Check out the latest feature for the NY Post by gambling writer Michael Kaplan, that delves deep into what he describes as the “seedy the world underground NY poker clubs” and which provides some interesting insights into an exclusive, high stakes gambling subculture that exists like a parallel universe, invisible other than to those who […]
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When I was in graduate school 45 years ago, plus or minus, I heard about an incident many years prior to that at the University of Chicago. It appears that there was an elevator for a campus building with a “Students Only” sign on it. One professor entered and was challenged, presumably in a friendly […]
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 afternoons.
One of the functions of this blog is to alert you to good gambling-related articles that come from other sources. Two good ones have recently been published, both written by the excellent mainstream gambling writer Michael Kaplan. “How I Won Millions at Casinos, Then Lost it All, and Wound Up in Handcuffs” appears on thrillist.com and tells the story […]
A friend recently asked me what casinos in the US would be worth visiting, given her desire to gamble and discover new places. I often get that question when people hear that I’m a card player. What’s the best casino you’ve been to? Where should I stay when I go to Vegas? Do you like […]
I was reading Mike Sexton’s new book, Life’s a Gamble, in preparation for interviewing Sexton on the radio. The Sexton interview will be taped before you read this and will be posted here (that link is to the filtered podcast archives) on Thursday, July 28. The book is autobiographical, with lots of anecdotes about Sexton himself and various other […]
Our guest this week is Mike Sexton, poker player and ambassador, and cohost of the WPT. Mike has a new book out called Life’s a Gamble which we will discuss. Shoot us your questions for Mike.
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 the news that have Bob […]
If you have an interest in either daily fantasy sports or traditional sports wagering, you should take a look at a new documentary The Line by filmmaker Evan Rosenfeld and hosted by Sal Masekela (yep, son of musician Hugh).
This week Bob and I discuss how technology has influenced cheating, and a case of a top bicyclist caught with a hidden motor inside the frame of her bike. We also discuss a book, Molly’s Game – soon to be a movie, about high stakes poker in Hollywood with some top actors. podcast click to […]