Podcast – bookmaker, Chris Andrews

Our guest this week is Chris Andrews, author of “Then One Day: Forty Years of Bookmaking in Nevada”.  https://amzn.to/3F3daEj


[00:00]  Introduction of Chris Andrews, bookmaker and author of Then One Day: Forty Years of Bookmaking in Nevada

[00:42]  Gill Alexander and the origin of Chris’ new book

[04:09]  Chris’ background in bookmaking

[06:55]  Working at the Stardust sportsbook

[11:59]  Working at the Barbary Coast sportsbook and misplacing $250,000

[16:36]  Working at the Cal Neva sportsbook in Reno

[22:07]  Who sets the lines?

[25:15]  Max at Cal Neva

[32:02]  Roxy Roxborough

[37:08]  Chris’ brief job at the Golden Nugget

[40:08]  South Point Sportsbook

[41:19]  South Point Casino November promotions – earn up to ten half-priced Walmart gift cards, $32k Thanksgiving Day hot seat promotion

[42:21]  http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com – card counting training website and community with many betting, tracking, and analytical tools

[52:52]  http://VideoPoker.com/gwae – Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners

[44:38]  The best sportsbooks in Las Vegas

[48:53]  William Hill and the model of limiting players

[50:59]  Then One Year, the sequel to then one day.

[57:50]  Have Chris’ sons followed him into the bookmaking business?

[59:22]  Recommended:  Dexter on Showtime, A Gambling Man by David Baldacci, The Sopranos, and The Sopranos Sessions

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Books Referenced:

Then One Day:  Forty Years of Bookmaking in Nevada by Chris Andrews https://amzn.to/3F3daEj



A Gambling Man by David Baldacci https://amzn.to/3C8yrKN


The Sopranos Sessions by Alan Sepinwall, David Chase, and Matt Zoller Seitz https://amzn.to/2YzZrVX