We spent so much time talking about proper blackjack techniques, casino openings and closings, comped rooms in Atlantic City, and potential-but-unlikely Vegas trips that we decided to create a blog. Despite our prolific output (10 posts in three years), we realized what we really enjoy is talking about Atlantic City and the casino business with each other, so we started the Due For A Win podcast in November 2015 and have been recording our discussions every other week since then.
Kyle plays a lot of Blackjack, Pai Gow Poker, Pai Gow Tiles and Jacks or Better, and he has an unreasonable love for crappy old casinos like Imperial Palace and the Atlantic City Hilton but hates slightly newer crappy casinos like Excalibur. He spends his time thinking about things like limiting house edge, and he scolds Craig for defying the Wizard of Odds’ recommendations. He once sat at a video poker machine in the Caesars Atlantic City high limit slot room for more than six hours straight so that he could earn Total Rewards Diamond status in one day.
Craig spends too much time studying Blackjack basic strategy for the amount of time he actually spends playing Blackjack. He’s also a closeted penny slots player and thinks Dam Lumberjack Beavers is hilarious. When he’s not obsessively checking his Total Rewards room rates, he’s longing for the return of animatronic characters to Wild Wild West or planning his next big purchase from Peanut World. Before his first trip to Atlantic City, he told a friend that he figured he’d leave town thinking, “that was fun enough but I honestly never need to go again.”
Kyle and Craig both have MBAs in things totally unrelated to the casino or hospitality industries, but that won’t stop them from mentioning it as though it makes them authorities on the subject.
“Due For A Win” is a reference to gambler’s fallacy, or the mistaken idea that probability tilts in your favor after a streak of losing hands because the odds of losing many hands in a row are low.