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The Bettor Life

Come enjoy The Bettor Life. Life as a gambler is unique and fun. This podcast will talk to professional bettors and recreational gamblers alike about poker, table games, sports betting, slots, and other games of chance. Hosted by Timothy Lawson.

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078: Plaza, Summit, and Global Gaming Expo recap

The guys have returned from 8 days in the desert and have thoughts on The Summit and the Global Gaming Expo. Tim also summarizes his time at Plaza and his experiences there. Show: @TheBettorLife Hosts: @ERosenthal1029 & @TimothyJLawson Use promo code "YOELEVEN" for 11% off at The Bettor Life online shop: TheBettorLife.US/merch Support the show with a monthly pledge at Patreon.com/TheBettorLife Please, take a moment to leave us a rating and review in your podcast app of choice like iTunes, Stitcher, or Spotify.

2hr 10mins

24 Oct 2019

Rank #1

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048: Breakdown of casino games

This week, Eric tells us a story about a recent advantage play on slots and another one of a woman who hovered around his Pai Gow table asking questions. Then, the guys go through each casino game and describe their preferences on the game, tipping practices, and possible ways to optimize play for comps. Host: @TimothyJLawson Host: @ERosenthal1029 Show: @TheBettorLife Use promo code "YOELEVEN" for 11% off at The Bettor Life online shop: TheBettorLife.US/merch Please, take a moment to leave us a rating and review in your podcast app of choice.

1hr 35mins

7 Mar 2019

Rank #2

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049: Lessons from losing, Blackjack variants, and casino credit

This week, Tim laments not locking in a win on his sports betting last week. Also, Eric gives us a brief preview of his trip to Macau. The guys also talk Blackjack variants, Seven Stars companions, and applying for casino credit. Host: @TimothyJLawson Host: @ERosenthal1029 Show: @TheBettorLife Use promo code "YOELEVEN" for 11% off at The Bettor Life online shop: TheBettorLife.US/merch Please, take a moment to leave us a rating and review in your podcast app of choice.

52mins

16 Mar 2019

Rank #3

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085: Corporate compliance, Iowa casinos, and mailbag

Eric talks about his current way of living The Bettor Life. Tim shares some experiences at some western Iowa casinos. The two answer a handful of direct messages and emails. Show: @TheBettorLife Hosts: @ERosenthal1029 & @TimothyJLawson Support the show with a monthly pledge at Patreon.com/TheBettorLife Please, take a moment to leave us a rating and review in your podcast app of choice like iTunes, Stitcher, or Spotify.

1hr 17mins

12 Dec 2019

Rank #4

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058: Casino comforts, comp etiquette, and Circa Sports

Today's show talks about how we get comfortable at the table when we're playing and Eric advises us on comp etiquette. Also, the guys discuss a wonderful promo at Circa Sportsbook at Golden Gate. Show: @TheBettorLife Hosts: @ERosenthal1029 & @TimothyJLawson Use promo code "YOELEVEN" for 11% off at The Bettor Life online shop: TheBettorLife.US/merch Please, take a moment to leave us a rating and review in your podcast app of choice like iTunes, Stitcher, or Spotify.

1hr 21mins

22 May 2019

Rank #5

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057: Todd Wishnev - Recreational gambler from ACTION on Showtime

Tim and Eric have been looking forward to this interview since the first episode of ACTION premiered on Showtime. Today, the fellas talk with Todd Wishnev, a reoccurring character on the docuseries. Todd tells us about his discovery of gambling, the dark side of betting, and experience on ACTION. Also, Tim gives his group by group thoughts on the Women's World Cup and provides an update on his journey in cold contacting casino hosts. Guest: @TWishnev Show: @TheBettorLife Hosts: @ERosenthal1029 & @TimothyJLawson Use promo code "YOELEVEN" for 11% off at The Bettor Life online shop: TheBettorLife.US/merch Please, take a moment to leave us a rating and review in your podcast app of choice like iTunes, Stitcher, or Spotify.

1hr 18mins

15 May 2019

Rank #6

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082: Dealer mental health, Pennsylvania apps, marker repayments

This week's episode is a little shorter than most. The guys start by discussion potential mental health challenges dealers and casino staff may face. The briefly talk about sports betting apps in Pennsylvania. Lastly, Eric shares a couple of stories about getting his money out of an app and recent experience in paying back a marker. Show: @TheBettorLife Hosts: @ERosenthal1029 & @TimothyJLawson Use promo code "YOELEVEN" for 11% off at The Bettor Life online shop: TheBettorLife.US/merch Support the show with a monthly pledge at Patreon.com/TheBettorLife Please, take a moment to leave us a rating and review in your podcast app of choice like iTunes, Stitcher, or Spotify.

50mins

20 Nov 2019

Rank #7

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061: Gambling movies, getting limited, and listener audio

The show opens with Tim's updates on betting the Women's World Cup. Eric shares a story about his difficulty in getting his money out of his PointsBet account, along with other books that are limiting his action. We play some audio submissions from listeners Jon B. and Karl. Then, the guys go into Vinny Chenz' top 10 movies and their thoughts on them. Finally, Eric shares some listeners' thoughts on his slot play story from last week. Show: @TheBettorLife Hosts: @ERosenthal1029 & @TimothyJLawson Use promo code "YOELEVEN" for 11% off at The Bettor Life online shop: TheBettorLife.US/merch Support the show with a monthly pledge at Patreon.com/TheBettorLife Please, take a moment to leave us a rating and review in your podcast app of choice like iTunes, Stitcher, or Spotify.

1hr 8mins

20 Jun 2019

Rank #8

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088: Change Step episode with listener calls

A "change step" in military drill is a way to change the dominant foot of the cadence. With this episode, we set ourselves into our new biweekly rhythm. Tim gives some administrative notes and talks with a few listeners.  Guests: @JonEMTP @MississippiRob4 & @jweb425 Show: @TheBettorLife Hosts: @ERosenthal1029 & @TimothyJLawson Use promo code "YOELEVEN" for 11% off at The Bettor Life online shop: TheBettorLife.US/merch Support the show with a monthly pledge at Patreon.com/TheBettorLife Please, take a moment to leave us a rating and review in your podcast app of choice like iTunes, Stitcher, or Spotify.

1hr 32mins

12 Jan 2020

Rank #9

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070: Craps superstitions, markers, The Summit, listener stories

Tim discusses a scenario at the craps table where a few instances of bad etiquette occurred. Eric shares thoughts on pulling markers for sports. Tim talks Marines vs everybody. The guys chat about The Summit. Also, a few questions and stories from listeners. Show: @TheBettorLife Hosts: @ERosenthal1029 & @TimothyJLawson Use promo code "YOELEVEN" for 11% off at The Bettor Life online shop: TheBettorLife.US/merch Support the show with a monthly pledge at Patreon.com/TheBettorLife Please, take a moment to leave us a rating and review in your podcast app of choice like iTunes, Stitcher, or Spotify.

1hr 54mins

29 Aug 2019

Rank #10

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079: Christopher DiMauro on MGM Springfield and Thanks Gambling

Chris DiMauro from Art in the Game joins us this week to talk his life of gambling, MGM Springfield, and Thanks Gambling. Guest: @ArtintheG Show: @TheBettorLife Hosts: @ERosenthal1029 & @TimothyJLawson Use promo code "YOELEVEN" for 11% off at The Bettor Life online shop: TheBettorLife.US/merch Please, take a moment to leave us a rating and review in your podcast app of choice like iTunes, Stitcher, or Spotify.

1hr 2mins

31 Oct 2019

Rank #11

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045: Gambling buddies, setting trip budgets, and revealing gambling hobbies

This week the guys chat about choosing good gambling buddies, how they set their gambling trip budgets, and how they reveal they are gamblers to people they don't know well. Host: @TimothyJLawson Host: @ERosenthal1029 Show: @TheBettorLife Use promo code "YOELEVEN" for 11% off at The Bettor Life online shop: TheBettorLife.US/merch Please, take a moment to leave us a rating and review in your podcast app of choice.

1hr 8mins

13 Feb 2019

Rank #12

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059: WinnaVegas, Circa Sports opening promo, and World Cup

Back from a short break, we bring you another 85 minutes of betting chatter. First, Tim tells us about his experience at WinnaVegas casino in Iowa. Then, Eric goes deep into how he took advantage of Circa Sportsbook's opening promotion and the perks and challenges that came with it. Finally, the guys wrap up with some World Cup props, NBA finals, and more. Show: @TheBettorLife Hosts: @ERosenthal1029 & @TimothyJLawson Use promo code "YOELEVEN" for 11% off at The Bettor Life online shop: TheBettorLife.US/merch Support the show with a monthly pledge at Patreon.com/TheBettorLife Please, take a moment to leave us a rating and review in your podcast app of choice like iTunes, Stitcher, or Spotify.

1hr 25mins

5 Jun 2019

Rank #13

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087: New Years reflections with listener calls

This episode is all about reflecting on 2019 and looking ahead to 2020. We're joined by listeners Karl and Richard in this first episode of the new year. Guests: @k_shlagel & @richardspence Show: @TheBettorLife Hosts: @ERosenthal1029 & @TimothyJLawson Use promo code "YOELEVEN" for 11% off at The Bettor Life online shop: TheBettorLife.US/merch Support the show with a monthly pledge at Patreon.com/TheBettorLife Please, take a moment to leave us a rating and review in your podcast app of choice like iTunes, Stitcher, or Spotify. Show: @TheBettorLife Hosts: @ERosenthal1029 & @TimothyJLawson Use promo code "YOELEVEN" for 11% off at The Bettor Life online shop: TheBettorLife.US/merch Support the show with a monthly pledge at Patreon.com/TheBettorLife Please, take a moment to leave us a rating and review in your podcast app of choice like iTunes, Stitcher, or Spotify.

1hr 25mins

1 Jan 2020

Rank #14

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037: Trip report from Biloxi with Mississippi Rob

A handful of us went down to Biloxi a couple weekends ago. We had a great time seeing all the different casinos, placing sports bets, and playing a bunch of craps and pai gow. Mississippi Rob joins the podcast this week to provide the trip report. Enjoy! Guest: @MississippiRob4 Host: @TheBettorLife Use promo code "YOELEVEN" for 11% off at The Bettor Life online shop: TheBettorLife.US/merch Please, take a moment to leave us a rating and review in your podcast app of choice.

1hr 9mins

12 Dec 2018

Rank #15

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084: Josh Shaw suspension, listener content, gambling around the world

This week's episode covers Josh Shaw's suspension for betting on sports, more thoughts on the Fox Bet PA app, gambling around the world, and email and audio from a couple of listeners. Show: @TheBettorLife Hosts: @ERosenthal1029 & @TimothyJLawson Support the show with a monthly pledge at Patreon.com/TheBettorLife Please, take a moment to leave us a rating and review in your podcast app of choice like iTunes, Stitcher, or Spotify.

1hr 14mins

4 Dec 2019

Rank #16

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086: Merry Happy! Bettor Santa, tweeting bets, and Emmys

First, Eric opens his presents from The Bettor Santa. Then, the guys talk about Jean Scott retiring. Next, there is a discussion on posting bets with dollar amounts. Lastly, Eric chastizes time for winning an Emmy (and not telling him). Show: @TheBettorLife Hosts: @ERosenthal1029 & @TimothyJLawson Use promo code "YOELEVEN" for 11% off at The Bettor Life online shop: TheBettorLife.US/merch Support the show with a monthly pledge at Patreon.com/TheBettorLife Please, take a moment to leave us a rating and review in your podcast app of choice like iTunes, Stitcher, or Spotify.

1hr 4mins

25 Dec 2019

Rank #17

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046: Scott Stratten - recreational gambler, host of Vegas Over 30 podcast,

This week's guest is Scott Stratten. Scott is a gambling lover and Vegas enthusiast. He's well known for his writing and speaking on business and marketing, but he's also a Vegas podcaster. He co-hosted a podcast five years ago called Vegas 30 with his wife. They are relaunching it under the name Vegas Over 30 and should be available for listening in the next month. Scott talks to us about casino marketing, his favorite aspects of gambling, and dealing with casino service. Guest: @UnMarketing Show: @TheBettorLife Hosts: @ERosenthal1029 & @TimothyJLawson Use promo code "YOELEVEN" for 11% off at The Bettor Life online shop: TheBettorLife.US/merch Please, take a moment to leave us a rating and review in your podcast app of choice like iTunes, Stitcher, or Spotify.

1hr 33mins

21 Feb 2019

Rank #18

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073: Credit card roulette, Eric fights Ocean, $1000 drink tickets

Eric discusses the credit card roulette game that he plays with his friends at dinner. Then, he lays into Ocean Casino. Finally, we address a phone call from last week's You Can Bet on That regarding big sports bets for possible comps.  Show: @TheBettorLife Hosts: @ERosenthal1029 & @TimothyJLawson Use promo code "YOELEVEN" for 11% off at The Bettor Life online shop: TheBettorLife.US/merch Support the show with a monthly pledge at Patreon.com/TheBettorLife Please, take a moment to leave us a rating and review in your podcast app of choice like iTunes, Stitcher, or Spotify.

1hr 32mins

19 Sep 2019

Rank #19

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036: Gianni the Greek (VR/Ace) - Professional sports bettor

I first started listening to sports betting podcasts back in 2010. That's when I discovered a personality by the name of "Vegas Runner." Now, 8 years later, he's joining this show to discuss the ups and downs of his career, including contributing to the "tout" industry while selling picks at Pregame. VR is here to clear the air and talk about how he's taking the responsibility of providing picks seriously. Guest: @Greek_Gambler Host: @TheBettorLife Use promo code "YOELEVEN" for 11% off at The Bettor Life online shop: TheBettorLife.US/merch Please, take a moment to leave us a rating and review in your podcast app of choice.

1hr 13mins

7 Dec 2018

Rank #20