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What Are the Odds?

Arnold Snyder and Radar talk about becoming advantage players, a shuffle tracking play on a million dollar bankroll, and how they ended up together. Link to Radical Blackjack by Arnold Snyder Email the show: riskofruinpod@gmail.com Twitter: @halfkelly

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Greetings from Las Vegas – Part II

Mark DeRosa, Zack White, and Rufus Peabody. The story a group of friends from Appalachian State that went on to team up with an econ grad from Yale. They started playing casino games and eventually would go on to bet the max at sports books all over Las Vegas. Follow Zack White on Twitter. Follow…

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Greetings from Las Vegas – Part I

Mark DeRosa, Zack White, and Rufus Peabody. The story a group of friends from Appalachian State that went on to team up with an econ grad from Yale. They started playing casino games and eventually would go on to bet the max at sports books all over Las Vegas. Follow Zack White on Twitter. Follow…

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The Road of Trials

Houyi went from Yale Law School to a job in finance before he left it all behind to become a professional advantage player. He talks about counting cards, learning to play hole cards, traveling the world, and a fateful poker game in Cambodia. Email the show: riskofruinpod@gmail.com Follow us on Twitter: @halfkelly

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Swimming With Sharks

Howard Lindzon started his career as a stock broker. In the late 90s he founded a small hedge fund. Then he went on to found Wallstrip and Stocktwits. In 2013 his venture capital fund invested $100,000 in Robinhood. His career illustrates that the delineation between retail and smart money isn’t a bright line. As a…

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Before the Boom

Barry Greenstein is in the poker Hall of Fame based on a resume that includes decades as a professional player, and being a regular at high stakes cash games. In this episode he talks about his life playing games including bridge, backgammon, poker, sports, and more. He also tells stories from his 50 years in…

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The Idea Man

Dr. William Ziemba talks about his life working on horse racing, lotteries, and the stock market. Links: Bill’s website where you can find his books and a summary of his career. Article on Bill Benter Article on Jeff Yass Obit for on Paul Makin Article on Harry McPike Wikipedia entry for Alan Woods Wikipedia entry…

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Inside Long Term Capital

The story of Long Term Capital Management as told by LTCM partner Eric Rosenfeld. Eric earned a PhD from MIT, then taught at Harvard Business School, then became a trader at Salomon, then was a founding partner of LTCM. Resources: HBS Study on LTCM dividend Eric’s talk at MIT in 2009 Michael Lewis article on…

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Made in America – Part II

The lives of two sharp sports bettors, and one bookmaker. The guests expand on the relationship between sharp bettors and bookmakers. Spanky talks about being the target of a government investigation. Guests: Spanky, Captain Jack Andrews, and Ray Marino Spanky’s podcast on closing line value: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/closing-line-breakdown/id1493902736?i=1000505042641 Spanky’s interview with Chris Bruno: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/christopher-bruno-interview/id1493902736?i=1000500772401 Captain Jack’s Youtube…

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Made in America – Part I

The lives of two sharp sports bettors, and one bookmaker. Our guests talk about getting started in gambling, going from losers to winners, and the technology they use to keep their edges. Guests: Spanky, Captain Jack Andrews, and Ray Marino Spanky’s Be Better Bettors: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/be-better-bettors/id1493902736 Captain Jack’s Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bH3gZ9jpBZY Captain Jack’s new venture: https://unabated.com…

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