Gambling Podcast: You Can Bet on That
A podcast for the recreational gambler
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Flight mix-up; 
  • Pai Gow Poker in the old days; 
  • Bathroom surprise; 
  • Tournament stories; 
  • Racetrack mishap

Direct download: YouCanBetOnThat_0111.mp3
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  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377;
  • 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
Direct download: YouCanBetOnThat_0110.mp3
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Listener Paul Stephens

I was in Vegas for G2E this week and have a few points of interest / observations for you guys.

  1. I did not see a single craps table at the show.  :(  There was virtually every other game imaginable.

  2. The Gamblit booth of skill-based gaming was constantly packed. The zombies walking around there helped (advertising Into the Dead machines I'm sure). People were enjoying the games, but whether they would pay / gamble money on them is another question.  The pace of the games seemed really slow in many cases. Lots of games were actually played against other players and were like arcade games, where each person puts up money, and the winner takes (most of) it.

  3. Scientific Gaming has a couple new poker-derivative type games coming for Dr. Mike's dad.

  4. Celebs at the show included Shaq, Tim McGraw, and Larry Thomas (the Soup Nazi).

  5. There are many new blackjack progressive side bets being marketed, along with some baccarat progressive side bets.

  6. There are a few companies pushing visual analytics and other technology for monitoring occupancy and accurate bet tracking.  The bonus here for you guys is the possibility of them correctly tracking wagers for ratings. Based on demos year over year a few companies are close on this for regular table games, but it might be a little way off for craps as the betting spots are not well defined.


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Direct download: YouCanBetOnThat_0109.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:16pm PDT

  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Some video poker machines may actually be video lottery terminals; 
  • Caesars to introduce skill-based gaming; 
  • Staying safe after a big win; 
  • Big hand at the Cromwell (is 100x odds gone?); 
  • Listener trip reports; 
  • "The Come Out" at VIMFP; 
  • We whine about San Diego sports...again

Direct download: YouCanBetOnThat_0108.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:43am PDT

  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Superstitions regarding race, age, gender, appearance, etc.; 
  • "Ask the Doctor"; 
  • VIMFP plans; 
  • Pooling your wagers; 
  • Stranger corrects the dealer; 
  • Total Rewards comes through; 
  • Trying to make a splash early in a trip; 
  • Listen to Mark or Dr. Mike? 
  • Trip reports; 
  • 9-6 Double Double Bonus with 5000 for royal; 
  • Twelve 8s; 
  • Woes of the field bettor
Direct download: YouCanBetOnThat_0107.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:21pm PDT

  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Guy withdraws money at robs the bank to continue gambling; 
  • Listener questions: 
    • Determining rating; 
    • Asking for comps; 
    • Bankroll; 
    • Tracking your own play; 
    • Betting for the dealers; 
    • In-room gaming; 
    • Free-play strategies
Direct download: YouCanBetOnThat_0106.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:03pm PDT

Direct download: YouCanBetOnThat_0105.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:43am PDT

  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Free buy bets at the Flamingo and the Cromwell? 
  • Listener meet-up; 
  • Advantage play article
  • Our Fire Bet "due date"; 
  • Super secret slot machine at McCarran Airport; 
  • Idea for leftover football pool money; 
  • Trip reports; 
  • Four Card Poker: 
Direct download: YouCanBetOnThat_0104.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:00am PDT

  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Free buy bets are back at Downtown Grand; 
  • Total Rewards Spring Tier Credit Bonuses should be applied to accounts by July 15, 2016; 
  • NYRA pays multiple wagers on controversial race
  • Mark's towel; 
  • You only had to swipe once! 
  • Fan-Tan; 
  • Dealers helping you "cheat"; 
  • Hedging a Fire Bet; 
  • Will we return to online poker? 
  • Staying disciplined at the table; 
  • Should you always try for that royal flush? 
  • Riviera implosion
Direct download: YouCanBetOnThat_0103.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:45pm PDT