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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.

  • Grand Theft Poker Jokes & Grand Theft Auto Casino
    If you tuned in to Dr. Nick & the cray cray Hot Aussie Chick last week you’ll have heard about Chinese gangs via Crown Casino. This week they talk about more popping up, physical & mental brutality & control for illegal casino workers (including even taking their passport) & a… Read more »
  • Podcast – The Doc part 2
    Our guest this week is “The Doc,” back for another visit. He tells of some great games  he’s experienced at various casinos, and some of the ways that his approach to the game differs from some other blackjack players. We welcome your questions – send them to us at,… Read more »
  • Better than a casino comped meal?
    Even though this deal is no longer available, I’m sure there will be similar opportunities in the future. The next time I see a promo like this, I will make sure to write about it in time for others to use it. We go to Carrabba’s restaurant occasionally. Carrabba’s is… Read more »
  • How Often Do You Test Yourself?
    I was recently reading Colin Jones’ new book, The 21st Century Card Counter, preparing to interview him for the GWAE podcast. Colin has been on the show a number of times and runs the Blackjack Apprentice Group which teaches players how to win at blackjack. When referring to while he… Read more »
  • Podcast – The Doc
    Our guest this week is a blackjack player who posted for years on online forums as “the Doc.” He tells how he got started, his first backoffs, and his interactions with the wealthy curmudgeon, “Mr. H.” We welcome your questions – send them to us at, or you can… Read more »
  • Macau to Hollywood Gamblers – The Cameras That Be!
        Dr. Nick & the Hot Aussie Chick update this week on the illegal happenings in casinos and the outcomes of dealings with Chinese gang lords. They discuss the new rules imposed to protect advantage players in Macau & ensure they have the right to a house edge and… Read more »
  • The Most Important Thing in Being a Successful Video Poker Player
    There are a number of aspects to being a successful video poker player. Let’s list the major ones: 1. Know how to play the game(s) competently. 2. Play the game(s) without making unnecessary errors. What I mean is that you’re able to concentrate and translate what you know into how… Read more »
  • Podcast – Jeopardy James Holzhauer
    Our guest this week is sports bettor James Holzhauer, whose claim to fame is earlier this year winning just shy of $2.5 million on Jeopardy! We discuss his Jeopardy! success, along with his other gambling interests, including what’s next for him. We welcome your questions – send them to us… Read more »
  • Those Who Don’t Know History are Doomed to Repeat It
    The title quote is attributed to Edmund Burke, among others. But it applies to something that happened in Las Vegas recently. I didn’t see it all and there are parts of the story I don’t have, but the part I do have is plenty interesting.  On Wednesday, July 17, I… Read more »
  • Podcast – Bob Wachtel Part 2
    Backgammon expert Bob Wachtel pays us a return visit, discussing some of the colorful players (and cheats!) of the good old days, plus how the game today is different than it was a few decades ago. We welcome your questions – send them to us at, or you can… Read more »
  • Dr. Nick & The Hot Aussie Chick : The Fountain of Casino Mania
    Dr. Nick and the HAC take you to the fountain of casino mania while Dr. Nick Plays a online Satellite.  The fountain of casino mania you ask? The fountain of Casino Mania (aka the title of the this weeks show), includes details on a poker bot that can destroy 5… Read more »
  • The Value of the Right Partner to a Successful Gambler
    There are a couple of possible meanings to the word ‘partner,’ and I want to be clear at the start how I am using the word. I’m talking about a life partner. Male, female, same sex or not, married or not. It’s somebody you are emotionally and financially connected with. … Read more »
  • The Biggest Mistake Made by Each State in Legalized Sports Wagering – Part II
    In Part I of this discussion I set down a list of the biggest mistakes each state has made so far on the path to legalizing sports wagering. The goal here is not to shame a state for being progressive enough to offer legal sports wagering. Instead, the goal is… Read more »
  • Podcast – guest Black Asian
    Our guest today is a woman who posts under the name of Black Asian. She is a relatively new, successful blackjack counter, and describes some of the adventures in her first few years of AP experience. We welcome your questions – send them to us at, or you can… Read more »
  • Good Bye Summer Camp, Hello Area 51
    Lets take Bets! With the 50th WSOP almost out of the way and our new Main Event Champion Hossein Ensan crowned, summer camp is clearly no more. The good doctor and his side kick chick discuss the results, highlights and things you probably missed. The duo go deep into apologies… Read more »
  • Choosing Between Promotions
    In playing to win, you need to figure out where to spend your time. I came across such a dilemma recently and tried to figure out how to solve it. The problem was too complex for me to solve completely, but I created a simplified model using “reasonable” assumptions and… Read more »


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