Wise Kracks sports betting podcast is back with my co-host Jon Orlando. I’m still on the East Coast in Atlantic City with Jon back home in Vegas.
We kick off this week’s episode by trading stories we’ve heard about the history of my temporary home, Atlantic City. From alleged mob involvement to Jon actually attending the Resorts grand opening with his father when he was just a kid. I also share a crazy story that just happened moments before recording – I helped stop a guy from being assaulted on the casino floor. It’s been an eventful trip so far.
I’ve been doing the rounds in the Atlantic City casinos and I’m especially taken with a game that’s hot in town right now – Spanish 21. I give Jon and our listeners a full rundown of how the game works, how it compares to regular blackjack, optimal strategy and more.
Jon and I dip into our personal lives and share a few updates. For Jon, it’s the first time he’s appearing on the podcast in four months without a baseball cap – and that’s because his hair transplant has been a success. For me, I express my appreciation for my wife Kelly and how important it is for a successful bettor to have a supportive partner.
The College Football Game Is Changing
We discuss the upcoming college football season and how the game is changing. I’m an old school guy and am not a fan of the increase in sponsorships, paying college kids and corporatization. Jon sees the other side of it. If the schools make so much money, shouldn’t some of that kick down to the athletes? A debate ensues. Moving onto the NFL, we talk about the ongoing Aaron Rogers situation and I explain how the uncertainty has affected the odds on some bets. They also talk the new overtime rules, and I speculate how it will likely affect Over/Under betting.
The Olympics are dominating the headlines around the world and we chat about how we’ve been keeping up with the Games. My basketball bets have been particularly profitable – I’m 3 and 1 right now – and Jon speculates on why the USA basketball team are theoretically underachieving so far.
Don’t miss this week’s episode of Wise Kracks!