Podcast – Bob Hamman – Gambling With An Edge

Podcast – Bob Hamman – Gambling With An Edge

Our guest this week is legendary bridge player Bob Hamman.  Bob also runs a company called SCA that basically insures large unlikely events.  One example would be the Pepsi promotion where someone could win a billion dollars.

[00:00]  Introduction bridge player and businessman, Bob Hamman

[00:30]  Bob’s background in bridge

[01:43]  The Italian Blue Team

[03:42]  Bobby Wolff

[04:16]  What other games did Bob play?

[05:27]  Playing in major tournaments with various partners

[06:54]  Maintaining skill and alertness at an advanced age

[08:15]  Getting paid to play as a partner

[09:10]  The Dallas Aces

[12:09]  Does Bob still study bridge, review hands?

[12:43]  Online bridge, cheating

[18:24]  SCA, a company that insures unique promotions

[21:00]  Lance Armstrong promotion

[22:54]  Founding SCA

[24:14]  The Promise

[25:47]  Memorable contract negotiations

[28:26]  Kelly criterion

[29:24]  Pepsi $1B promotion

[30:58]  Illegal and/or immoral promotions

[31:45]  The most unusual thing that SCA has insured

[35:36]  Fraudulent winners

[40:06]  Do SCA representatives attend events?

[43:45]  Does SCA help to develop promotions?

[45:45]  Bridge as a game of skill, variance in games and promotions

[51:25]  Contacting SCA

[52:04]  Recommended:  The Sicilian Ristorante, Patrick Veitch on YouTube

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