Profession Confession

#28- Gambling Addict

December 1, 2017

We had an absolutely great conversation with former Blackjack Dealer/Gambling Addict (and current comedian) Mark Poolos.  Gabe and Mark are joined by comedian and degenerate gambler Steve Gillespie (conan, under our covers) for what Tevin declared a “top 5 episode”.  Mark starts by adding to the blackjack dealer conversation with some really interesting stuff about dealers being tagged as “dumpers” or winners, Pit boss sabotaging hot streaks, how to get free stuff, and George Carlin’s affect on casino winnings.  The conversation then turns to the story of Mark’s gambling addiction and all the highs, lows, and fallout associated.  

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Show Rundown:


Blackjack Graveyard Shift Dealer

Gambling as a Teenager

Hardest Part of Blackjack

Messing up the Deal

Mystic Lake Casino

First Time Dealing?

Blackjack Costumes

Blackjack Locker Room 

High Stakes Dealing

$57,000 Payout to Postman

Being a Dumper

Gave Away $30,000

Steve Doesn't Tip

Gabe Is George Clooney

Took $12,000 From Old Woman

Crying at the Table


Masturbating While Playing

Sleeping in the Car

Suicide in the Hotel

Fights at the Table

Cheaters Never Win

Stealing $250,000

George Carlin

How to get Free Shit

Gambling Addiction


Three Straight Days at the Mirage

Slot Machines

Seeing Other People Win

Brother Commits Suicide

Rock Bottom


Hiding the Addiction

Losing $4,000 in a Night

Help For Addicts