Gambling Podcast: You Can Bet on That

Here we talk about all things gambling. From poker to craps. From blackjack to sports wagering. From Las Vegas to Atlantic City.


  • #232: Celebrating Small Wins

    May 07 2021

    Kentucky Derby;  The No-Hitter Crackpot Jackpot;  What's our policy on significant overpays?  Celebrating small wins;  Don't assume the blackjack dealer has a ten down;  Table-game-based machines that don't earn you anything;  Tipping when betting from the Don't

  • #231: When to Bet the Horn

    Apr 22 2021

    The Padres' first no-hitter;  Animals in casinos;  More on ADT;  Pai Gow Poker situation;  Marching Soldier that shouldn't have marched;  Casino drawings;  New England casinos update;  When to bet the horn

  • #230: "Tip the Waitress!"

    Apr 08 2021

    Drive-thru wait time;  "Tip the waitress!";  Another story about ADT;  Fire Bet now at Palazzo;  Dr. Mike misses out on a roll;  Phone scam warning;  Vdara report;  Pai Gow Poker etiquette;  Reno conditions;  How much play for free airfare?

  • #229: More on Average Daily Theoretical

    Mar 25 2021

    Poker tournament results;  Dr. Mike marches down to the 10;  Mark "makes" a C&E bet;  Average daily theoretical

  • #228: How Multipliers Work

    Mar 12 2021

    Dr. Mike's Marching Soldier;  Worrying about dealer mistakes;  Craps dreams;  A-holes;  How multipliers work;  First time casino poker;  Playing poker with lottery scratchers instead of chips;  Trip reports:  Biloxi;  Peppermill Reno;  Harrah's Cherokee

  • #227: The Marching Soldier

    Feb 26 2021

    The Marching Soldier craps "side bet";  Sitting out hands at blackjack;  Naked story;  Craps conditions in New Orleans and Biloxi;  Trip reports:  Tunica;  Cahuilla Casino;  Bellagio;  Snoqualmie Casino

  • #226: Oklahoma Forehead

    Feb 12 2021

    Dr. Mike hits another six-point Fire Bet;  Roll to Win comes to The Strip;  Table games still shut down in Colorado;  Beginner's luck at 3 Card Poker;  Poker Home Game: Oklahoma Forehead

  • #225: Casino Normalcy Still a Way Off

    Jan 29 2021

    Theoretical craps scenario;  How soon until casinos get back to "normal"?  Taking bets down in the middle of a "hot" roll;   Florida gambling conditions;  Roll to Win Virtual Craps

  • #224: Yeah, Mark Went to Vegas

    Jan 15 2021

    Mark's Las Vegas trip report;  Colorado eliminating $100 bet limit in May;  San Manuel apparently not docking people's free play;  Casino stocks;  Craps report from Leelanau Sands Casino;  Teaching mother-in-law how to play High Card Flush;  Additional Great Gift Wrap up info;  Playing craps with no house edge for fun;  More on playing 3 Card Poker "blind";  Listeners' Las Vegas trip reports

  • #223: Yeah, Dr. Mike Went to Vegas

    Dec 17 2020

    Monday Night Football bad beat;  Dr. Mike's Las Vegas trip report;  Tipping other players who missed out on your good luck;  Still no craps in Massachusetts;  Harrah's Cherokee;  Trouble finding food on the Strip mid-week;  A player's bet should never be higher than one made for the dealers

  • #222: Possible Craps Modifications

    Dec 04 2020

    Dr. Mike hits another six-point Fire Bet;  Is the Impressive Progressive that impressive?  When dice stick to each other;  Musings on Face Up Pai Gow Poker;  Possible craps modifications;  Trip reports: Colorado;  Twin River Casino

  • #221: Sports Betting Primer

    Nov 20 2020

    Dr. Mike witnesses a huge jackpot payout;  Taking your daughters to Las Vegas;  Don't leave too much money in your online gambling account;  High limits in Tunica;  Was this the first craps roll at Circa?  Sports betting primer

  • #220: The Impressive Progressive

    Nov 06 2020

    Dr. Mike's winning streak;  San Manuel Casino makes a huge mistake;  The Impressive Progressive;  Colorado paves the way for higher betting limits;  Pull tabs advantage play;  Trip reports:  Indiana Grand Racing & Casino;  Harrah's Cherokee;  Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino;  Circa

  • #219: Pull Tabs

    Oct 22 2020

    More on pull tabs;  All/Small/Tall craps side bet;  Mystery progressive coming to Harrah's Southern California;  Names for the Oklahoma ante;  Bouncy tables;  Trip reports:  Caesars Windsor;  Rocky Gap Casino;  Seven Feathers Casino;  Rivers Casino Schenectady

  • #218: We're Back and All's Well

    Oct 08 2020

    Update on Dr. Mike's mom;  Thanks to The Bettor Life for filling in;  Pull tabs;  "Bang!" by AJR;  Casino Wizard Table Games machine;  Reflections on our poker tournament;  Burger King;  Trip reports:  Mohegan Sun;  Choctaw Casino;  Luxor;  Bellagio;  Treasure Island;  Cannery;  Jerry's Nugget;  MGM National Harbor;  WinStar;  Isle of Capri;  Harrah's Kansas City;  Century Casino;  Diamond Jo Casino

  • #217: Poker Tournament Results

    Sep 10 2020

    NFL season starting;  Caesars Great Gift Wrap Up goes national;  First You Can Bet on That Poker Tournament results;  RIP Mike Sexton;  Yes, the Kentucky Derby happened;  Argumentative dealer;  Trip reports:  Turning Stone Resort Casino;  Harrah's Cherokee;  Valley View Casino

  • #216: More Vegas Feedback

    Aug 27 2020

    Betting strategies;  Bouncy Craps;  Upcoming You Can Bet on That poker tournament;  Rude dealers;  Another option for buying in in the middle of a roll;  Las Vegas trip reports

  • #215: Vega$ 3 Poker

    Aug 14 2020

    Vega$ 3 Poker;  More on dealers paying for their mistakes;  Video keno house edge;  When to buy in at the craps table;  A home game for listeners?  Casino Quest

  • #214: What's Las Vegas Like Now?

    Jul 30 2020

    Eldorado/Caesars merger finalized;  First trips to Las Vegas;  Pointing out dealer/player mistakes;  "Player control" on tips;  Different takes on the current state of Las Vegas;  Our dream lineup at the craps table;  50-cent pieces;  Why video keno?  Trip reports:  Maryland Live!  Ocean;  MGM Northfield Park;  Diamond Jo Casino Dubuque

  • #213: Semi-Electronic Carnival Games

    Jul 16 2020

    Removing a tip due to rudeness;  Taking free play instead of cash for a jackot;  Adding to your pass line wager;  Montana "casinos";  Las Vegas conditions;  Gambling scene: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel- "Panty Pose";  Trip reports:  Northern Quest Casino;  Turning Stone Casino

  • #212: Just Wash Your Hands!

    Jul 02 2020

    California sports wagering still a ways off;  Wash your hands;  High temperatures can give you a high temperature;  Trip reports:  Horseshoe Bossier City;  Colorado;  New Mexico;  Biloxi;  Harrah's Cherokee

  • #211: Casino Conditions

    Jun 18 2020

    Circa opening dates announced;  Home craps games;  Caesars badges vs. ADT;  Masks and advantage players;  Casino conditions:  Foxwoods;  Mohegan Sun;  FireKeepers;  Reno;  Las Vegas;  WinStar;  Biloxi;  Hard Rock Sacramento;  Harrah's Northern California;  Canterbury Park

  • #210: Return to the Casino

    Jun 04 2020

    Our return to Harrah's Southern California;  Derek Stevens gives away 2,000 free flights to Las Vegas;  Hell or High Water;  Playing just one credit on 9/6 Jacks or Better;  Trip reports:  Viejas Casino;  Soaring Eagle Casino;  Tunica

  • #209: Casinos Start to Reopen

    May 21 2020

    Casinos start to reopen: some firsthand accounts;  More online poker;  Gamblers win lawsuit against casino...but should they have?  Sports wagers on canceled/postponed events;  Slot machine calibrations;  Our friend Paul's big win;  Structuring

  • #208: More Listener Questions

    May 07 2020

    Hosting a poker home game online;  More info on players clubs during the shutdown;  $75 Don't Come strategy;  Listener questions:  Why do people play 3 Card Poker "blind"?  Why do people play 6:5 blackjack?  Why do some casinos only pay 2:1 for 12 in the field?  Are casino win/loss statements accurate?  Have we ever had a winning year?  Does Dr. Mike always replace his losing hard way bets?  Have we ever shot dice with our non-dominant hand?  Do hosts use Reward Credits for comped rooms?  Can ...more

  • #207: The Future of Casino Gambling

    Apr 23 2020

    More info on players clubs during the shutdown;  Dr. Mike wins a poker tournament;  The future of casino gambling;  Check out our new Gambling-Related Movies page;  Timing the cocktail server;  Cheating on the Big 6 Wheel?  Gambling Scene: The House

  • #206: Gambling Movies

    Apr 09 2020

    More on the Deuces Wild table game;  Back-to-back monster rolls;  Gambling movies;  Listeners running into each other;  Taking a break so you don't go on tilt

  • #205: Deuces Wild Table Game

    Mar 26 2020

    Biloxi trip is postponed;  Information about Caesars Rewards during shutdown;  Uncut Gems review;  Deuces Wild table game;  The Bitter Life;  Scanning "losing" tickets;  The "messiness" of craps;  Mandatory switching of dice after 20 rolls

  • #204: March Madness Pools with Vinny Chenz

    Mar 12 2020

    James Bond plays craps on Saturday Night Live;  Horse-racing doping scandal;  Vinny Chenz talks betting pools for March Madness;  Facebook posts are back;  Leaving the table at the "wrong" time;  Iced beer;  Shooting from the Don't;  Trip Reports:  Manchester235;  Mountaineer Casino

  • #203: Viejas Casino

    Mar 02 2020

    Our trip to Viejas Casino;  122-roll hand as Harrah's Philadelphia;  Houston Astros cheating scandal;  Using your card on machines that don't earn points;  Westgate "Big Game" party;  Wheel of Madness blackjack side bet;  What would we do with $250,000 in free play?  Snake Eyes table game;  Trip reports:  Fallsview Casino;  Casino Niagara;  Rampart Casino;  Joker's Wild Casino;  Mohegan Sun Pocono

  • #202: The Mechanics of Craps Betting

    Feb 13 2020

    Super Bowl musings;  Travel Fanboy's Craps and Laughs;  Mike's new T-shirt;  How to physically make bets at the craps table;  W-2Gs and dealers;  Group high-limit table-game bet;  Throwing the dice too high;  Gambling budgets

  • #201: MGM Springfield Woes

    Jan 30 2020

    Prop bets Mark's way;  More info on the 2500-coin Royal Flush video poker payout;  Fire Bet returns to Harrah's Las Vegas;  Taxes on bets for dealers;  Annoying players;  Harrah's Reno closing;  New Seven Stars benefit;  MGM Springfield's woes = improved conditions for players;  Possible Eldorado changes at Caesars Palace;  Roll to Win table comes to WinStar

  • Jan. 23, 1950 - The Cooler of El Rancho

    Jan 23 2020

  • #199: Dr. Mike's Back

    Jan 18 2020

    Follow-up on Caesars sports app;  Dealers aren't necessarily good teachers;  Pioneer Saloon;  Grandfathering lower limits;  Comps based on winning or losing;  Wizard of Odds Pai Gow Poker;  Macau trip report;  Phil Ivey sighting

  • #198: Idiot Casinos

    Jan 02 2020

    Mark's family's casino crawl;  Our trip to San Manuel Casino;  Caesars sports app screws up your ADT;  Shooting from the Don't;  South Point initially refuses to pay winning futures bet

  • #197: Great Gift Wrap Up 2019

    Dec 19 2019

    Proposed rules could hurt California card rooms;  Dr. Mike's trip to the Great Gift Wrap Up 2019;  Stadium gaming comes to Harrah's Southern California;  Money left on slot machines;  Pai Gow (Pai Kow) in Macau;  The Maven of Macau;  Side bet regret;  Strip crawl follow-up

  • #196: Josh Shaw Suspension

    Dec 05 2019

    Josh Shaw suspended for gambling on the NFL;  Roulette strategy;  Strip crawl;  Eating vs. gambling;  Casino asking for money back on a mistake;  Combining player club benefits;  Gambling scene: Entourage - "Vegas Baby, Vegas!";  Trip reports:  Sycuan;  Macau;  Reno;  Harrah's Cherokee

  • #195: Real Craps and Roulette Coming to California?

    Nov 21 2019

    Real craps and roulette coming to California?  "Fun" ways to play roulette;  Buying in with cash or chips;  Tipping;  Doubling down only on 9, 10, and 11;  Being rated on slot play;  Wedding gift;  Trip reports:  Pala;  Laughlin;  Wendover;  Rivers Casino Des Plaines;  Las Vegas;  Harrah's Valley River  

  • #194: Vegas Podtoons

    Nov 07 2019

    London Chargers;  Clarification on Mark's "academic exercise";  Vegas Podtoons;  Washington Nationals win World Series;  What if we caught someone cheating?  Breeders' Cup follow-up;  W-2G vs. 1099-MISC;  Gamblepalooza suggestion;  Coloring up;  Running an app while playing video poker;  Hedging the All/Small/Tall;  Trip reports:  Caesars Windsor;  Peppermill, Wendover;  Ameristar, Black Hawk;  Atlantic City

  • #193: The Summit 2019

    Oct 24 2019

    Roll to Win problem;  Caesars Rewards Tier Credits translated to theoretical losses;  The Summit;  Dr. Mike's struggle with the crews;  Two Morons Talking About Casinos and Stuff;  Playing free play on roulette to guarantee a payout;  The Craps God;  Where to stay on the West Coast;  Circus Circus sale;  Tipping small amounts on craps prop bets;  Trip Reports:  Valley Forge Casino;  Pala Casino;  Excalibur

  • #192: Super Three Card

    Oct 10 2019

    The final word on video poker royal flush odds;  Mike Postle poker cheating scandal;  Winning sports bets necessary to make up for losing bets;  More on blackjack insurance / even money.  Super Three Card;  Are California slot machines different?  Derek Stevens;  Good and bad dealers;  Are slots rigged to let new players win?  Roll to Win Craps debuts at Harrah's Cherokee

  • #191: Dice Sliding

    Sep 26 2019

    Video poker royal flush "odds";  The New Adventures of Old Christine;  Dice sliding;  Dice control;  Insurance and "even money";  Donations from your slot change;  Free drinks at Bally's Las Vegas for Diamond members and above;  Roll To Win Craps;  Trip reports:  MGM Grand Detroit;  Caesars Windsor;  New Orleans / Biloxi;  Las Vegas;  Casino Monte-Carlo;  Hollywood Baltimore;  Rocky Gap Casino;  Harrah's Cherokee;  Paiute Palace Casino

  • #190: Slot Machine Scam

    Sep 12 2019

    We meet "Adolf"!  A slot machine scam;  Mark cashes in a poker tournament;  Clarification on Harrah's New Orleans' "required" side bets;  Bets made on spouse's suggestion?  Having a relative who's a casino host;  Tara gets her first royal;  Eating at the tables;  Skill-based Pac-Man;  Earning credits through sports betting;  Trip reports:  Harrah's Southern California;  Atlantic City;  Casino de Montréal;  Twin Lions Casino;  FireKeepers;  Gun Lake Casino;  Wendover;  Horseshoe Southern Indian...more

  • #189: Mark's Secret Vegas Trip

    Aug 29 2019

    Apologies to "Adolf";  Mark's secret Vegas trip;  Mandatory side bet;  Craps evolution since the 1990s;  Office Football Pool.com;  Come bets vs. place bets;  The decline of boxpersons;  Ace sequencing;  Accidentally hitting "Max Bet";  Hitting three royals in twelve minutes;  Determining free play based on slot play;  Dice being removed from play;  Trip Reports:  Puerto Rico;  San Manuel Casino;  Makasa Sun Casino, Zimbabwe;  Ilani Casino

  • #188: Match'em HI LO

    Aug 15 2019

    Match'em HI LO;  Inn of the Mountain Gods;  Thunder Valley craps procedure;  Unexpected rule changes;  Craps tubs;  Trip reports:  Harrah's Southern California;  Pechanga;  Pala;  Las Vegas;  Trinidad and Tobago

  • #187: Lucky Shooter Craps Side Bet

    Aug 01 2019

    Encore Boston Harbor lawsuit;  Stumptown;  Does Dr. Mike ever get tipped?  David;  Maximum in-machine balances;  Resort fees;  Lucky Shooter craps side bet;  Trip reports:  Blackhawk and Central City;  Biloxi;  Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady;  FireKeepers Casino Hotel;  Mount Airy Casino;  Carson City

  • #186: Tipping Other Casino Employees

    Jul 18 2019

    Face Up Pai Gow advantage play;  Tipping other casino employees;  Throwing the dice on long vs. short tables;  Turnaround on mailing in a winning sports bet ticket;  Jack-[fill in the blank];  Bubble craps: machine or table game?  Poker tournament guarantees;  Match play;  Trip reports:  Tunica;  Harrah's New Orleans;  Aviator Casino;  Lola's Underground at the Hippodrome;  Harrah's North Kansas City;  Atlantic City;  Reno

  • #185: Zombie Blackjack

    Jul 04 2019

    Upstate New York casinos;  Dealer flips Mark off;  Zombie Blackjack;  Eldorado's acquisition of Caesars;  Bubble craps;  Asking for comped airfare;  Tipping on a game you're not playing;  Chip in the lammer hole;  "Wrong shooter!"  March Madness survivor pool;  Trip reports:  Las Vegas;  World Series of Poker;  Barceló Bávaro Beach, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic;  Majestic Casino, Lima, Peru

  • #184: Strange Comps

    Jun 20 2019

    Craps bet pressing strategies;  Giving an obnoxious player a taste of their own medicine;  Strange comps;  Casinos for Upstate New York residents?  March Madness survivor pool?  Trip reports:  Oklahoma casinos;  Saratoga Casino Black Hawk;  Akwesasne Mohawk Casino;  Christchurch Casino;  Monte Carlo;  Harrah's Cherokee;  Biloxi casinos

  • #183: 360 Vegas Vacation 8

    Jun 06 2019

    360 Vegas Vacation 8:  Classic movies on casino TVs;  Vegas Bun Boy gets another Dr. Mike statue;  Dr. Mike takes over a big roll at The Cal;  Mark butts into an Ultimate Texas Hold 'em game;  Ellis Island;  Scary elevator;  Craps side bets;  Learning to play poker;  Canadian casino money exchange;  Greyhound races;  Trip reports:  Ameristar;  Oxford;  Q

  • #182: Dr. Mike versus The Cage

    May 23 2019

    Dr. Mike gets impatient waiting in line at the cage;  Gambler forges a free bet voucher;  Will betting on a sports app affect your ADT?  Two "simultaneous" Fire Bet winners;  Alfred Hitchcock Presents: "Crack of Doom";  Harrah's Northern California;  Where those Oklahoma antes go;  World Series of Poker

  • #181: Bubble Craps

    May 09 2019

    Dealer mistakes that benefit other players;  More from Gamblepalooza 2019;  Angry poker players;  Kentucky Derby;  Dice Club at the Fremont;  Oklahoma antes;  Atlantis Bahamas;  Binion's Las Vegas;  Bubble craps;  MGM Springfield;  Golden Nugget Las Vegas;  Seeing the first card in Mississippi Stud;  Caesars tier matching?  Craps prop bets

  • #180: Voicemail Catch-Up

    May 02 2019

    Good use for Caesars Rewards Visa Card;  Why don't casinos open more low-limit tables?  Reports:  Singapore;  Las Vegas;  Reno;  MGM Springfield;  Rivers Casino;  Wendover;  More sports wagering = more craps?  The Las Vegas Aviators;  Surrendering in Spanish 21;  Hitting the back wall;  Casino rating for sports bets;  Players playing more than one hand;  Buy in as you go or all at once?

  • #179: Gamblepalooza 2019

    Apr 25 2019

    Gamblepalooza trip report;  Craps system evaluations;  Applied economics thesis?  Betting the "place side";  Touch screen solution;  Trip reports:  Harrah's Southern California;  Excalibur;  South Point

  • #178: Arkansas Gets Full-Blown Casinos

    Apr 11 2019

    Fading Mark's sports picks;  Two full-blown casinos open in Arkansas;  Throwing cash down on the table;  Are free odds rated in craps?  Setting the dice to a 7;  Caesars Rewards Visa card;  Tournament Challenge results;  Maybe don't leave while you're ahead?

  • #177: Hot Hand

    Mar 28 2019

    Hot Hand craps side bet;  More on MGM Springfield;  "New dice!"  Rémy Martin;  Craps system

  • #176: Voicemail Potpourri

    Mar 14 2019

    Louisiana casino recommendations;  MGM Springfield;  Remembering Don't Pass odds amounts;  Atlantis Reno trip report;  Spanish 21;  Horn High Ace-Deuce vs. C&E;  Buying in with small bills;  Organizing chips at the table;  March Madness brackets:  Men's;  Women's

  • #175: Diamond in a Day

    Mar 07 2019

    Service from hosts;  Dr. Mike's Las Vegas trip report;  Blind shooter;  Asia Poker;  Craps prop bets for tipping;  "Make it wet!"  Getting Diamond in a Day through Caesars Rewards;  Manny Machado;  March Madness in Las Vegas;  The "real" blackjack basic strategy

  • #174: The Stigma of Gambling

    Feb 14 2019

    Super Bowl: Vegas wins, New Jersey loses;  The stigma of gambling;  2018 Nevada gaming revenue;  "Player control" of bets for the dealers;  Clarification on DraftKings contest;

  • #173: Craps Advantage Play

    Jan 31 2019

    A true craps advantage play;  Sports betting tournaments;  Dealer sues Hollywood Casino Joliet;  Taking a break;  Bad beat jackpots;  Champagne's in Las Vegas;  American Casino Guide / Las Vegas Advisor;  W-2Gs versus CTRs

  • #172: Circa Las Vegas

    Jan 17 2019

    The hot streak continues;  Social Security number mistake;  Circa Las Vegas;  Story from the poker home game;  The Greatest Craps Guru in the World;  Oklahoma antes;  Casino Gran Via, Madrid;  What constitutes a hot roll?  Gambling Scene: The Lucy Show - "Lucy Goes to Vegas"

  • #171: Upcoming 2019 Trips

    Jan 10 2019

    The sky is falling;  Our planned gambling trips for 2019;  Dr. Mike wins a college football pool;  $1,000,000 Super Royal Flush winner;  Beginning video poker;  An unlucky video poker draw;  The Flamingo;  6:5 blackjack comes to Connecticut;  Who's the most educated group of casino-game players?  Don't lose your ID at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

  • #170: Casino Blitz

    Dec 20 2018

    Face Up Pai Gow Poker;  Premium Hold 'em;  Wizard of Odds videos from Cutting Edge Table Games Conference;  Casino Blitz: 52 casinos in 33 hours;  More on Tunica;  Beware of scams;  Blackjack tournament

  • #169: Dr. Mike Is on a Tear!

    Dec 06 2018

    Our third six-point Fire Bet;  Dr. Mike's Las Vegas trip report;  Tunica Roadhouse to close;  Ever made a pit boss nervous?  Place bets vs. come bets;  The Iron Cross craps system;  Off-Strip casino crawl;  Casino employee personalities;  Overhand dice throws

  • #168: Asking for Comps at the Table

    Nov 22 2018

    Power outage at Harrah's Southern California;  Podcast Source;  The Match: Tiger vs Phil;  Side bets;  Taylor steals another royal from Tara;  Craps and the Pig Wheel at the same time?  Florida bans greyhound racing;  Asking for comps at the table;  Keeping yourself busy between casino visits;  Gambling Scene: Black Panther

  • #167: Al from San Diego

    Nov 08 2018

    We say goodbye to Al from San Diego;  Possible MGM/Caesars merger?  Viejas car scandal follow-up;  Paying taxes on cruise ship winnings;  Saying "seven" in everyday situations;  $30 minimum tables;  Face Up Pai Gow Poker side bet;  MGM Springfield trip report

  • #166: Jai Alai

    Oct 25 2018

    Gambling in Monte Carlo;  Karma at the craps table;  Tracking play;  Jai alai;  Commission-free pai gow poker at Ocean's Eleven;  Wendover trip report;  Soaring Eagle trip report;  Tuna for tips;  Sports-betting "statistics"

  • #165: Lucky Pairs

    Oct 11 2018

    Dr. Mike's biggest night at Harrah's Southern California; Place kickers in the NFL;  Lucky Pairs;  More on free odds at craps;  Roulette anomalies;  Pai Gow Poker questions

  • #164: The Pig Wheel

    Sep 27 2018

    Playing two table games simultaneously;  FanDuel pays out on their mistake;  The Pig Wheel;  More on laying odds on the Don't;  Celebrating if you're shooting from the Don't?  Hard way place bets;  SLS;  Casino Bournemouth;  Vegas activities for octogenarians;  Gambling Scene: Lost in America (clip #2)

  • #163: The Uncomped Limo Ride

    Sep 13 2018

    Dr. Mike "past posts";  The uncomped limo ride;  Boyd Gaming "revamps" B Connected;  Wynn goes back to 3x-4x-5x odds;  Taylor/Tara's royal flush;  Poker room closes at TI;  7 Cedars Casino;  Live-dealer online game issue;  Banking at Pai Gow Poker;  Three Card Poker vs. Pai Gow Poker;  Gambling Scene: Lost in America (clip #1)

  • #162: Please Correct Our Mistakes!

    Aug 31 2018

    How modern video poker machines determine the draw cards;  Dropping the money before the player receives chips;  Making bets during a hot roll;  The Supercontest at Westgate;  Come bets vs. place bets;  Bad luck spouse;  Northern Nevada trip report;  Quick Quads;  The Foxwoods Wonder card name explained;  "Safest" craps strategy for a new player;  "Real" craps comes to Oklahoma

  • #161: Six Listener Questions

    Aug 16 2018

    Charles Oakley gets away with a $1,000 fine;  Buffalo Wild Wings eyes sports wagering;  Six listener questions;  Queen Mary 2 trip report;  Ellis Island;  Mean dealers at Aria;  Big tip for video poker observer

  • #160: Middling in Sports Betting

    Aug 02 2018

    Yet another Dr. Mike Las Vegas trip report;  Japan legalizes casino gambling;  Gambling dreams;  Trip reports:  Hollywood Casino Columbus;  Harrah's Metropolis;  Delaware Park;  Dover Downs;  Harrington Raceway and Casino;  Middling in sports betting

  • #159: What's It Take to Be a "High Roller"?

    Jul 19 2018

    Dr. Mike's Las Vegas trip report;  Computer failure at Harrah's Southern California;  Charles Oakley arrested for pinching;  What's it take to become a medium or high roller?  Appreciating a win;  Gambling in night clubs;  More on gambling in Minnesota;  Gambling in Minnesota: A Short History;  Horseshoe Southern Indiana trip report;  Colorado casinos;  Push Ace High side bet in Face-Up Pai Gow Poker

  • #158: Mark's South Lake Tahoe Trip Report

    Jul 05 2018

    Mark's South Lake Tahoe trip report:  Redeeming your celebration dinner directly at some Caesars-owned restaurants;  Rebetting the Small or Tall as soon as it wins;  Making correct payments at the craps table with 50-cent coins;  Temporary wall insert at the craps table;  Always slide your card!  Dr. Mike meets listeners;  Ocean and Hard Rock open in Atlantic City;  More theories on why there is no roulette and no craps in Minnesota;  Any luck at the airport machines?  Gambling in clubs;  Pa...more

  • #157: Down Under Blackjack

    Jun 21 2018

    Winner of our Identify-the-Clip contest;  A message from The Engineer;  Down Under Blackjack;  Leaning dice;  Harrah's Southern California trip report;  "Is Dr. Mike here?"  Laying odds on the Don't;  Throwing the dice too high;  EZ Bust blackjack side bet;  "Beating" the Oklahoma ante;  More on Face-Up Pai Gow Poker;  Reason for no craps in Minnesota?  Dealing with a poker losing streak;  "Casinos" in Montana

  • #156: ZorkFest 2018 / 360 Vegas Vacation 6

    Jun 07 2018

    Limo whiners;  Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill;  ZorkFest:  Cocktail party;  Anthony Curtis;  Dinner;  Charity craps tournament;  Panels;  Podcasters After Dark;  The Zorkie Award;  Melanie hits a royal flush;  "Muckleshoot!"  Deep Stack and Comb-Over;  360 Vegas Vacation meet-up at Downtown Grand;  South Point Kentucky Derby trip report;  TI trip report;  Sports wagering begins in Delaware;  Belmont Stakes;  World Cup

  • #155: Podcasters After Dark

    May 31 2018

    Consoling losing players;  "Take that, Harrah's!";  Dr. Mike's favorite craps bet;  Working vs. not working on the come-out roll;  The Las Vegas/Gambling podcast community;  World/Whirl bet;  Horn High Yo;  The worst casino giveaways;  If craps went away, what would you play?  What's that clip at the end of each episode?  Are there craps advantage players?  Our wives are saints;  Smartest and dumbest craps bets;  "Muckleshoot!";  Will Justify win the Belmont Stakes?  One craps table for the res...more

  • #154: Tribal-State Compacts

    May 24 2018

    Supreme court opens the door for sports wagering;  Preakness Stakes;  Weird experience with an "advantage player";  LA to Vegas canceled;  Professionals and gambling;  Original name of Resorts World Catskills;  Correct pronunciation of Muckleshoot;  Tribal-state compacts;  Non-gambling things to do in Las Vegas;  Pai Gow Poker "insurance" bets;  Money has a different meaning in a casino

  • #153: "Alexa, Enable Gambling Podcast"

    May 10 2018

    Our new Alexa Skill;  Kentucky Derby;  More from Gamblepalooza;  More on Face Up Pai Gow Poker;  More on Colorado betting limits;  YouTube slot players;  Tipping the shooter?  London craps report;  Singapore report;  Oklahoma is getting "real" craps and roulette;  What happens if you walk away in the middle of a roll?  Shoot-to-Win magnets;  Dice calls;  Big Buster Blackjack hit;  ZorkFest:  Charity craps tournament;  Podcasters after Dark

  • #152: Gamblepalooza

    Apr 26 2018

    Gamblepalooza:  Lunch at David Burke Prime;  Race book;  Cocktails at Centrale;  Breakfast at Veranda Café;  High-limit slot pull;  Mohegan Sun;  HighFlyer Zipline;  Congratulations, Brian and Katie!  Licking the dice;  "Everybody makes a five.";  Basic strategy for European-style blackjack

  • #151: Dr. Mike's Quick Vegas Turnaround

    Apr 12 2018

    Dr. Mike's quick Vegas turnaround;  STREAK blackjack side bet;  More host advice;  Resorts World Catskills trip report;  Combining money to play at a high-limit table;  The Masters;  First time playing craps;  Rolls versus no-rolls;  Lola's Casino at the Hippodrome;  Sigma Derby replaced at The D;  Gamblepalooza

  • #150: Face Up Pai Gow Poker

    Mar 29 2018

    Burn card exposure in blackjack (UPDATE);  Dave's poker tournament;  Face Up Pai Gow Poker;  Using casino hosts;  Fire Bet on the Strip;  Shreveport trip report;  Macau and Singapore trip reports;  Pontoon;  Gamblepalooza;  Sports-betting app suggestions;  Biloxi trip report;  Las Vegas trip report;  Resorts World Catskills trip report;  Non-smoking casinos on the Strip?  Taking a break after a bad losing streak;  ZorkFest

  • #149: Dr. Mike's 2nd Horseshoe Southern Indiana Trip

    Mar 15 2018

    Dr. Mike's second trip to Horseshoe Southern Indiana;  Mark's mini casino crawl;  Penn National pulls out of Hollywood Casino Jamul;  Tunica trip report;  Fielder's Choice craps side bet;  Burn card exposure in blackjack;  Going to the bathroom in the middle of a hot roll;  Macau trip report;  March Madness;  ZorkFest Charity Craps Tournament

  • #148: Ed and the Hard 6

    Mar 01 2018

    Ed and the Hard 6;  Vegas (Travel) Fanboy doesn't make a side bet;  Mark gets 15x, Dr. Mike gets 12x;  Resorts World Catskills opens;  "Printing error";  Beginners' craps etiquette;  More on Celebration Dinners;  Good places to play video poker for tier status improvement;   "You've reached the maximum number of hard 6s for this shooter";  The spinning die;  Thoughts on Westgate Las Vegas;  Table minimums;  Mistake at the sports book;  "Self service" areas on the craps felt;  Flooding at Horse...more

  • #147: A Podcaster's Nightmare

    Feb 15 2018

    ZorkFest 2018;  Quest for Rewards;  No Summit this year;  Bad experience at Wynn video poker bar;  Reviewing the tape on a relatively low jackpot;  Winning after starting with no money;  Wendover Fun Flights;  Tipping at Mississippi Stud

  • #146: Total Rewards Celebration Dinners

    Feb 01 2018

    Total Rewards Celebration Dinners;  February Tier Credit Fever (log into your Total Rewards account before you click the link or it won't work!);  Steve Wynn;  Super Bowl;  Marriott Rewards at The Cosmopolitan;  Blocking the 6:5 signage;  Horeshoe Southern Indiana;  Playing Caribbean Stud in the Caribbean

  • #145: Criss Cross Poker

    Jan 18 2018

    Dr. Mike's big tip stack;  Criss Cross Poker:  General rules;  Wizard of Odds page;  Follow-up on leaving your bets on the table;  Over/Under 7 bet;  Caesars Atlantic City trip report;  Live phone advice;  Don't go to the pool;  Laughlin trip report;  Pai Gow Poker side bets;  Gambling on the High Roller?  Preliminary Connecticut plans

  • #144: Boxing Day Casino Crawl

    Jan 04 2018

    You Can Bet on That's Boxing Day Casino Crawl: Augustine;  Spotlight 29;  Fantasy Springs;  Agua Caliente;  Morongo;  Blackjack etiquette;  Seneca Niagara trip report;  High-roller dumb bets;  Small bankroll, high limits;  #Oceans14SB;  Collusion in the Treasure Island poker room;  Bets working while you're away from the table

  • #143: Total Rewards Devaluation

    Dec 21 2017

    Total Rewards devaluation:  Official page;  Eric Rosenthal's analysis;  We're now on Spotify;  Our Twitter got hacked;  Viejas car fiasco;  Supreme Court to rule on sports betting;  Las Vegas during Christmas;  Professor Slots;  Tipping using "player control";  A good place to stay in Vegas when you have a young child;  Ilani Casino trip report;  Blackjack in California card rooms;  You Can Bet on That's Boxing Day Casino Crawl;  Vegas Bun Boy's Holiday Special

  • #142: Great Gift Wrap Up 2017

    Dec 07 2017

    When you're the big winner, at least buy everyone a meal;  Great Gift Wrap Up 2017;  Shoot to Win craps misunderstanding;  10:00 a.m. craps lessons at The Cromwell

  • #141: Elle's Big Slot Win

    Nov 23 2017

    Elle's big slot win;  Dr. Mike's dad recovers from pneumonia...and gets paid;  Send your "Ask a Dealer" questions to @BearMaulings;  Mark picks up the dice;  $6-minimum blackjack tables explained;  How early can you bet on the World Series?  Craps lessons on the Strip;  Gold Strike in Jean, Nevada;  The Plaza trip report;  Pasta Cucina at Sunset Station;  South Point;

  • #140: Gambling in Pennsylvania

    Nov 09 2017

    Breeders' Cup;  Listener meet-ups;  Gambling expands in Pennsylvania;  Pennsylvania Casino Patron Complaint Form;  Parx Casino;  Adding to your pass line bet;  Big All/Small/Tall win;  $6-minimum blackjack tables;  Future of craps side bets;  Mark's "card-counting" trips;

  • #139: The Summit 2017

    Oct 26 2017

    The Summit 2017:  Dr. Mike's free play;  Dealers Seda and Sherry from Harrah's Southern California;  Dealer Envy on the Repeater bets;  The best craps session of our lives;  Craps meet-up at Mandalay Bay;  The PreakNERDS Sigma Derby Tournament;  Three Card Poker mispay at The D;  Joan of Aces Nerd Summit in Vegas Trip Report;  Vegas Nerds Slot Tournament;  Skill-based gaming at Binion's;  The Main Event;  Poevdanny: The best craps dealer we've ever seen

  • #138: Sick of Not Being in Vegas

    Oct 12 2017

    Here's comes The Summit;  One of the most painful beats in NFL history;  Total Rewards 2018 Tier Credit promotion;  Elle wins a big one;  3 Card Poker stories;  Pressing the Horn?  Shufflemaster's Playboy Bonus Blackjack;  What's the vig based on for a buy bet?  How many simultaneous Don't bets does Mark like to have?  Other gambling/Vegas podcasts;  The evening of Oct. 1 at Harrah's Las Vegas;  Trip reports:  Rivers Casino;  Pechanga;  Las Vegas;  Tunica;  WinStar;  Sands Casino Resort Bethl...more

  • #137: #VegasStrong

    Oct 05 2017

    Las Vegas Victims' Fund

  • #136: 3 Card Draw Poker

    Sep 28 2017

    What kind of popcorn popper was it?  Pac-Man is coming to casinos;  3 Card Draw Poker;  Syllabus for The Economics and Statistics of Casino Gambling;  Hedging the Fire Bet;  Plans for The Summit

  • #135: How Do Racehorse Owners Make Money?

    Sep 14 2017

    Our fifth anniversary;  You don't always win a car when you win a car;  How do racehorse owners make money?  Blackjack dealer exposing next card;  Primm stories;  $221,000 payout on $1 bet;  When you do and don't get a W-2G playing table games;  Muckleshoot Casino;  Proper odds based on the point;  The Summitcast

  • #134: Getting Psyched for Vegas

    Aug 31 2017

    Mayweather/McGregor;  New good rules at The Cromwell;  Getting psyched for Vegas;  When to press;  The decline of craps (and other table games);  Cash at a cruise-ship casino;  "Interesting" comps;  Results of tipping dealers;  Total permutations of a shuffled deck;  Todd's new craps table;  Good bye, Vegas Fanboy

  • #133: "Free" Cruises

    Aug 17 2017

    How free are the free cruises offered by casinos?  Big slot win;  Buying a big "A";  Mark's "no roll" at 360 Vegas Vacation 4;  Mississippi Stud dealer mistake;  Good blackjack on Anthem of the Seas;  Once you get over the smell

  • #132: Foxwoods vs. Mohegan Sun

    Aug 03 2017

    Our Hail-Mary craps bet;  Foxwoods vs. Mohegan Sun;  How do casinos determine offers? (We don't know.)  Free Bet Blackjack mistake;  EZ Pai Gow Poker;  Vdara;  Cousin Vito's Aruba trip report;  Gambling Scene: Hard Eight

  • #131: False Beliefs

    Jul 20 2017

    False gambling beliefs;  Rivers Casino report;  Cheering when someone else loses;  We need to face reality: 6:5 blackjack is here to stay;  Tunica trip report;  Coolers?  Fantasy Springs trip report

  • #130: Silly Stupid Fun

    Jul 06 2017

    The House;  Correction on McGregor/Mayweather "guarantee";  Roux from Denton Dallas and Beyond visits;  Bubble craps info;  Seriousness of players at local vs. Strip casinos;  Let the pit know when you've switched spots at the table;  Nugget Casino Resort, Reno;  Buying the 5 and 9;  How to tell dealers they've made a mistake;  More good news about TI;  Problem gamblers;  Where did the name You Can Bet on That come from?  $50 free play for new players at Mohegan Sun;  Casino du Lac-Leamy trip r...more

  • #129: Voicemail-A-Palooza

    Jun 22 2017

    Mayweather/McGregor fight;  Don't feel bad if your roll loses money for other players;  Shoot-To-Win Craps in California;  What advantage does higher free odds give you?  Drink tickets still plentiful at Excalibur sports book;  How superstitious are we at the craps table?  Players who shoot from the Don't;  What happened to keno?  Getting comfortable with craps;  Free play: Tables game chips vs. slots;  Pressing the 4;  Listener "meet-up" in Primm;  Playing "both sides" with free play;  Emerald...more

  • #128: 360 Vegas Vacation 4

    Jun 08 2017

    360 Vegas Vacation 4:  Airport issues;  Indianapolis 500 winner;  Great crews at Planet Hollywood;  The Verbena at Chandelier Bar;  Secret Pizza meet-up;  Mark takes a tumble;  Limo ride Downtown;  No-commission Pai Gow Poker at Downtown Grand;  Big roll at The D;  Wicked Spoon buffet;  Meet and Greet at Baccarat Bar/Indigo Lounge;  Big roll at Bally's;  Tequila Taqueria Bar & Grill;  Bad crew at The Cromwell;  Ringer Wings, Pizza & Sliders Sports Book;  Big roll at Planet Hollywood

  • #127: Soft 18 in Blackjack

    May 25 2017

    Is our "losing streak" over?  Preakness results;  Downtown Grand switches from 10x odds to 5x;  People get stuck in Tropicana Atlantic City elevator;  Robin Leach gets duped;  The correct way to play soft 18 in blackjack;  When you're banned, are you banned from all owner's properties?  Single 0 roulette in Atlantic City does not have the la partage rule;  Big 6 name explained;  Seneca updates its rewards;   Teaming up to play;  Strip blackjack: TI;  Strip craps: The Cromwell;  When is a roll n...more

  • #126: Getting Kicked Out of the Casino

    May 11 2017

    Kentucky Derby;  Player who left table gets money returned;  Upcoming TV show The Collector;  Will tipping help your rating?  Grand Sierra Resort report;  Black Hawk, Colorado report;  Getting kicked out of the casino;  Do non-gambling trips to the casino count against your ADT?  Do we ever pass the dice?  Parx Casino report;  Hippodrome Casino report;  Super Odds Chips;  A bad beat first time at the track;  World Series of Gin Rummy;  Unofficial 360 Vegas Vacation 4 meet-ups

  • #125: Is Mark Related to George Devol?

    Apr 27 2017

    Is Mark related to riverboat gambler George Devol?  Barona Casino;  Correcting the dealer's Pai Gow Poker hand;  Playing at a craps table with minimums above your comfort level;  Golden Dice Challenge comes to Monte Carlo Las Vegas;  "Right" and "wrong" players winning together;  When things go perfectly badly;  Promo chips versus cash;  Atlantic City trip report;  MGM National Harbor trip report;  Gambling Scene: Rain Man

  • #124: MGM National Harbor

    Apr 13 2017

    Purchase through Amazon;  "Meeting" a listener;  Win It All on Netflix;  VIP Preferred;  Parlays in craps;  Dr. Mike's trip to MGM National Harbor;  Asking for a table's limits to be lowered;  SNAFU at Stratosphere;  Casino War at The Cromwell;  American Casino Guide;  Las Vegas Advisor;  Big video poker win;  Any 7;  Hedging the Fire Bet

  • #123: Rolling Chips

    Mar 30 2017

    March Madness so far;  Annoying craps player;  More on casino credit;  Rolling chips;  More (information?) on full 5x odds;  Hard-way strategy on the come out roll;  Trip reports;  Blackjack dealer mistake; 

  • #122: Casino Credit

    Mar 16 2017

    March Madness;  Casino credit;  Losing streaks;  Bankroll for a craps session;  Wendell's big win;  Sam's Town;  Witnessing a cheat;  Shooters with long routines;  #trypod

  • #121: First Time in a Poker Room

    Mar 02 2017

    Correction on Borgata blackjack payouts;  Poker home game where players don't follow the rules;  Cousin Vito wants to know where to eat;  Craps report from the Philippines and Malaysia;  Top Golf scam?  Dealer mistakes;  What to expect your first time in a poker room;  Gambling Scene: I Love You, Man

  • #120: Did We Hit Our First Royal?

    Feb 16 2017

    The Duck Parade;  Did we hit our first royal?  Bill introduced that would reduce Nevada's gambling age to 18;  Rivers Casino in Schenectady opens;  Dealer mistakes in your favor;  7 Cedars trip report;  Getting the airline to reimburse your gambling losses;  vpFREE2;  Flamingo sports book;  Caesars Atlantic City trip report;  Parx Casino trip report;  Borgata going downhill?  Gambling Scene: Vegas Vacation

  • #119: Definition of a Prop Bet

    Feb 02 2017

    Poker tournament results;  Hard 6 bet at Borgata;  Listener meet-up;  Poker kills in Canada;  Lawsuit against mechanical craps games;  Comps;  Parking and poker in Vegas;  Crazy plays;  Definition of a prop bet;  Duck parade;  Gambling Scene: Stripes

  • #118: Poker Kills

    Jan 19 2017

    Good bye (good riddance?) Chargers;  Sports books lose big on college championship game;  NFL parlay run;  We won a Trippies award!  Sweepstakes in Canada require some skill;  Pressing craps bets;  Are Shoot-To-Win machines really random?  Poker kills;  Bravo poker app;  Graceland to Tunica (or is it Tunica to Graceland?);  Card craps;  360 Vegas Vacation 4;  Upcoming Hard 6 wager;  Dr. Mikey doesn't place

  • #117: Fire Bet Number Two

    Jan 05 2017

    Rio power outage;  Quest for Rewards;  W2-G slot payout stays at $1,200;  Fire Bet winner;  Poker Atlas;  Lucky Dragon report;  MGM National Harbor Resort & Casino - Compared to Connecticut Mega-Casinos;  Biloxi trip report;  Always present your players club card when you change tables;  Officer Al from San Diego 

  • #116: Dr. Mike's Vegas Trip

    Dec 22 2016

    $500 loss rebates;  Dr. Mike's Las Vegas trip report;  MGM National Harbor reports;  More on Las Vegas poker;  Charging for seats at sports books

  • #115: Dr. Mike's Clinical Trials

    Dec 08 2016

    MGM National Harbor opens;  25-cent IOU lammers for Pai Gow;  2017 Trippies!  Placing the point versus making a put bet;  Dr. Mike's clinical trials;  $5 Horn bets, et al;  Shoot-to-Win minimums;  Live casino poker for first-timers;  Listener trip reports;  More on free-play coupons

  • #114: Antes vs. Blinds

    Nov 24 2016

    Mistakes in our last episode;  "Full" 5x odds;  Antes vs. blinds;  Hopping the previous point;  The psychology of sports wagering vs. table wagering

  • #113: Hollywood Casino Jamul

    Nov 10 2016

    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

  • #112: VIMFP 2016 Recap

    Oct 27 2016

    Phil Ivey "violated the Casino Control Act";  Total Rewards Visa promo;  WSOP final table this weekend;  Breeders' Cup next weekend;  VIMFP:  Golden Gate;  Downtown Grand;  Craps learn-as-you-play;  VIMFPtucky Derby (not);  Du-Par's;  Freedom Beat;  Main Street Station;  NERDcore Beach Club (and swapmeet);  VIMFPFERNO slot tournament;  Main Event:  Vegas Gang interview with Norm Clarke;  Dr. Dave;  Five Hundy by Midnight;  Vegas Tripping Match Game;  Dark Bar;  Hangover Casino Challenge...more

  • #111: Live from VIMFP 2016

    Oct 19 2016

    Flight mix-up;  Pai Gow Poker in the old days;  Bathroom surprise;  Tournament stories;  Racetrack mishap

  • #110: Blackjack Basic Strategy

    Oct 13 2016

    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

  • #109: Teasers

    Sep 29 2016

    Total Rewards tier credit bonus offer;  Triple-zero roulette at Venetian;  The Not-So bet;  Teasers;  Plans for VIMFP;  The Cromwell still has 100x odds (but Casino Royale doesn't);  New podcast: Casinos USA;  More on video lottery terminals disguised as video poker;  Long craps tables;  The Palace Casino at Caesars;  Streaks and systems;  Seneca $1 Million Pro Football Challenge;  Beyond Coupons by James Grosjean;

  • #108: Beware the Video Lottery Terminal

    Sep 15 2016

    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

  • #107: Voicemail Catch-Up

    Sep 01 2016

    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

  • #106: Listener Questions

    Aug 18 2016

    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

  • #105: Fourteen 8s

    Aug 04 2016

    Bad beats;  Vegas Fanboy is coming to VIMFP;  At least fourteen 8s;  The Super Aces bet is real?!  Listener trip reports;  We'll be at 360 Vegas Vacation 4

  • #104: Four Card Poker

    Jul 21 2016

    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:  How to play;  Wizard of Odds page

  • #103: Should You Always Try for That Royal Flush?

    Jul 07 2016

    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

  • #102: Dealing with Losses

    Jun 23 2016

    Dr. Mike's handicapping skills;  Free buy bets are gone from Downtown Grand;  Switching between Pass and Don't Pass;  Dealing with losses;  "Blackjack Challenge";  Double Draw Poker:  The Wizard of Odds page;  Playable demo

  • #101: Bridging vs. Heeling

    Jun 09 2016

    New artwork from The Factory;  NBA changes Stephen Curry's point total;  How much bankroll do you need?  Mike doesn't get his food;  Belmont Stakes;  Bridging vs. heeling when laying odds with a Don't Pass bet;  Seneca Casinos report

  • #100: One Hundred

    May 26 2016

    Phil Mickelson;  Total Rewards and Fuel Rewards;  Downtown Grand eliminating free buy bets?  Canterbury Park has the lowest takeout in the country;   Listener meet-up;  Low-roller craps advice;  Preakness Stakes;  Keren has a great roll at 360 Vegas Vacation 3;  Why Horn bets can pay differently at different casinos;  Our choices for places to play craps in Vegas;  Few people play perfect basic strategy at blackjack;  Dice hitting hands;  Great customer service from Luxor;  Video poker at Manda...more

  • #99: Flushes Gone Wild

    May 12 2016

    Kentucky Derby results;  Exchange wagering caution;  Table game ratings;  Leicester City wins the Premier League;  Reno gaming;  Surveillance stories;  Pushing the casino on craps odds;  Flushes Gone Wild:  How to play;  The Wizard of Odds analysis

  • #98: Voicemail Bonanza

    Apr 28 2016

    Exchange wagering coming to New Jersey;  Kentucky Derby May 7;  The Cromwell now has 100x odds!  Local casino grand openings;  Dice setting;  All/Small/Tall;  Follow-up on Player+ Cards at Mohegan Sun;  Trip reports

  • #97: VZZZT Wrap-Up

    Apr 14 2016

    "Cash" cards now available at Mohegan Sun;  VZZZT:  Uber;  Four-point and five-point Fire Bet winners;  Listener meet-ups;  Early bed time;  Free buy bets at Downtown Grand!  Main Event;  Playing for comps;  Craps tournaments;  Field betting systems

  • #96: Ask a Dealer 3

    Mar 31 2016

    Poker "tournament" results;  The lowdown on Shoot to Win buy bets;  Couples betting together at a table;  Ask a Dealer:  Longest time for a player at the same table;  Envy wager;  Chip tricks;  Cheating dealers;  Pai Gow Poker dealers vs. blackjack dealers;  Dealers suggesting wagers;  Sic Bo;  See you at VZZZT!

  • #95: Free Buy Bets Come to Vegas

    Mar 17 2016

    March Madness;  Free buy bets now at Downtown Grand;  Shoot to Win craps machine buy bets;  Total Rewards Spring Tier Credit Bonus;  Poker for Roulette;  Will our wives ever be on the show?  Review of W-2G policies;  Any $5 craps on the Strip?  Nobu trip report;  VZZZT details;  Poker Home Game: Stud 'em

  • #94: Sorry We're Late!

    Mar 07 2016

    Odd encounter at the casino; King's Bounty blackjack side bet; Crapless Craps in Las Vegas only offers double odds; "Free" craps at the Grand Casino in Shawnee, Oklahoma; Beyond Coupons by James Grosjean; No-vig buy bets are spreading across New Mexico; That last day of your trip; Doctor's Orders: "Hands up!" Signing up for a players card; Konami Gaming Laboratory; Send us "Ask a Dealer" questions!

  • #93: Ten Listener Questions - Part 4

    Feb 18 2016

    Super Bowl memories; The story behind 3x-4x-5x odds; Super Aces; "Doctor's orders!" Crazy things the dice do; "Best" wager for free play; Foxwoods vs. Mohegan Sun; Crapless craps; We answer ten more questions from listener Bill

  • #92: British Craps

    Feb 04 2016

    Stories from Dave's poker tournament; Craps in England; Disappearing boxmen; Side-bet licensing; Poker for Roulette; Playing with "house money"; Where did 3x-4x-5x odds come from? The Mirage; Casino credit; Sports wager expiration dates; Come bets; See you at VZZZT! Super Bowl prop bets: Gambling with an Edge; Full list from Westgate Las Vegas Superbook; Mike mispronounces "Fran Tarkenton"

  • #91: Don't Forget to Swipe!

    Jan 21 2016

    Trippies; Be sure to swipe your card at all applicable kiosks; 1,679,619 to 1; All/Tall/Small replacing Fire Bet at some Caesars Strip properties; Handling cash; $15 minimums in the high limit room at Golden Gate; Low minimums at Joker's Wild in Henderson; Trip reports:  WinStar; MGM Detroit; Spirit Mountain; Enjoy Casino in Viña Del Mar, Chile; Craps prop-bet slang

  • #90: A Little Roulette

    Jan 07 2016

    Happy New Year!  Three jailed for cheating at Casino de Monte-Carlo;  Tipping for complimentary transportation;  Mark buys a TV;  "La Portage" and "En Prison" rules in roulette

  • #89: Horseshoe Southern Indiana Trip Report

    Dec 24 2015

    San Diego card rooms raided by FBI; Dr. Mike's memory; Where to find an empty table in Vegas; Big stink over five dollars; Craps stories; Triple 7 craft beer at Main Street Station; San Diego County Dental Society; Where's the Poker Home Game segment? Dr. Mike's trip to the Horseshoe Southern Indiana

  • #88: Vegas Fanboy

    Dec 10 2015

    Mark and Dr. Mike don't play in a poker tournament; Hope you voted for the Trippies, 'cause now it's too late!  Casino parties; $10 tables on Super Bowl weekend? Baccarat side bets; Talking about bad-beat jackpots while in the middle of a hand; Vegas Fanboy's trip report: 3:2 blackjack at New York New York; "Even the Odds" promo at Tropicana; There's always $5 craps at Excalibur; Electronic poker tournament at The Plaza; Downtown Grand; The Cromwell

  • #87: What's Right and What's Wrong?

    Nov 26 2015

    More Daily Fantasy Sports (sorry); Chip flusher gets prison; Winning wager from listener Kevin; Super Aces craps wager? Listener calls: Atlantic City / Connecticut idea; Hands-on craps at next year's VIMFP? EZ Baccarat; Action when you cash in; +EV nickel video poker at the California; Uncollected come bets

  • #86: Big Tips

    Nov 12 2015

    Daily Fantasy Sports declared illegal in New York State; Someone counterfeits a winning Melbourne Cup ticket;  Woman doesn't hit $8.5 million slot jackpot; Dr. Mike's brother part of Cosmopolitan class-action lawsuit; Three Ohio casinos are leaving Caesars Entertainment; Hard-way place bets at The Orleans; Automatic free-play vs. coupon free-play; Mark has a hot roll; Princess Cruise casinos have relatively good conditions; Woman encouraged to take cash instead of the car she won; 3:2 pitch bl...more

  • #85: VIMFP Wrap-Up

    Oct 29 2015

    The Player has pretty much been canceled, but there's a new gambling-related drama coming to TV; VIMFP: Rental car; Lunch at Pizza Rock; The Ice Breaker; The Admiral's Parade; Positive EV video poker at The D; The VIMFPTUCKY Derby; Our crummy friend Paul; Dinner at La Comida; Vato Cigars; The Undercard; Las Vegas Club tour; The Main Event; Dinner at BLT Steak; VIMFP After-Afterparty; The VIMFP Hangover Casino Challenge Cup; Bingo! Sunday night craps crawl; Lousy experience at Binions; Why he...more

  • #84: Live from VIMFP

    Oct 21 2015

    Mark's 99th trip to Las Vegas; Dr. Mike: Any nudity? "Bring back the Big 6 & 8!" Dr. Mike hands out chips on Fremont Street; Casino personnel make all the difference; Dinner at BLT Steak; $14 buy-ins; Daily Fantasy Sports is now illegal in Nevada; Thanks to Hunter, Chuck, and Derek for all their VIMFP hard work!

  • #83: Scandals

    Oct 15 2015

    Scandals: Daily Fantasy Sports; Cheating at craps at Bellagio; Tales of Dr. Mike's dad; Monte Carlo Las Vegas let's you take even money on 6:5 games; "Hidden" $5 blackjack tables at Eldorado Shreveport; San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino report; What to expect at VIMFP

  • #82: Are Casinos Thinking?

    Oct 01 2015

    Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course fined; Dumping the boat in the middle of a hand; New York New York's baffling drink policy; Tropicana refrigerators; Video of craps at the Hard Rock Casino Tulsa; FoundersCard; Round Robin sports wagers; Ultimate Texas Hold 'em online: Table Games Online; Wizard of Odds; The Death and Life of Atlantic City; House Money blackjack side bet; VIMFP

  • #81: Bankroll Talk

    Sep 17 2015

    Our trip to Pala casino; Cash vs. free play: Don't forget about taxes! "Learn To Play" at the Venetian; Boot Hill casino asks for "their" money back; $10 craps at XS; "You can't bring drinks to the table!" Some very basic first steps for a new craps player; Buying the 5 and 9; How a Math Nerd Plays Craps; Chairs at the craps table; How did Mark and Dr. Mike meet? Bonus audio; Turn & Burn Craps; Bankroll talk; Edwin chimes in on poor Strip gambling conditions; Dave's theory on why Strip conditi...more

  • #80: The State of Gambling in Las Vegas

    Sep 03 2015

    Setback for sports wagering in New Jersey; Downtown Grand cuts table-game hours; Gambling still bad on the Strip; Craps tournaments; Craps lessons; VIMFP; Getting spanked; How we approach a craps session

  • #79: Casino Etiquette

    Aug 20 2015

    Casino etiquette: Correcting the stickman's call; Tossing chips across the table; Paranoid pit measures the roulette wheel with a level; Asst. Casino Manager demands refund from player; Chicagoland casinos; Where's a good place to learn craps? Books: How a Math Nerd Plays Craps (free book!); Blackjack Autumn; 1536 Free Waters and Other Blackjack Endeavors; Buying cruise-ships chips with credit card? Mississippi Stud; Repeater Bet theory; Hot Roller side bet; Listener questions; Faces a...more

  • #78: Shills and Proposition Players

    Aug 06 2015

    $1 blackjack at Binion's on Thursdays is 3:2 single-deck! Craps etiquette as it applies to picking a spot at the table; Listener meet-up; Shills and proposition players; What got us into gambling? Action reverse bets vs. parlay bets; Craps Repeater side bet; Books to buy: Casino Blackjack for the Recreational Player; The Outsiders' Guide to Las Vegas

  • #77: Comic-Con 2015

    Jul 23 2015

    A baccarat side bet with over a 10% player advantage; Just to clarify: You can't ask for even money at a 6:5 blackjack table; "New dice!" Brett's gambling money tracker spreadsheet; Is it time to boycott The Strip? Let the drunk player leave with his chips and come back! Coupled horses; Slot bonus rounds: Are your results predetermined? Each-way bets; Comic-Con: Getting tickets; New TV show The Player; Zombies; Star Wars Episode VII

  • #76: Average Daily Theoretical

    Jul 09 2015

    Pechanga is the "best casino in America"; Other ways to extend the expiration date on your Total Rewards Credits; BARGE; Home games; Top Pair - Home Game Poker Podcast; Come bets or place bets: What's best on a "hot shooter"? Drunk poker player story; Low limits should at least be available everywhere; Asking for "even money" at a 6:5 blackjack table? Average Daily Theoretical (ADT)

  • #75: Dr. Mike Saves the Day

    Jun 25 2015

    Cash in your American Pharoah winning ticket AND keep the ticket as a souvenir; No, that was FREE-Bet Blackjack, not Three-Bet Blackjack; Good paytables on video poker might not get you as many players club credits; Blackjack machines typically pay even money on a blackjack; Electronic bingo tablets; Charitable gambling in North Dakota; Your Caesars Rewards Credits expire at 12:01 a.m. on the date listed; Deadwood, South Dakota, casinos can now offer keno, craps, and roulette; myVegas Tips for ...more

  • #74: Bingo!

    Jun 11 2015

    Lawsuit against American Pharoah owner thrown out; Lots of American Pharoah win tickets not cashed in; Janitor arrested for "stealing" $10,000 at casino; Results from our friend's poker tournament; $1 blackjack Thursdays at Binion's; Ameristar in Kansas City has Fire Bet and Features Bet on same table; Making Caesars Diamond tier in a day; Details on our TV listings; Listener calls: Skill-based slots return settings; More on baccarat vig; Should you replace come bets that lose on the come-out ...more

  • #73: Skill-Based Slot Machines

    May 28 2015

    Owner of American Pharoah being sued; Skill-based slot machines could be coming to Nevada; What's the least you have to bet at a table game before the casino will start rating your play? Fire Bet vs. Feature Bet; Any dollar blackjack left in Vegas? Why do people do wagers? What if you run out of money before you've paid your outstanding commission in Baccarat? Another money management suggestion for craps; Biloxi: Yes; Tunica: No;

  • #72: Baccarat

    May 14 2015

    When slots might print out a voucher automatically; More on practical prizes; Managing your bankroll at craps; Keno at VIMFP? Kentucky Derby results; Another karma story; Baccarat

  • #71: 3-2-1

    Apr 30 2015

    Final "clarification" on Dr. Mike's brother's slot experience; Slots with practical prizes; Casino doesn't have to pay 90-year-old grandmother $41.8 million; Some Las Vegas poker rooms adopting "no cash on the table" policy; First-ever poker side bet introduced; Kentucky Derby; Dr. Mike's casino-related GI distress; VIMFP; A karma story; Betting at the craps table in order to manage your money; Poker Home Game: 3-2-1

  • #70: The Vegas Internet Mafia Family Picnic

    Apr 16 2015

    The correct scoop on W-2Gs; Also, we messed up on our Ultimate Texas Hold 'em instructions; the D cancels their Tax Day Bonus Day promotion; Revel finally sold; $3 craps and blackjack at Downtown Grand; A mind-boggling story of dealers hustling for tips; Keno closes at Harrah's Atlantic City; What's the minimum "no 4" wager? Tales from the Don't; "Same dice!" Convince a friend to take Pacquiao for even money; More info on Win Cards; Tijuana casinos; VIMFP announcement

  • #69: Ask a Dealer 2

    Apr 02 2015

    Big payouts and W-2Gs; Disappearing coffee shops; Don't be a Lusardi! Frank Scoblete releases book I Am a Dice Controller; Tap water being sold on Las Vegas Blvd.? Learn the game at the table or before you play? Litmus test for dealers; Where did "Lucky 7" come from? Unique Fire Bet paytable at Harrah's North Kansas City; Ask a Dealer: A typical shift; Tip-pooling casino vs. non-tip-pooling casino; Do dealers like piggy-backed bets? Martingale bettors; Intoxicated players; Chip theft; Big wins...more

  • #68: Dr. Mike's Vegas Trip Report

    Mar 19 2015

    The future of our app;  IRS proposes reducing reportable winnings from $1,200 to $600;  March Madness;  Small advantage play at Mandalay Bay;  Nice roulette story;  Dr. Mike's Vegas trip: $5 craps table at Caesars Palace on a Friday night!  Listener meet-up;  Seinfeld with "hot chocolate" on his head;  Dinner at Giada;  Improv Comedy Club at Harrah's;  Whale at Caesars Palace;  Fight at the blackjack tables;  Caesars Bacchanal Buffet

  • #67: Roulette

    Mar 05 2015

    Wagering on the Olympics approved; Sin City Talk launches Gambling Module Thingy; Dr. Mike will be in Vegas March 13-15, 2015; Should we make our TV listings free? Small, single-dealer craps tables; Criteria for choosing a local casino; Online craps with a real table? Tipping at craps; No gambling in Hawaii: Good or bad? Roulette: How to play; Wizard of Odds page; Seven Stars Insider

  • #66: Ask a Dealer

    Feb 19 2015

    Baccarat game with unshuffled cards ruled illegal; Physical skill-based gambling comes to New Jersey; What are some good ways to earn more Tier Credits? 9/6 with taxes versus 8/6 without taxes; Most points ever made; Tipping shooters; Superstitions; Ask a Dealer: Tipping; Georges versus fleas; Card counters; How do you gamble during your free time? Does tipping help rating? Easiest/Hardest games to deal; Biggest tip; Cheering at the table; You need a thick skin; What if you make a mistake? ...more

  • #65: Spanish 21

    Feb 05 2015

    Gary Loveman to step down as CEO of Caesars Entertainment; Smoking ban coming to New Orleans (including casinos); Stratosphere wants to "Take Back Vegas", but are they actually doing anything? Ground Floor episode features craps; Interesting listener story from the tables; Spanish 21: Game play; Wizard of Odds strategy

  • #64: International Gaming Salons

    Jan 22 2015

    We lost the Trippies again! Caesars bankruptcy; Mark's wife wins Wife of the Year; Positive EV video poker opportunity; Serve-yourself beverages at buffets; 100x odds on craps returns to Casino Royale; The Three-Point Molly; Deliberately leaving your players club card in a machine; International gaming salons; Rat-holing

  • #63: Blackjack Switch

    Jan 08 2015

    Dr. Mike remembers more stuff from his recent Las Vegas trip; Listener feedback: Crapless Craps; Laughlin; Getting comps in Downtown Las Vegas; Discipline while at the tables; Betting on "virgin" shooters; The four main differences between craps games; Blackjack Switch: The Wizard of Odds basic strategy

  • #62: Dr. Mike's Quick Vegas Trip Report

    Dec 22 2014

    Dr. Mike is recovering from surgery nicely; Atlantic City's Taj Mahal not closing...yet; Dr. Mike sees another naked person; Listener feedback: Do you have the right to just watch people gambling? What are the chances of rolling three 7s before a 6 or 8? How do you handle W-2Gs on your tax return? Where in Las Vegas would you like your ashes spread? Report from O'Sheas; Dr. Mike's trip report from the Great Gift Wrap Up

  • #61: Perfect Pairs Blackjack Side Bet

    Dec 04 2014

    Revel sale falls through; Vote for us for Best Podcast at the Trippies! We ate somewhere between zero and ten Filet-o-Fish; Next episode might be delayed: Good luck to Dr. Mike with his back surgery! Meanwhile, catch Dr. Mike on Saturday at Caesars Palace; Listener calls; Players banking games; Hedging; What are those noises when the girls says, "951-2WAGERS"? The Perfect Pairs blackjack side bet

  • #60: The Kelly Criterion

    Nov 20 2014

    World Series of Poker final table wrap-up; NBA comissioner Adam Silver says, "Let's gamble!" Trump Taj Mahal to close December 12, 2014; Archie Karas gets a slap on the wrist; Dr. Mike will be in Las Vegas December 5-7, 2014; Dice setting; Unlimited odds at craps: What would we do? Dealer mistakes; The Kelly Criterion

  • #59: Listener Feedback

    Nov 07 2014

    Phil Ivey loses court case in England; World Series of Poker final table airs this week; Dr. Mike will be in Las Vegas December 5-7, 2014; Is a five of a kind possible with wild cards? Only double odds at Fremont Casino; AAA bonus when renting through Hertz; Strange pay table for the craps field bet; Eight listener questions; Poker Home Games: Oma-draw; Second Best Hold 'em; Big Nuts

  • #58: VIMFP 2014 Trip Report

    Oct 23 2014

    Rental car woes; Playing All Tall, All Small, and All or Nothing; Downtown Grand; Bad experience at Du-Par's; Playing Riverboat Roulette; Craps meet-up at The D! VIMFP Opening Ceremonies; Hugo's Cellar; World/Whirl bet; SLS; VIMFP Main Event; We finally win the Fire Bet (no fooling)! Harrah's Las Vegas; The Cromwell; Fuel Rewards; The worst seats on the plane

  • #57: Anaconda

    Oct 02 2014

    Consider converting your Total Rewards Credits to free play; Baccarat game with unshuffled cards ruled legal; Revel sold at auction; Voicemail: Pay the vig only on winning lay bets at MGM properties; Philosophical craps questions; Join us for a craps meet-up at The D on Friday, October 17, at 12:00 noon! Poker Home Game: Anaconda

  • #56: Eleven Listener Questions

    Sep 19 2014

    Tales from the casino; Sports betting comes to Atlantic City... sort of; Voicemail; Meet us for craps at The D during VIMFP: 12:00 noon, Friday, October 17, 2014; Thoughts on Pala Casino; The Lion's Share machine goes home with the people who won the jackpot; Craps side bets: All Tall, All Small, and All or Nothing; Eleven listener questions

  • #55: Ten Listener Questions - Part 3

    Sep 04 2014

    Tales from the casino; The Lion's Share jackpot hits for $2.4 million; The NFL is upon us; How to access the bonus content on our app; Three hours of new gambling programming on Discovery: Wednesday, September 10, 8:00 p.m. ET/PT; Some differences between Canadian and American casinos; We answer ten more questions from listener Bill

  • #54: Craps Bets - Place vs. Buy vs. Put

    Aug 21 2014

    Seda! Revel is closing earlier than originally announced; Cashing in a winning horseracing ticket; Multi-game jackpot clarification; The difference between Place, Buy, and Put bets in craps; Planned meet-up during the Vegas Internet Mafia Family Picnic in October

  • #53: Dr. Mike's Mesquite Trip Report

    Aug 07 2014

    Donald Trump wants his name removed from Trump Plaza and Trump Taj Mahal; Casino boat runs aground... but that doesn't stop the gambling! Listener email: What makes us adjust our craps play during a session? Dr. Mike's Mesquite trip report; Welcome to podcasting Vegas Fanboy!

  • #52: Free Play at El Cortez Las Vegas

    Jul 17 2014

    Some clarification on the Lion's Share machine at MGM Grand; Dealer arrested for "helping" customers win at roulette; Pai Gow Tiles slated for our home game; How we behaved at Mark's sister's wedding; California Chrome vs. Del Mar; Free play offer at El Cortez; Trump Plaza and Showboat both closing in Atlantic City; Singapore's anti-gambling PSA backfires

  • #51: Double Attack Blackjack

    Jul 03 2014

    Buying the 5 and 9... we tried! Are we still playing Pai Gow tiles? More discussion about playing the Don't Pass; Craps questions: Table minimums; Prop bets; Place versus come; Double Attack Blackjack: The rules; The Wizard of Odds basic strategy

  • #50: Las Vegas Trip Report

    Jun 19 2014

    Five Hundy by Midnight intro; Golden Nugget Atlantic City not liable for unshuffled cards; Man sentenced to 17 years in prison for cheating at craps; Las Vegas trip report: Flight delays; Playing roulette; Central at Caesars Palace; Horrible blackjack rules; Rio and the World Series of Poker; Baseball wagers; The Quad; Listener meet-up; Old Homestead Steakhouse; The Cromwell

  • #49: Casino Edge vs. Casino Hold

    Jun 06 2014

    Dr. Mike's dad vs. Mark's sister-in-law; Thefts at the World Series of Poker; Wendover, Nevada; Money management; Shoot to Win craps machine; Casino edge vs. casino hold; What our casino would be like; How come there aren't more gambling-related TV shows and movies? Meet us in Las Vegas Saturday, June 7!

  • #48: Smart Money

    May 22 2014

    Tallest thermometer in the world to get a makeover; Does it make sense to buy the 5 and 9? We'll be in Vegas Saturday, June 7, 2014; Street Dice introduced at Downtown Grand; Smart Money: What is it, and when does it come in? Poker Home Game: Five-Two

  • #47: Card-Cutting Etiquette

    May 08 2014

    Ben Affleck backed off at Hard Rock Casino; More methods for playing craps; Additional information on Oklahoma casinos; Hedging when you're close to winning the Fire Bet; WinCraps; How should you cut the deck in a home game? We'll be in Las Vegas June 6-8, 2014; Best wishes and a speedy recovery for Tim Dressen!

  • #46: Riverboat Roulette

    Apr 24 2014

    Borgata pays poker-tournament players after counterfeit chips were found; Phil Ivey is sued by Borgata for edge sorting; Craps tournaments; Breaking Vegas "Dice Dominator"; Listener's craps method; What happens when you've already made a baseball bet and there's a pitching change; Dr. Mike's report on Ultimate Texas Hold 'em (finally); Listener's whale story; Morongo's multi-game jackpot; Riverboat Roulette; Tell Dr. Mike what to bet for the Kentucky Derby: 951-292-4377

  • #45: Ten Listener Questions - Part 2

    Apr 10 2014

    April Fool's episode wrap-up; Dr. Mike's home craps table; Flamingo craps table two-separate-limits mystery solved; Don't pick up that lost casino chip in Pennsylvania! We answer ten more questions from listener Bill

  • #44: Tabletop Puncher

    Apr 01 2014

    The Fire Bet: Finally! Future bet on the Padres; Why don't people take insurance in Blackjack? Keno and the lottery; Craps coverage coming to CBS; Poker Home Game: Tabletop Puncher

  • #43: Ultimate Texas Hold 'em

    Mar 28 2014

    March Madness so far; Mike & Molly casino episode; Stories from the casino; Keno brochures now available at Harrah's Atlantic City; Harrah's Tunica to close; Listener email; Ultimate Texas Hold 'em; Wizard of Odds page; Discount Gambling page

  • #42: Betting the Don't

    Mar 13 2014

    Apology for not replying to an email;  Listeners sound off on finding a casino chip on the floor;  Full Tilt players are whole again;  Anyone heard the term "skinny" at the crap table?  "Yo!"  Playing the don't;  Poker Home Game: A variation on 3-5-7

  • #41: Ten Listener Questions

    Feb 27 2014

    Man sues for not getting paid on a winning Fire Bet;  App search bug;  What would you do if you found a $500 casino chip?  Important dates for Quicken Loans Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge;  We answer ten questions from listener Bill

  • #40: Silverado Stud Poker

    Feb 13 2014

    Lee Harvey has a good craps roll;  Santa Ysabel Casino closes;  Washington State man being investigated for $10,000 Super Bowl pool;  Listener email;  Silverado Stud Poker;  Poker Home Game: Wild Cards Going Both Ways  

  • #39: $1 Billion for a Perfect Bracket

    Jan 30 2014

    Mark wins a poker tournament; Player throws $2.7 million in counterfeit Borgata poker tournament chips down the Harrah's Resort toilet; Massachusetts considers a really dumb law for their new casinos; More info on Oklahoma casinos; Details on Warren Buffett's $1 billion March Madness challenge; Dr. Mike's predictions for the Super Bowl; Bitcoins now accepted at The D and Golden Gate; A player swallows a roulette ball

  • #38: Dr. Mike Takes a Craps Quiz

    Jan 16 2014

    Just say no to 6:5 Blackjack! No more Three Card Poker for Dr. Mike's dad; 10-cent superfecta wins $119,000; The Trippies are announced; More info on Oklahoma casinos; Full Tilt Poker announces Adrenaline Rush Poker; Listener email; Dr. Mike takes a craps quiz

  • #37: War Blackjack

    Jan 04 2014

    Listener meet-up; Viva Las Vegas (the movie); +EV Pai Gow Poker wager is gone; Our football pool results (if you care); New bonus audio content on our app; War Blackjack; Poker Home Game: Screw Your Neighbor (aka Chase the Ace)

  • #36: Dr. Mike's Recent Vegas Trip

    Dec 22 2013

    Hollywood Park closes; Listener feedback; Dr. Mike's recent Vegas trip: Caesars Great Gift Wrap Up; Witnessing a Fire Bet win; Reserved spots at the craps table; Guy at the slot;  Listener meet-up; Mark plays in an Omaha 8 tournament; Misdeals in poker home games

  • #35: High Card Flush

    Dec 06 2013

    Vote for us for Best Podcast at the Trippies (now through Dec. 11, 2013)! Dr. Mike's 9-year-old daughter dominates our Football Pool; Why can't you bank at Pai Gow Poker when there's a dealer change? Dr. Mike's blunder at video poker; Correction on how table games work at Oklahoma casinos; Dr. Mike will be in Las Vegas Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013; Mark is playing in the Omaha 8 WSOP circuit event at Harrah's Rincon on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013; The tallest thermometer in the world is for sale, now at a r...more

  • #34: Two-Player Poker Games

    Nov 25 2013

    Dr. Mike will be in Las Vegas December 7, 2013; Now's the time to set up your 401g; Link your Facebook account to Social Rewards to earn comps; Oklahoma casinos; Poker Home Games: Two-player games; Six Back to Five; Russian Poker; Cincinnati  

  • #33: Atlantic City Trip Report

    Nov 15 2013

    People in Atlantic City are nice! Dr. Mike's dad nearly wipes out on his scooter; Listener meet-up; Pai Gow Tiles; Diamond Lounges; Seven Stars Lounges; Watered-down drinks; Keno and the Big 6 Wheel; Flop Poker; Revel and Borgata; Atlantic City craps rules; And much more!

  • #32: We've Got an App!

    Oct 31 2013

    Mark hits some Southern California casinos; Meet us in Atlantic City: Nov. 8-11, 2013; Check out myVegas and Caesars Casino on Facebook; Poker Home Game: Seven-Card Stud Roll Your Own; Download our new smartphone app for Android and iPhone/iPad

  • #31: Money Management?

    Oct 17 2013

    Vice Adm. Tim Giardina fired over counterfeit casino chips; Money management; Free Bet Blackjack: How to play; The Wizard of Odds' basic strategy; Poker Home Game: .25-.50-$1.00; The Mitch and Dr. Kev's Tipping the Odds Las Vegas

  • #30: Aces Are the Lowest Pair

    Oct 04 2013

    Update on our Atlantic City trip; Listener mail: Was the dealer rude? Hedge bets; Archie Karas arrested for cheating; The British won't stand for craps; Skill-based slots; Poker Home Game: Lowball  

  • #29: Our First Anniversary

    Sep 21 2013

    Happy anniversary to us; How sports betting consultants can rip you off; Dr. Mike discusses fine art; Dr. Mike sucks in a tournament, but has an enjoyable conversation with a Director of Casino Operations; Viejas Casino sets some silly world records; Poker Home Game: 7-27

  • #28: Six Card Poker

    Sep 05 2013

    Be sure to miss Money Talks on CNBC; The Buffalo bet in craps; Six Card Poker: How it's played; The Wizard of Odds' analysis; Getting harassed for not playing the Two-Way Bad Beat side bet; Poker Home Game: Criss Cross; Full Tilt Poker refund process starts September 16  

  • #27: Mark Saves Zero Cents per Gallon

    Aug 22 2013

    Dice out! Hands up! Fuel Rewards teams with Total Rewards; Dubious casino expansion in California; Poker Home Game: Four Queens; Organize your football pools now! Atlantic City, here we come?  

  • #26: Gambling Etiquette

    Aug 08 2013

    Woe is us; Mark's sister-in-law wins big; We correct ourselves on the Pick 6 wager; Dubious sports handicapper to get new reality show; Gambling etiquette; Poker Home Game: Acey-Deucey Double-Potsie;

  • #25: Wagering on Horse Racing

    Jul 26 2013

    Wagering on Horse Racing: Tales from the track; Win; Place; Show; "Across the Board"; Quinella; Exacta; Exacta Box; Exacta Wheel; Trifecta; Superfecta; Daily Double; Pick 6; Poker Home Game: 3-5-7

  • #24: Dr. Mike's Lake Tahoe Trip

    Jul 10 2013

    Revel's "You Can't Lose Win" promotion; Dr. Mike's Lake Tahoe Trip: Fireworks show;  Friday's Station Steak & Seafood Grill;  Craps stories;  Keno; ...and more!

  • #23: Players Clubs and Card Craps

    Jun 27 2013

    Players clubs:  Comparisons; Casino hosts; Card craps in California: How they work; How to take advantage of a +EV game at Viejas; Poker Home Game: Hawaiian Punch

  • #22: Mississippi Stud

    Jun 15 2013

    Mark's snail mail goes unanswered; Listener feedback: Deucey-Acey; The Big Wheel at Rio; Optimal number of players for a poker home game; Poker Home Game: Kings Roll; Mississippi Stud Basic strategy

  • #21: Stupid Bets

    Jun 02 2013

    Dave's poker tournament Red Dog Poker Home Game: Acey-Deucey Stupid bets

  • #20: Dead (or Dying) Games

    May 23 2013

    Is Mark a bad father?  Phil Ivey uses edge sorting to win 7.8 million pounds at baccarat;  Total Rewards entices players... with soda;  CBS cancels Vegas; Poker Home Game: No Peeky; Dead (or Dying) Games: Sigma Derby; Flip It; 9's Up; Caribbean Stud Poker; Big Six Wheel; Chuck-a-Luck

  • #19: Keno

    May 09 2013

    Tales from the craps table;  More than 25% of casino patrons don't gamble. Really? Poker Home Game: Bloody 7s; Keno: The basics; Special tickets; Way tickets; Stories

  • #18: The Worst Poker Tournament Ever

    Apr 25 2013

    Special Guest: Paul Huyser;  Charges dropped in Quinton Carter cheating case; Mike Matasow wins 2013 Heads-Up Poker Championship (in case you didn't already know); Randy Jones doesn't know craps! The Buster Blackjack side bet;  The Worst Poker Tournament Ever

  • #17: Baseball Wagering

    Apr 10 2013

    Casino Confidential canceled by TLC: You heard it here first! Daniel Cates accidentally folds the winning hand at the National Heads-Up Poker Championship; Mark's now keeping track of all the rolls at the craps table; Poker Home Game: Queenie; Listener mail: What are good strategies for playing craps? Baseball wagering: The moneyline; The runline;

  • #16: Las Vegas Poker Rooms?

    Mar 30 2013

    March Madness so far;  Denver Bronco safety Quinton Carter arrested for cheating at craps; National Heads-Up Poker Championship starts airing on NBC April 6; More tales from the tables; Urinal gaming comes to the United States, finally;  Poker Home Game: Four-Three; Listener mail: Where are the best poker rooms on the Vegas Strip? Clearing some things up about dice influencing

  • #15: March Madness

    Mar 15 2013

    Jackpot in our home game; Borgata offers in-room gambling; Poker Home Game: Apollo; Bracket wagering on March Madness

  • #14: Crazy 4 Poker

    Mar 03 2013

    Year of the Millionaire at Harrah's Rincon; Caesars Entertaintment will now charge resort fees; Poker Home Game: Roll Your Own; Ante Up Magazine Pokercast; Crazy 4 Poker: The rules; The strategy; The blunder;

  • #13: Listener Mail

    Feb 18 2013

    Video poker: Aces and Faces versus Jacks or Better (we're serious!) Tale from the "crap" table  Listener mail The Fire Bet Dice control: Fact or fiction? What's it take to make Seven Stars? Getting comps: Does it make sense to increase your wagers? What are the funniest things we've seen in a casino?

  • #12: Dr. Mike's Ups and Downs

    Feb 07 2013

    Dr. Mike's Super Bowl woes New buffet at Aria (Is it better? It better be!) WinPoker for iPhone Video poker: Aces and Faces versus Jacks or Better Poker Home Game: Chicago Dr. Mike's deep run in a home poker tournament

  • #11: Super Bowl Wagering

    Jan 26 2013

    Zoom Poker at PokerStars Harrah's Rincon "responds" to their bad policy on table-game free-play Poker Home Game: Pass the Buck Super Bowl wagering Mike's incredible run in his Survivor Pool Point spreads Moneylines An arbitrage from the 1995 game 100-square pools

  • #10: Place Your Bets!

    Jan 11 2013

    Now with improved audio quality! Aria buffet chef gets Chopped Barona Hotel and Casino Total Rewards changes Poker Home Game: Five-card draw, jacks or better to open, trips or better to win Place and buy bets in craps Storytime: Our amazing run at Caesars

  • #9: Pai Gow Poker

    Dec 29 2012

    We are not shills for Caesars Entertainment!  The origin of the name Seven Stars Poker Home Game: High Low declare games  Mail bag Pai Gow Poker How it's played A little (and we mean very little) basic strategy  Playing in the "good ol' days"

  • #8: Caesars Great Gift Wrap Up

    Dec 15 2012

    Total Rewards requirements changing Multi Action Poker introduced at Aria New gambling movie Lay the Favorite Poker Home Game: Black(jack) Poker Dr. Mike's trip to Caesars Great Gift Wrap Up

  • #7: Let It Ride (The Table Game)

    Nov 25 2012

    Placing the point instead of taking free odds in craps More Buster Blackjack info Poker Home Game: Baseball Let It Ride Basic Strategy    

  • #6: Poker and Blackjack and Craps (Oh, My!)

    Nov 18 2012

    More Harrah's Rincon stories from Dr. Mike Buster Blackjack Full Tilt Poker relaunch Poker Home Game: Follow the Queen Free odds in craps  

  • #5: Good and Bad Blackjack Rules

    Nov 04 2012

    Dr Mike's recent trip to Harrah's Rincon The Range Steakhouse at Harrah's Las Vegas closing More gambling-themed blocks on Destination America Listener e-mail Blackjack rules Number of decks 6-5 payout versus 3-2 Dealer hits or stands on soft 17 Double down on any two cards or only certain hands Resplitting aces Double down after splitting Surrender Lose only original bet or all bets when dealer has blackjack

  • #4: Mark's Birthday Trip to Las Vegas

    Oct 21 2012

    Driving on Interstate 15 to Las Vegas Caesars Entertainment free casino play: San Diego versus Las Vegas Caesars Palace Octavius Tower Craps, craps, craps Five Hundy by Midnight listener meet-up at Book & Stage PBR Rock Bar and Grill The Seahorse Bar Tipping dealers A football/baseball parlay wager Serendipity 3 (Frrrozen Hot Chocolate) Cancún Resort The Range Steakhouse Bacchanal Buffet Shoot to Win Craps machine Dr. Mike wins $5,000 in a random drawing Imperial Palace Lagasse's Stadium ...more

  • #3: The Road to Ruin

    Oct 11 2012

    Another 6-hour gambling-themed block on Destination America The field bet in craps The Santa Ana Star casino in New Mexico pays triple on the 2 and 12 reducing the house edge to 0% The martingale betting system (and why to avoid it) Three Card Poker

  • #2: Seven Stars Signature Event

    Sep 29 2012

    Cheers slot machine KISS slot machine The D refunds wagers for controversial Green Bay/Seattle game Vegas on CBS 6-hour gambling-themed block on Destination America Our friend Paul weighs in on soft 18 Casino players clubs Dr. Mike's trip to Vegas Forum Shops shopping spree Guy Savoy tour Don Henley concert Craps at Caesars Palace

  • #1: First Show

    Sep 21 2012

    Introductions Home game jackpot win Record for largest blackjack table set Cheating Vegas on Destination America Vegas on CBS An introduction to craps Survivor football pools Playing soft 18 in blackjack