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October 1st, 2020 at 9:40:01 AM permalink
Based on the Wizard of Macau website, pai gow tiles isn't offered in Macau casinos — why not?
odiousgambit
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October 1st, 2020 at 12:08:15 PM permalink
You really keep at that parrot with something you can poke at it with. it seems you want the parrot on your back instead of your shoulder?
the next time Dame Fortune toys with your heart, your soul and your wallet, raise your glass and praise her thus: “Thanks for nothing, you cold-hearted, evil, damnable, nefarious, low-life, malicious monster from Hell!” She is, after all, stone deaf. ... Arnold Snyder
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October 2nd, 2020 at 7:35:45 PM permalink
Episode #43
Stream Date: 10-01-2020
Length: 00:55:36
Topic: Ask Me Anything

Subjects
5Dimes and trailer news
Rock trivia
Craps: Card craps advantage play
The Wizard's biggest win
Joe Biden trivia (throughout show)
Will covid re-close casinos?
Las Vegas weather
Elvis has left the building
Has a casino banned the Wizard?
Macau: Pai Gow and blackjack offerings
Daylight savings time
Blackjack: High true counts
Vegas outdoor tourist spots
Magic tricks
Casino virus protection measures
Pickle poking
Moving to another state
Winter cold in Vegas
Magic shows in Vegas
Long-time fans
UTH: Seeing other player's cards
The Wizard and mathematics
The Vegas housing market
Is the Wizard sports betting?

Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
odiousgambit
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October 7th, 2020 at 9:28:12 AM permalink
The national debt will soon pass 30 trillion dollars. In the distant future trillions will be eclipsed by quadrillions. People just might hear the debt is 'half a quadrilllion' sooner than we like to think. But I am thinking it won't be in my lifetime unless inflation goes crazy. Do you think for people being born today, that when they will grow up, they will have to get used to hearing all about quadrillions of dollars?
the next time Dame Fortune toys with your heart, your soul and your wallet, raise your glass and praise her thus: “Thanks for nothing, you cold-hearted, evil, damnable, nefarious, low-life, malicious monster from Hell!” She is, after all, stone deaf. ... Arnold Snyder
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October 15th, 2020 at 7:40:03 AM permalink
This fall Virgin Galactic will be launching its first space tourism flight. Tickets cost $250,000. Are you interested in such an experience and what ticket price would you be willing to pay?
Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
Gialmere
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October 17th, 2020 at 2:29:24 PM permalink
Episode #44
Stream Date: 10-15-2020
Length: 01:00:58
Topic: Ask Me Anything

Subjects
Space tourism and the vomit comet
Skydiving and cliff jumping
Ultimate X Poker
Is Christopher Mitchell genuine?
The Wizard's favorite Vegas bars
Twitter ignorant
The 4-8-24 solar eclipse
The Wizard under the sea
"Real" haunted houses
Slots and UTH downtown
Caesars Diamond Elite vs Mlife Platinum
The dancing Wizard
Halloween costumes
Getting a casino host
Craps: How the house rounds the vig
Craps: Pulling a Don't Pass bet
Silly poker game videos
Spanish 21: Match the dealer
Name That Tune
Craps: Table minimum bets
A brief Wizard history
Police Trivia (throughout show)
Craps: Can you add to a Don't Pass?
Sports Betting: Parlay maximums
3 Card Poker vs Crazy 4 Poker
Crapless Craps: Betting the 2 or 12
Caribbean Stud: Vegas availability
The unicycling Wizard
Becoming a dealer
Pai Gow Poker: i-Verify machines
Slots: Are play styles analyzed?
Where is James Grosjean?



Missing this episode...
Donald Trump trivia was promised
Pickle (perhaps he nips too much)

Reminder
The Wizard will offer an opinion of Christopher Mitchell (although Father Michael is guest hosting next episode).

Videos
Mentioned in this episode are underwater cemeteries. Your cremated remains are mixed in cement and shaped by a mold into (for example) a hollow sphere with holes for fish to swim in and out of. The molds are then submerged to form a man-made reef. The one the wizard mentions, however, is probably Neptune's Reef whose design is inspired by Atlantis. Here, the remains are molded into animal shapes (like sea shells, fish and sea turtles) and attached to the submerged structure...




Since it's the Halloween season and we're already flirting with submechanophobia, also mentioned is Nelson's Landing near Vegas. In an earlier livestream, it was revealed that the bay has an underwater statue of a giant octopus...

Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
odiousgambit
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October 22nd, 2020 at 3:25:49 AM permalink
You said you were once an actor in a TV sit-com, and I believe had some other TV appearances as an actor, can you tell us how this all came about?
the next time Dame Fortune toys with your heart, your soul and your wallet, raise your glass and praise her thus: “Thanks for nothing, you cold-hearted, evil, damnable, nefarious, low-life, malicious monster from Hell!” She is, after all, stone deaf. ... Arnold Snyder
odiousgambit
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October 22nd, 2020 at 4:18:51 AM permalink
You may have felt my question about quadrillions in debt was too political, which I didn't intend. Or you may have felt I should just figure it out myself LOL 


So I did, using a compound interest calculator, which can show the growth of something at a certain sustained percentage of growth, https://www.thecalculatorsite.com/finance/calculators/compoundinterestcalculator.php 


This month the US national debt hit 27 trillion dollars. I took that and applied various percentages, choosing compounding once a year [hopefully that's correct] and found that the number 27 increases to around 500 at an increase of 6% per year for 50 years. So for someone born this year, by the time they are 50, the debt easily will be referred to by some people as "half a quadrillion dollars"


6% per year seems perhaps low, see chart at below link. 7.5% would indeed send it to over a quadrillion!


https://www.macrotrends.net/2496/national-debt-growth-by-year 
the next time Dame Fortune toys with your heart, your soul and your wallet, raise your glass and praise her thus: “Thanks for nothing, you cold-hearted, evil, damnable, nefarious, low-life, malicious monster from Hell!” She is, after all, stone deaf. ... Arnold Snyder
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October 23rd, 2020 at 6:37:06 AM permalink
As long as this is on my mind, I did some math.

The national debt was 5.656 trillion in 1999 and 22.719 trillion in 2019. That is a rate of growth of 7.2% per year.

Assuming the same rate of increase, the national debt will reach one quadrillion dollars in 54.4 years from 2019, or the year 2073*.

I might add that in the debate yesterday Trump said Biden's "green new deal" would cost 100 trillion. I would have said "One-tenth of a quadrillion dollars." I think we will start to hear the Q word in speaking of money pretty soon.

Please note I say all this in a mathematical sense as opposed to making politically charged statements.

I'll address this on the next show.

* Corrected
Last edited by: Wizard on Oct 23, 2020
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odiousgambit
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October 23rd, 2020 at 11:41:09 AM permalink
[I pointed out a typo]
Last edited by: odiousgambit on Oct 23, 2020
the next time Dame Fortune toys with your heart, your soul and your wallet, raise your glass and praise her thus: “Thanks for nothing, you cold-hearted, evil, damnable, nefarious, low-life, malicious monster from Hell!” She is, after all, stone deaf. ... Arnold Snyder

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