Gambling Podcast: You Can Bet on That
A podcast for the recreational gambler
  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Mistakes in our last episode
  • "Full" 5x odds; 
  • Antes vs. blinds; 
  • Hopping the previous point; 
  • The psychology of sports wagering vs. table wagering
Direct download: YouCanBetOnThat_0114.mp3
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  • Mark incorrectly referred to Due For a Win co-host Craig as Greg.
  • There are actually two Jim's from New York who contributed to the show, not just one as we claimed. One of them caught the 90°/180° mistake from Episode #112 and sent us the PayPal donation. The other one reported that buy bets were gone from Downtown Grand.
  • Penn National Gaming doesn't own Hollywood Casino Jamul. It is owned by the Jamul Indian Village and managed by Penn National Gaming.
  • The timeline for the Paris power outage was a little muddled. Here's what happened:
    • 03-Nov 09:45 AM: Power goes out
    • 03-Nov 10:30 PM: Power is partially restored
    • 04-Nov 12:25 AM: Guests are allowed to return to their rooms
  • Mark incorrectly referred to Marc Meltzer as being from MeltzVegas. MeltzVegas is Marc's Twitter handle. His website is EDGe Vegas.
  • Measure C (not Prop C) that would have raised hotel taxes to build a stadium for the Chargers got 43% of the vote, not 38%.
  • Dr. Mike is going to the National Finals Rodeo, but not on the same weekend as Caesars Great Gift Wrap Up.
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  • Call our Voicemail Hotline: 951-292-4377; 
  • Math mistake; 
  • Payouts on All/Small/Tall changing; 
  • Skill-based gaming premieres in Atlantic City; 
  • Woman "wins" $43 million on slot machine; 
  • Paris power outage; 
  • Hollywood Casino Jamul; 
  • 360 Vegas Vacation 4
  • How did each of us possibly get married? 
  • Poker at Binion's; 
  • Hop bets; 
  • Hot Roller craps side bet
  • Blackjack getting scarce on the Strip? 
  • BLT Steak
Direct download: YouCanBetOnThat_0113.mp3
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Direct download: YouCanBetOnThat_0112.mp3
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  • 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
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:58am PST

  • 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
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:00am PST

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
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  • 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 PST

  • 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
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