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Gambling Podcast: You Can Bet on That

A podcast for the recreational gambler


#292: Sticking Up for Your Wager
ZorkFest 2023;  Betting behind in blackjack;  Sticking up for your wager;  More on phone calls from the cage;  London casinos trip report;  MGM cyber attack
38:26 9/19/23
#291: Hard Ways on the Come Out Roll
YCBOT Tournament results;  Caesars Celebration Dinners;  How casinos handle hard ways on the come out roll;  Wizard of Odds Pai Gow Poker page;  Dealer behavior
42:30 9/5/23
#290: Mark Plays Poker
Mark plays in a limit Omaha 8 tournament;  Gambling angry;  Buffalo!  When does a royal flush "count"?  Stadium craps;  Cashing chips at the casino cage;  California tribes poised to sue card rooms
58:19 8/22/23
#289: Casino Chip Denominations
ZorkFest 2023;  Casino chips denominations, colors, and nicknames;  Clarification on Washington State casino gambling;  No-commission baccarat;  Trip reports:  Isle of Capri;  Legends Bay;  J Resort;  Casinò Bled, Slovenia;  Bally's Black Hawk;  Coeur d'Alene Casino;  Northern Quest
57:34 8/8/23
#288: Stow Yer Valuables
Rash of hotel break-ins;  No video poker in Washington State;  $10 Face Up Pai Gow Poker on The Strip;  Sportsbook drink tickets;  When the casino asks you to clear a slot jackpot;  Las Vegas 1973;  Speakeasy Barbershop at El Cortez;  High casino minimums on cruises;  Buying in in the middle of a roll
67:51 7/26/23
#287: Back on the Horse
We return the the casino;  Craps bets that pay better than others on the same dice roll;  Hustling for tips;  Annoying blackjack "expert";  100x odds for Seven Stars?  Walk-off clothes
59:31 7/10/23
#286: Fortune X Video Poker
Fortune X video poker;  Pot odds in poker;  No official final-table chops at WSOP;  Three-split maximum at Free Bet Blackjack;  The state of free drinks in Las Vegas
54:53 6/26/23
#285: It's Voicemails, Adam!
Bachelor party trip report;  Five questions from listener Kevin;  Double Up Blackjack;  Final-table deals;  Dice-sliding scandal;  Hitting the back wall
53:29 6/12/23
#284: Biloxi 2023 Trip Report
Biloxi trip report;  More on double-deck blackjack shoes and cut cards;  Vig on combined craps buy bets;  Hitting the back wall
55:01 6/3/23
#283: How "Smart" Is Taking Free Odds in Craps?
University of Alabama baseball scandal;  Craps: Some bets working, some bets off;  Is only taking single odds not a smart bet?  Pre-gamble pee feeling;  How do you play at a casino party?  Do some casinos not have enough money to pay big wins?  Kentucky Derby;
81:23 5/15/23
#282: "Always" Use Your Players Card
Craps place-bet etiquette;  "Always" use your players card;  Manually dealing Pai Gow Poker;  URComped;  Free Bet Blackjack;  Trip reports:  Four Winds Casino;  Norwegian Pearl;  Harrah's Cherokee;  Grand Casino Shawnee;  Parx Casino
55:06 5/1/23
#281: 3 Dice Baccarat
More from Diamond Jo Worth;  3 Dice Baccarat;  Fairy Dust craps strategy;  The Temporary by American Place;  Do slots tighten up based on your play?  Golden Nugget confiscates a "counterfeit" Binion's chip;  Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana
63:50 4/18/23
#280: Diamond Jo Dubuque
San Diego State's men's basketball NCAA Tournament run;  Dr. Mike's trip to Diamond Jo Dubuque;  Independent hosts; 
47:23 4/10/23
#279: Is Craps Primarily an American Game?
Donate to the American Heart Association Kids Heart Challenge;  Tales from the Felt; Gambling options for the disabled; YCBOT tournament results;  More on double-deck blackjack shoe games;  Wagering coming to the WWE? Couples gambling;  National Casino Marketing;  How popular is craps outside of the United States?  Seven Out is back; 
59:37 3/21/23
#278: Witnessing Theft
Double-deck blackjack from a shoe;  Offers from casinos you've never been to;  Las Vegas table limits;  When you witness theft;  Trip reports:  The Linq;  Gold Coast;  Palms;  Downtown Grand;  Venetian;  Flamingo;  Atlantis;  Paris Las Vegas;  Harrah's Gulf Coast;  Hollywood Casino, Lawrenceburg
60:37 3/7/23
#277: Dr. Mike's Brief Return
We return to Harrah's Southern California;  More info on Australian casinos;  Overpay on a buy-in;  "8-second rule" at Downtown Grand;  Harrah's Northern California loses power;  Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas;  Palace Casino Resort, Biloxi;  "You were over-comped!"  How do casinos you've never been to get your info?
59:08 2/22/23
#276: Stumbling upon Casino Chips
Aruze Gaming files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy;  Place to Lose bets;  When you find casino chips that aren't yours;  Trip reports: The Star Sydney;  Crown Sydney;  Crown Melbourne;  The Hippodrome Casino London;  Carnival Cruise;  Resorts World Bimini
43:59 2/6/23
#275: More on Tipping
Harrah's Cherokee reports;  How have our tier statuses changed?  Foreign gambling;  More discussion on tipping
53:20 1/24/23
#274: Huge Tips
There's no craps in Florida!  TV screen on slot machine players-club display;  Tipping on huge payouts;  Casino chips;  50/50 raffles;  Double-deck blackjack from a shoe;  Harrah's Cherokee;  Excalibur
44:39 1/9/23
#273: Lots o' Q&A
Playing just for a tier level promotion;  Golf fantasy leagues;  Dangerous roulette machines;  Lower players getting better offers;  The $20 trick;  Spouses playing on the same card;  Picking up free play on your birthday;  Very quick Make 'em All;  Hard Rock takes over The Mirage
55:20 12/26/22
#272: Heisman Schmeisman
Dr. Mike's take on the Heisman Trophy;  Harrah's Southern California;  What to do when the dice run cold;  The poor logic behind W-2Gs
39:27 12/12/22
#271: Diamond Jo Worth
California sports betting props go down in flames;  Diamond Jo Worth meet-up;  Bally's-to-Horseshoe transition;  Norwegian Bliss cruise-ship casino
61:13 11/29/22
#270: Voice Mail Spectacular
Burning more than one card in blackjack;  Cruise ship gambling regulations;  Stardust E-Gaming Club, Vietnam;   All Casino Action;  Excalibur;  The Mother-in-Law
43:17 11/14/22
#269: Craps Bathroom Stories
Abandon a straight flush to draw to a royal?  Combined vig on multiple craps buy bets;  More on three pair in Pai Gow Poker side bet;  Muckleshoot Casino;  Hedging a survivor pool?  Great host, rude dealer;  Hoiana Casino, Vietnam
57:25 11/1/22
#268: Teen Patti
Craps day at Todd's house;  Teen Patti;  California sports-gambling propositions;  More on that Hustler Casino Live hand;  Three pair in Pai Gow Poker;  Caesars or MGM Downtown?
43:15 10/17/22
#267: Lucky Cat Blackjack
Lucky Cat Blackjack;  Controversial Hustler Casino Live hand;  Southwest airlines hack;  Anniversary roulette win;  Basketball conference championships in Las Vegas;  Face Up Pai Gow Poker travesty;  Trip reports:  El Cortez;  Century City;  Circa;  Diamond Jo Worth;  Harrah's Council Bluffs;  Harrah's Southern California;  Wyndham Grand Rio Mar;  Hollywood Casino, Charles Town;  Harrah's Atlantic City;  Caesars Atlantic City;  Tropicana Atlantic City;  River Spirit Casino;  Cherokee Casino, West Siloam Springs;  Harrah’s Kansas City
60:49 10/3/22
#266: Dr. Mike's Back in Town
Harrah's Southern California trip report;  Poker tournament results;  More "positive" superstitions;  Legends Bay Casino, Sparks, Nevada;  Favorite numbers;  Drawing to a royal when you already have a flush;  Big 2 card game;  Veteran's Day trip update;  Ten-year anniversary
40:13 9/19/22
#265: Mark Doesn't Win $1,000 Free Play
Gambling trip reports;  $1.2 million bad-beat jackpot;  Edge-sorting ruling in Australia;  Some more superstitions;  Harrah's Cherokee Valley River;  Shooting from the Don't;  "Third pair" poker home game rule;  Sharing exposure at high-limit table
52:52 9/5/22
#264: Gambling Superstitions
Earning through the Caesars Sportsbook app;  The California sports-betting propositions;  Craps bet paid without a roll;  Gambling superstitions, good and bad
50:17 8/22/22
#263: Mark Doesn't Win $10,000
Dr. Mike returns, with trip reports from:  Barona;  Jamul;  Harrah's Southern California;  Rolling routines;  MGM Springfield
33:12 8/8/22