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11 March 2014
By Frank Scoblete
There are many shows on the Internet that are fun to watch and/or listen to. Guest columnist Edward Francis alerts us to three more!
The Vegas Gang
This podcast currently has over 105 episodes available on-line for free
Billed as a “Las Vegas and Casino Gaming Roundtable Podcast, this podcast focuses on Las Vegas, Macau and casinos throughout the world. Atlantic City was featured after one of the hosts took a trip to the east coast resort town.
The podcast is associated with the VegasTripping.Com web site. The Vegas Gang hosting team is made up of; the developer of the “Vegas Mate” iPhone app, Hunter Hilligas, UNLV Professor and author of Grandissimo (A biography of Las Vegas icon Jay Sarno) Dr. Dave Schwartz, and Las Vegas expert and Vegas Tripping web site owner, Chuck Monster.
On the podcast the listener can find information on the most recent casino industry news such as revenue figures, management changes, corporate earnings, casino design, industry successes and industry failures. It also includes exclusive information of upcoming events, restaurant opening and closing and nightlife information.
The Vegas Gang also presents an annual awards show known as the “Trippies.” The special award show, which runs for several hours, presents a “Trippie” award for each winner in numerous best and worst categories.
The winner is determined by internet voting. A second award is presented based on a consensus of the hosts’ opinion. 2014 will be the tenth year that Trippies will be awarded.
The Vegas Gang participates in the Vegas Internet Mafia Family Picnic V.I.M.F.P.
You Can Bet On That
Approximately 40 of episodes available on the Internet for free
Hosted by Mark DeVol and Dentist Dr. Mike. This is promoted as the “podcast for the recreational gamblers.” This podcast is one of the more recent ones to come on the scene. In my opinion it is the best podcast for the average player and visitor to gambling destinations.
Topics are diverse. Past shows have included; slots, video poker, craps, blackjack, Pai Gow Poker, even horse racing, to name a few. The hosts are frequent Las Vegas casino visitors; Dr. Mike is an elite “Seven Stars” player at the Caesars properties. Besides speaking of their Las Vegas trips, Dr. Mike and Mark often recount their experiences in their home casino Harrah’s Rincon, in California.
The weekly home poker game segment provides the rules for a different home poker game each week.
In an effort to provide listeners with insight into East Coast gambling the hosts made a 2013 visit to Atlantic City. After an East Coast listener meet-up, they visited a number of casinos and came away with a positive view of the area. They then recounted their trip on the show.
The hosts maintain a Facebook page and a twitter account in which they announce planned casino trips, so listeners can join them.
Gambling with an Edge
There are approximately 155 episodes available on-line for free.
Broadcast on KLAV 1230 AM “The talk of Las Vegas,” it is archived on the Internet. It is hosted by video poker expert, author and teacher Bob Dancer. This show has had several co-hosts over the years. The original co-host was advantage video poker expert Frank Kneeland. He was followed by “The Wizard Of Odds” math expert Michael Shackelford. The current co-host is author and Blackjack Hall of Fame member Richard Munchkin.
This show is probably the most hardcore advantage play podcast available. Richard Munchkin generally distinguished between professional advantage players and recreational players by calling the former “civilians.”
The format of the show is an opening segment with gambling news followed by a guest interview. The guests are the most notable in the field. Past guest include; the noted gambling attorney Bob Nersesian, MIT Blackjack Team member Mike Aponte, card counting experts Max Ruben and Arnold Snyder, gaming authors Michael Konik and Stanford Wong, Surveillance expert Willy Allison and Frank DeCarlo, poker star Daniel Negranu, Black Jack multi-millionaire Don Johnson and the new President and CEO of the American Gaming Association Geoff Freeman.
This Podcast includes The Palms Casino and The South Point casino as sponsors.
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