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  • Playing the Blackjack Variants by Lone Wolf
    I recently had the pleasure of appearing on the “Gambling with an Edge” radio show, and I spent some time talking about playing variants of blackjack. Although we talked about some of the advantages of doing this on the show, I wanted to summarize some of these advantages. Here are… Read more »
  • Behind the Curtain — What’s Your Act?
    Recently, I overheard a discussion a few friends of mine were having. These friends happen to be advantage players, and the discussion is one I’ve heard before. You’ve probably heard it and even been involved in it as well. Well, here I am to weigh in. This has to do… Read more »
  • Behind the Curtain — Red Flags
    When playing blackjack, the goal is obviously to raise the least amount of suspicion possible. As my mentor once put it to me, “Try not to raise any red flags.” Now, I knew what he meant. We dealt with advantage players and the red flags they raise on nearly a… Read more »
  • Behind the Curtain — Myth of the Closer
    One of the themes in this column that we will visit, is superstitions. Superstitions come in many forms, and are taken on by many levels of gamblers. The first one I want to address is dealers who are coolers, or closers. You’ll hear a lot about coolers/closers when a new… Read more »
  • Behind the Curtain — Blackjack Books and the Part They Play
    Usually in this column, I give you perspective from the inside of the pit. I also have been an advantage player, though, so I think it’s important to talk about that aspect as well. The thing I want to touch on this week is something that’s near and dear to… Read more »
  • Behind the Curtain — Can we avoid getting backed off?
    Advantage players, let’s have a chat. Maybe the most common question I get from AP’s is, “At what point does someone get backed off?” It’s a great question. Unfortunately, the answer is about as clear as a foggy night in a werewolf movie. If there was a definitive answer, everyone… Read more »
  • Twenty-First Annual Blackjack Ball
    Recently, at some mysterious location in greater Las Vegas, almost 100 of the world’s best blackjack players and other gaming professionals, along with dates for some of the guests, met for the Twenty-First Annual Blackjack Ball. I’m always grateful that host Max Rubin allows one video poker pro to attend,… Read more »
  • More than Six and a Half Little Words
    I recently read a blog by James Grosjean titled Six and a Half Little Words. It reminded me of an incident in my own life. I was debating whether to respond to his blog or to post it as a separate column several weeks later. It turned out to be quite… Read more »
  • Gambling With an Edge this week
    Our guests on the GWAE podcast this week are Professor David Schwartz, who is on to talk about his new book, Tales From the Pit.  Then we talk with Anthony Curtis about things happening around Las Vegas, as well as some reminiscences about Peter Griffin.  Shows get posted on Thursday… Read more »
  • Podcast – DFS pro Nick Dunham aka 1ucror
    The guest this week is DFS pro Nick Dunham, aka 1ucror. Nick is also the CEO or Rotowar, a company that creates tools to help players succeed at Daily Fantasy Sports. podcast Click to listen – Alt click to download The post Podcast – DFS pro Nick Dunham aka 1ucror appeared… Read more »
  • Hiding in Plain Sight
    Like any diligent student of Advantage Gaming I study a variety of games from many different sources. My classroom is the Gaming Research Center  located on the third floor of the UNLV Lied library, where over the last 15 years I easily have spent several thousands of hours in study.… Read more »
  • On Gambling With an Edge this week
    Our guest this week is one of our favorites – attorney Bob Nersesian. Bob’s new book is The Law for Gamblers: A Legal Guide to the Casino Environment. This book is a must-have for any serious advantage player. We talk some about the book, and also some recent cases in… Read more »
  • Podcast – guest Anthony Curtis
    Our guest this week is Anthony Curtis, publisher of Las Vegas Advisor, and owner of Huntington Press Publishing. This wee we discuss the changes going on with Gambling With an Edge, and the new website We also discuss this article on Advantage Players in the NY Times – How… Read more »
  • I Think My Card Might be Poisoned: What Now?
    After getting heat hitting a repeat target, my teammate Bullet sometimes says, “I’ve gotta go in there and find out if my player’s card is good.” Why? Why?? Why??? No! No!! No!!! First of all, do you really even need to know the answer to the question? When I try… Read more »
  • The Boss Just Sat at Our Table with Game On: What Now?
    A handful of times in my career, a boss has sat down at our table while my BP and I were playing a target game. Many players have never experienced that scenario, and completely panic when it happens for the first time. They’re not even sure what to make of… Read more »
  • Podcast – guest blackjack player Romes
    Our guest this week is blackjack player, Romes. Romes has been playing blackjack, and carnival games for about 10 years. We talk about some of his team’s exploits.  podcast Click to listen – Alt click to download The post Podcast – guest blackjack player Romes appeared first on Gambling With… Read more »

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