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Gambling Podcast: You Can Bet on That

Here we talk about all things gambling. From poker to craps. From blackjack to sports wagering. From Las Vegas to Atlantic City.

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#110: Blackjack Basic Strategy

No Bingo Bingo! is at 2:00 PM, October 16, in The D Showroom;  Hollywood Casino Jamul opens;  "Even Money" blackjack at The Plaza;  How can Mark kill two to three hours?  Blackjack basic strategy


13 Oct 2016

Rank #1

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#54: Craps Bets - Place vs. Buy vs. Put

Seda! Revel is closing earlier than originally announced; Cashing in a winning horseracing ticket; Multi-game jackpot clarification; The difference between Place, Buy, and Put bets in craps; Planned meet-up during the Vegas Internet Mafia Family Picnic in October


21 Aug 2014

Rank #2

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#173: Craps Advantage Play

A true craps advantage play;  Sports betting tournaments;  Dealer sues Hollywood Casino Joliet;  Taking a break;  Bad beat jackpots;  Champagne's in Las Vegas;  American Casino Guide / Las Vegas Advisor;  W-2Gs versus CTRs


31 Jan 2019

Rank #3

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#5: Good and Bad Blackjack Rules

Dr Mike's recent trip to Harrah's Rincon The Range Steakhouse at Harrah's Las Vegas closing More gambling-themed blocks on Destination America Listener e-mail Blackjack rules Number of decks 6-5 payout versus 3-2 Dealer hits or stands on soft 17 Double down on any two cards or only certain hands Resplitting aces Double down after splitting Surrender Lose only original bet or all bets when dealer has blackjack


4 Nov 2012

Rank #4

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#152: Gamblepalooza

Gamblepalooza:  Lunch at David Burke Prime;  Race book;  Cocktails at Centrale;  Breakfast at Veranda Café;  High-limit slot pull;  Mohegan Sun;  HighFlyer Zipline;  Congratulations, Brian and Katie!  Licking the dice;  "Everybody makes a five.";  Basic strategy for European-style blackjack

1hr 1min

26 Apr 2018

Rank #5

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#198: Idiot Casinos

Mark's family's casino crawl;  Our trip to San Manuel Casino;  Caesars sports app screws up your ADT;  Shooting from the Don't;  South Point initially refuses to pay winning futures bet

1hr 2mins

2 Jan 2020

Rank #6

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#193: The Summit 2019

Roll to Win problem;  Caesars Rewards Tier Credits translated to theoretical losses;  The Summit;  Dr. Mike's struggle with the crews;  Two Morons Talking About Casinos and Stuff;  Playing free play on roulette to guarantee a payout;  The Craps God;  Where to stay on the West Coast;  Circus Circus sale;  Tipping small amounts on craps prop bets;  Trip Reports:  Valley Forge Casino;  Pala Casino;  Excalibur

1hr 11mins

24 Oct 2019

Rank #7

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#159: What's It Take to Be a "High Roller"?

Dr. Mike's Las Vegas trip report;  Computer failure at Harrah's Southern California;  Charles Oakley arrested for pinching;  What's it take to become a medium or high roller?  Appreciating a win;  Gambling in night clubs;  More on gambling in Minnesota;  Gambling in Minnesota: A Short History;  Horseshoe Southern Indiana trip report;  Colorado casinos;  Push Ace High side bet in Face-Up Pai Gow Poker

1hr 15mins

19 Jul 2018

Rank #8

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#197: Great Gift Wrap Up 2019

Proposed rules could hurt California card rooms;  Dr. Mike's trip to the Great Gift Wrap Up 2019;  Stadium gaming comes to Harrah's Southern California;  Money left on slot machines;  Pai Gow (Pai Kow) in Macau;  The Maven of Macau;  Side bet regret;  Strip crawl follow-up

1hr 9mins

19 Dec 2019

Rank #9

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#195: Real Craps and Roulette Coming to California?

Real craps and roulette coming to California?  "Fun" ways to play roulette;  Buying in with cash or chips;  Tipping;  Doubling down only on 9, 10, and 11;  Being rated on slot play;  Wedding gift;  Trip reports:  Pala;  Laughlin;  Wendover;  Rivers Casino Des Plaines;  Las Vegas;  Harrah's Valley River

1hr 2mins

21 Nov 2019

Rank #10

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#6: Poker and Blackjack and Craps (Oh, My!)

More Harrah's Rincon stories from Dr. Mike Buster Blackjack Full Tilt Poker relaunch Poker Home Game: Follow the Queen Free odds in craps


18 Nov 2012

Rank #11

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#69: Ask a Dealer 2

Big payouts and W-2Gs; Disappearing coffee shops; Don't be a Lusardi! Frank Scoblete releases book I Am a Dice Controller; Tap water being sold on Las Vegas Blvd.? Learn the game at the table or before you play? Litmus test for dealers; Where did "Lucky 7" come from? Unique Fire Bet paytable at Harrah's North Kansas City; Ask a Dealer: A typical shift; Tip-pooling casino vs. non-tip-pooling casino; Do dealers like piggy-backed bets? Martingale bettors; Intoxicated players; Chip theft; Big wins; Hierarchy of games; Does tipping help rating? Religion and politics at the table; Juicy stories for Dr. Mike

1hr 1min

2 Apr 2015

Rank #12

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#26: Gambling Etiquette

Woe is us; Mark's sister-in-law wins big; We correct ourselves on the Pick 6 wager; Dubious sports handicapper to get new reality show; Gambling etiquette; Poker Home Game: Acey-Deucey Double-Potsie;


8 Aug 2013

Rank #13

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#96: Ask a Dealer 3

Poker "tournament" results;  The lowdown on Shoot to Win buy bets;  Couples betting together at a table;  Ask a Dealer:  Longest time for a player at the same table;  Envy wager;  Chip tricks;  Cheating dealers;  Pai Gow Poker dealers vs. blackjack dealers;  Dealers suggesting wagers;  Sic Bo;  See you at VZZZT!

1hr 2mins

31 Mar 2016

Rank #14

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#72: Baccarat

When slots might print out a voucher automatically; More on practical prizes; Managing your bankroll at craps; Keno at VIMFP? Kentucky Derby results; Another karma story; Baccarat


14 May 2015

Rank #15

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#43: Ultimate Texas Hold 'em

March Madness so far; Mike & Molly casino episode; Stories from the casino; Keno brochures now available at Harrah's Atlantic City; Harrah's Tunica to close; Listener email; Ultimate Texas Hold 'em; Wizard of Odds page; Discount Gambling page


28 Mar 2014

Rank #16

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#4: Mark's Birthday Trip to Las Vegas

Driving on Interstate 15 to Las Vegas Caesars Entertainment free casino play: San Diego versus Las Vegas Caesars Palace Octavius Tower Craps, craps, craps Five Hundy by Midnight listener meet-up at Book & Stage PBR Rock Bar and Grill The Seahorse Bar Tipping dealers A football/baseball parlay wager Serendipity 3 (Frrrozen Hot Chocolate) Cancún Resort The Range Steakhouse Bacchanal Buffet Shoot to Win Craps machine Dr. Mike wins $5,000 in a random drawing Imperial Palace Lagasse's Stadium Kerry's Gourmet Burgers World Series of Poker Final Table on ESPN Vegas Strip on truTV 18-hour gambling-themed block on Destination America


21 Oct 2012

Rank #17

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#42: Betting the Don't

Apology for not replying to an email;  Listeners sound off on finding a casino chip on the floor;  Full Tilt players are whole again;  Anyone heard the term "skinny" at the crap table?  "Yo!"  Playing the don't;  Poker Home Game: A variation on 3-5-7


13 Mar 2014

Rank #18

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#38: Dr. Mike Takes a Craps Quiz

Just say no to 6:5 Blackjack! No more Three Card Poker for Dr. Mike's dad; 10-cent superfecta wins $119,000; The Trippies are announced; More info on Oklahoma casinos; Full Tilt Poker announces Adrenaline Rush Poker; Listener email; Dr. Mike takes a craps quiz


16 Jan 2014

Rank #19

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#79: Casino Etiquette

Casino etiquette: Correcting the stickman's call; Tossing chips across the table; Paranoid pit measures the roulette wheel with a level; Asst. Casino Manager demands refund from player; Chicagoland casinos; Where's a good place to learn craps? Books: How a Math Nerd Plays Craps (free book!); Blackjack Autumn; 1536 Free Waters and Other Blackjack Endeavors; Buying cruise-ships chips with credit card? Mississippi Stud; Repeater Bet theory; Hot Roller side bet; Listener questions; Faces and Aces Las Vegas podcast;


20 Aug 2015

Rank #20