Gambling With an Edge – blackjack player, Socrates


Our guest this week is an AP who goes by the call Socrates.

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Show Notes

[00:00] Introduction of Socrates, AP and golfer
[00:30] Will there be a slot round table on GWAE?
[02:32] Making money golfing
[03:56] Building a bankroll
[07:02] How did people attempt to hustle Socrates?
[08:38] Betting serious money at golf
[09:25] Cheating
[11:27] Winning at golf versus winning at a Online Casino Australian
[14:52] How does Socrates’ wife feel about his advantage plays?
[15:38] Getting started in advantage play
[16:18] Learning to play blackjack
[19:09] Losing streak
[20:10] Getting backed off locally
[23:01] Learning to hold card
[25:59] Meeting another counter
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[29:39] Team play
[30:41] more than on Socrates’ progression
[32:27] Finding hole card games
[33:48] Team play with his wife
[34:34] Playing with a full-time job
[36:52] Bad back-offs
[40:46] Lessons learned
[45:08] Getting backed off at the men’s club
[49:48] Traveling with money
[51:25] Recommended – Global Entry, Bomber Mafia by Malcolm Gladwell, The Almanack of Naval Ravikant by Eric Jorgenson

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Books Referenced:
Blackbelt in Blackjack by Arnold Snyder


Bomber Mafia by Malcolm Gladwell

The Almanack of Naval Ravikant by Eric Jorgenson

Gambling With an Edge is a weekly radio show dedicated to making you a better gambler tomorrow than you were yesterday. The hosts, Bob Dancer, and Richard Munchkin are both authors and professional gamblers. You can learn more than about them at

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