 
  • Fantasy Springs trip report
Jul 20, 2017
#130: Silly Stupid Fun
01:02:34
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • The House
  • Correction on McGregor/Mayweather "guarantee"; 
  • Roux from Denton Dallas and Beyond visits; 
  • Bubble craps info; 
  • Seriousness of players at local vs. Strip casinos; 
  • Let the pit know when you've switched spots at the table; 
  • Nugget Casino Resort, Reno; 
  • Buying the 5 and 9; 
  • How to tell dealers they've made a mistake; 
  • More good news about TI; 
  • Problem gamblers; 
  • Where did the name You Can Bet on That come from? 
  • $50 free play for new players at Mohegan Sun; 
  • Casino du Lac-Leamy trip report; 
  • False beliefs (send us yours!)
Jul 06, 2017
#129: Voicemail-A-Palooza
01:12:15
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Mayweather/McGregor fight; 
  • Don't feel bad if your roll loses money for other players; 
  • Shoot-To-Win Craps in California; 
  • What advantage does higher free odds give you? 
  • Drink tickets still plentiful at Excalibur sports book; 
  • How superstitious are we at the craps table? 
  • Players who shoot from the Don't; 
  • What happened to keno? 
  • Getting comfortable with craps; 
  • Free play: Tables game chips vs. slots; 
  • Pressing the 4; 
  • Listener "meet-up" in Primm; 
  • Playing "both sides" with free play; 
  • Emerald Princess Casino Cruise; 
  • When to walk away; 
  • "Milieu!" 
  • Airline deals at Golden Gate and The D; 
  • Good video poker at Main Street Station; 
  • Bad craps at Main Street Station; 
  • "True" double odds; 
  • Concentrating your daily play on one casino; 
  • Counters beware at El Cortez
Jun 22, 2017
#128: 360 Vegas Vacation 4
46:26
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • 360 Vegas Vacation 4: 
    • Airport issues; 
    • Indianapolis 500 winner; 
    • Great crews at Planet Hollywood; 
    • The Verbena at Chandelier Bar
    • Secret Pizza meet-up; 
    • Mark takes a tumble; 
    • Limo ride Downtown; 
    • No-commission Pai Gow Poker at Downtown Grand; 
    • Big roll at The D; 
    • Wicked Spoon buffet; 
    • Meet and Greet at Baccarat Bar/Indigo Lounge; 
    • Big roll at Bally's; 
    • Tequila Taqueria Bar & Grill; 
    • Bad crew at The Cromwell; 
    • Ringer Wings, Pizza & Sliders Sports Book; 
    • Big roll at Planet Hollywood
Jun 08, 2017
#127: Soft 18 in Blackjack
56:43
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Is our "losing streak" over? 
  • Preakness results; 
  • Downtown Grand switches from 10x odds to 5x; 
  • People get stuck in Tropicana Atlantic City elevator; 
  • Robin Leach gets duped; 
  • The correct way to play soft 18 in blackjack; 
  • When you're banned, are you banned from all owner's properties? 
  • Single 0 roulette in Atlantic City does not have the la partage rule; 
  • Big 6 name explained; 
  • Seneca updates its rewards;  
  • Teaming up to play; 
  • Strip blackjack: TI; 
  • Strip craps: The Cromwell; 
  • When is a roll not a roll? 
  • C&E; 
  • See you at 360 Vegas Vacation 4!
May 25, 2017
#126: Getting Kicked Out of the Casino
01:21:47
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Kentucky Derby; 
  • Player who left table gets money returned; 
  • Upcoming TV show The Collector
  • Will tipping help your rating? 
  • Grand Sierra Resort report; 
  • Black Hawk, Colorado report; 
  • Getting kicked out of the casino; 
  • Do non-gambling trips to the casino count against your ADT? 
  • Do we ever pass the dice? 
  • Parx Casino report; 
  • Hippodrome Casino report; 
  • Super Odds Chips; 
  • A bad beat first time at the track; 
  • World Series of Gin Rummy
  • Unofficial 360 Vegas Vacation 4 meet-ups
May 11, 2017
#125: Is Mark Related to George Devol?
52:25
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Is Mark related to riverboat gambler George Devol? 
  • Barona Casino; 
  • Correcting the dealer's Pai Gow Poker hand; 
  • Playing at a craps table with minimums above your comfort level; 
  • Golden Dice Challenge comes to Monte Carlo Las Vegas; 
  • "Right" and "wrong" players winning together; 
  • When things go perfectly badly; 
  • Promo chips versus cash; 
  • Atlantic City trip report; 
  • MGM National Harbor trip report; 
  • Gambling Scene: Rain Man
Apr 27, 2017
#124: MGM National Harbor
01:17:44
  • Purchase through Amazon
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • "Meeting" a listener; 
  • Win It All on Netflix; 
  • VIP Preferred
  • Parlays in craps; 
  • Dr. Mike's trip to MGM National Harbor; 
  • Asking for a table's limits to be lowered; 
  • SNAFU at Stratosphere; 
  • Casino War at The Cromwell; 
  • American Casino Guide; 
  • Las Vegas Advisor; 
  • Big video poker win; 
  • Any 7; 
  • Hedging the Fire Bet
Apr 13, 2017
#123: Rolling Chips
50:23
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • March Madness so far; 
  • Annoying craps player; 
  • More on casino credit; 
  • Rolling chips; 
  • More (information?) on full 5x odds; 
  • Hard-way strategy on the come out roll; 
  • Trip reports; 
  • Blackjack dealer mistake; 
Mar 30, 2017
#122: Casino Credit
51:56
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377;
  • March Madness; 
  • Casino credit; 
  • Losing streaks; 
  • Bankroll for a craps session; 
  • Wendell's big win; 
  • Sam's Town; 
  • Witnessing a cheat; 
  • Shooters with long routines; 
  • #trypod
Mar 16, 2017
#121: First Time in a Poker Room
57:23
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Correction on Borgata blackjack payouts; 
  • Poker home game where players don't follow the rules; 
  • Cousin Vito wants to know where to eat; 
  • Craps report from the Philippines and Malaysia; 
  • Top Golf scam? 
  • Dealer mistakes; 
  • What to expect your first time in a poker room; 
  • Gambling Scene: I Love You, Man
Mar 02, 2017
#120: Did We Hit Our First Royal?
48:53
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • The Duck Parade; 
  • Did we hit our first royal? 
  • Bill introduced that would reduce Nevada's gambling age to 18; 
  • Rivers Casino in Schenectady opens; 
  • Dealer mistakes in your favor; 
  • 7 Cedars trip report; 
  • Getting the airline to reimburse your gambling losses; 
  • vpFREE2
  • Flamingo sports book; 
  • Caesars Atlantic City trip report; 
  • Parx Casino trip report; 
  • Borgata going downhill? 
  • Gambling Scene: Vegas Vacation
Feb 16, 2017
#119: Definition of a Prop Bet
51:45
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Poker tournament results; 
  • Hard 6 bet at Borgata; 
  • Listener meet-up; 
  • Poker kills in Canada; 
  • Lawsuit against mechanical craps games; 
  • Comps; 
  • Parking and poker in Vegas; 
  • Crazy plays; 
  • Definition of a prop bet; 
  • Duck parade; 
  • Gambling Scene: Stripes
Feb 02, 2017
#118: Poker Kills
59:53
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Good bye (good riddance?) Chargers; 
  • Sports books lose big on college championship game; 
  • NFL parlay run
  • We won a Trippies award! 
  • Sweepstakes in Canada require some skill; 
  • Pressing craps bets; 
  • Are Shoot-To-Win machines really random? 
  • Poker kills; 
  • Bravo poker app
  • Graceland to Tunica (or is it Tunica to Graceland?); 
  • Card craps; 
  • 360 Vegas Vacation 4
  • Upcoming Hard 6 wager; 
  • Dr. Mikey doesn't place
Jan 19, 2017
#117: Fire Bet Number Two
59:21

Jan 05, 2017
#116: Dr. Mike's Vegas Trip
51:10
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • $500 loss rebates; 
  • Dr. Mike's Las Vegas trip report; 
  • MGM National Harbor reports; 
  • More on Las Vegas poker; 
  • Charging for seats at sports books
Dec 22, 2016
#115: Dr. Mike's Clinical Trials
01:00:20
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • MGM National Harbor opens; 
  • 25-cent IOU lammers for Pai Gow; 
  • 2017 Trippies! 
  • Placing the point versus making a put bet; 
  • Dr. Mike's clinical trials; 
  • $5 Horn bets, et al; 
  • Shoot-to-Win minimums; 
  • Live casino poker for first-timers; 
  • Listener trip reports; 
  • More on free-play coupons
Dec 08, 2016
#114: Antes vs. Blinds
38:26
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Mistakes in our last episode
  • "Full" 5x odds; 
  • Antes vs. blinds; 
  • Hopping the previous point; 
  • The psychology of sports wagering vs. table wagering
Nov 24, 2016
#113: Hollywood Casino Jamul
01:03:19
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Math mistake; 
  • Payouts on All/Small/Tall changing; 
  • Skill-based gaming premieres in Atlantic City; 
  • Woman "wins" $43 million on slot machine; 
  • Paris power outage; 
  • Hollywood Casino Jamul; 
  • 360 Vegas Vacation 4
  • How did each of us possibly get married? 
  • Poker at Binion's; 
  • Hop bets; 
  • Hot Roller craps side bet
  • Blackjack getting scarce on the Strip? 
  • BLT Steak
Nov 10, 2016
#112: VIMFP 2016 Recap
01:00:51
Oct 27, 2016
#111: Live from VIMFP 2016
21:36
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Flight mix-up; 
  • Pai Gow Poker in the old days; 
  • Bathroom surprise; 
  • Tournament stories; 
  • Racetrack mishap

Oct 19, 2016
#110: Blackjack Basic Strategy
36:37
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377;
  • No Bingo Bingo! is at 2:00 PM, October 16, in The D Showroom; 
  • Hollywood Casino Jamul opens; 
  • "Even Money" blackjack at The Plaza; 
  • How can Mark kill two to three hours? 
  • Blackjack basic strategy
Oct 13, 2016
#109: Teasers
01:07:25
Sep 29, 2016
#108: Beware the Video Lottery Terminal
47:54
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Some video poker machines may actually be video lottery terminals; 
  • Caesars to introduce skill-based gaming; 
  • Staying safe after a big win; 
  • Big hand at the Cromwell (is 100x odds gone?); 
  • Listener trip reports; 
  • "The Come Out" at VIMFP; 
  • We whine about San Diego sports...again

Sep 15, 2016
#107: Voicemail Catch-Up
01:01:54
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Superstitions regarding race, age, gender, appearance, etc.; 
  • "Ask the Doctor"; 
  • VIMFP plans; 
  • Pooling your wagers; 
  • Stranger corrects the dealer; 
  • Total Rewards comes through; 
  • Trying to make a splash early in a trip; 
  • Listen to Mark or Dr. Mike? 
  • Trip reports; 
  • 9-6 Double Double Bonus with 5000 for royal; 
  • Twelve 8s; 
  • Woes of the field bettor
Sep 01, 2016
#106: Listener Questions
01:05:49
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Guy withdraws money at robs the bank to continue gambling; 
  • Listener questions: 
    • Determining rating; 
    • Asking for comps; 
    • Bankroll; 
    • Tracking your own play; 
    • Betting for the dealers; 
    • In-room gaming; 
    • Free-play strategies
Aug 18, 2016
#105: Fourteen 8s
44:34
Aug 04, 2016
#104: Four Card Poker
41:59
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Free buy bets at the Flamingo and the Cromwell? 
  • Listener meet-up; 
  • Advantage play article
  • Our Fire Bet "due date"; 
  • Super secret slot machine at McCarran Airport; 
  • Idea for leftover football pool money; 
  • Trip reports; 
  • Four Card Poker: 
Jul 21, 2016
#103: Should You Always Try for That Royal Flush?
01:01:15
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Free buy bets are back at Downtown Grand; 
  • Total Rewards Spring Tier Credit Bonuses should be applied to accounts by July 15, 2016; 
  • NYRA pays multiple wagers on controversial race
  • Mark's towel; 
  • You only had to swipe once! 
  • Fan-Tan; 
  • Dealers helping you "cheat"; 
  • Hedging a Fire Bet; 
  • Will we return to online poker? 
  • Staying disciplined at the table; 
  • Should you always try for that royal flush? 
  • Riviera implosion
Jul 07, 2016
#102: Dealing with Losses
41:05
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Dr. Mike's handicapping skills; 
  • Free buy bets are gone from Downtown Grand; 
  • Switching between Pass and Don't Pass; 
  • Dealing with losses; 
  • "Blackjack Challenge"; 
  • Double Draw Poker: 

Allergic Pirate

Jun 23, 2016
#101: Bridging vs. Heeling
01:00:07
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • New artwork from The Factory
  • NBA changes Stephen Curry's point total; 
  • How much bankroll do you need? 
  • Mike doesn't get his food; 
  • Belmont Stakes; 
  • Bridging vs. heeling when laying odds with a Don't Pass bet; 
  • Seneca Casinos report
Jun 09, 2016
#100: One Hundred
01:15:31
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Phil Mickelson; 
  • Total Rewards and Fuel Rewards; 
  • Downtown Grand eliminating free buy bets? 
  • Canterbury Park has the lowest takeout in the country;  
  • Listener meet-up; 
  • Low-roller craps advice; 
  • Preakness Stakes; 
  • Keren has a great roll at 360 Vegas Vacation 3; 
  • Why Horn bets can pay differently at different casinos; 
  • Our choices for places to play craps in Vegas; 
  • Few people play perfect basic strategy at blackjack; 
  • Dice hitting hands; 
  • Great customer service from Luxor; 
  • Video poker at Mandalay Bay; 
  • Frequency of long rolls at craps
May 26, 2016
#99: Flushes Gone Wild
44:19
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Kentucky Derby results; 
  • Exchange wagering caution; 
  • Table game ratings; 
  • Leicester City wins the Premier League; 
  • Reno gaming; 
  • Surveillance stories; 
  • Pushing the casino on craps odds; 
  • Flushes Gone Wild: 
May 12, 2016
#98: Voicemail Bonanza
49:29
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Exchange wagering coming to New Jersey; 
  • Kentucky Derby May 7; 
  • The Cromwell now has 100x odds! 
  • Local casino grand openings; 
  • Dice setting; 
  • All/Small/Tall; 
  • Follow-up on Player+ Cards at Mohegan Sun
  • Trip reports
Apr 28, 2016
#97: VZZZT Wrap-Up
55:29
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • "Cash" cards now available at Mohegan Sun
  • VZZZT: 
    • Uber; 
    • Four-point and five-point Fire Bet winners; 
    • Listener meet-ups; 
    • Early bed time; 
    • Free buy bets at Downtown Grand! 
    • Main Event; 
  • Playing for comps; 
  • Craps tournaments; 
  • Field betting systems
Apr 14, 2016
#96: Ask a Dealer 3
01:02:17
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Poker "tournament" results; 
  • The lowdown on Shoot to Win buy bets; 
  • Couples betting together at a table; 
  • Ask a Dealer: 
    • Longest time for a player at the same table; 
    • Envy wager; 
    • Chip tricks; 
    • Cheating dealers; 
    • Pai Gow Poker dealers vs. blackjack dealers; 
    • Dealers suggesting wagers; 
  • Sic Bo; 
  • See you at VZZZT!
Mar 31, 2016
#95: Free Buy Bets Come to Vegas
49:22
Mar 17, 2016
#94: Sorry We're Late!
51:05
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377;
  • Odd encounter at the casino;
  • King's Bounty blackjack side bet;
  • Crapless Craps in Las Vegas only offers double odds;
  • "Free" craps at the Grand Casino in Shawnee, Oklahoma;
  • Beyond Coupons by James Grosjean;
  • No-vig buy bets are spreading across New Mexico;
  • That last day of your trip;
  • Doctor's Orders: "Hands up!"
  • Signing up for a players card;
  • Konami Gaming Laboratory;
  • Send us "Ask a Dealer" questions!
Mar 07, 2016
#93: Ten Listener Questions - Part 4
52:56
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377;
  • Super Bowl memories;
  • The story behind 3x-4x-5x odds;
  • Super Aces;
  • "Doctor's orders!"
  • Crazy things the dice do;
  • "Best" wager for free play;
  • Foxwoods vs. Mohegan Sun;
  • Crapless craps;
  • We answer ten more questions from listener Bill
Feb 18, 2016
#92: British Craps
56:27

Genting Casino craps

Feb 04, 2016
#91: Don't Forget to Swipe!
01:08:53
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377;
  • Trippies;
  • Be sure to swipe your card at all applicable kiosks;
  • 1,679,619 to 1;
  • All/Tall/Small replacing Fire Bet at some Caesars Strip properties;
  • Handling cash;
  • $15 minimums in the high limit room at Golden Gate;
  • Low minimums at Joker's Wild in Henderson;
  • Trip reports: 
    • WinStar;
    • MGM Detroit;
    • Spirit Mountain;
    • Enjoy Casino in Viña Del Mar, Chile;
  • Craps prop-bet slang
Jan 21, 2016
#90: A Little Roulette
50:12
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Happy New Year! 
  • Three jailed for cheating at Casino de Monte-Carlo; 
  • Tipping for complimentary transportation; 
  • Mark buys a TV; 
  • "La Portage" and "En Prison" rules in roulette
Jan 07, 2016
#89: Horseshoe Southern Indiana Trip Report
49:28
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377;
  • San Diego card rooms raided by FBI;
  • Dr. Mike's memory;
  • Where to find an empty table in Vegas;
  • Big stink over five dollars;
  • Craps stories;
  • Triple 7 craft beer at Main Street Station;
  • San Diego County Dental Society;
  • Where's the Poker Home Game segment?
  • Dr. Mike's trip to the Horseshoe Southern Indiana
Dec 24, 2015
#88: Vegas Fanboy
46:24
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377;
  • Mark and Dr. Mike don't play in a poker tournament;
  • Hope you voted for the Trippies, 'cause now it's too late! 
  • Casino parties;
  • $10 tables on Super Bowl weekend?
  • Baccarat side bets;
  • Talking about bad-beat jackpots while in the middle of a hand;
  • Vegas Fanboy's trip report:
    • 3:2 blackjack at New York New York;
    • "Even the Odds" promo at Tropicana;
    • There's always $5 craps at Excalibur;
    • Electronic poker tournament at The Plaza;
    • Downtown Grand;
    • The Cromwell
Dec 10, 2015
#87: What's Right and What's Wrong?
41:58
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377;
  • More Daily Fantasy Sports (sorry);
  • Chip flusher gets prison;
  • Winning wager from listener Kevin;
  • Super Aces craps wager?
  • Listener calls:
    • Atlantic City / Connecticut idea;
    • Hands-on craps at next year's VIMFP?
    • EZ Baccarat;
    • Action when you cash in;
    • +EV nickel video poker at the California;
    • Uncollected come bets
Nov 26, 2015
#86: Big Tips
58:21
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377;
  • Daily Fantasy Sports declared illegal in New York State;
  • Someone counterfeits a winning Melbourne Cup ticket; 
  • Woman doesn't hit $8.5 million slot jackpot;
  • Dr. Mike's brother part of Cosmopolitan class-action lawsuit;
  • Three Ohio casinos are leaving Caesars Entertainment;
  • Hard-way place bets at The Orleans;
  • Automatic free-play vs. coupon free-play;
  • Mark has a hot roll;
  • Princess Cruise casinos have relatively good conditions;
  • Woman encouraged to take cash instead of the car she won;
  • 3:2 pitch blackjack weekends at Borgata;
  • Wedding party story;
  • Is there a new trend of dealer mistakes? 
  • The Lucky Lucky blackjack side bet;
  • Consistently bad experiences at Binion's
Nov 12, 2015
#85: VIMFP Wrap-Up
01:25:48
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377;
  • The Player has pretty much been canceled, but there's a new gambling-related drama coming to TV;
  • VIMFP:
    • Rental car;
    • Lunch at Pizza Rock;
    • The Ice Breaker;
    • The Admiral's Parade;
    • Positive EV video poker at The D;
    • The VIMFPTUCKY Derby;
    • Our crummy friend Paul;
    • Dinner at La Comida;
    • Vato Cigars;
    • The Undercard;
    • Las Vegas Club tour;
    • The Main Event;
    • Dinner at BLT Steak;
    • VIMFP After-Afterparty;
    • The VIMFP Hangover Casino Challenge Cup;
    • Bingo!
    • Sunday night craps crawl;
    • Lousy experience at Binions;
  • Why hedge hardways with hop bets instead of place bets?
Oct 29, 2015
#84: Live from VIMFP
16:38
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377;
  • Mark's 99th trip to Las Vegas;
  • Dr. Mike: Any nudity?
  • "Bring back the Big 6 & 8!"
  • Dr. Mike hands out chips on Fremont Street;
  • Casino personnel make all the difference;
  • Dinner at BLT Steak;
  • $14 buy-ins;
  • Daily Fantasy Sports is now illegal in Nevada;
  • Thanks to Hunter, Chuck, and Derek for all their VIMFP hard work!
Oct 21, 2015
#83: Scandals
45:27
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377;
  • Scandals:
    • Daily Fantasy Sports;
    • Cheating at craps at Bellagio;
  • Tales of Dr. Mike's dad;
  • Monte Carlo Las Vegas let's you take even money on 6:5 games;
  • "Hidden" $5 blackjack tables at Eldorado Shreveport;
  • San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino report;
  • What to expect at VIMFP
Oct 15, 2015
#82: Are Casinos Thinking?
54:39
Oct 01, 2015
#81: Bankroll Talk
01:01:13
Sep 17, 2015
#80: The State of Gambling in Las Vegas
51:02
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377;
  • Setback for sports wagering in New Jersey;
  • Downtown Grand cuts table-game hours;
  • Gambling still bad on the Strip;
  • Craps tournaments;
  • Craps lessons;
  • VIMFP;
  • Getting spanked;
  • How we approach a craps session
Sep 03, 2015
#79: Casino Etiquette
01:00:19
Aug 20, 2015
#78: Shills and Proposition Players
50:52
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377;
  • $1 blackjack at Binion's on Thursdays is 3:2 single-deck!
  • Craps etiquette as it applies to picking a spot at the table;
  • Listener meet-up;
  • Shills and proposition players;
  • What got us into gambling?
  • Action reverse bets vs. parlay bets;
  • Craps Repeater side bet;
  • Books to buy:
Aug 06, 2015
#77: Comic-Con 2015
01:14:09
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377;
  • A baccarat side bet with over a 10% player advantage;
  • Just to clarify: You can't ask for even money at a 6:5 blackjack table;
  • "New dice!"
  • Brett's gambling money tracker spreadsheet;
  • Is it time to boycott The Strip?
  • Let the drunk player leave with his chips and come back!
  • Coupled horses;
  • Slot bonus rounds: Are your results predetermined?
  • Each-way bets;
  • Comic-Con:
Jul 23, 2015
#76: Average Daily Theoretical
47:14
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377;
  • Pechanga is the "best casino in America";
  • Other ways to extend the expiration date on your Total Rewards Credits;
  • BARGE;
  • Top Pair - Home Game Poker Podcast;
  • Come bets or place bets: What's best on a "hot shooter"?
  • Drunk poker player story;
  • Low limits should at least be available everywhere;
  • Asking for "even money" at a 6:5 blackjack table?
  • Average Daily Theoretical (ADT)
Jul 09, 2015
#75: Dr. Mike Saves the Day
58:12
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377;
  • Cash in your American Pharoah winning ticket AND keep the ticket as a souvenir;
  • No, that was FREE-Bet Blackjack, not Three-Bet Blackjack;
  • Good paytables on video poker might not get you as many players club credits;
  • Blackjack machines typically pay even money on a blackjack;
  • Electronic bingo tablets;
  • Charitable gambling in North Dakota;
  • Your Caesars Rewards Credits expire at 12:01 a.m. on the date listed;
  • Deadwood, South Dakota, casinos can now offer keno, craps, and roulette;
  • myVegas Tips for Beginners at Vegas Fanboy;
  • Exactly how bad is 6-5 blackjack versus 3-2?
  • Dr. Mike saves the day;
  • Parx Casino has a realtime Live Game Report;
  • Five HunDog Eating Contest;
  • Pressing come bets;
  • Listener trip report from Magaritaville Casino, Shreveport;
  • Listener New Mexico casino report;
Jun 25, 2015
#74: Bingo!
01:01:23
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377;
  • Lawsuit against American Pharoah owner thrown out;
  • Lots of American Pharoah win tickets not cashed in;
  • Janitor arrested for "stealing" $10,000 at casino;
  • Results from our friend's poker tournament;
  • $1 blackjack Thursdays at Binion's;
  • Ameristar in Kansas City has Fire Bet and Features Bet on same table;
  • Making Caesars Diamond tier in a day;
  • Details on our TV listings;
  • Listener calls:
    • Skill-based slots return settings;
    • More on baccarat vig;
    • Should you replace come bets that lose on the come-out roll?
    • Report from Horseshoe Council Bluffs;
  • Bingo!
Jun 11, 2015
#73: Skill-Based Slot Machines
46:41
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377;
  • Owner of American Pharoah being sued;
  • Skill-based slot machines could be coming to Nevada;
  • What's the least you have to bet at a table game before the casino will start rating your play?
  • Fire Bet vs. Feature Bet;
  • Any dollar blackjack left in Vegas?
  • Why do people do wagers?
  • What if you run out of money before you've paid your outstanding commission in Baccarat?
  • Another money management suggestion for craps;
  • Biloxi: Yes; Tunica: No;
May 28, 2015
#72: Baccarat
46:50
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377;
  • When slots might print out a voucher automatically;
  • More on practical prizes;
  • Managing your bankroll at craps;
  • Keno at VIMFP?
  • Kentucky Derby results;
  • Another karma story;
  • Baccarat
May 14, 2015
#71: 3-2-1
45:04
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377;
  • Final "clarification" on Dr. Mike's brother's slot experience;
  • Slots with practical prizes;
  • Casino doesn't have to pay 90-year-old grandmother $41.8 million;
  • Some Las Vegas poker rooms adopting "no cash on the table" policy;
  • First-ever poker side bet introduced;
  • Kentucky Derby;
  • Dr. Mike's casino-related GI distress;
  • VIMFP;
  • A karma story;
  • Betting at the craps table in order to manage your money;
  • Poker Home Game: 3-2-1
Apr 30, 2015
#70: The Vegas Internet Mafia Family Picnic
51:54
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377;
  • The correct scoop on W-2Gs;
  • Also, we messed up on our Ultimate Texas Hold 'em instructions;
  • the D cancels their Tax Day Bonus Day promotion;
  • Revel finally sold;
  • $3 craps and blackjack at Downtown Grand;
  • A mind-boggling story of dealers hustling for tips;
  • Keno closes at Harrah's Atlantic City;
  • What's the minimum "no 4" wager?
  • Tales from the Don't;
  • "Same dice!"
  • Convince a friend to take Pacquiao for even money;
  • More info on Win Cards;
  • Tijuana casinos;
  • VIMFP announcement
Apr 16, 2015
#69: Ask a Dealer 2
01:01:27
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377;
  • Big payouts and W-2Gs;
  • Disappearing coffee shops;
  • Don't be a Lusardi!
  • Frank Scoblete releases book I Am a Dice Controller;
  • Tap water being sold on Las Vegas Blvd.?
  • Learn the game at the table or before you play?
  • Litmus test for dealers;
  • Where did "Lucky 7" come from?
  • Unique Fire Bet paytable at Harrah's North Kansas City;
  • Ask a Dealer:
    • A typical shift;
    • Tip-pooling casino vs. non-tip-pooling casino;
    • Do dealers like piggy-backed bets?
    • Martingale bettors;
    • Intoxicated players;
    • Chip theft;
    • Big wins;
    • Hierarchy of games;
    • Does tipping help rating?
    • Religion and politics at the table;
    • Juicy stories for Dr. Mike
Apr 02, 2015
#68: Dr. Mike's Vegas Trip Report
46:25
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377;
  • The future of our app; 
  • IRS proposes reducing reportable winnings from $1,200 to $600
  • March Madness; 
  • Small advantage play at Mandalay Bay; 
  • Nice roulette story; 
  • Dr. Mike's Vegas trip:
    • $5 craps table at Caesars Palace on a Friday night! 
    • Listener meet-up; 
    • Seinfeld with "hot chocolate" on his head; 
    • Dinner at Giada; 
    • Improv Comedy Club at Harrah's; 
    • Whale at Caesars Palace; 
    • Fight at the blackjack tables; 
    • Caesars Bacchanal Buffet
Mar 19, 2015
#67: Roulette
46:58
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377;
  • Wagering on the Olympics approved;
  • Sin City Talk launches Gambling Module Thingy;
  • Dr. Mike will be in Vegas March 13-15, 2015;
  • Should we make our TV listings free?
  • Small, single-dealer craps tables;
  • Criteria for choosing a local casino;
  • Online craps with a real table?
  • Tipping at craps;
  • No gambling in Hawaii: Good or bad?
  • Roulette:
  • Seven Stars Insider
Mar 05, 2015
#66: Ask a Dealer
53:15
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377;
  • Baccarat game with unshuffled cards ruled illegal;
  • Physical skill-based gambling comes to New Jersey;
  • What are some good ways to earn more Tier Credits?
  • 9/6 with taxes versus 8/6 without taxes;
  • Most points ever made;
  • Tipping shooters;
  • Superstitions;
  • Ask a Dealer:
    • Tipping;
    • Georges versus fleas;
    • Card counters;
    • How do you gamble during your free time?
    • Does tipping help rating?
    • Easiest/Hardest games to deal;
    • Biggest tip;
    • Cheering at the table;
    • You need a thick skin;
    • What if you make a mistake?
Feb 19, 2015
#65: Spanish 21
49:47
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377;
  • Gary Loveman to step down as CEO of Caesars Entertainment;
  • Smoking ban coming to New Orleans (including casinos);
  • Stratosphere wants to "Take Back Vegas", but are they actually doing anything?
  • Ground Floor episode features craps;
  • Interesting listener story from the tables;
  • Spanish 21:
Feb 05, 2015
#64: International Gaming Salons
46:59
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377;
  • We lost the Trippies again!
  • Caesars bankruptcy;
  • Mark's wife wins Wife of the Year;
  • Positive EV video poker opportunity;
  • Serve-yourself beverages at buffets;
  • 100x odds on craps returns to Casino Royale;
  • The Three-Point Molly;
  • Deliberately leaving your players club card in a machine;
  • International gaming salons;
  • Rat-holing
Jan 22, 2015
#63: Blackjack Switch
57:23
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377;
  • Dr. Mike remembers more stuff from his recent Las Vegas trip;
  • Listener feedback:
    • Crapless Craps;
    • Laughlin;
    • Getting comps in Downtown Las Vegas;
    • Discipline while at the tables;
    • Betting on "virgin" shooters;
    • The four main differences between craps games;
  • Blackjack Switch:
Jan 08, 2015
#62: Dr. Mike's Quick Vegas Trip Report
43:59
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377;
  • Dr. Mike is recovering from surgery nicely;
  • Atlantic City's Taj Mahal not closing...yet;
  • Dr. Mike sees another naked person;
  • Listener feedback:
    • Do you have the right to just watch people gambling?
    • What are the chances of rolling three 7s before a 6 or 8?
    • How do you handle W-2Gs on your tax return?
    • Where in Las Vegas would you like your ashes spread?
    • Report from O'Sheas;
  • Dr. Mike's trip report from the Great Gift Wrap Up
Dec 22, 2014
#61: Perfect Pairs Blackjack Side Bet
50:34
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377;
  • Revel sale falls through;
  • Vote for us for Best Podcast at the Trippies!
  • We ate somewhere between zero and ten Filet-o-Fish;
  • Next episode might be delayed: Good luck to Dr. Mike with his back surgery!
  • Meanwhile, catch Dr. Mike on Saturday at Caesars Palace;
  • Listener calls;
  • Players banking games;
  • Hedging;
  • What are those noises when the girls says, "951-2WAGERS"?
  • The Perfect Pairs blackjack side bet
Dec 04, 2014
#60: The Kelly Criterion
48:32
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377;
  • World Series of Poker final table wrap-up;
  • NBA comissioner Adam Silver says, "Let's gamble!"
  • Trump Taj Mahal to close December 12, 2014;
  • Archie Karas gets a slap on the wrist;
  • Dr. Mike will be in Las Vegas December 5-7, 2014;
  • Dice setting;
  • Unlimited odds at craps: What would we do?
  • Dealer mistakes;
  • The Kelly Criterion
Nov 20, 2014
#59: Listener Feedback
49:35
  • Phil Ivey loses court case in England;
  • World Series of Poker final table airs this week;
  • Dr. Mike will be in Las Vegas December 5-7, 2014;
  • Is a five of a kind possible with wild cards?
  • Only double odds at Fremont Casino;
  • AAA bonus when renting through Hertz;
  • Strange pay table for the craps field bet;
  • Eight listener questions;
  • Poker Home Games:
    • Oma-draw;
    • Second Best Hold 'em;
    • Big Nuts
Nov 07, 2014
#58: VIMFP 2014 Trip Report
01:24:35
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377;
  • Rental car woes;
  • Playing All Tall, All Small, and All or Nothing;
  • Downtown Grand;
  • Bad experience at Du-Par's;
  • Playing Riverboat Roulette;
  • Craps meet-up at The D!
  • VIMFP Opening Ceremonies;
  • Hugo's Cellar;
  • World/Whirl bet;
  • SLS;
  • VIMFP Main Event;
  • We finally win the Fire Bet (no fooling)!
  • Harrah's Las Vegas;
  • The Cromwell;
  • Fuel Rewards;
  • The worst seats on the plane
Oct 23, 2014
#57: Anaconda
41:52
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377;
  • Consider converting your Total Rewards Credits to free play;
  • Baccarat game with unshuffled cards ruled legal;
  • Revel sold at auction;
  • Voicemail: Pay the vig only on winning lay bets at MGM properties;
  • Philosophical craps questions;
  • Join us for a craps meet-up at The D on Friday, October 17, at 12:00 noon!
  • Poker Home Game: Anaconda
Oct 02, 2014
#56: Eleven Listener Questions
01:01:35
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377;
  • Tales from the casino;
  • Sports betting comes to Atlantic City... sort of;
  • Voicemail;
  • Meet us for craps at The D during VIMFP: 12:00 noon, Friday, October 17, 2014;
  • Thoughts on Pala Casino;
  • The Lion's Share machine goes home with the people who won the jackpot;
  • Craps side bets: All Tall, All Small, and All or Nothing;
  • Eleven listener questions
Sep 19, 2014
#55: Ten Listener Questions - Part 3
46:05
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377;
  • Tales from the casino;
  • The Lion's Share jackpot hits for $2.4 million;
  • The NFL is upon us;
  • How to access the bonus content on our app;
  • Three hours of new gambling programming on Discovery: Wednesday, September 10, 8:00 p.m. ET/PT;
  • Some differences between Canadian and American casinos;
  • We answer ten more questions from listener Bill

Bonus content location

Sep 04, 2014
#54: Craps Bets - Place vs. Buy vs. Put
43:39
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377;
  • Seda!
  • Revel is closing earlier than originally announced;
  • Cashing in a winning horseracing ticket;
  • Multi-game jackpot clarification;
  • The difference between Place, Buy, and Put bets in craps;
  • Planned meet-up during the Vegas Internet Mafia Family Picnic in October
Aug 21, 2014
#53: Dr. Mike's Mesquite Trip Report
41:11
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377;
  • Donald Trump wants his name removed from Trump Plaza and Trump Taj Mahal;
  • Casino boat runs aground... but that doesn't stop the gambling!
  • Listener email: What makes us adjust our craps play during a session?
  • Dr. Mike's Mesquite trip report;
  • Welcome to podcasting Vegas Fanboy!
Aug 07, 2014
#52: Free Play at El Cortez Las Vegas
39:32
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377
  • Some clarification on the Lion's Share machine at MGM Grand;
  • Dealer arrested for "helping" customers win at roulette;
  • Pai Gow Tiles slated for our home game;
  • How we behaved at Mark's sister's wedding;
  • California Chrome vs. Del Mar;
  • Free play offer at El Cortez;
  • Trump Plaza and Showboat both closing in Atlantic City;
  • Singapore's anti-gambling PSA backfires
Jul 17, 2014
#51: Double Attack Blackjack
41:02
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377;
  • Buying the 5 and 9... we tried!
  • Are we still playing Pai Gow tiles?
  • More discussion about playing the Don't Pass;
  • Craps questions:
    • Table minimums;
    • Prop bets;
    • Place versus come;
  • Double Attack Blackjack:
Jul 03, 2014
#50: Las Vegas Trip Report
54:32
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377;
  • Five Hundy by Midnight intro;
  • Golden Nugget Atlantic City not liable for unshuffled cards;
  • Man sentenced to 17 years in prison for cheating at craps;
  • Las Vegas trip report:
    • Flight delays;
    • Playing roulette;
    • Central at Caesars Palace;
    • Horrible blackjack rules;
    • Rio and the World Series of Poker;
    • Baseball wagers;
    • The Quad;
    • Listener meet-up;
    • Old Homestead Steakhouse;
    • The Cromwell
Jun 19, 2014
#49: Casino Edge vs. Casino Hold
49:09
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377
  • Dr. Mike's dad vs. Mark's sister-in-law;
  • Thefts at the World Series of Poker;
  • Wendover, Nevada;
  • Money management;
  • Shoot to Win craps machine;
  • Casino edge vs. casino hold;
  • What our casino would be like;
  • How come there aren't more gambling-related TV shows and movies?
  • Meet us in Las Vegas Saturday, June 7!
Jun 06, 2014
#48: Smart Money
42:56
  • Tallest thermometer in the world to get a makeover;
  • Does it make sense to buy the 5 and 9?
  • We'll be in Vegas Saturday, June 7, 2014;
  • Street Dice introduced at Downtown Grand;
  • Smart Money: What is it, and when does it come in?
  • Poker Home Game: Five-Two
May 22, 2014
#47: Card-Cutting Etiquette
38:34
  • Ben Affleck backed off at Hard Rock Casino;
  • More methods for playing craps;
  • Additional information on Oklahoma casinos;
  • Hedging when you're close to winning the Fire Bet;
  • WinCraps;
  • How should you cut the deck in a home game?
  • We'll be in Las Vegas June 6-8, 2014;
  • Best wishes and a speedy recovery for Tim Dressen!
May 08, 2014
#46: Riverboat Roulette
50:15
  • Borgata pays poker-tournament players after counterfeit chips were found;
  • Phil Ivey is sued by Borgata for edge sorting;
  • Craps tournaments;
  • Breaking Vegas "Dice Dominator";
  • Listener's craps method;
  • What happens when you've already made a baseball bet and there's a pitching change;
  • Dr. Mike's report on Ultimate Texas Hold 'em (finally);
  • Listener's whale story;
  • Morongo's multi-game jackpot;
  • Riverboat Roulette;
  • Tell Dr. Mike what to bet for the Kentucky Derby: 951-292-4377
Apr 24, 2014
#45: Ten Listener Questions - Part 2
46:04
  • April Fool's episode wrap-up;
  • Dr. Mike's home craps table;
  • Flamingo craps table two-separate-limits mystery solved;
  • Don't pick up that lost casino chip in Pennsylvania!
  • We answer ten more questions from listener Bill
Apr 10, 2014
#44: Tabletop Puncher
19:33
  • The Fire Bet: Finally!
  • Future bet on the Padres;
  • Why don't people take insurance in Blackjack?
  • Keno and the lottery;
  • Craps coverage coming to CBS;
  • Poker Home Game: Tabletop Puncher
Apr 01, 2014
#43: Ultimate Texas Hold 'em
45:22
  • March Madness so far;
  • Mike & Molly casino episode;
  • Stories from the casino;
  • Keno brochures now available at Harrah's Atlantic City;
  • Harrah's Tunica to close;
  • Listener email;
  • Ultimate Texas Hold 'em;
Mar 28, 2014
#42: Betting the Don't
44:00
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377 (951-2WAGERS); 
  • Apology for not replying to an email; 
  • Listeners sound off on finding a casino chip on the floor; 
  • Full Tilt players are whole again; 
  • Anyone heard the term "skinny" at the crap table? 
  • "Yo!" 
  • Playing the don't; 
  • Poker Home Game: A variation on 3-5-7
Mar 13, 2014
#41: Ten Listener Questions
51:46
  • Man sues for not getting paid on a winning Fire Bet; 
  • App search bug; 
  • What would you do if you found a $500 casino chip? 
  • Important dates for Quicken Loans Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge
  • We answer ten questions from listener Bill
Feb 27, 2014
#40: Silverado Stud Poker
46:39

 

Feb 13, 2014
#39: $1 Billion for a Perfect Bracket
46:34
  • Mark wins a poker tournament;
  • Player throws $2.7 million in counterfeit Borgata poker tournament chips down the Harrah's Resort toilet;
  • Massachusetts considers a really dumb law for their new casinos;
  • More info on Oklahoma casinos;
  • Details on Warren Buffett's $1 billion March Madness challenge;
  • Dr. Mike's predictions for the Super Bowl;
  • Bitcoins now accepted at The D and Golden Gate;
  • A player swallows a roulette ball
Jan 30, 2014
#38: Dr. Mike Takes a Craps Quiz
41:33
  • Just say no to 6:5 Blackjack!
  • No more Three Card Poker for Dr. Mike's dad;
  • 10-cent superfecta wins $119,000;
  • The Trippies are announced;
  • Please support the show by clicking through our Amazon link;
  • More info on Oklahoma casinos;
  • Full Tilt Poker announces Adrenaline Rush Poker;
  • Listener email;
  • Dr. Mike takes a craps quiz
Jan 16, 2014
#37: War Blackjack
45:13
  • Listener meet-up;
  • Viva Las Vegas (the movie);
  • +EV Pai Gow Poker wager is gone;
  • Our football pool results (if you care);
  • New bonus audio content on our app;
  • War Blackjack;
  • Poker Home Game: Screw Your Neighbor (aka Chase the Ace)
Jan 04, 2014
#36: Dr. Mike's Recent Vegas Trip
46:04
  • Hollywood Park closes;
  • Listener feedback;
  • Dr. Mike's recent Vegas trip:
    • Caesars Great Gift Wrap Up;
    • Witnessing a Fire Bet win;
    • Reserved spots at the craps table;
    • Guy at the slot; 
    • Listener meet-up;
  • Mark plays in an Omaha 8 tournament;
  • Misdeals in poker home games
Dec 22, 2013
#35: High Card Flush
45:59
  • Vote for us for Best Podcast at the Trippies (now through Dec. 11, 2013)!
  • Dr. Mike's 9-year-old daughter dominates our Football Pool;
  • Why can't you bank at Pai Gow Poker when there's a dealer change?
  • Dr. Mike's blunder at video poker;
  • Correction on how table games work at Oklahoma casinos;
  • Dr. Mike will be in Las Vegas Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013;
  • Mark is playing in the Omaha 8 WSOP circuit event at Harrah's Rincon on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013;
  • The tallest thermometer in the world is for sale, now at a reduced price!
  • High Card Flush (casino table game);
  • Poker Home Game: Six-Card Texas Hold 'em

 

Dec 06, 2013
#34: Two-Player Poker Games
38:43
  • Dr. Mike will be in Las Vegas December 7, 2013;
  • Now's the time to set up your 401g;
  • Link your Facebook account to Social Rewards to earn comps;
  • Oklahoma casinos;
  • Poker Home Games:
    • Two-player games;
    • Six Back to Five;
    • Russian Poker;
    • Cincinnati

 

Nov 25, 2013
#33: Atlantic City Trip Report
01:10:29
  • People in Atlantic City are nice!
  • Dr. Mike's dad nearly wipes out on his scooter;
  • Listener meet-up;
  • Pai Gow Tiles;
  • Diamond Lounges;
  • Seven Stars Lounges;
  • Watered-down drinks;
  • Keno and the Big 6 Wheel;
  • Flop Poker;
  • Revel and Borgata;
  • Atlantic City craps rules;
  • And much more!
Nov 15, 2013
#32: We've Got an App!
45:33
  • Mark hits some Southern California casinos;
  • Meet us in Atlantic City: Nov. 8-11, 2013;
  • Check out myVegas and Caesars Casino on Facebook;
  • Poker Home Game: Seven-Card Stud Roll Your Own;
  • Download our new smartphone app for Android and iPhone/iPad
Oct 31, 2013
#31: Money Management?
40:58
Oct 17, 2013
#30: Aces Are the Lowest Pair
41:31
  • Update on our Atlantic City trip;
  • Listener mail:
    • Was the dealer rude?
    • Hedge bets;
  • Archie Karas arrested for cheating;
  • The British won't stand for craps;
  • Skill-based slots;
  • Poker Home Game: Lowball

 

Oct 04, 2013
#29: Our First Anniversary
46:53
  • Happy anniversary to us;
  • How sports betting consultants can rip you off;
  • Dr. Mike discusses fine art;
  • Dr. Mike sucks in a tournament, but has an enjoyable conversation with a Director of Casino Operations;
  • Viejas Casino sets some silly world records;
  • Poker Home Game: 7-27
Sep 21, 2013
#28: Six Card Poker
41:40

 

Sep 05, 2013
#27: Mark Saves Zero Cents per Gallon
35:06
  • Dice out! Hands up!
  • Fuel Rewards teams with Total Rewards;
  • Dubious casino expansion in California;
  • Poker Home Game: Four Queens;
  • Organize your football pools now!
  • Atlantic City, here we come?

 

Aug 22, 2013
#26: Gambling Etiquette
47:07
  • Woe is us;
  • Mark's sister-in-law wins big;
  • We correct ourselves on the Pick 6 wager;
  • Dubious sports handicapper to get new reality show;
  • Gambling etiquette;
  • Poker Home Game: Acey-Deucey Double-Potsie;
Aug 08, 2013
#25: Wagering on Horse Racing
51:26
  • Wagering on Horse Racing:
    • Tales from the track;
    • Win;
    • Place;
    • Show;
    • "Across the Board";
    • Quinella;
    • Exacta;
      • Exacta Box;
      • Exacta Wheel;
    • Trifecta;
    • Superfecta;
    • Daily Double;
    • Pick 6;
  • Poker Home Game: 3-5-7
Jul 26, 2013
#24: Dr. Mike's Lake Tahoe Trip
42:15
  • Revel's "You Can't Lose Win" promotion;
  • Dr. Mike's Lake Tahoe Trip:
    • Fireworks show; 
    • Friday's Station Steak & Seafood Grill; 
    • Craps stories; 
    • Keno;
    • ...and more!
Jul 10, 2013
#23: Players Clubs and Card Craps
46:44
Jun 27, 2013
#22: Mississippi Stud
42:11
  • Mark's snail mail goes unanswered;
  • Listener feedback:
    • Deucey-Acey;
    • The Big Wheel at Rio;
    • Optimal number of players for a poker home game;
  • Poker Home Game: Kings Roll;
  • Mississippi Stud
Jun 15, 2013
#21: Stupid Bets
47:03
  • Dave's poker tournament
  • Red Dog
  • Poker Home Game: Acey-Deucey
  • Stupid bets
Jun 02, 2013
#20: Dead (or Dying) Games
45:39
  • Is Mark a bad father? 
  • Phil Ivey uses edge sorting to win 7.8 million pounds at baccarat; 
  • Total Rewards entices players... with soda; 
  • CBS cancels Vegas;
  • Poker Home Game: No Peeky;
  • Dead (or Dying) Games:
    • Sigma Derby;
    • Flip It;
    • 9's Up;
    • Caribbean Stud Poker;
    • Big Six Wheel;
    • Chuck-a-Luck
May 23, 2013
#19: Keno
40:19
May 09, 2013
#18: The Worst Poker Tournament Ever
48:58
  • Special Guest: Paul Huyser; 
  • Charges dropped in Quinton Carter cheating case;
  • Mike Matasow wins 2013 Heads-Up Poker Championship (in case you didn't already know);
  • Randy Jones doesn't know craps!
  • The Buster Blackjack side bet; 
  • The Worst Poker Tournament Ever
Apr 25, 2013
#17: Baseball Wagering
41:24
  • Casino Confidential canceled by TLC: You heard it here first!
  • Daniel Cates accidentally folds the winning hand at the National Heads-Up Poker Championship;
  • Mark's now keeping track of all the rolls at the craps table;
  • Poker Home Game: Queenie;
  • Listener mail: What are good strategies for playing craps?
  • Baseball wagering:
    • The moneyline;
    • The runline;
Apr 10, 2013
#16: Las Vegas Poker Rooms?
45:30
  • March Madness so far; 
  • Denver Bronco safety Quinton Carter arrested for cheating at craps;
  • National Heads-Up Poker Championship starts airing on NBC April 6;
  • More tales from the tables;
  • Urinal gaming comes to the United States, finally
  • Poker Home Game: Four-Three;
  • Listener mail:
    • Where are the best poker rooms on the Vegas Strip?
    • Clearing some things up about dice influencing
Mar 30, 2013
#15: March Madness
42:52
Mar 15, 2013
#14: Crazy 4 Poker
41:08
Mar 03, 2013
#13: Listener Mail
47:25
  • Video poker: Aces and Faces versus Jacks or Better (we're serious!)
  • Tale from the "crap" table 
  • Listener mail
    • The Fire Bet
    • Dice control: Fact or fiction?
    • What's it take to make Seven Stars?
    • Getting comps: Does it make sense to increase your wagers?
    • What are the funniest things we've seen in a casino?
Feb 18, 2013
#12: Dr. Mike's Ups and Downs
36:36
  • Dr. Mike's Super Bowl woes
  • New buffet at Aria (Is it better? It better be!)
  • WinPoker for iPhone
  • Video poker: Aces and Faces versus Jacks or Better
  • Poker Home Game: Chicago
  • Dr. Mike's deep run in a home poker tournament
Feb 07, 2013
#11: Super Bowl Wagering
47:01
  • Zoom Poker at PokerStars
  • Harrah's Rincon "responds" to their bad policy on table-game free-play
  • Poker Home Game: Pass the Buck
  • Super Bowl wagering
    • Mike's incredible run in his Survivor Pool
    • Point spreads
    • Moneylines
    • An arbitrage from the 1995 game
    • 100-square pools
Jan 26, 2013
#10: Place Your Bets!
38:58

Now with improved audio quality!

  • Aria buffet chef gets Chopped
  • Barona Hotel and Casino
  • Total Rewards changes
  • Poker Home Game: Five-card draw, jacks or better to open, trips or better to win
  • Place and buy bets in craps
  • Storytime: Our amazing run at Caesars
Jan 11, 2013
#9: Pai Gow Poker
46:33
  • We are not shills for Caesars Entertainment! 
  • The origin of the name Seven Stars
  • Poker Home Game: High Low declare games 
  • Mail bag
  • Pai Gow Poker
    • How it's played
    • A little (and we mean very little) basic strategy 
    • Playing in the "good ol' days"
Dec 29, 2012
#8: Caesars Great Gift Wrap Up
30:32
Dec 15, 2012
#7: Let It Ride (The Table Game)
27:22

 

 

Nov 25, 2012
#6: Poker and Blackjack and Craps (Oh, My!)
35:34

 

Nov 18, 2012
#5: Good and Bad Blackjack Rules
37:47
  • Dr Mike's recent trip to Harrah's Rincon
  • The Range Steakhouse at Harrah's Las Vegas closing
  • More gambling-themed blocks on Destination America
  • Listener e-mail
  • Blackjack rules
    • Number of decks
    • 6-5 payout versus 3-2
    • Dealer hits or stands on soft 17
    • Double down on any two cards or only certain hands
    • Resplitting aces
    • Double down after splitting
    • Surrender
    • Lose only original bet or all bets when dealer has blackjack
Nov 04, 2012
#4: Mark's Birthday Trip to Las Vegas
49:10

 

Oct 21, 2012
#3: The Road to Ruin
31:03
  • Another 6-hour gambling-themed block on Destination America
  • The field bet in craps
    • The Santa Ana Star casino in New Mexico pays triple on the 2 and 12 reducing the house edge to 0%
  • The martingale betting system (and why to avoid it)
  • Three Card Poker
Oct 11, 2012
#2: Seven Stars Signature Event
25:57
  • Cheers slot machine
  • KISS slot machine
  • The D refunds wagers for controversial Green Bay/Seattle game
  • Vegas on CBS
  • 6-hour gambling-themed block on Destination America
  • Our friend Paul weighs in on soft 18
  • Casino players clubs
  • Dr. Mike's trip to Vegas
    • Forum Shops shopping spree
    • Guy Savoy tour
    • Don Henley concert
    • Craps at Caesars Palace
Sep 29, 2012
#1: First Show
27:07
  • Introductions
  • Home game jackpot win
  • Record for largest blackjack table set
  • Cheating Vegas on Destination America
  • Vegas on CBS
  • An introduction to craps
  • Survivor football pools
  • Playing soft 18 in blackjack
Sep 21, 2012