Richard Munchkin – Gambling With An Edge


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Gambling with an Edge“Gambling With An Edge” is a unique cyber-hub where some of most-respected minds in professional gambling collectively share their expertise, advanced-strategy tips, insights, and opinions via the GWAE “SuperBlog” and weekly GWAE radio show. The expertise to be found here spans the full spectrum of casino games, advantage-play techniques, and legal-wagering opportunities in the U.S., with contributors including James Grosjean (AP, table games), Bob Dancer (video poker), Richard Munchkin (AP, author), Blair Rodman (poker), Frank B. (sports betting), and others.

  • Podcast – Gill Alexander
    Bob and Richard are joined by Gill Alexander. Gill hosts a daily show on VSiN (Vegas Stats and Information Network), and is the host of the podcast Beating The Book. We cover a variety of sports betting questions We welcome your questions – send them to us at, or you… Read more »
  • Safety Precautions
    I usually play by myself and sometimes will eat a meal at the casino. When I do, I always bring along a book to read while dining. Sometimes the book is a novel. Sometimes it is non-fiction – perhaps a book by a future guest on the podcast. But eating… Read more »
  • Caesars Rewards credit card
    I have discussed the Caesars Rewards credit card on the GWAE podcasts before and my opinion has been that there are better credit cards out there. However, I recently received a mailed offer for the card and there are some increased benefits. There is no annual fee and you get… Read more »
  • Podcast – Bill Krackomberger
    Bob and Richard are joined by sports bettor Bill Krackomberger, one of the stars of the Showtime show, “Action.” He has a colorful personality, and goes off on a few subjects he feels passionately about. We welcome your questions – send them to us at, or you can find… Read more »
  • A Look at the Blackjack Apprenticeship Boot Camp
    Colin Jones is a former leader of the “Holy Rollers” blackjack team and has founded as a way of helping players learn to play. He’s been a guest on GWAE a number of times. Several times a year, Blackjack Apprenticeship runs a two-day “boot camp” in Las Vegas. This… Read more »
  • Podcast – Sassy Red
    Our guest this week is a card counter who goes by the name Sassy Red. We talk to her about how she got started, and her experience as a female AP. We welcome your questions – send them to us at, or you can find me at @RWM21 on… Read more »
  • It’s All About the Quads
    In February, I was playing 25¢ Five Play Multi-Strike 9/6 Jacks or Better at the South Point. This is a 99.79% game, played for 100 coins ($25) at a time. With the normal 0.30% slot club, the knowledgeable player has a small advantage all of the time. In February, however,… Read more »
  • Podcast – Joe and Semi Pro part 2
    Our guests this week are Joe and Semi Pro, back for part 2 of our interview. They are a young couple who count cards together. We talk about the professional gambling life, and how that effects their relationship, and the relationships with their families. We welcome your questions – send… Read more »
  • An “Advantage Play” I Detest
    What is an advantage play? While I have never heard a precise definition, generally it is when you use your intelligence, knowledge, or guile to gain an advantage over some other person or group. The term is most often used in discussions about beating a casino. Counting cards at blackjack… Read more »
  • Podcast – Mike Shackleford, Wizard of Odds
    Our guest this week is Mike Shackleford of the Wizard of Odds, and Wizard of Vegas websites. Mike is a former cohost of Gambling With an Edge, and his websites are the number one resource when people need information about casino games. This week we talk about a huge score… Read more »
  • Two Cards or Four? When Does It Matter?  
    Consider the following two hands in games where you get your money back for a pair of jacks or better:  A♠ K♠ Q♥ T♦ 5♣ and A♠ K♠ Q♥ T♦ 5♠. There are games where the correct play in both hands is AK; games where the correct play is always… Read more »
  • Podcast – card counters – Joe and Semi Pro
    Our guests this week are Joe and Semi Pro.  They are a young couple who count cards together. We talk about the professional gambling life, and how that effects their relationship. podcast Click to listen – Alt-click to download Show Notes [00:00] Introduction of a card counting couple, Joe and… Read more »
  • Ed Thorp’s Wife
    Ed Thorp is one of the fathers of blackjack card counting. Recently he made a nice donation to the Blackjack Ball, which ensures the continuance of the ball even after it’s founder, Max Rubin, passes away. As a partial thank you, Max told Thorp that he could invite his entire… Read more »
  • Podcast – Blackjack Ball 2019
    We have 2 guests this week discussing the 2019 Blackjack Ball. Max Rubin who hosts the Ball, and Tony S. who won this year’s skills competition. podcast Click to listen – Alt-click to download Show Notes [00:00] Introductions of Blackjack Ball host Max Rubin and 2019 Grosjean Cup winner Tony… Read more »
  • The Twenty-Third Annual Blackjack Ball
    The Blackjack Ball is an annual institution where about 100 of the world’s best gamblers meet up, socialize, drink too much, and compete against each other. The 2019 version occurred a few weeks ago. The first order of business after two hours of drinking and socializing was to vote for… Read more »
  • Podcast – Vagabond and emails
    In today’s show, we have about 10 extra minutes from when Vagabond was on last week, and then we go into our mailbag and answer listener questions. We welcome your questions – send them to us at, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter. podcast click to… Read more »


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