At the top of today’s podcast, Adam talks about Natalia and her friends agreeing to walk a marathon, while Sonny spends the day inside playing video games. Adam goes on to talk about Red Lobster going viral recently, and restaurants reopening with mannequins. Jordan Harbinger then joins the show to talk with the gang about why the lottery is a total rip off. After that, Adam chats with Houston Curtis about the real story behind the celebrity poker games depicted in the film, ‘Molly’s Game’. They go on to talk about his friendship with Tobey Maguire, his thoughts on the movie vs reality, and some of the craziest stories to come out of that time period.
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Our guest this week is Houston Curtis on to talk abut what really happened in Molly's Game. His new book is Billion dollar Hollywood Heist.We welcome your questions - send them to us at email@example.com, or you can find me at @RWM21 on Twitter or https://www.facebook.com/GamblingWithAnEdge.podcastClick to listen - Alt click to downloadShow Notes[00:00] Introduction of Houston Curtis, author of The Billion Dollar Hollywood Heist[00:47] Houston's background in gambling[03:08] Witnessing shenanigans in licensed casinos[07:33] Producing television shows[11:10] Meeting Tobey McGuire[13:09] KC Munchkin[17:40] Hustling side bet mechanics in Molly's game[22:28] Molly enters the game[25:01] Molly's role shifts[31:35] South Point Casino - (currently closed) hotel, casino, and spa[32:32] Predictit.org/promo/edge - place small bets on political events, $20 deposit bonus for GWAE listeners[33:04] BlackjackApprenticeship.com - card counting training site and community[33:50] VideoPoker.com/gwae - Gold Membership offers correction on most game, free 1k hand trial of Pro Membership for GWAE listeners[35:16] Staking Leonardo DiCaprio[37:47] Why didn't Toby cut Houston out of the game?[39:40] Did Houston ever intentionally lose?[42:32] How did Houston's wife tolerate the swings?[44:02] The sharp players in Molly's game[50:54] Recommended: MasterClass.com, Duolingo.comSponsored Links:SouthPointCasino.comPredictit.org/promo/edgeBlackjackApprenticeship.comVideoPoker.com/gwaeBooks Referenced:The Billion Dollar Hollywood Heist by Houston Curtis https://amzn.to/2xJBC0JGambling Sleight of Hand by Steve Forte https://www.gamblingsleightofhand.com/Expert at the Card Table by S.W. Erdnase https://amzn.to/2VVB53PRecommended:MasterClass.comDuolingo.com
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