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Favorite Podcasts - Vegas and/or Gambling related

Discussion in 'Our Favorite Things' started by vegasmeister, Aug 22, 2017.

  1. vegasmeister

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    I spend a few hours each week listening to my favorite podcasts.

    Do you have any favorite Vegas or Gambling related podcasts?

    Here are some of my favorites. Some are well known and others maybe more obscure. The ones that say RIP after them haven't had any new podcasts for a while and I don't expect them to have new ones, but you can still download a lot (maybe all) of the older episodes in the feeds.

    Five Hundy by Midnight - the OG of Vegas podcasting

    Gambling With an Edge - for the serious gambler and advantage players. Mostly table games and Video Poker. Good AP guests.

    You Can Bet on That - for the recreational gambler. Mostly talk about craps and general Vegas news. Fun casino stories.

    The Strip: Las Vegas Podcast (RIP) - this one has some really good interviews with Steve Wynn, and many other Casino Executives and celebrities. It's been a few years since any new episodes, but still is/was one of my favorites.

    Vital Vegas - Vegas rumors/breaking news and general Vegas news. Some decent interviews.

    Tipping the Odds Las Vegas - Vegas news and general discussions mixed in with sarcasm.

    Faces and Aces: Las Vegas

    360 Vegas

    Cousin Vito's Casino Podcast - general casino talk

    Casinos USA - casino trip reports/reviews from various casinos throughout the USA

    VegasTripping (RIP)

    Vegas Gang (RIP)

    88 Days to Macau (RIP) - if you are thinking of going to Macau, this is a fun listen
     
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    Yes, I also enjoy many of those. Vegas Fanboy is good as well.
     
  3. vegasmeister

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    I've heard Vegas Fanboy referenced a few times on other podcasts. I'll have to check his podcast out. Thanks.
     
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    Love you can bet on that and gambling with an edge
     
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    Both are great. Those are probably my two favorite podcasts right now.
     
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    I need to check some of these out. I unfortunately don't really have the opportunity to listen to podcasts; my commute is literally a 10-minute walk, and I usually have to concentrate enough at work that paying attention to a podcast isn't the best idea.

    The only one I listen to semi-regularly is Five Hundy, but I have to admit, their voices just kind of grate on me sometimes. I can't explain why.

    Does Roeben host the Vital Vegas podcast? My one knock on him as a writer is that his posts tend to be a bit too long sometimes, but that's a trait that fits well with the podcast format (plus it's worth reading regardless, because he often has great info/photos). And he's probably the closest thing the blogosphere has to an industry insider.
     
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    Yes. That's him. I'm not really a fan of some of his schtick, but as you said he seems to be an industry insider and gets his share of scoops. He's recently had some decent interviews, such as Carrot Top and Norm Clarke.

    I don't really read any of the blogs so I can't speak as to the length of his posts, etc.
     
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    You Bet on That & My Cousin Vinny's are my two favorites. I have tried to listen to Five Hundy but I don't see the big attraction. I do however find Five Hundy a great cure for insomnia
     
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    I really love gambling with an edge. It's kind of funny how pretentious these guys sound without really actually being pretentious. They're just so good and experienced at what they do, which is why I love hearing their stories and answers to questions. Total respect when I say that because clearly they are successful APs. I've read almost everything I know that Bob Dancer has written. The podcast has really bad sound quality in the earlier episodes but they get better in the more recent podcasts. They also answer listener emails… I definitely recommend gambling with an edge.
     
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    The funny thing about this podcast (Gambling with an Edge) is that Richard Munchkin is always talking about how he keeps his identity secret so that no one knows what he looks like. I was watching an old Travel Channel Vegas related show on YouTube and there is Richard Munchkin, author of "Gambling Wizards" giving an interview. If anyone is interested I can go back and try to figure out what the video/show is called so they can see what he looked like 10 years ago.
     
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    I'll put in another vote for You Can Bet On That... it's far and away the most entertaining of the bunch in my opinion. I've tried most of the others on the list as well, but the only other one I consistently listen to is Gambling with an Edge. I'd guess Five Hundy by Midnight is the most popular, but I don't get the appeal at all. I just don't care that much about Vegas news/reviews, I just want to hear gambling stories.

    Edit: Not on the list, but I also enjoy ESPN's Behind the Bets. I don't really even bet on sports (I don't count betting on Cal since there's no chance of winning), but they've had some pretty good interviews and its always interesting to get the bookmaker's perspective.
     
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    I personally wouldn't mind seeing that… It's also funny because he has a very recognizable unique voice.
     
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    Some of the older episodes of Gambling with an edge are great with high level BJ players talking about taking trips overseas looking for games. I think Munchkin is into high level advantage play with carney games. He's alluded to in past episodes (I haven't heard anything in the last 7 months) that BJ counting is impossible for him now and has been for a long time.
     
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    It was really interesting to hear some of the AP BJ guest talk about counting to get advantage of the side bets and that was in some places a higher payout than counting cards.

    Why did Munchkin say BJ counting was impossible for him now? Casinos just know who he is and 86 him??
     
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    I'll try to find the link and also try to get a screen grab of his photo and post it.
     
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    Cool, thanks! I like the episodes with the tax guy as well. Always learn some interesting facts that will really matter to me because I'm not an AP... and get to hear some pretty crazy stories.

    I'd love to attend Bob Dancer's VP classes sometime in the future. It'd also be a great opportunity to check out the south point. Anyone ever attend one of his classes???
     
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    Yeah, I recall Munchkin saying that it's not worth his time and effort to count BJ bc most places know him. Also, it's very common for casinos to utilize software to catch counters by looking at betting tendencies instead of relying on a pit critter to back someone off.
     
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    Here is a link to the YouTube video. Bob Dancer debuts at the 2 minute mark and Richard Munchkin debuts at the 3 minute mark, but they both have multiple snippets throughout:


     
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    Way late to the party here, but thanks for the recommendations, I have listened to so many of the "you can bet on that" podcast thanks to this thread now, it makes my commutes fly by now.
     
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