The latest episode of Wise Kracks sports betting podcast is here with my cohost, Jon Orlando. I’m traveling again and checking in from Boston, while Jon is in the studio in Vegas. I spent the previous week playing video poker in California and it went really well, especially after a losing session the last time I was on the East Coast.
It’s a packed show this week, and we start off with rounding up the latest sports news. This episode was recorded before game six of the NBA Finals. Jon doesn’t yet know that the Bucks have defeated the Suns – and finally put to bed his big prediction that Phoenix was going all the way.
Casino Stories and Gambling Strategies
Jon and I dive into casino stories and gambling strategies this week. I share with Jon how I was recently banned from sitting at the blackjack table with a high roller buddy of mine, and why the casino is wasting its time with rules like that. If they think my buddy is going to listen to me to get an edge, they clearly don’t understand the ego of super high rollers.
That gets Jon and I talking about blackjack strategy and card counting. Jon throws out different spots to me, and I explain how basic strategic decisions change depending on the count. Even though I am extremely skeptical about variations like Free Bet Blackjack, I do have a great tip to make the most out of one of the side bets available. We also talk getting thrown out of casinos for being too sharp.
Special Guest Casino Exec Al Deleon
We have a special guest on the show today and he’s the perfect guy to pick up the theme of insider casino stories. Al Deleon has worked as a high-end casino executive in some of the top venues in Vegas. He takes us through his rise through the world of casinos and gambling. He is full of juicy casino stories that you don’t want to miss. For example, there’s the guy who checked into a room on the Vegas strip, stayed for two years, and walked away with a half a billion dollar gambling debt.
This week’s episode is stuffed with insider nuggets about high-end casino gambling, and we even find time to jump into some listener questions at the end.