If you’re not familiar with a podcast, it’s similar to a radio show, except that it’s a digital sound file that you can listen to at your convenience. You can listen to podcasts on your computer or on a portable digital music player.

The American Casino Guide has a monthly podcast hosted by the book’s author, Steve Bourie, who talks about topics of interest to travelers who like to visit casinos.

Whether it’s using the best gambling strategies or simply getting the best deals on travel to casinos, Steve can speak expertly on the subject. During each show, which all run about 30 minutes, Steve interviews a special guest from the world of casino travel or gambling.

You can automatically subscribe to the American Casino Guide Show through iTunes, or simply copy the following URL and paste it into your podcatching program: http://www.americancasinoguide.libsyn.com/rss If you prefer, you can simply listen to each show individually, as listed below.


List of Available Podcasts

December, 2010 – All About Video Poker with Michael “The Wizard of Odds” ShacklefordA video podcast!

This is a video podcast hosted on You Tube. In it American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie, interviews Michael Shackleford, also known as the “Wizard of Odds.” They talk about how video poker machines work and how to win on them.


November, 2010 – All About Slots with Michael “The Wizard of Odds” ShacklefordA video podcast!

This is a video podcast hosted on You Tube. In it American Casino Guide author, Steve Bourie, interviews Michael Shackleford, also known as the “Wizard of Odds.” They talk about how slot machines work and how to win on them.


October, 2010 – Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Baccarat
with Michael Shackleford, the Wizard of Odds

Steve interviews gaming writer Michael Shackleford, also known as the Wizard of Odds, to learn all about baccarat. They discuss how to play the game; the casino’s mathematical advantage on the various bets that are offered; the best strategies for playing; and whether or not the game can be beaten in the long run.

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September, 2010 – How to have a cheap Las Vegas vacation

Steve interviews Matt Weatherford, editor of cheapovegas.com, about how to get the most value for your money when visiting Las Vegas. They discuss getting cheap deals on rooms, food, gambling, shows and more. They also discuss the “resort fees” that many Las Vegas hotels now charge, plus Matt gives his best advice for first-time, as well as long-time, Las Vegas visitors.

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August, 2010 – Everything You Ever Wanted to Know
About Craps with Frank Scoblete

Steve interviews craps expert and best-selling author Frank Scoblete. They discuss: the basics of how to play craps; good bets to make; bad bets to avoid; using controlled dice shooting to gain a mathematical edge at the game; the 5-count betting system; and Frank’s best advice for craps players.

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July, 2010 – Video Poker – How to Win and How it Works – A video podcast!

This is a video podcast hosted on You Tube. In it Steve explains how video poker machines work and how they differ from slot machines. He also explains how you can learn to easily find the best-paying video poker games in any casino and use the proper strategy to achieve the best long-term payback percentages.


June, 2010 – Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Blackjack with Henry Tamburin

Steve interviews blackjack author and expert Henry Tamburin. They discuss: how the casino’s mathematical advantage in blackjack is determined; progressive betting versus card counting; and the best strategies for basic play, doubling down, splitting, soft hands, surrender and insurance.

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May, 2010 – Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About
Slot Machines with Frank Legato

Steve interviews gaming writer Frank Legato, who is the author of “How to Win Millions Playing Slot Machines, or Lose Trying.” They discuss: how slots work; the various types of machines and the best strategies for playing them; the future of server-based gaming for slots; and Frank’s best advice for players.

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April, 2010 – Setting Your Video Poker Goals with Jean Scott

Steve interviews video poker expert Jean Scott about setting goals for video poker players in three specific areas: 1 – Those simply wanting to lose less money; 2 – Those wanting to play a break-even game and enjoy the casino comps; and 3 – Those who want play at an advantage over the casinos and make money.

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March, 2010 – Interview with Mike Aponte of the MIT Blackjack Team

Steve interviews Mike Aponte of the MIT Blackjack Team. They discuss how Mike first became involved with the team; how they operated; his role on the team; and their biggest success. Mike also explains what he did after the team broke up; what he is doing today; and his best advice for blackjack players.

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February, 2010 – The Changing Face of Video Poker with Linda Boyd

Steve interviews Linda Boyd, author of “The Video Poker Edge,” about the changing face of video poker. They discuss newer games such as Wheel Poker, Quick Quads, Dream Card, Super Times Pay and Power Punch. They also discuss server-based gaming, as well as how casino promotions are changing.

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January, 2010 – Interview with David Schwartz, Director of the Center for Gaming Research at UNLV

Steve interviews David Schwartz, Director of the Center for Gaming Research at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. They discuss some of the materials contained in the Gaming Research collection, plus they talk about some of the unique documents and artifacts that are featured on the Center’s web site.

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December, 2009 – What’s New in Slots and Table Games with gaming writer John Grochowski

Steve interviews syndicated gaming writer John Grochowski about the new slot machines and table games introduced at the November 2009 Global Gaming Expo (G2E) trade show in Las Vegas. Steve also tells the story of how he recently was able to get a penthouse suite at The Hotel at Mandalay Bay for two nights for $130!

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November, 2009 – Interview with American Casino Guide author Steve Bourie

Steve Bourie’s son, Matthew, interviews his dad about his work as the author of the American Casino Guide. They discuss Steve’s background in the gambling industry, how the book first came about, his travels to various casinos, interesting gamblers he has come to know, plus his best advice for casingoers.

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October, 2009 – A Look at the American Casino Industry – Its Past, Present and Future

Steve interviews Global Gaming Busines Magazine Publisher, Roger Gros, to discuss the American casino industry. They start with a timeline of how the industry developed. They then discuss its current problems in the recession and conclude with how the industry will probably change in the future.

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September, 2009 – Casino Gambling and the Law with I. Nelson Rose

Steve interviews gambling law expert I. Nelson Rose. They discuss current U.S. laws governing Internet gambling; the rights of players who count cards at blackjack; the rights of players who win slot jackpots that are disputed by the casinos; legal rights when gambling at Indian casinos; and more.

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August, 2009 – Advantage Players versus the Casinos with Bill Zender

Steve interviews casino consultant Bill Zender who advises casinos on how to protect themselves from advantage players who are trying to get an edge by using legal methods. They discuss how the players attempt to get that edge in various games such as blackjack, craps, roulette, baccarat, slots and video poker.

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July, 2009 – 1,000 Best Casino Gambling Secrets
with Bill Burton

Steve interviews Bill Burton, the casino gambling guide at About.com and author of “1,000 Best Casino Gambling Secrets.” They discuss various aspects of casino gambling including: money management; odds/probabilities; tipping etiquette; and the best strategies for playing slots, video poker and the major table games.

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June, 2009 – How to Play and How to Win at Caribbean Stud Poker, Let It Ride and Three-Card Poker

Steve interviews gambling writer Henry Tamburin on how to play and how to win at Caribbean Stud Poker, Let It Ride and Three-Card Poker. They discuss the basics of how to play each game, plus the best strategies for each game that will give the casino the least mathematical advantage over the player.

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May, 2009 – The Tactics of Winning at Video Poker with Dan Paymar

Steve interviews video poker expert Dan Paymar. They discuss tactics for winning at video poker, including: which casino is best to play at?; how important are slots clubs and promotions?; which game is best to play?; should the double-up feature be used?; and more..

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April, 2009 – Visiting Reno and Lake Tahoe

Steve interviews Ellen Oppenheim, President and CEO of the Reno-Tahoe Convention and Visitors Bureau. They discuss things for visitors to see and do when visiting Reno-Tahoe, including a property-by-property description of all casino hotels, plus a suggested travel route for visiting all areas of interest.

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March, 2009 – How To Get The Most For Your Money When Visiting A Casino

Steve interviews The Frugal Gambler author, Jean Scott, on “How To Get The Most For Your Money When Visiting A Casino.” They discuss ways to save money when planning the trip; how to take advantage of players clubs and promotions; using coupons; and choosing the best games for maximum comps.

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February, 2009 – Slot Machines – How They Work and How To Win

Steve interviews slot machine expert John Robison. They discuss how slot machines work and how to win on different types of machines such as: straight multipliers, bonus multipliers, buy-a-pay, progressives, and multicoin/multiline.

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January, 2009 – New Casino Games with John Grochowski

Steve interviews syndicated gaming writer John Grochowski about new table games and slot/video poker machines introduced at the November 2008 Global Gaming Expo (G2E) trade show in Las Vegas.

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December, 2008 – The Best Things to See and Do in Las Vegas

Steve interviews Las Vegas entertainment columnist Jackie Brett. They discuss the best things for visitors to see and do in Las Vegas. They talk about various shows and attractions within particular price ranges for all kinds of visitors – from those with limited budgets to high rollers with money to burn.

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November, 2008 – Problem Gambling Awareness

Steve interviews Keith Whyte, Executive Director of the National Council on Problem Gambling. They discuss; what is a problem gambler; who is prone to become a problem gambler; how you can tell if someone is a problem gambler; sources of help for problem gamblers; and advice to avoid becoming a problem gambler.

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October, 2008 – The Basics of Video Poker with Linda Boyd

Steve interviews Linda Boyd, author of The Video Poker Edge, on the basics of video poker. They discuss why video poker is better than playing slots; which are the best VP games to play; how to find the highest-paying VP machines; how to learn the correct playing strategies; and how to use slot clubs for maximum benefits.

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September, 2008 – Visiting Tunica, Mississippi

Steve interviews Webster Franklin, president of the Tunica Convention and Visitors Bureau. They discuss tourist attractions for visitors in the greater Tunica area and then, on a property-by-property basis, they give details on each of the nine casinos in Tunica.

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August, 2008 – Blackjack Card Counting Teams with Tommy Hyland

Steve interviews Tommy Hyland who has run one of the country’s most successful card counting teams for more than 20 years. They discuss his opinion of the “21” movie, how he got started, how teams work, problems that teams encounter, what the future looks like for card counters, and his general advice for blackjack players.

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July, 2008 – Interview with gaming author Frank Scoblete

Steve interviews gaming author and the foremost gaming writer for Casino Player and Strictly Slots magazines, Frank Scoblete. They discuss Frank’s background, his various books on casino gambling, his current projects, and his advice for gamblers.

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June, 2008 – Getting the most out of slot clubs with Jeffrey Compton

Steve interviews Jeffrey Compton, slot club editor for Casino Player and Strictly Slots magazines. They discuss how players can get the most benefits from various kinds of slot clubs.

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May, 2008 – Howard Schwartz of the Gambler’s Book Shop in Las Vegas

Steve interviews Howard Schwartz, marketing director of America’s first gambling bookstore, the Gambler’s Book Shop in Las Vegas. They discuss the history of the store, some of its famous visitors, and Howard’s recommendations for the best books on a variety of gambling topics.

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April, 2008 – Visiting Atlantic City

Steve interviews Jeff Vasser, Executive Director of the Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority about what visitors can expect to see and do in Atlantic City. They discuss the city’s typical visitor; getting to and around the city; the newest developments that have opened, or are in the planning stages; and a quick take on all of the city’s casino resorts.

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March, 2008 – Gambling and Taxes with Jean Scott

Steve interviews Jean Scott, author of Tax Help for Gamblers, about the tax implications for gamblers. They discuss what ID is needed to claim winnings; which forms you receive from the casinos, how to keep a gambling diary; how to declare wins and losses on your tax forms; state tax liabilities; and more.

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February, 2008 – How to Become a Professional Gambler with Arnold Snyder

Steve interviews blackjack and poker expert Arnold Snyder about how a player can learn to become a professional player at those two casino games.

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January, 2008 – New casino Games with John Grochowski

Steve interviews syndicated gaming writer John Grochowski about new table games and slot/video poker machines introduced at the G2E (Global Gaming Expo) trade show this past November in Las Vegas.

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December, 2007 – An update on the Mississippi Gulf Coast Casinos

Steve interviews Nicole Learson, Director of Marketing at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau. They discuss, on a property-by-property basis, how the casinos in the area have changed since Hurricane Katrina and what new developments are expected in the future.

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November, 2007 – How to Choose the Best Video Poker Paytables with Jean Scott

Steve interviews video poker expert Jean Scott about how to choose the best video poker paytables. They discuss how to find paytables offering the best returns; which paytables have high “volatility,” which can require a bigger bankroll; and which ones offer better returns on progressive machines.

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October, 2007 – Maximizing Comps at Blackjack with Max Rubin

Steve interviews Max Rubin, co-host of CBS TV’s Ultimate Blackjack Tour and author of “Comp City.” They discuss Max’s background in the casino industry and his past work as a card counter. Max also gives tips for blackjack players looking to exploit the casino comping system.

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September, 2007 – Playing Craps with Larry Edell –

Steve interviews Larry Edell, author of seven books on craps and webmaster of thecrapshooter.com. They discuss how to play craps, the game’s good and bad bets, maximizing casino comps in craps, and using “controlled dice shooting” to overcome the casino’s mathematical advantage.

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August, 2007 – Winning on Slot Machines with Frank Legato

Steve interviews Frank Legato, author of “How To Win Millions Playing Slot Machines…Or Lose Trying.” They discuss how slots work and tips for players to increase their chances of winning.

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July, 2007 – Saving Money in Las Vegas with Anthony Curtis, publisher of Las Vegas Advisor Newsletter

Steve interviews Anthony Curtis, publisher of the “Las Vegas Advisor” newsletter. They discuss various ways to save money on rooms, shows, food and gambling while visiting, or planning a trip to, Las Vegas.

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June, 2007 – Beatable Casino Games with “The Wizard of Odds,” Michael Shackleford

Steve interviews Michael Shackleford, also known as “The Wizard of Odds,” for his opinion on which casino games are beatable. They discuss slots, video poker, blackjack, craps, roulette and baccarat with tips from Mike on how to either beat a game, or lessen the casino’s advantage.

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May, 2007 – Texas Hold’em Poker with Bill Burton

Steve interviews Bill Burton, the casino gambling guide at About.com and author of “Get The Edge at Low-Limit Texas Hold’em!” They discuss how to play Texas Hold’em and strategies for winning.

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April, 2007 – Maximizing Slot Club Benefits, with Jean Scott

Steve interviews Frugal Gambling author, Jean Scott, for her expertise on casino slot clubs. They discuss how various slot club systems work, how to earn cashback and comps, plus other ways for players to earn maximum benefits.

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March, 2007 – How to Become a Professional Video Poker Player, with Bob Dancer

Steve interviews professional video poker player, Bob Dancer, who has won more than $1 million in his career. They discuss what it takes to become a professional player, including: choosing the right machines, using proper strategies, bankroll considerations and more.

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February, 2007 – Blackjack with Henry Tamburin

Steve interviews gaming author and blackjack newsletter publisher, Henry Tamburin. They discuss the new Speed Count system for counting cards; how rule changes affect a casino’s mathematical advantage; how to find the best games, how to avoid the worst games; and how to get a FREE three-month subsciption to Henry’s newsletter.

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January, 2007 – Video Poker with Linda Boyd

Steve interviews Linda Boyd, author of “The Video Poker Edge.” They discuss Linda’s background and her advice for video poker players.

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December, 2006 – Casino Gambling with Mark Pilarski

Steve interviews syndicated gaming writer Mark Pilarski whose column appears in newspapers, magazines and web sites throughout the world. They discuss Mark’s background, his advice for players, plus interesting stories from his columns as well as his casino career.

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November, 2006 – Blackjack with Stanford Wong

Steve interviews blackjack expert Stanford Wong. They discuss Wong’s background, card counting, the current state of blackjack in Las Vegas and tips for players wanting to get the most for their money when playing blackjack.

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October, 2006 – Blackjack Tournaments with Ken Einiger

Steve interviews Ken Einiger, World Series of Blackjack champion and author of “Play To Win.” Steve and Ken discuss blackjack tournaments and the best strategies for playing in them.

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September, 2006 – Slot Machine Myths with John Robison

Steve interviews John Robison, author of “The Slot Experts Guide to Playing Slots.” Steve and John play “Mythbusters” and examine 11 common myths that people have about playing slot machines.

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August, 2006 – Video Poker with Jean Scott –

Steve explains the three big differences between slots and video poker. He also interviews Jean Scott, author of “The Frugal Gambler” and “Frugal Video Poker” to get her tips for winning at video poker.

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July, 2006 – Slot Machines with John Grochowski

Steve explains how slot machines work and how casinos decide what they should be set to pay out. He also interviews syndicated gaming writer, and author of “The Slot Machine Answer Book,” John Grochowski, to get his tips for winning on the slots.

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June, 2006 – Gulf Coast Casinos with Linda Mabry

Steve gives three tips on how to save money when booking a trip to a casino hotel, plus he interviews former Biloxi Sun-Herald gaming writer Linda Mabry for an updateon the status of all casinos on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

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