Podcast – Norman Beck – Gambling With An Edge

Podcast – Norman Beck – Gambling With An Edge

Our guest this week is Norman Beck, magician, bridge player, and gambler who has made bets from 42 cents to a Billion dollars for his company SCA.

Show Notes

[00:00]  Introduction of bridge player Norman Beck

[00:39]  How did Norman get started in gambling?

[01:56]  Norman’s bridge experience

[03:43]  How did Norman get better at bridge?

[06:45]  SCA

[09:22]  Pepsi “Play for a Billion” promotion

[11:29]  Insuring 42 cent bets

[14:44]  Market research calculations and usual promotions

[18:56]  Protection from scams, declining inquires to insure

[24:07]  Insuring a promotion for one person

[30:12]  South Point Casino April Promotions – $500k Swipe, Spin, and Win

[31:00]  http://BlackjackApprenticeship.com – Blackjack Bootcamps are happening in Las Vegas in May

[31:54]  http://VideoPoker.com/gwae – Gold Membership offers correction on most games, free Pro Membership trial for GWAE listeners

[33:03]  Getting expert advice, cheating stories

[41:00]  More usual promotions

[46:54]  Norman’s TED Talk

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Norman’s TED Talk – http://Youtube.com/watch?v=41ElcN9QDy0