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Professional gamblers Bob Dancer and Richard Munchkin host Gambling With an Edge which aims to make you a better gambler tomorrow than you were yesterday.

Bob Dancer & Richard Munchkin


    • Sep 29, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
    • weekdays NEW EPISODES
    • 56m AVG DURATION
    • 234 EPISODES

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    Jim & Dan Pasko

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 52:41


    Our guests this week are Jim Pasko, and his son Dan. Jim has been one of the best backgammon players in the world for 40 years, and together with his son Dan they have been very successful as sports bettors, primarily focused on prop bets. 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.Show Notes[00:00] Introduction of gamblers, Jim and Dan Pasko[00:35] Does Jim still play backgammon?[03:17] Studying backgammon before bots, taking risk[09:33] Cheating stories from The Cavendish, scams, magnetic dice[17:06] Sport betting[19:36] Jim and Dan's background in math[23:29] Betting football and nba props, increasing market efficiency[26:37] Solving problems for other bettors, combinatorics[29:12] Erosion of edges as markets change and evolve[32:42] SouthPointCasino.com[33:36] BlackjackApprenticeship.com[34:20] VideoPoker.com/gwae[35:22] Unabated.com[35:58] How to contact Jim and Dan [37:15] Backgammon, learning curves, Stu Ungar[41:51] Bomb pots[49:06] Recommended; The Great on Hulu, The Duke, Good Will Hunting, TombstoneSponsored Links:http://SouthPointCasino.comhttp://BlackjackApprenticeship.comhttp://VideoPoker.com/gwaehttp://Unabated.comRecommended:"The Great" http://Hulu.com/series/the-great"The Duke" http://Mubi.com/films/the-duke-2020"Good Will Hunting" http://Miramax.com/movie/good-will-hunting"Tombstone" http://Imdb.com/title/tt0108358/

    Anthony Curtis 9/22/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 56:03


    Our guest this week is Anthony Curtis. We talk about what's new in Las Vegas, and upcoming books from Huntington Press.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.Show Notes[00:00] Introduction of Anthony Curtis, publisher of The Las Vegas Advisor and Huntington Press[00:35] Remembering Cat Hulbert[01:51] James Grosjean's books[07:16] Upcoming books from The Huntington Press[09:28] Football contests[12:48] Errant line at MGM[17:49] Football parties in Las Vegas[22:52] http://SouthPointCasino.com[23:36] http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com[24:05] http://VideoPoker.com/gwae[25:44] http://Unabated.com[26:22] Station Casino property demolitions[32:35] Casino Del Sol offering unique football lines[37:03] W2-G on video roulette[44:12] Legends Bay in Sparks[48:05] Blackjack in California[50:15] Recommended: T-Mobile internet, The Outfit, "Sharks" by Imagine DragonsSponsored Links:http://SouthPointCasino.comhttp://BlackjackApprenticeship.comhttp://VideoPoker.com/gwaehttp://Unabated.comGuest Links:http://LasVegasAdvisor.comhttp://Huntingtonpress.comhttp://Youtube.com/c/LasVegasAdvisorSHOWEpisodes Referenced:http://Lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/gambling-with-edge-guest-cat-hulber/Recommended:"The Outfit" - http://Amazon.com/Outfit-Mark-Rylance/dp/B09V536PRC"Sharks" by Imagine Dragons - http://Youtube.com/watch?v=Te3_VlimRw0

    Billy Baxter Throwback

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 46:52


    This is another throw back episode, this one from 2015. Our guest this week is 7 time WSOP bracelet winner Billy Baxter. Billy is one of the old time players kicking around Vegas for almost 50 years. We talk poker, sports betting, golf, pool hustling, a little bit of everything.

    Mail Bag 9/15/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 61:20


    No guest this week as we answer questions from our 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.Show Notes[00:00] Introduction[00:54] MegaBucks[03:07] Can fans show support for GWAE by donating to charity?[04:10] Progressive slots, earning EV[12:07] DB versus DBB video poker[16:46] Books for aspiring card counters[18:19] Networking with other APs[19:56] Vulturing video poker[24:57] Playing blackjack for comps[29:27] Video poker line questions[31:33] Do video poker players get banned?[33:28] Playing as a recreational player in Reno[35:35] Risk of ruin in 9/6 Jacks or Better $125 hands with $100k bankroll[37:17] http://SouthPointCasino.com[38:02] http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com[38:31] http://VideoPoker.com/gwae[39:22] http://Unabated.com[40:05] Returning to a casino after being trespassed[41:39] Using a bearded account for sports betting[44:52] Traveling for sports betting sign up bonuses?[47:00] W2G tax implications[50:20] Counting cards against CSMs[52:35] Vulturing Ultimate X[54:30] Do all Mega-Millions machines lock after the jackpot is hit?[55:52] Stories from Bob's plays at MGM in the late 1990sSponsored Links:http://SouthPointCasino.comhttp://BlackjackApprenticeship.comhttp://VideoPoker.com/gwaehttp://Unabated.comBooks Referenced:Knockout Blackjack by Olaf Vancura and Ken Fuchs https://amzn.to/3QNln4XBlackjack Blueprint by Rick Blaine - https://amzn.to/3UglWqQ21st Century Card Counter by Colin Jones - https://amzn.to/3xr2fD5Video Poker for Winners by Bob Dancer https://amzn.to/3Bk7dCTSoftware Referenced:http://Lasvegasadvisor.com/shop/products/dunbars-risk-analyzer-for-video-poker-v-2-0-download/Episodes Referenced:http://Lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/podcast-captain-jack-andrews/http://Lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/podcast-captain-jack-andrews-and-rufus-peabody/http://Lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/podcast-captain-jack-andrews-and-rufus-peabody-part-2/

    Mohan Srivastava Throwback

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022 43:00


    This week's throwback episode is from July of 2014, and features Mohan Srivastava. Mohan cracked the code on several scratch off lottery games. We talk about beating the lottery. You can read about some of his exploits in this Wired magazine article. https://www.wired.com/2011/01/ff-lottery/. Also on the show we mention a story Mohan wrote about Scrabble. You can read that story here. https://www.cbc.ca/books/literaryprizes/the-gods-of-scrabble-by-mo-srivastava-1.4244078

    Rob Pizzola

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 61:53


    Our guest this week is Rob Pizzola. Rob is a professional sports bettor, and one of the owners of Betstamp, http://betstamp.com. He also has a podcast called, Circles Off.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.Show Notes[00:00] Introduction of sports bettor, Rob Pizzola[00:33] Rob's background in advantage play[03:18] Transitioning out of radio[04:43] Betting sports, tracking results[09:19] Gambling losses while in a relationship[11:56] Graduating from paper trading, originating bets[17:17] Betting hockey and football[19:50] Vig-free bets and counterparty risk[26:16] https://SouthPointCasino.com[27:00] https://BlackjackApprenticeship.com[27:31] https://VideoPoker.com/gwae[28:55] https://Unabated.com[29:45] BetStamp app[35:46] Player advocacy via BetStamp[37:59] Does BetStamp sell picks?[40:28] The social media aspects and uses of BetStamp[42:29] Sorting and tracking bets, due diligence on BetStamp[44:08] Public and private profiles[45:20] Why would someone want to make their bets public?[47:53] Connecting to other people through BetStamp[48:52] Indicators of confidence, risk amount[50:16] Manipulation of results[51:44] Measuring the significance of results, educating users[53:35] Anonymity of BetStamp[54:11] Contact info for Rob and BetStamp on social media[55:43] Recommended: Alone on The History Channel, Stephen Frey books, The Logic of Sports Betting by Ed Miller and Matthew Davidow, Severance on AppleTVSponsored Links:https://SouthPointCasino.comhttps://BlackjackApprenticeship.comhttps://VideoPoker.com/gwaehttps://Unabated.comGuest Links:https://Twitter.com/robpizzolahttps://BetStamp.comhttps://Twitter.com/circlesoffRecommended:https://History.com/shows/alonehttps://Stephenwfrey.comThe Logic of Sports Betting by Ed Miller and Matthew Davidow https://amzn.to/3RthraPhttps://Lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/podcast-guests-ed-miller-matt-davidow/https://Tv.apple.com/us/show/severance

    Dink - Throwback

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2022 49:19


    This is our throwback episode with sports bettor Alan Denkenson, aka Dink. Dink was a character in Beth Raymer's book, Lay the Favorite, https://amzn.to/3Rgz1yQ and was portrayed by Bruce Willis in the movie made from the book. We talk to Dink about his specialty - hockey betting. Dink passed away on Aug 31st. He was one of the nice guys of this industry, and well known for decades. He will be missed.

    Captain Jack Andrews

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 54:15


    Our guest this week is Captain Jack Andrews here to talk about the new football season, and what is new at http://unabated.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.Show Notes[00:00] Introduction of Captain Jack, co-founder of Unabated.com[00:53] Proliferation of sports betting in the USA, California propositions[06:18] NFL rule changes[07:02] Wong teasers[09:42] Advice for new sports bettors[14:36] The colors at Unabated.com[15:26] Release shows[17:39] NFL market efficiency[21:31] Bonus money at sportsbooks[22:50] Captain Jack's football betting[26:03] Tom Brady's value[27:16] Does Captain Jack watch NFL football?[28:11] How does Rufus spend his time during football season?[29:21] NFL vs College football betting[32:02] http://SouthPointCasino.com[33:14] http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com[33:43] http://VideoPoker.com/gwae[35:17] Changes at Unabated.com, promo code: edge[45:05] In-game football betting[50:05] Unabated.com emails, publishing, and free trial[51:42] Ed Thorp on The Tim Ferriss Show, National Cinema DaySponsored Links:http://SouthPointCasino.comhttp://BlackjackApprenticeship.comhttp://VideoPoker.com/gwaeGuest Links:http://Unabated.comhttp://Twitter.com/capjack2000Books Recommended:Sharp Sports Betting by Stanford Wong https://amzn.to/3Q984f0Recommended:http://Tim.blog/2022/06/28/edward-o-thorp-2/National Cinema Day

    Mark Billings Throwback

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2022 47:24


    This is another throwback episode; this one from April of 2013. The guest is Mark Billings, author of The Ultimate Edge. https://amzn.to/3pLlCSX The book talks about blackjack in the 1980s.

    Bob Hamman

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 54:19


    Our guest this week is legendary bridge player Bob Hamman. Bob also runs a company called SCA that basically insures large unlikely events. One example would be the Pepsi promotion where someone could win a billion dollars.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.Show Notes[00:00] Introduction bridge player and businessman, Bob Hamman[00:30] Bob's background in bridge[01:43] The Italian Blue Team[03:42] Bobby Wolff[04:16] What other games did Bob play?[05:27] Playing in major tournaments with various partners[06:54] Maintaining skill and alertness at an advanced age[08:15] Getting paid to play as a partner[09:10] The Dallas Aces[12:09] Does Bob still study bridge, review hands?[12:43] Online bridge, cheating[14:28] http://SouthPointCasino.com[15:56] http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com[16:26] http://VideoPoker.com/gwae[18:24] SCA, a company that insures unique promotions[21:00] Lance Armstrong promotion[22:54] Founding SCA[24:14] The Promise[25:47] Memorable contract negotiations[28:26] Kelly criterion[29:24] Pepsi $1B promotion[30:58] Illegal and/or immoral promotions[31:45] The most unusual thing that SCA has insured[35:36] Fraudulent winners[40:06] Do SCA representatives attend events?[43:45] Does SCA help to develop promotions?[45:45] Bridge as a game of skill, variance in games and promotions[51:25] Contacting SCA[52:04] Recommended: The Sicilian Ristorante, Patrick Veitch on YouTubeSponsored Links:http://SouthPointCasino.comhttp://BlackjackApprenticeship.comhttp://VideoPoker.com/gwaeGuest Links:http://Scapromotions.comRecommended:The Sicilian Ristorante - http://Sicilianristorante.wordpress.comPatrick Veitch on YouTube - http://Youtube.com/watch?v=WHnQhuug0J4

    Blackjack Teams Throwback

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2022 53:14


    Our guests this week are Tommy Hyland, and John Chang, on to talk about blackjack teams. Tommy runs the Hyland team, one of the longest running and most successful teams of all time. You can read about him in Gambling Wizards. (Shameless plug) John ran the MIT team and you can read more about him in my interview here. https://www.lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/interview-with-johnny-c/

    Shane Sigsbee

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 55:43


    Our guest this week is Shane Sigsbee. Shane started a company called "I am a Whale" that backed professional poker players, and then moved into sports arbitrage, and getting down for other pros.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.Show Notes[00:00] Introduction of sports better Shane Sigsbee[00:30] Shane's background in golf[01:20] Betting on golf[01:56] Does being a skilled golfer help Shane handicap golf?[03:07] Betting on golf[05:19] Billy Walters[06:45] Transitioning from financing to gambling, backing poker players[11:47] Pricing staking deals,[16:01] Finding winning players, backing low stakes[17:28] Getting stiffed by winning players[20:10] Player contracts[21:55] Transitioning into sports, moving to Las Vegas[25:40] Getting action down without getting limited[29:00] http://SouthPointCasino.com[29:46] http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com[30:15] http://VideoPoker.com/gwae[31:10] Arbitrage, line manipulation, off-shore outs[33:56] Betting for clients, beards[34:47] Client characteristics[36:29] What sports does Shane bet on?[37:37] Company size and structure[38:23] Super Bowl props[39:31] In-game and half-time bets[40:29] Buying real estate, Airbnb[45:01] Diversification, real estate business[51:21] Networking[52:17] Bet BashSponsored Links:http://SouthPointCasino.comhttp://BlackjackApprenticeship.comhttp://VideoPoker.com/gwaeGuest Links:http://Twitter.com/imawhalesports

    Cat Hulbert Throwback episode

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2022 46:56


    This is a throwback episode from April of 2013. Our guest was Cat Hulbert. Cat was a professional blackjack player 30+ years ago. She played with the Czechs, and on the Ken Uston team in Atlantic City. She then turned to professional poker. She is the author of Outplaying the Boys, https://amzn.to/3p8tTjP and is featured in Gambling Wizards. https://amzn.to/3p8tTjP

    Mail bag 8/11/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 54:06


    No guest this week as we answer questions from our 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.Show Notes[00:00] Introduction[00:30] Bill Benter's published material[02:02] Risk of ruin for 8/5 and 8/6 Jack or Better[03:47] Getting flat-bet at a Strip casino[05:06] Intermittent fasting[17:00] Getting cut off from comps at a small locals casino[19:39] Backed off aggressively for counting at a Native American casino[22:26] Relationship between net worth and bankroll[26:55] Gambling advice, blackjack on Vice[30:16] https://SouthPointCasino.com[31:06] https://BlackjackApprenticeship.com[31:38] https://VideoPoker.com/gwae[33:05] Average daily theoretical calculations across properties[34:18] Dating tips for a single professional gambler[37:11] Speed of shuffling on video poker games[38:20] Paying off markers with a credit card[40:05] Video poker training software, Win Poker[41:43] Does a property care about the use of video poker strategy cards[43:01] Calculating the edge on a video poker loss rebate[49:11] Video poker progressives[50:57] Recommended: The Bear on Hulu, Official Secrets on NetflixSponsored Links:https://SouthPointCasino.comhttps://BlackjackApprenticeship.comhttps://VideoPoker.com/gwaeSites Referenced:https://WizardofOdds.comhttps://Vpfree2.comVice episode https://youtu.be/PsZpnoELOusBill Benter's 1994 paper:https://www.gwern.net/docs/statistics/decision/1994-benter.pdfBloomberg article:https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-05-03/the-gambler-who-cracked-the-horse-racing-code?utm_content=business&cmpid=socialflow-twitter-business&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=socialRecommended:"The Bear" https://Hulu.com/series/the-bear"Official Secrets" https://Netflix.com/title/81052553

    BJ Traveller - Throwback episode

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 22:07


    This is a throwback episode from 2012, and the guest was BJ Traveller. BJT is Chinese and at the time of the recording had played blackjack in 66 countries around the world, and written 10 books about his exploits. You can read my print interview with him here:https://www.lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/my-interview-with-bj-traveller/

    Russell Fox 8/4/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 53:14


    Our guest this week is tax expert Russell Fox on to talk about tax stuff for gamblers. He provided updates for the latest edition of Tax Help For GamblersWe 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.Show Notes[00:00] Introduction of Russel Fox from Clayton Tax Services[00:37] Tax implications of sports betting in different states[03:14] Splitting a large DFS jackpot[04:17] Reporting recreational horse player income[07:40] Shared sports betting at online sites[08:47] FBAR[11:13] Crypto and FBAR[12:15] RV expenses[14:46] Paypal reporting transactions, 1099-K[17:08] Group slot pulls[20:03] W-2 G from a Native American casino[23:23] Gambling partnerships[25:22] Cherokee North Carolina winnings[27:08] https://SouthPointCasino.com[28:00] https://BlackjackApprenticeship.com[28:31] https://VideoPoker.com/gwae[29:21] Withholding SSN on W-2 G[31:40] Tax liability for WSOP Main Event[34:54] Deducting gambling losses[36:29] Filing as a professional for part of the year[37:15] S-corp for professional gamblers[42:12] Frequently overlooked tax deductions[43:15] Constructive receipt[45:00] Taxes and beard accounts[49:56] Recommended: Blood and Treasure by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin, Something Missing by Matthew Dicks, For Good and Evil by Charles AdamsSponsored Links:https://SouthPointCasino.comhttps://BlackjackApprenticeship.comhttps://VideoPoker.com/gwaeGuest Links:Claytontax.comTax Help For Gamblers - https://amzn.to/3P1sSEMRecommended:Blood and Treasure by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin - https://amzn.to/3zWFkkASomething Missing by Matthew Dicks - https://amzn.to/3P1cjsvFor Good and Evil by Charles Adams - https://amzn.to/3zTV5Jc

    Don Schlesinger - Throwback episode

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 30:12


    This episode originally aired in April of 2012. The guest this week is blackjack expert, and author Don Schlesinger. His book is Blackjack Attack: Playing the Pro's Way which you can find here. https://amzn.to/3cRCHaA

    Mail Bag 7/28/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 60:16


    No guest this week as we answer questions from our 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.Show Notes[00:00] Introduction[00:26] The impact of recessions on casinos[01:07] Calculating the value of video poker progressives[02:20] Expensive mistakes[07:19] Hitting hard 14 versus 6 [08:44] Legal name change and SSN[10:53] Playing under someone else's players card[13:04] Princess cruise casino[15:38] Group slot pulls[18:17] Are markers still owed if a player is 86'd?[18:55] Ultimate Texas Hold'em[21:01] Is it possible to get a players' club card without scanning ID?[25:08] http://SouthPointCasino.com[25:55] http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com[26:24] http://VideoPoker.com/gwae[26:59] Richard's experience playing in Warsaw[37:31] Sports handicapping advice, books, publications[38:52] WinPoker app[41:50] Sharing secrets[43:11] CTRs for non-Americans[44:08] Scalping James Grosjean's book[46:32] Video poker ROI[47:40] Estimating error video poker error rate[49:40] W2Gs on Native American casinos[50:36] Baccarat dealer errors[52:14] AP diversity[55:27] Recommended: Alone on Netflix, Lifespan by David SinclairSponsored Links:http://SouthPointCasino.comhttp://BlackjackApprenticeship.comhttp://VideoPoker.com/gwaeBooks Referenced:Sharp Sports Betting by Stanford Wong https://amzn.to/3Ja6UOuThe Logic of Sports Betting by Ed Miller and Matthew Davidow https://amzn.to/3PFQkbN20/20 Sports Betting by Logan Fields https://amzn.to/3oxYLdcRecommended:"Alone" http://Netflix.com/title/81271131Lifespan by David Sinclair https://amzn.to/3Jf83UI

    Throwback episode - Laurie C.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2022 47:33


    This is another throwback episode, which originally aired in January of 2012. Our guest is Laurie C. long-time member of the MIT Blackjack team, and wife of Johnny C. who ran the MIT team. We talk about counting cards, the movie 21, and the advantages of being a Chinese woman in the casinos.

    Norman Zadeh

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 56:52


    Our guest this week is Norman Zadeh. Norman is a former mathematics professor, and longtime gambler. He wrote one of the first math based poker books back in 1974. He has been a winning gambler at backgammon, poker, and 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.Show Notes[00:00] Introduction of Norman Zadeh[00:39] Norman's gambling background, poker, backgammon[04:41] Writing a poker book[07:15] Does Norman still play backgammon?[08:48] Superstition, cosmic unconsciousness [11:35] Sports betting, handicapping[13:49] Modeling baseball[16:46] Handicapping basketball[20:13] Investing, trading in the stock markets[21:35] Opportunities to make money with math[23:58] Writing software, writing songs[26:11] Analyzing backgammon in the 1970s, brute force, XG[31:40] Kyle Larsen story[33:00] Investing versus betting[37:44] https://SouthPointCasino.com[38:32] https://BlackjackApprenticeship.com[39:01] https://VideoPoker.com/gwae[39:55] Norman's books[42:39] Norman's investing competition[51:20] Recommended: The Master Mechanic by I.G. Broat, Risk of Ruin Podcast episode “The Audacity of Help” education in math or computer scienceSponsored Links:https://SouthPointCasino.comhttps://BlackjackApprenticeship.comhttps://VideoPoker.com/gwaeGuest Links:https://Financial-competitions.comBooks by Norman Zadeh - https://amzn.to/3oD52o5Recommended:The Master Mechanic by I.G. Broat - https://amzn.to/3PvKh98https://Podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/risk-of-ruin/id1527018692

    Throwback episode - guest KC

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2022 39:35


    Our guest this week is known simply as K.C., and was one of the most fascinating guests we have had. K.C. started as a professional blackjack player, and when he started getting barred he turned to craps. He read Wong on Dice and decided that this was the game for him. He won $1.5 million dollars at craps before the dice started to turn. After losing almost all of that money back he now thinks that he never had an edge. Yet many casinos barred him from playing dice! We also talked about a documentary film he has been working on about his blackjack adventures. That film is now out, and is titled, Inside The Edge.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.

    AP turned sports bettor - Will

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 61:53


    Our guest this week is Will. Will started out as a card counter, moved on to other forms of AP, and then moved into DFS and 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.Show Notes [00:00] Introduction of advantage player, Will[01:07] Will's gambling background[03:59] Early bet spreads and late night minimums[04:54] Getting deterred by early losses, blackjack forums, finding a team[10:17] Trying to return to the team after a 100-hour losing streak, learning new system, retesting[12:27] Playing with Darryl Purpose[14:59] Moving to Las Vegas, finding games in the U.S.[21:48] Hole-carding[22:48] Getting backed-off, barred, etc[28:37] Differences in advantage play between the U.S. and U.K.[31:42] Card counting rules in London clubs[33:03] Commercial break[35:24] Will's career since 2015[38:41] Computer programming[41:28] Weak DFS markets[44:18] DFS pools versus head-to-head[46:28] DFS mindset versus AP mindset[50:15] Atlantic City friendly kidnapping story[57:45] Recommended: Laos Asia Market, Death on the Nile, Other Ship appSponsored Links:http://SouthPointCasino.comhttp://BlackjackApprenticeship.comhttp://VideoPoker.com/gwaeRecommended:Laos Asia Market https://www.yelp.com/biz/laos-asia-market-las-vegas?start=40http://20thcenturystudios.com/movies/death-on-the-nilehttp://Othership.us/app

    Stanford Wong on dice control (Throwback episode)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2022 51:11


    Our guest this week is Stanford Wong. We discuss controlled dice throwing, and his book, Wong on Dice. Bob and I also discuss "scares" which in video poker means near misses of a royal flush, but in blackjack usually involves security guards.This episode originally aired in Oct of 2011. 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.

    guest Adam Bjorn

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 56:48


    Our guest this week is Adam Bjorn. Adam has worked both sides of the counter for over 30 years, He is both a professional bettor, and a bookmaker, and now is working for a software company aimed at giving bookmakers bettor tools for servicing their customers.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.Show Notes[00:00] Introduction of Adam Bjorn, sports bettor and sportsbook software expert[00:43] Adam's background in gambling[01:57] Finding an edge, informational advantages[06:20] Why did Adam move to Jamaica?[11:24] Getting accounts shut down, maintaining outs[13:16] Bookmaking in Jamaica[16:41] Horse racing in Jamaica, pools, rebates, etc[20:02] Creating software for sportsbooks[24:14] Limiting and banning players[28:00] South Point Casino July Promotions - $650k Summer Money Madness casino-wide progressives[28:45] http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - blackjack training site with analytical software, training guides, members forum, and chat room[29:17] http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners[29:54] Adam's software work[33:15] Bottom-up versus top-down[35:58] Programming and sales[37:07] Is Adam still betting?[40:54] Top-down approach[43:17] Less volume, bigger edge[44:12] Billy Walters[45:24] Gambling in India[48:20] Hedging[50:40] Recommended: Banza pasta, Ultimate X Poker by James H. Haskell, Atomic Habits by James ClearSponsored Links:http://SouthPointCasino.comhttp://BlackjackApprenticeship.comhttp://VideoPoker.com/gwaeGuest Links:http://Adam-bjorn.comhttp://Twitter.com/adambjorn2Recommended:http://Eatbanza.comUltimate X Poker by James H. Haskell https://amzn.to/3bXbUJJAtomic Habits by James Clear https://amzn.to/3AyVuSc

    Houston Curtis 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 58:17


    Our guest this week is Houston Curtis. Houston is a sleight of hand expert, and executive producer of the live streaming poker show "Live At The Bike." We talk about some of the recent poker cheating scandals and what you can do to protect yourself. He is also the author of Billion Dollar Hollywood Heist, and his experiences playing in "Molly's Game."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.Show Notes[00:00] Introduction of Houston Curtis, sleight of hand and game protection expert[00:41] GWAE is changing podcast platforms[02:23] Live at The Bike[07:45] Limon[08:46] Cheating in card games[13:28] RFID, hole cards, Mike Postel, home games[20:09] Shufflemaster vulnerabilities in Texas[27:47] South Point Casino July Promotions - $25k and $1k-$2.5k casino wide progressives[28:33] http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - blackjack training site with analytical software, training guides, members forum, and chat room[29:04] http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners [30:40] Houston's video content[34:24] Using cheating knowledge to protect games versus to cheat games[35:34] Responses to cheating and proactive measures like limiting dirty money, social media[39:18] Selecting players for Live at the Bike[43:59] Producing 1,000 hours of content per year[44:58] Houston's upcoming book, Million Dollar Mechanics, to be published by The Huntington Press[47:13] Steve Forte[52:09] Recommended - The Old Man on FX and Hulu, How to Tell a Story audiobook by The Moth, Live at The BikeSponsored Links:http://SouthPointCasino.comhttp://BlackjackApprenticeship.comhttp://VideoPoker.com/gwaeGuest Links:http://Twitter.com/houston_curtishttp://Kardsharp.comhttp://Liveatthebike.comBillion Dollar Hollywood Heist https://amzn.to/3AlyhT4Recommended:http://Fxnetworks.com/shows/the-old-manHow to Tell a Story by The Moth https://amzn.to/3xVGBX2http://Liveatthebike.com

    Gambling With an Edge - guest Anthony Curtis 6/23/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 63:01


    Our guest this week is Anthony Curtis. We talk about what's new in Las Vegas, and upcoming books from Huntington Press. 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. Show Notes [00:00] Introduction of Anthony Curtis, publisher of The Huntington Press and The Las Vegas Advisor [00:30] Upcoming books by James Grosjean from The Huntington Press [06:34] Other upcoming books from The Huntington Press [09:48] Houston Curtis' upcoming book [18:08] New ownership at The Palms [28:00] South Point Casino June Promotions - $600k Spin to Win [29:33] http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - blackjack training site with analytical software, training guides, members forum, and chat room [30:02] http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners   [32:56] WSOP on The Strip, online poker [37:20] CIrca football contests, recent Circa Sports hires [40:29] Video poker at The D and Golden Gate [44:46] Recreational marijuana and cannabis lounges [47:30] Topless Vegas [50:57] The Plaza [54:53] Recommended: Card Magic by Jason on Instagram, Binion's Steakhouse, Rouge at The Strat Sponsored Links: http://SouthPointCasino.com http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com http://VideoPoker.com/gwae Anthony Curtis' Links: http://Huntingtonpress.com http://Lasvegasadvisor.com http://Youtube.com/c/LasVegasAdvisorSHOW http://Toplessvegasonline.com Recommended: http://Instagram.com/cardmagicbyjason http://Binions.com/dining/binions_steakhouse.php http://Thestrat.com/entertainment/featured/rouge Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Gambling With an Edge - Mail Bag 6/16/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 51:09


    No guest this week as we answer questions from our 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. Show Notes [00:00] Introduction [00:38] Double Up feature in video poker [02:46] Effect of variance when playing multiple hands on blackjack [04:00] Playing online vs playing in-person [05:50] Legality of relaying hole card information [08:06] Pressing a casino on a jackpot that might have gone unpaid [10:48] Tax evasion versus tax avoidance [15:31] The value of strategy deviations in blackjack [16:57] Continue to play after being flyered? [20:54] Keno tournaments [23:36] Expected value in video poker progressives [24:16] Players who won $90,000 in cash [27:22] Getting a pin-locked players card [29:30] Playing rated versus unrated [30:44] South Point Casino June Promotions - $600k Spin to Win [32:31] http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - blackjack training site with analytical software, training guides, members forum, and chat room [33:04] http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners   [33:54] Asian food in Las Vegas [36:35] Slot points for video poker variants [39:16] Using free play on high variance video poker games [43:33] Harrah's North Carolina properties [46:28] Recommended: Margins of Error podcast, William Bernhardt law drama books Sponsored Links: http://SouthPointCasino.com http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com http://VideoPoker.com/gwae Books Referenced; Blackjack Attack by Don Schlesinger - https://amzn.to/3NUSDGJ Theory of Blackjack by Peter Griffin - https://amzn.to/39u4X1S Links Referenced: http://Youtube.com/c/LasVegasAdvisorSHOW Recommended: Margins of Error podcast http://Cnn.com/audio/podcasts/margins-of-error/episodes/7156fbc3-2cab-48b6-bf27-ae8e0182547c William Bernhardt legal thrillers - https://amzn.to/3aXE4DP   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Gambling With an Edge - guest "Fats" part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 63:01


    Our guest this week is a return visit from professional sports bettor, Fats.   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. Show Notes [00:00] Introduction of sports bettor, Fats [00:37] Fats' Twitter prediction about William Hill and Circa Sports, Twitter.com/real_fats [03:17] Torturing Spiro The Greek [08:09] Meeting with the heads of offshore books [11:03] 1992 Billy Walters' computer trial [21:28] South Point Casino June Promotions - $600k Spin to Win [23:07] http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - blackjack training site with analytical software, training guides, members forum, and chat room [23:39] http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners   [24:50] Fats and Spanky were arrested [42:15] Advice for new sports bettors [47:45] Sports betting tournaments [54:57] Recommended: Ed Thorpe on Tim Ferris podcast, The Hanging Judge by Michael Ponsor, Bad Sport on Netflix Sponsored Links: http://SouthPointCasino.com http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com http://VideoPoker.com/gwae Recommended: Ed Thorp interview http://Tim.blog/2022/05/24/ed-thorp/ The Hanging Judge by Michael Ponsor https://amzn.to/3aITQlM Bad Sports http://Netflix.com/title/81084829 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Gambling With an Edge - professional sports bettor, Fats

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 60:23


    Our guest this week is professional sports bettor known as Fats. Fats has been at it over 30 years, and has worked with the best of the best, as well as running his own crew. The man can tell a story. 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. Show Notes  [00:00] Introduction of sports bettor, Fats [00:50] Fats' Twitter, Twitter.com/real_fats [04:52] Fats' introduction to sports betting [06:01] Getting backed off from betting [08:15] Betting with "The Businessman" [11:17] Fats' math background [12:51] Betting baseball [17:07] Does Fats originate bets? [27:00] Top down versus chasing steam [29:09] South Point Casino June Promotions - $600k Spin to Win [30:46] http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - blackjack training site with analytical software, training guides, members forum, and chat room [31:17] http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners   [32:07] Working with Billy Walters [32:51] Interviewing and hiring runners [39:01] Stories about runners stealing [48:37] Playing backgammon in Las Vegas and Costa Rica [56:06] Recommended: Turning Work into Play episode of Freakonomics, Never by Ken Follett, We Were Wise Guys and Didn't Know It by Scott Schettler Sponsored Links: http://SouthPointCasino.com http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com http://VideoPoker.com/gwae Links Referenced: http://Anchor.fm/bebetterbettors/episodes/Fats-Interview-erbs9k Recommended: http://Freakonomics.com/podcast/turning-work-into-play Never by Ken Follett - https://amzn.to/3PS9ifP Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Gambling With an Edge - Mail Bag 5/26/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 49:55


    No guest this week as we answer questions from our 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. Show Notes [00:00] Introduction [00:28] What other professions would Bob and Richard have considered? [05:37] Caesars stops sending a player mailers [07:15] Would Bob or Richard auction off a meeting? [09:07] Brainstorming dead plays [17:02] How to prepare for a play that happens at unusual hours [18:59] 8/5 Aces Bonus [20:35] Card counting and AP slots at the same casino [21:35] Video poker tournament strategy [24:00] Getting Diamond status via hedges [26:07] Richard's $3000 bet on roulette  [28:24] Illustrious 18 question  [29:35] Blackjack strategy and dealer management question [32:54] South Point Casino May Promotions - Half-priced gas and goods, $32k Hot Seat Promotion 5/30 [33:43] https://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - blackjack training site with analytical software, training guides, members forum, and chat room [34:14] https://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners   [35:35] Video poker progressives strategies [36:16] Cashing chips [39:12] Arbitrating gambling disputes [41:23] Do the odds of premium hand change with pay schedule? [44:28] Building a bankroll [46:20]  Recommended: Esther's Kitchen, The Blindside by Michael Lewis Sponsored Links: https://SouthPointCasino.com https://BlackjackApprenticeship.com https://VideoPoker.com/gwae Link's Referenced https://BobDancer.com https://Lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/beyond-coupons-by-james-grosjean/ Books Referenced: How to Beat Internet Casinos and Poker Rooms by Arnold Snyder https://amzn.to/39Z7EZ1 Recommended: https://Estherslv.com The Blind Side by Michael Lewis https://amzn.to/3z0FFCM Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Gambling With an Edge - guest Elihu Feustel

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 58:57


    Our guest this week is Elihu Feustel. Elihu is a professional bettor that has also worked the other side of the counter so he brings a unique perspective to his 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. Show Notes [00:00] Introduction sports bettor, Elihu [00;35] How did Elihu get started in gambling? [01:11] Playing blackjack [02:22] Elihu's education and professional life [03:48] Transitioning from blackjack to sports betting [05:51] Working for Pinnacle [08:18] Backgammon [08:59] More on Elihu's Pinnacle work, trading [12:30] Lessons learned from working in a premier sportsbook [14:07] Identifying sharp players and market manipulation [20:26] Derivatives betting [22:03] Sportsbook Review  [24:14] Nitrogen Sports [25:43] Lessons from moderating Sports Book Review [29:50] South Point Casino May Promotions - Half-priced gas and goods [31:01] http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - blackjack training site with analytical software, training guides, members forum, and chat room [31:32] http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners   [32:55] Arbitration cases at Sports Book Review [37:07] Can Elihu bet into the books that he's consulted for? [37:52] Longevity [39:39] Tips for new sports bettors [44:12] Outs [45:43] Backgammon [55:10] Recommended: Steven Bridges Youtube card counting video, LV Improv show on 5/21, 8 East at Circa Sponsored Links: http://SouthPointCasino.com http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com http://VideoPoker.com/gwae Books Referenced: Blackjack for Blood by Bryce Carlson https://amzn.to/3LuJBOV The Logic of Sports Betting by Ed Miller and Matthew Davidow https://amzn.to/3wsQpYY Recommended: http://Youtube.com/watch?v=5jVerBdoN0c http://lvimprov.com http://Circalasvegas.com/drink-dine/8-east Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Gambling With an Edge - Poker pro, Chance Kornuth

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 53:21


    Our guest this week is Chance Kornuth. Chance is a poker player and founder of Chip Leader Coaching. He has over $10 million in career earnings, 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. Show Notes [00:00] Introduction of poker player, Chance Kornuth [00:48] Chance's success and notoriety [01:36] Las Vegas charity poker tournament [03:27] Chip leader coaching [04:26] Chance's poker beginnings, quitting college to play professionally [07:15] Reading poker tells [10:10] WSOP incident [13:11] PLO match with Phil Galfond [16:37] Playing cash games [17:11] Chance's other product offerings [21:21] Playing short deck and other games [25:27] Learning short deck strategy [26:36] Upcoming live tell product [28:15] Final table consulting [34:06] South Point Casino May Promotions - Half-priced gas and goods, Mother's Day candy promo [35:15] http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - blackjack training site with analytical software, members forum, and chat room [35:45] http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners   [36:57] Advice for recreational players looking to advance [42:10] Cheating claims, player protection, and blacklisting [48:45] What events will Chance play in WSOP? [49:21] Recommended: Heads You Win by Jeffrey Archer, Penn and Teller at the Rio, Comedy Cellar at the Rio, Xiao Long Dumplings Sponsored Links: http://SouthPointCasino.com http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com http://VideoPoker.com/gwae Guest Links: http://Clcpoker.com http://Twitter.com/chancescards Recommended: Heads You Win by Jeffrey Archer https://amzn.to/3L8BqHQ Penn and Teller at the Rio The Comedy Cellar at the Rio http://Xiaolongdumplings.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Gambling With an Edge - guest legendary bookmaker, Scotty Schettler

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 63:14


    Our guest this week is legendary bookmaker Scotty Schettler. Scotty started in Las Vegas at the old Churchill Downs sports book, and eventually moved to take over the Stardust after the mob was thrown out. He's written a memoir entitled, "We Were Wiseguys and Didn't Know It." 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. Show Notes [00:00] Introduction of former Stardust bookmaker and author, Scotty Schettler [00:43] Scotty's history in bookmaking [02:43] Churchill Downs Race and Sportsbook in Las Vegas [06:43] Customers trying to scam ticket writers [09:40] Working at Tower of Pizza [15:43] The Royal [20:21] The Stardust [25:22] Roxy Roxborough at The Stardust [27:11] The Computer Group, Billy Walters [38:46] South Point Casino May Promotions - Half-priced gas and goods, Mother's Day candy promo [40:20] http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - blackjack training site with analytical software, members forum, and chat room [41:00] http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners   [42:00] Using pay phones [46;48] Taking wise guy action [51:27] We Were Wise Guys and Didn't Know It by Scotty Schettler [52:17] Scotty leaves The Stardust [58;52] Recommended; Ted Talk by Derren Brown, Make A Wish Foundation, The Imitation Game, Make a Wish Foundation Sponsored Links: http://SouthPointCasino.com http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com http://VideoPoker.com/gwae Books Referenced: We Were Wise Guys and Didn't Know It by Scotty Schettler https://amzn.to/3FhwC1y Recommended: http://Ted.com/speakers/derren_brown http://Netflix.com/title/70295172 http://Wish.org Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Gambling With an Edge - guest Maverick

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 64:46


    Our guest this week is a poker pro, and AP who goes by Maverick. 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. Show Notes [00:00] Introduction of poker player and musician, Maverick [00:29] How did Maverick get started in poker? [06:11] Building a bankroll [08:14] Tilted by a bad beat, going broke [11:39] Playing 2/5 NL in Louisville, moving to Las Vegas [15:30] Learning more about poker, getting better [17:28] Gambling and family life [20:11] Adjusting risk management, diversifying income streams, analytics [24:11] Cheating in Las Vegas poker rooms [25:11] Playing in Bobby's Room and other big games [32:10] Playing heads up [34:54] Shifting into other forms of advantage play [37:08] Advantage play teams [39:32] Sensing heat [45:21] South Point Casino May Promotions - Half-priced gas and goods, Mother's Day candy promo [46:28] http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - blackjack training site with analtical software, members forum, and chat room [46:57] http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners   [47:43] Back-off stories [55:18] Stories about nervous big players [59:28] Recommended: @vegasissues on Instagram, exercising to limit arm soreness after vaccines, active listening Sponsored Links: http://SouthPointCasino.com http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com http://VideoPoker.com/gwae Recommended: http://Instagram.com/vegasissues Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Gambling With an Edge - guest Norm Beck

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 60:46


    Our guest this week is Norman Beck, magician, bridge player, and gambler who has made bets from 42 cents to a Billion dollars for his company SCA. 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. Show Notes [00:00] Introduction of bridge player Norman Beck [00:39] How did Norman get started in gambling? [01:56] Norman's bridge experience [03:43] How did Norman get better at bridge? [06:45] SCA [09:22] Pepsi "Play for a Billion" promotion [11:29] Insuring 42 cent bets [14:44] Market research calculations and usual promotions [18:56] Protection from scams, declining inquires to insure [24:07] Insuring a promotion for one person [30:12] South Point Casino April Promotions - $500k Swipe, Spin, and Win [31:00] http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - Blackjack Bootcamps are happening in Las Vegas in May [31:54] http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners   [33:03] Getting expert advice, cheating stories [41:00] More usual promotions [46:54] Norman's TED Talk Sponsored Links: http://SouthPointCasino.com http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com http://VideoPoker.com/gwae Guest Links: http://Scapromotions.com Norman's TED Talk - http://Youtube.com/watch?v=41ElcN9QDy0 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Gambling With an Edge - Mail Bag 4/14/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 61:00


    No guest this week as we once again dip into out mail bag. But first we talk about this year's Bet Bash. 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. Show Notes [00:00] Introduction [00:28] Bet Bash 2 recap [13:05] Playing full pay DB with JoB strategy [15;09] Blackjack The Discord [16:00] How random are the cards in Video Poker for Winners? [17:53] Facial recognition [21:48] UX DDB strategy [23:09] How can a basic strategy player at most low-hold casino games get better? [26:54] Can casino employees bet where they work? [28:33] Cutting and catching an ace in blackjack [31:47] Sex, Lies, and Video Poker [33:01] Could a history of recreational play be an advantage? [35:34] Bar top video poker games [36:25] http://SouthPointCasino.com - $500 Swipe, Spin, and Win [37:34] http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - Blackjack training website, tools, and community. Blackjack Bootcamps now being offered [38:00] http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners [39:50] Spreading to two hands when playing heads up [41:36] Favorite signs of heat [43:31] Playing blackjack in character [46:08] Competition [48:51] What would happen if Bob and Richard had to switch games [50:08] Favorite places to place for ambiance [51:54] How to deal with a cashier who demands to see identification [52:37] Errors in calculating edge [54:51] Have Bob and Richard even been close to quitting advantage play? [56:31] Big wins with legitimate thrills Sponsored Links: http://SouthPointCasino.com http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com http://VideoPoker.com/gwae Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Gambling With an Edge - guest Bob Nersesian part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 56:56


    Our guest this week is attorney Bob Nersesian. He is back for part 2 of our interview. 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. Show Notes [00:00] Introduction of gaming attorney Bob Nersesian [00:38] Nevada Gaming Control Board [06:30] Sports betting limits, politics, public perception of gambling [11:23] Factors in making barring players illegal in New Jersey [14:30] Card counter's rights in international waters [18:56] What should players do when approached by security in a polite manner? [22:15] Can casinos create a player's club account without player consent? [25:16] Police sharing identification info with casinos [27:08] Is it a crime to lie to a police officer? [29:22] What should a player not do? [30:54] Cases with audio and video [39:18] South Point Casino April Promotions - $500k Swipe, Spin, and Win [40:24] http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - Blackjack Bootcamps are happening in Las Vegas in May [41:32] http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners   [42:10] Do casinos have to prove that a player was previously trespassed? [50:07] Confidentiality agreements in casino settlements [53:09] Can employees also be sued personally? [54:55] Recommended: Don't Look Up on Netflix Sponsored Links: http://SouthPointCasino.com http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com http://VideoPoker.com/gwae Recommended: "Don't Look Up" - http://Netflix.com/title/81252357 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Gambling With an Edge - guest Bob Nersesian 3/31/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 64:42


    Our guest this week is attorney Bob Nersesian. We talk about being 86ed from casinos, casinos that steal your chips, and much more. 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. Show Notes [00:00] Introduction of gaming attorney Bob Nersesian [00:40] Card counter rights in international waters  [04:52] Wilma0's chip cashing case [12:26] Do casino shareholders have extra rights as patrons? [13:09] More on Wilma0's case [18:29] Slade case on trespassing [20:48] Betting online with beards [23:09] Can a casino refuse to pay a player who has been previously barred? [27:52] Do players have the right to be paid by check? [29:57] Trespassing in tribal casinos [34:08] Must errant payments be repaid? [39:30] Cashing chips that are difficult to cash [41:41] http://SouthPointCasino.com - Prime Time Mondays, 100 hours of poker promo [42:34] http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com [43:07] http://VideoPoker.com/gwae [44:22] Is using a disguise cheating? [49:38] Does Bob practice in Southern California? [50:24] Device law in the USA [53:09] Is it legal to record a table game? [55:38] Gaming Control Board vs Gaming Control Commission [56:49] State bar and advantage play [1:00:49] Recommended - Kartchner Canyons, Ray Bradbury, Pat Frank, Harlan Ellison Sponsored Links: http://SouthPointCasino.com http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com http://VideoPoker.com/gwae Recommended: http://Azstateparks.com/kartchner Ray Bradbury https://amzn.to/3Dvrp5d Pat Frank https://amzn.to/38iFaJ9 Harlan Ellison https://amzn.to/3Dpwjkp Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Gambling With an Edge - Chris Andrews

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 61:28


    Our guest this week is Chris Andrews, Director of the Sports Book at South Point. We had Chris on last year to talk about his book, "Then One Day," and now he is back to talk about his second book, "Then One Year." 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. Show Notes [00:00] Introduction of Chris Andrews, sportsbook director and author of Then One Year [00:41] How is Then One Year different from Then One Year [04:53] Recounting wins and losses [06:33] Las Vegas' pandemic recovery [07:42] Health updates [11:49] Why was 2020 so difficult for bookmakers? [15:56] Was there sharp money in obscure markets during the pandemic/ [16:46] Calculating odds on obscure sports [18:11] Variance in bookmaking operations [21:34] Tom Brady's impact on futures [26:17] South Point Casino March promotions - Free Play with a Kicker [26:56] http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and advantage play community with software and tracking tools [27:28] http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners [28:37] Desaun Watson [32:22] Other NFL moves that impact futures [36:01] College basketball [39:05] Hedging bets with other books [40:12] How involved is Chris in originating lines? [44:31] Monday Night Football [46:40] Chris' personal betting in football contests [48:37] A possible third book from Chris [49:45] Roxy Roxborough [50:45] Recommended: Super Pumped on Showtime, Winning Time on HBO, The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz. The Judge's List by John Grisham, Endurance by Alfred Lansing Sponsored Links: http://SouthPointCasino.com http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com http://VideoPoker.com/gwae Books Referenced: The One Day by Chris Andrews - https://amzn.to/3NtMZMe Then One Year by Chris Andrews - https://amzn.to/3L9Yvu6 The National Football Lottery by Larry Merchant - https://amzn.to/36oavJC Recommended: Super Pumped http://Sho.com/super-pumped Rise of the Lakers http://Hbo.com/winning-time-the-rise-of-the-lakers-dynasty The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz - https://amzn.to/3NlhN1F The Judge's List by John Grisham - https://amzn.to/3iuBshr Endurance by Alfred Lansing - https://amzn.to/3NgeVTF Video of sunken ship Endurance http://Youtube.com/watch?v=Syg1IxOvbqU Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Gambling With an Edge - Mail Bag 3/14/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 56:25


    No guest this week as we once again dip into out 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. Show Notes [00:00] Introduction [00:35] Asking about casino conditions in online forums [03:10] Disguise tips [06:33] Changing address at the player's club desk [08:27] Is refusing to show ID illegal? [10:05] Casino refusing to cash chips [11:44] What technique beyond counting is the most valuable? [13:23] Caesar's reduction in Seven Stars benefits [14:49] How many blackjack players are counting cards? [16:51] Misidentified uncarded player creates incorrect win/loss [20:15] What is the best way to get into sports betting? [22:20] Learning to play video poker [24:48] Happy hour blackjack special [27:02] South Point Casino March promotions - Free Play with a Kicker [27:35] http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and advantage play community with software and tracking tools [28:16] http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners [29:24] Video poker in unregulated markets [32:54] Intermittent fasting [34:54] W2G on a video blackjack game [36:55] Building a bankroll through online gaming [37:44] Hole-carding MSS [40:44] 9/6 DDB paytable changed [42:50] Volatility of games in video poker [46:07] ADT and comps [47:54] Getting mispaid on a side bet [50:39] Is it cheating if a casino dealer mistakenly pays out a losing bet [53:20] Recommended: Pieces of Her on Netflix, As Good as it Gets Sponsored Links: http://SouthPointCasino.com http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com http://VideoPoker.com/gwae Recommended: "Pieces of Her" http://Netflix.com/title/81015514 "As Good as it Gets" http://Netflix.com/title/1181488 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Gambling With an Edge - guest Brady Kannon

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 54:33


    Our guest this week is Brady Kannon. Brady has shows on VSIN (Vegas Stats and Information Network) on both golf and football. 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. Show Notes  [00:00] Introduction of Brady Kannon, VSIN host and handicapper [00:32] How long has Brady been working in sports reporting and broadcasting? [01:50] How long has Brady been betting on sports? [05:21] Hilton Super Contest [08:12] Football contest strategy and game theory [11:11] Playing a contest as part of a team [15:30] What is a Super Contest weekend? [17:29] Betting on golf [20:35] Longshots on VSIN [23:28] Rufus Peabody [25:20] South Point Casino March promotions - Free Play with a Kicker [25:55] http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and advantage play community with software and tracking tools [26:27] http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners [27:38] Handicapping golf versus handicapping football [29:04] Golf analytics [32:47] Strokes gained data [33:59] Tips for aspiring golf bettors [38:51] TeeTimesUSA.com [41:38] Billy Walters [43:29] The Pro Football Blitz on VSIN [45:56] Super Bowl penalties and conspiracies [49:05] Recommended: Arnold Snyder's Blackjack Forum at GamblingWithAnEdge.com, Sweet Smell of Success, The video for "Wrong" by Waylon Jennings, Grape Vine Cafe Wine Bar and Cellar Sponsored Links: http://SouthPointCasino.com http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com http://VideoPoker.com/gwae Guest Links: http://Twitter.com/lasvegasgolfer http://Vsin.com/about/long-shots-show-page Recommended: http://Lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/blackjack-forum-online/ http://Kanopy.com/product/sweet-smell-success http://Youtube.com/watch?v=-NZtpapVHmA http://Grapevinevegas.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Gambling With an Edge - guest Roxy Roxborough

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 50:46


    Our guest this week is legendary oddsmaker, Roxy Roxborough. We talk to Roxy about he got started as the man who made the sports lines for Vegas and beyond, and how technology has changed the bookmaking game. 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. Show Notes [00:00] Introduction of legendary sports handicapper, Roxy Roxborough [00:40] How and when did Roxy get into sports betting? [02:49] Roxy's math background [04:00] How much money could be bet when Roxy started? [05:14] How has bookmaking changed? [06:24] Sportsbook operator consolidation [07:29] Limiting players [09:37] In-game betting [11:43] Late 1970s computer syndicates changed the betting landscape [15:36] Computer groups in horse racing [19:44] "The Computer Group" [23:41] Will Roxy ever write a book? [25:19] Hilton Superbook [27:20] Caesars loses money in sportsbook operations [30:54] Funding mobile betting accounts in Nevada [32:31] Will Sheldon Adelson's death influence the online gaming market? [33:30] Bet Bash [35:28] Will Roxy get back into consulting? [38:10] The Super Contest at the Hilton [41:56] Does Roxy have any regrets? [43:16] South Point Casino March promotions - Free Play with a Kicker [43:50] http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and advantage play community with software and tracking tools [44:14] http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners [45:44] Recommended - Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain, drivable trips from Las Vegas Sponsored Links: http://SouthPointCasino.com http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com http://VideoPoker.com/gwae Recommended: Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain https://amzn.to/3MkuhWH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Gambling With an Edge - guest Anthony Curtis 2/24/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 55:07


     Our guest this week is Anthony Curtis. We talk about what's new in Las Vegas, and the World Gaming Protection Conference. 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. Show Notes [00:00] Introduction of Anthony Curtis, publisher of the Las Vegas Advisor and Huntington Press [00:33] Mask mandate lifted in Nevada [05:03] The Horseshoe on The Strip [08:47] The English Hotel [11:11] World Gaming Protection Conference [14:56] Facial recognition [17:25] Casino scams [19:26] Arnold Snyder, options for dealing blackjack [22:02] Stadium games [25:03] Magic, Richard Turner [27:20] South Point Casino Promotions - $500k Hot Seat in January, Feb $500k Crazy Cupid's Money Madness casino-wide progressives [42:20] http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and advantage play community with software and tracking tools [29:14] http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners [29:53] A communication error on a $200k+ slot jackpot [32:33] Coupon stories [38:34] Video poker at Arizona Charlie's properties [42:29] “Question of the Day” at The Las Vegas Advisor [47:17] Inventing Anna on Netflix, The Artist, Neon Feast app Sponsored Links: http://SouthPointCasino.com http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com http://VideoPoker.com/gwae Guest Links: http://LasVegasAdvisor.com http://HuntingtonPress.com http://Youtube.com/c/LasVegasAdvisorSHOW Recommended; "Inventing Anna" http://Netflix.com/title/81008305 "The Artist" http://Netflix.com/title/70189319 http://Neonfeast.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Gambling With an Edge - Mail Bag 2/17/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 54:45


    No guest this week as we once again dip into the mail bag. We also discuss Vegas rescinding the mask mandate, Mattress Mac, and Bet MGM "claiming" you can now deposit with credit cards with no fees. 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.   Show Notes  [00:00] Introduction [00:50] Mask mandate removed in Nevada [02:27] Mattress Mack's Super Bowl Bet and other prop bets [04:44] BetMGM accepts credit cards [07:12] Using a spouse's player's card [08:46] Penalty cards in DDB [10:12] Rat-holing chips while using a player's card [11:21] Free cruises, tier matching, cruise offers, etc [12:42] Software and websites for video poker correction [14:22] Does it ever make sense to stop when winnings are much higher than expected value? [18:25] Side counts on a six deck shoe [19:30] How many hours of practice are required to be good at video poker? [20:30] The history and future of blackjack conditions [23:22] Does Bob use other advantage plays? [25:24] Accumulating change vouchers [27:29] South Point Casino Promotions - $500k Hot Seat in January, Feb $500k Crazy Cupid's Money Madness casino-wide progressives [28:19] http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and advantage play community with software and tracking tools [29:00] http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners [30:02] Finding back issues of Arnold Snyder's Blackjack Forum Magazine [31:25] Should play for comps be focused at one property or spread around? [35:35] Planning to be a professional gambler? [37:53] Advantage plays in retirement with a $20k bankroll [42:05] Hole-carding as a tall player [44:08] Bob's recent blog post and teammate decisions [47:43] Protecting a bankroll while traveling abroad [49:49] Recommended: Unbelievable on Netflix, Fargo Sponsored Links: http://SouthPointCasino.com http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com http://VideoPoker.com/gwae Bob's Recent Blog Post: http://Lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/what-would-you-do-2/ Recommended: "Unbelievable" http://Netflix.com/title/80153467 "Fargo" http://Kanopy.com/product/fargo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Gambling With an Edge - Super Bowl 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 57:34


    Our guests this week are Captain Jack Andrews, and Rufus Peabody on to talk about Super Bowl 2022.   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. Show Notes [00:00] Introduction of Rufus Peabody and Captain Jack Andrews from Unabated.com [00:47] Prop bet content and upcoming Unabated livestreams [03:54] Real-time offerings at Unabated.com [05:55] Deckprism [08:32] Rufus's videos illustrate his prop analysis framework [10:54] Square bet flow [12:38] Line differences across states, opening kickoff touchback prop [16:01] Bridge jumpers that might offer value [19:17] 3-point margin of victory [23:17] Over/Under on number of field goals [26:07] Rule changes that impact scoring [27:34] South Point Casino Promotions - $500k Hot Seat in January, Feb $500k Crazy Cupid's Money Madness casino-wide progressives [28:43] http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and advantage play community with software and tracking tools [29:25] http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners [30:59] http://Unabated.com prop bet simulator [35:33] Is Unabated.com still free? [37:21] Bet Bash [39:30] Late bets on the Super Bowl [45:29] Cross-sports bets [47:20] Novelty prop insider information [48:46] No two-point conversion bet [51:20] Recommended: Reacher on Amazon, Will Power Doesn't Work by Benjamin Hardy, Esther's Kitchen, Jezebel Sponsored Links: http://SouthPointCasino.com http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com http://VideoPoker.com/gwae Guest Links: Saturday 2/12 Super Stream https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRNJjmVxV1g http://Unabated.com http://Twitter.com/UnabatedSports http://Twitter.com/rufuspeabody http://Twitter.com/capjack2000 http://Youtube.com/c/CaptainJackAndrews Recommended: http://Amazon.com/Reacher-Season-1/dp/B09MKZTJF4 Will Power Doesn't Work by Benjamin Hardy https://amzn.to/3GG05Be http://Estherslv.com Jezebel https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0030287/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Gambling With an Edge - Mail Bag 1/31/2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 59:46


    No guest this week as we 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. Show Notes [00:00] Introduction [00:52] How much can a new AP realistically earn with a $100k bankroll [05:29] Rat-holing chips [07:21] Promotional slot machine payouts [09:16] The risk of playing on someone else's card [10;51] Casino exact gaming day [12:06] Getting put in OSN or flyered over machine play [14:03] Flat-betted in NJ [15:24] Counting with a ring [18:29] Bans, partial bans, and promotional restrictions [21:57] Are professional gamblers immune from degeneracy?  [23:45] Calculating ADT  [25:22] Bankroll calculations [27:20] Correlated parlays, same game parlays [29:36] Flying with large sums of cash [32:19] How much can you win before getting kicked out? [34:10] South Point Casino Promotions - $500k Hot Seat in January, Feb $500k Crazy Cupid's Money Madness casino-wide progressives [35;05] http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and advantage play community with software and tracking tools [35;46] http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners [37:22] Off-shore video poker [40:52] Index play vs basic strategy play and betting [44:42] Dealt royals in video poker [47:06] Playing blackjack with a spread for comps in Las Vegas [48:37] Does picking up free play without play affect your rating? [49;24] Video poker progressives break-even calculations [50:49] Risk of getting backed-off with an existing player's card [52:10] What are the odds of getting a low 4-of-a-kind? [53:21] Counting cards at a tribal casino [55:57] Recommended: The Misfits Sponsored Links: http://SouthPointCasino.com http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com http://VideoPoker.com/gwae Books Referenced: Sharp Sports Betting by Stanford Wong https://amzn.to/3sevpBV Websites Referenced: http://Qfit.com http://Unabated.com Recommended: The Misfits https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055184/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Gambling With an Edge - pro sports bettor, Spanky

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 61:49


     Our guest this week is professional sports bettor, Spanky. We talk about the upcoming Bet Bash, a convention for gamblers. 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. Show Notes [00:00] Introduction of sports bettor, Spanky [00:43] Spanky's podcast [02:22] Bet Bash at Circa in Las Vegas [09:55] Networking at Bet Bash [18:54] Bet Bash at Stadium Swim [20:09] Bet Bash expert panels [25:57] Showing ID at Circa [31:14] The Art of Bookmaking seminar [33:36] South Point Casino Promotions - $500k Hot Seat in January, Feb $500k Cupid's Money Madness casino-wide progressives [34:56] http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and advantage play community with software and tracking tools [35:37] http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners [36:53] Sunday night Bet Bash party at The Legacy Club [39:02] Monday Bookie Bettor Brunch [39:45] NCAAB Championship watch party at Circa sportsbook [41:17] Discounted hotel rooms for Bet Bash [42:00] Optional Bet Bash seminars available at additional cost [46:35] How has the expansion of sports betting in the U.S. affected Spanky? [49:24] NFL props [51:43] Opening lines [54:05] Recommended: Ozark on Netflix, Dead Even by Brad Meltzer, Fathomevents.com Sponsored Links: http://SouthPointCasino.com http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com http://VideoPoker.com/gwae Guest Links: http://Twitter.com/spanky https://betbash.co/ Spanky's podcast https://open.spotify.com/show/09TrmPCz6a6jGLOlk2T3X5 Recommended: Ozark http://Netflix.com/title/80117552 Dead Even by Brad Meltzer https://amzn.to/3g45do4 http://Fathomevents.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Gambling With an Edge - Jack Allweil on World Cup Soccer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 50:12


     Our guest this week is Jack Allweil. Jack wrote a book called "Make Better Bets: An Actuary's Quest to Bet the Russian 2018 FIFA World Cup with Excel." We talk to Jack about his book, and his experience betting the last World Cup. 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 Show Notes  [00:00] introduction Jack Allweil, author of Make Better Bets [00:35] Betting on soccer [03:04] Using a model with few variables [05:31] Time spent on the model, benefits of a passion project [07:14] How much data from 2018 will be relevant in 2022? [09:22] Other potential variables, like country popularity skewing lines, VAR reviews [11:16] Getting bets down [12:50] Analyzing the 2018 results [15:03] Betting on all four teams in a group [18:08] Line shopping [20:33] Relocating to bet more easily [21:58] How did losing a job change Jack's life? [24:20] Jack's wife, Elena [25:52] Betting other soccer leagues [27:03] What's the next big thing that Jack will be betting on? [28:38] South Point Casino January Promotion - $500k Spin to Win [31:12] http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and advantage play community with software and tracking tools [31:45] http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners [32:58] Choosing the name Make Better Bets [34:59] Kelly criteria [37:26] Betting as a married man [39:33] Brothers on Books podcast [40:53] Contacting Jack [41:47] Recommended: Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson, Libby app for libraries, Wall Street Bets by Jaime Rogozinski Sponsored Links: http://SouthPointCasino.com http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com http://VideoPoker.com/gwae Books Referenced: Make Better Bets by Jack Allweil https://amzn.to/3Ahb56M Guest Links: http://Podcasts.apple.com/ar/podcast/the-brothers-on-books-podcast/id1557162870 Recommended: Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson https://amzn.to/33uaId7 http://Libbyapp.com Wall Street Bets by Jaime Rogozinski https://amzn.to/3qNVckM Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Gambling With an Edge - guest Stefan, a card counter from Europe

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 55:40


    Our guest this week is a blackjack player from Europe named Stefan. We talk about his experiences playing in European casinos, and his first trip to Las Vegas. 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. Show Notes [00:00] Introduction of blackjack player, Stefan [00:49] Stefan's blackjack experience [01:59] Are blackjack books translated into Greek? [03:57] Playing blackjack in Greece [06:07] Playing in illegal casinos [07:44] Cheating by casinos [16:42] Dangerous situations [17:33] Altering penetration and shuffling methods [21:03] Shuffles in Las Vegas [24:24] Stefan's first trip to the United States [26:53] South Point Casino January Promotions - Spin to Win, MLK Hot Seat [28:00] http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and advantage play community with software and tracking tools [28:42] http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners [29:48[ Playing loss rebates [30:34] Playing in other countries, currency restrictions, and danger [39:43] Some of Stefan's bad experiences [40:46] Getting backed off in Europe and other blackjack variations [47:29] Advice for card counters [50:03] Startup on Netflix, Kanopy,.com, Hair, Together Together Sponsored Links: http://SouthPointCasino.com http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com http://VideoPoker.com/gwae Books Referenced: Professional Blackjack by Stanford Wong https://amzn.to/34SO2nb Million Dollar Blackjack by Ken Uston https://amzn.to/3nkmc9y Playing Blackjack as a Business by Lawerence Revere https://amzn.to/3fncH5a Recommended: http://Netflix.com/title/80154285 http://Kanopy.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Gambling With an Edge - guest Anthony Curtis 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 65:42


    Our guest this week is Anthony Curtis, on to talk about what is new for 2022. We talk about new LVA Member Rewards," new books coming, and an update on "Mattress Mac." 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. Show Notes [00:00] Introduction of Anthony Curtis, publisher of the Las Vegas Advisor and Huntington Press [00:34] 2022 Las Vegas Advisor Member Rewards Book [06:56] Middle market promotions at locals Las Vegas gaming bars [09:46] American Casino Guide [10:59] Food and show offers in this year's Member Rewards Book [13:58] Gambling offers in this year's Member Rewards Book [17:51] Bar offers in this year's Member Rewards Book [20:11] Upcoming books at Huntington Press [34:43] South Point Casino January Promotions - Spin to Win, MLK Hot Seat [36:29] http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and advantage play community with software and tracking tools [37:02] http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners [38:15] Mattress Mack [43:23] Alan Woods' large World Cup bet [48:01] Football contests [55:19] Recommended: weighted blankets, Tick Tick Boom on Netflix, An Evening with Whitney at Harrah's Sponsored Links: http://SouthPointCasino.com http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com http://VideoPoker.com/gwae Guest Links: http://Huntingtonpress.com http://LasVegasAdvisor.com http://Youtube.com/c/LasVegasAdvisorSHOW Recommended:   Weighted Blankets https://amzn.to/34s5EWG Netflix.com/title/81149184 Caesars.com/harrahs-las-vegas/shows/an-evening-with-whitney-the-whitney-houston-hologram-concert Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Gambling With an Edge - Mail Bag 12/27/2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 57:57


    No guest this week as we 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. Show Notes [00:00] Introduction [00:42] Slot machine payback percentage [02:42] Richard's favorite carnival game [05:14] Bob's favorite video poker game [06:12] Changing a payline on IGT video poker [13:25] Casino hold versus game pay table [15:16] Best coupon book in Las Vegas [16:55] Getting large amount of cash into the bank [22:15] Calculating video poker edge with points, promotions, and error rate [24:59] Memory trick to remember what video poker game is being played [26:16] Spin poker strategy and variance [27:52] Basic machine plays [28:50] Taxes as a part-time card counter [30:38] Getting unbanned to play poker [35:50] South Point Casino January Promotions - Spin to Win, MLK Hot Seat [37:30] http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and advantage play community with software and tracking tools [38:12] http://VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners [40:06] Transitioning from a poker player into other AP exploits [42:45] Starting with a $10,000 bankroll [45:25] 2:1 blackjack with a player's pool [47:45] Using a pseudonym  [50:18] Visiting affecting ADT [52:34] Cashing out over $10,000 in smaller increments [54:41] Recommended: Makers and Finders, Passing on Netflix Sponsored Links: http://SouthPointCasino.com http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com http://VideoPoker.com/gwae GWAE Referenced: http://Lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/podcast-guest-russell-fox-3/ Books Referenced http://Lasvegasadvisor.com/shop/products/tax-help-for-gamblers-fourth-edition/ Recommended: Makers and Finders restaurant - http://Makerslv.com "Passing" - Netflix.com/title/81424320 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices