In this well-lubricated episode, Jason and Tony imbibe two Cynar-based cocktails (the “Patreon Love,” so named because Tony forgot the name of it, and the “Cynar Flip”) and share their experiences with the Kristoff Brittania and the Opus X Lost City cigars. Then we begin a two-part gaming segment focused on the ways the casinos fight money laundering. Can’t miss!
Get ready for an extra-long monologue about W2Gs punctuated by the Toronto and the Eeyore’s Requirem cocktails and the Davidoff Year of the Dog cigar.
Fortified with some Makers Mark Private Select whiskey—a generous gift from Andrew—Jason regales The People with a review of the Davidoff Nicaragua cigar. Then, your Gurus of Gaming discuss some upcoming gambling-related events.
Hold on to yer butts, kids, this one is a bit smoooooth. We start with a review of the Macallan 12-year and 12-year double cask scotches. Then we talk about forming a good cigar group in the context rehabing an old dried-out Cuban. Then we dive headfirst into the controversial subject of loot boxes in video games.
We launch the show with a reminder to catch E-351 for some admin notes, if you missed them, then we dive into a review of Ancient Uncle Joe’s artisinal aged mead, a gift from Jason’s friend Eva. Then Tony elucidates his enjoyment of the Kristoff Connecticut cigar, followed by Jason’s declamations of demi-demerit for the Rocky Patel Special Edition. Kyle from Ontario calls with an intriguing idea. Oh, and we finish with sharing the American Gaming Association’s year-in-review email blast.
Wowza! Lots to go through. We start with some administrative notes about our website redesign and new functionality. Then we review the M-43 N.E. India Pale Ale, a gift from listener Patrick from Grand Rapids. Tony tells a story about why he picked up a Macanudo Gold Label cigar, then Jason offers a review of the H Upmann AJ Fernandez Churchill. We wrap it up with Tony’s report of his annual family Christmas holiday in Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada.
In this well-lubricated episode, Jason and Tony enjoy a taste of the Bumbu rum. Tony shares his experience with the Anastasia Caldwell 1918 cigar, followed by Jason’s review of the Montecristo Reverence bellicoso. We then slide into the third and final segment about casino credit—debt collections and bankruptcy. Plus outtakes and a large amount of loosey-goosey banter. Can’t miss! Happy new year!
Jason and Tony share their predictions for Las Vegas and casino gaming in general—our long-running tradition for the end-of-year show!
Alas, our planned episode 349, which was scheduled for today, had an uncorrectable data error in the files.
We review the Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey (thanks, Phil!) then discuss a “study” inquiring about which forms of alcohol make you merry or maudlin. In the stogie section, Tony reviews the Blind Man’s Bluff and Jason reviews the Casa Turrent Serie 1901. Then we bring this winner in for a grand-slam ending with part two (of three) of our exploration of casino credit.