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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.

Gambling With an Edge Bob Dancer & Richard Munchkin

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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.

    Gambling With an Edge - guest blackjack player Vecnan

    Gambling With an Edge - guest blackjack player Vecnan

    Our guest this week is a blackjack player, and team leader called Vecnan.  Vecnan first came to my attention when I heard he had recruited blackjack teammates off Craig's List.  I thought he sounded completely insane, and had to get him on the show. 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. podcast Click to listen - Alt click to download Show Notes [00:00] Introduction of card counter, Vecnan[00:33] Vecnan's early advantage play experience [02:51] Self-taught advantage play [03:35] Writing articles about blackjack [04:47] Becoming a full-time professional, difficult aspects of that job [08:25] Dating while playing full-time [09:46] 200-hour losing streaks, risk of ruin [11:34] Back-offs and cover plays [19:18] Forming a team, advertising, training [27:30] More training program discussion [29:18] Playing as a refusal [31:12] Changing spread or top bet by market [32:44] Bankroll split [35:23] South Point Casino January Promotions - $400,000 Spin to Win [36:49] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners[37:50] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games[38:48] Shutting down a craps promotion [41:47] Anticipating a back-off [45:52] Buying candy bars [48:39] Vecnan's first AP play at a high school casino night [50:25] Will Vecnan's team expand into other forms of advantage play? [52:44] Recommended - "A Creature of Habit" episode of The Hidden Brain, "Two Hustlers" episode of Risk of Ruin, RxGamble.com Sponsored Links: SouthPointCasino.com VideoPoker.com/gwae Predictit.org/promo/edge Recommended: Hiddenbrain.org/podcast/creatures-of-habit Podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/two-hustlers/id1527018692?i=1000504515764 RxGamble.com  

    Gambling With an Edge - guest Mark Billings

    Gambling With an Edge - guest Mark Billings

    Our guest this week is Mark Billing on to talk about his new book "Follow the Bouncing Ball."  This is a book about how Mark and his teammates used hidden computers to beat the game of roulette. 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. podcast Click to listen - Alt click to download Show Notes [00:00] Introduction of Mark Billings, author of Follow the Bouncing Ball, Silicone versus Roulette [00:36] The Eudaemonic Pie by Thomas Bass and difficulties of predicting roulette [08:11] Mark's experience playing roulette [10:49] Legality of computers, software bugs [13:18] Characteristics of beatable wheels [20:28] Laurance Scott, computer software and hardware [29:09] Beating only a few wheels, changing the approach of the program,and interpolation [36:56] South Point Casino January Promotions - $400k Spin to Win [37:45] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games[38:41] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small wagers on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners[39:31] Training gamblers and playing in Great Britain [44:47] Problems with using non-professionals [46:04] A player in Canada wants to piggyback bets, pain thresholds [51:49] Some examples of Mark's humor in Follow the Bouncing Ball, Silicone versus Roulette [53:30] Recommended - James Grosjean's column at LVA, Alpha Go on Youtube, Amlee Gourmet Chinese Cuisine Sponsored Links: SouthPointCasino.com VideoPoker.com/gwae Predictit.org/promo/edge Books Referenced:  Follow the Bouncing Ball  https://amzn.to/3b8iBpS The Ultimate Edge by Mark Billings https://amzn.to/2L8P44O The Eudaemonic Pie by Thomas Bass https://amzn.to/3rWMsaV Recommended: Lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/2020-rise-of-the-machines Youtube.com/watch?v=WXuK6gekU1Y&ab_channel=DeepMind Amleechinesecuisine.com

    Gambling With an Edge - RX Gamble

    Gambling With an Edge - RX Gamble

    Our guest today is longtime advantage player RxGamble.  Rx is on to talk about longevity, and beginner mistakes. 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. podcast  Click to listen - Alt-click to download Show Notes [00:00] Introduction of advantage player, RxGamble [00:41] RxGamble's 2019 Hole Card Workshop, and upcoming Zoom call [06:16] The importance of longevity [09:13] Name changes and disguises [12:02] Playing unrated, loss plays [18:45] Stories about giving up EV to avoid showing ID [24:30] Leveraging female beauty as an AP [29:25] Slots longevity [32:03] BPs making rookie mistakes [33:40] South Point Casino January Promotions - $400k Spin to Win [34:46] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAW listeners [36:01] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and community [36:15] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games [37:27] Rookie mistakes and reconciling player errors [47:54] Rookie mistakes with security [53:13] Showing ID to police officers [54:29] Sharing players card face up, sharing name [1:01:51] Recommended - Planet Money "Fork the Government," Rock Breaks Scissors by William Poundstone, The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone Sponsored Links: SouthPointCasino.com Predictit.org/promo/edge BlackjackApprenticeship.com VideoPoker.com/gwae RX's Links: RxGamble.com Twitter.com/rxgamble Recommended: Npr.org/2020/12/23/949764249/fork-the-government Rock Breaks Scissors by William Poundstone https://amzn.to/3pDkdMo The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone https://amzn.to/38N84xp  

    Gambling With an Edge - guest Michael Shackleford aka Wizard of Odds

    Gambling With an Edge - guest Michael Shackleford aka Wizard of Odds

    Our guest this week is Mike Shackleford aka The Wizard of Odds. We welcome your questions - send them to us at gamblingwithanedge@gmail.com, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter or https://www.facebook.com/GamblingWithAnEdge. podcast Click to listen - Alt click to download Show Notes [00:00] Introduction of Michael Shackleford, The Wizard of Odds [00:35] Why do the number of decks in blackjack affect the house edge? [08:32] Does 3/2 or 6/5 blackjack affect the impact of the number of decks? [10:24] Reversible Royals at the Red Rock [15:57] Morongo Casino Promotion, publicizing promotions [20:54] Advantage slots [23:16] Super Bowl prop bets, rule change affecting data, buying databases [30:00] Political betting [35:00] South Point Casino December Promotions - Pay Less with Your Points, Christmas Day Hot Seat [36:05] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners[36:34] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games[27:40] Jeopardy [41:20] Recommended - The Spy, Phil Galfond on Gamblers podcast, The Queen's Gambit Sponsored Links: SouthPointCasino.com Predictit.org/promo/edge VideoPoker.com/gwae Michael's Links: WizardofOdds.com Twitter.com/wizard0fodds Links Referenced: Wizardofodds.com/games/blackjack/why-number-of-decks-matter/ Books Referenced: 20/20 Sports Betting by Logan Fields https://amzn.to/3mOvCqG Sharp Sports Betting by Stanford Wong https://amzn.to/38vfw05 The Queen's Gambit by Walter Nevis  https://amzn.to/3rm0sum Recommended: Netflix.com/title/80178151 Theringer.com/2020/12/9/22164679/gamblers-podcast-phil-galfond-poker-pot-limit-omaha Netflix.com/title/80234304  

    Gambling With an Edge - guest Consultant AP

    Gambling With an Edge - guest Consultant AP

    Our guest this week is a former surveillance director, Consultant AP. He left surveillance to become an AP. 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. podcast Click to listen - Alt click to download Show Notes [00:00] Introduction of former surveillance employee and current AP, Consultant AP [00:47] Consultant AP's background in surveillance [02:11] Learning about advantage play [05:32] What surveillance skills are helpful in advantage play? [07:35] Consultant AP begins to dabble in advantage play [09:26] Sports betting [16:15[ Barrings and back-offs in Las Vegas [20:10] Coming up with the name Consultant AP [21:17] Meeting RxGamble and spotting APs from surveillance [27:31] South Point December Promotions - Pay Less with Your Points, Christmas Day Hot Seat [28:55] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners [30:15] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games [31:12] Meeting RxGamble [35:55] A consulting job example [40:00] Teaching with RxGamble [43:20] Is Consultant AP still tied into the surveillance community? [45:15] Which Las Vegas casinos are flyer happy? [47:33] Do surveillance employees have time to look for advantage players? [49:27] Listeners can reach Consultant AP via Twitter DM @ConsultantAP [50:29] Blackjack Discord [51:48] @TedWhitingsMom [54:46] Recommended - Thai Kitchen, Boulevard Bar and Grille Sponsored Links: SouthPointCasino.com Predictit.org/promo/edge VideoPoker.com/gwae Recommended: 9thaikitchenlv.com Boulevardbarandgrille.com  

    Gambling With an Edge - guest Michael Sall

    Gambling With an Edge - guest Michael Sall

    Our guest this week is arguably the world's best gin rummy player, Michael Sall. He is the author of "Gin Rummy: A Predator's Guide." 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. podcast Click to listen - Alt click to download Show Notes [00:00] Introduction of Michael Sall, arguably the best gin rummy player in the world [00:32] Micheal's appearance of David Hill's podcast "Gamblers" [02:05] Does winning tournaments help players to find good games? [03:41] Michael's early experiences playing gin [06:44] Gin Rummy: A Predator's Guide by Michael Sall [09:52] Playing in New York City [15:01] Stu Ungar [20:45] How is gambling at gin different than other forms about gambling? [22:55] South Point Casino December Promotions - [24:09] PPredictit.org/promo/edge - places small bets on various political events, $20 deposit match for GWAE listeners[25:04] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - a card counting community and trading site [25:47] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most games, Free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners[26:31] Getting access to high stakes games [28:58] Brian Zembic [31:14] Hustling at gin versus other forms of hustling [32:47] Cheating in gin [39:32] Molly's game and federal charges [47:44] Carrying large amounts of money [49:09] How can listeners contact Michael? [50:14] Recommended - The Crown on Netflix, "The Pool Hustler" episode of David Hill's Gamblers podcast Sponsored Links: SouthPointCasino.com Predictit.org/promo/edge BlackjackApprenticeship.com VideoPoker.com/gwae Podcasts Mentioned: Theringer.com/2020/11/25/21717573/gamblers-podcast-episode-3-michael-sall-gin-rummy Books Referenced: Gamblersbookclub.com/gin-rummy-a-predators-guide-876.html Recommended: Netflix.com/title/80025678 Theringer.com/2020/11/18/21572652/gamblers-podcast-scott-frost-the-freezer-go-off-kid

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