Our guest this week is magician, and card counter Steven Bridges. In 2018 Steven was a street magician in London. He decided to learn to count cards, and document his journey in a YouTube series.
[00:00] Introduction of blackjack player, Steven Bridges
[00:44] Being “unintentionally retired”
[01:51] Stephen’s YouTube channel
[03:33] Colin Jones
[04:36] Content creation, filming, and related considerations
[13:07] An instant bankroll
[16:36] What was the plan before the bankroll appeared?
[17:58] Blackjack Bootcamp
[19:07] Managing the logistics of cash
[21:52] Early play, bet sizes, and swings
[24:21] Filming the early sessions and field tests
[26:39] Playing in Washington
[29:31] South Point Casino December promotions – 50% off almost everything, City Shine moonshine giveaway
[32:57] Statistics from the first month in Washington
[35:10] U.S. blackjack versus European blackjack
[40:36] Returning to the U.S.
[49:21] Bad back-offs
[52:00] How to find Steven on Youtube
[53:00] Recommended: Dead Irish by John Lescroart, Anki app