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Gambling and Long Lost Dads

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A young woman meets her brother for the first time at their father's funeral, a professional blackjack player faces down his gambling demons, and Colin Quinn (Weekend Update, SNL) is hired to do comedy for Robert DeNiro's birthday party...and bombs.

Photo by Sarah Stacke

A professional gambler finds creative ways to keep himself in the game.

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A young woman meets her brother for the first time at their father's funeral.

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When asked to perform at Robert DeNiro’s birthday party, Colin finds himself in over his head.

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Josh Axelrad

A professional gambler finds creative ways to keep himself in the game.

As Mike mentions, Josh finally did finish his book. Repeat Until Rich: A Professional Card Counter’s Chronicle of the Blackjack Wars is available now on Amazon and in bookstores everywhere.

 

Daisy Rosario

A young woman meets her brother for the first time at their father’s funeral.

Daisy telling her story at The Moth. Photo by Denise Ofelia Mangen.

 

Colin Quinn

When asked to perform at Robert DeNiro’s birthday party, Colin finds himself in over his head.

Colin Quinn telling his story at The Moth.

 

The music featured in this episode

The Drift – Uncanny Valley - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify

Albert Collins - Blackjack Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify

John Zorn - Quelamia - Find it on iTunes/Amazon

Indigo Jam Unit - Pirates Find it on iTunes