25 episodes

Audio documentaries about gambling.

Risk of Ruin Half Kelly Media

    • Business
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Audio documentaries about gambling.

    The Audacity of Help

    The Audacity of Help

    Richard Munchkin and Darryl Purpose are career advantage players. Over the past 40 years they've teamed up to win millions of dollars from casinos. In this episode they recount some of the war stories and also offer reflections on the nature of teamwork.

    Darryl Purpose's music website: https://darrylpurpose.com/
    Richard Munchkin / Gambing With an Edge: https://www.lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/category/podcast/
    Earlier episode of Risk of Ruin featuring Richard and Darryl: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/david-goliath-part-i/id1527018692?i=1000493338179
    James Grosjean's "Beyond Coupons": https://www.lasvegasadvisor.com/gambling-with-an-edge/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/beyondcouponsbjfo.pdf


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    • 1 hr 13 min
    The Character Building Side Effect of Losing

    The Character Building Side Effect of Losing

    Jason Strasser is the co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of Caption Partners. While in college Jason became a high stakes poker player and was making $100k/month before he left competitive poker for Wall Street. Today he generates his edge trading options, looking for one-off events where the volatility of the options are mispriced by algorithms.

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    • 52 min
    David & Goliath, Part I

    David & Goliath, Part I

    They went to Las Vegas as card counters and over years they discovered other ways to win in the casino. Eventually they became advantage players. This episode is about the Las Vegas that existed before mega resorts. Our heroes played hole cards, used computers in the casino, used video cameras in the casino - to name a few of the crazy stunts they pulled off.

    Guests: Richard Munchkin, Mark Billings, Tommy Hyland, Darryl Purpose.

    Contact the show: riskofruinpod@gmail.com
    Twitter: @halfkelly

    Links:
    Gambling Wizards, Richard Munchkin
    The Ultimate Edge, Mark Billings
    Fortune's Formula, William Poundstone

    • 39 min
    David & Goliath, Part II

    David & Goliath, Part II

    They went to Las Vegas as card counters and over years they discovered other ways to win in the casino. Eventually they became advantage players. This episode is about the Las Vegas that existed before mega resorts. Our heroes played hole cards, used computers in the casino, used video cameras in the casino - to name a few of the crazy stunts they pulled off.

    Guests: Richard Munchkin, Mark Billings, Tommy Hyland, Darryl Purpose.

    Contact the show: riskofruinpod@gmail.com
    Twitter: @halfkelly

    • 31 min
    Greetings from Las Vegas - Part I

    Greetings from Las Vegas - Part I

    Mark DeRosa, Zack White, and Rufus Peabody. The story a group of friends from Appalachian State that went on to team up with an econ grad from Yale. They started playing casino games and eventually would go on to bet the max at sports books all over Las Vegas.

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    Rufus's betting analytics startup: Unabated. 

    • 46 min
    Greetings from Las Vegas - Part II

    Greetings from Las Vegas - Part II

    Mark DeRosa, Zack White, and Rufus Peabody. The story a group of friends from Appalachian State that went on to team up with an econ grad from Yale. They started playing casino games and eventually would go on to bet the max at sports books all over Las Vegas.

    Follow Zack White on Twitter.

    Follow Mark DeRosa on Twitter.

    Follow Rufus Peabody on Twitter.

    Rufus's betting analytics startup: Unabated. 

    • 45 min

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