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From Blackjack to Black Monday

Blair Hull played on the original Big Player blackjack team in the 1970s. He played with Al Francesco, Ken Uston, and ran into other pioneers of the game including Keith Taft. The Francesco teams were the subject of the book “The Big Player”.  After blackjack Blair moved into the financial markets where he used his…

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Two Hustlers

Mickey Crimm hitchhiked to Laughlin with little more than a sleeping bag and a backpack. In the casinos there he learned to hustle slot machines and play video poker with an advantage. He made a career out of these advantages and built up a bankroll over the years. Bob Dancer arrived in Vegas with a…

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Life’s Too Short

Marc Cohodes made a living exposing fraudulent companies, and profiting when their stock prices collapsed. But the life of a short seller is spent on a high wire because executives willing to engage in fraud don’t play by the rules when their freedom is at stake. Marc tells the stories of the adversity he’s faced…

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David & Goliath – Part II

They went to Las Vegas as card counters and over years they discovered other ways to win in the casino. Eventually they became advantage players. This episode is about the Las Vegas that existed before mega resorts. Our heroes played hole cards, used computers in the casino, used video cameras in the casino – to…

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David & Goliath – Part I

They went to Las Vegas as card counters and over years they discovered other ways to win in the casino. Eventually they became advantage players. This episode is about the Las Vegas that existed before mega resorts. Our heroes played hole cards, used computers in the casino, used video cameras in the casino – to…

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The Road Warrior – Part II

The secret lives of traveling card counters. Comps, casino backoffs, a converted sprinter van, and more. The true story of what it’s like to be a traveling professional gambler, by people that actually live it. Guests: SassyRed, Joe748, Ryemo, and Dan Email: riskofruinpod@gmail.comTwitter: @halfkelly Special thanks to Colin Jones of Blackjack Apprenticeship.

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The Points and Miles Game

Travel hackers spend their days looking for inefficiencies in the credit card points system. This episode is about two travel hackers, Nick Reyes and Grant Thomas, and how they ended up completely down the rabbit hole. They talk about spending hundreds of thousands of miles per year, and also relay tips for newcomers to the…

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The Road Warrior – Part I

The secret lives of traveling card counters. Comps, casino backoffs, a converted sprinter van, and more. The true story of what it’s like to be a traveling professional gambler, by people that actually live it. Guests: SassyRed, Joe748, Ryemo, and Dan Email: riskofruinpod@gmail.comTwitter: @halfkelly Special thanks to Colin Jones of Blackjack Apprenticeship.

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Casino Exploits

A tribute to the podcast “Gambling With an Edge,” the podcast which is hosted by Bob Dancer and Richard Munchkin.

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