Season 3, Ep 88 - Casino (w/ Ify Nwadiwe)

Season 3, Ep 88 - Casino (w/ Ify Nwadiwe)
Hello from the Magic Tavern episode
Air date April 26, 2021
Episode no. S03E88
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Hosts Arnie, Chunt, Usidore
Guests Five Finger Flint Gustoon
Producers Arnie Niekamp, Matt Young, Adal Rifai
Post-production coordination Garrett Schultz
Earwolf producer Kimmie Lucas
Editor Stephen Dranger
Logo Allard Laban
Theme music Andy Poland
Special assistance Ryan DiGiorgi
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"Casino" is the eighty-eighth episode of season three of Hello from the Magic Tavern. It was originally released on April 26, 2021.


The gambling parlors are setting odds on the next ruler of the Northeast, with a little help from master gambler Five Finger Flint Gustoon.


At the top of the podcast, Chunt is excited to give Arnie his new dog with a tuxedo, Scoop Boopy, the dog mentioned from the last episode. Arnie assumes that it was already killed by Princess Trachea Aurelia Belaroth, and makes it clear that he does not want it. When Arnie asks how he could afford to get a dog since they are low on funds, Chunt admits that he stole the dog. Luckily, they are at The Rooster’s Left Foot, a casino within Northeastia. Arnie is not a big fan of being there as neither Chunt nor Usidore have impulse control.

Usidore spots a big board with a bunch of bets on who will take over the throne. Five Finger Flint Gustoon comes by, with his sexy-ass voice, and explains how these bets work. Reeling from the last email he read from Roseanne from Singapore, Chunt figures that Five Finger is a plant to undermine his own sexy voice. In turn, Chunt counters with a deeper sexier voice. Five Finger goes over some of the top contenders on the throne that the group may not be familiar with, like Sir Scootington of Scootvilles and King Elder Flower. However, the latter may be dead. Five Finger explains that what happened with King Elder Flower happened to his uncle. He bet against his father, Four Finger, that his uncle was dead and won.

Five Finger goes over his past with the trio; His family is a gambling family and his primary sources of income is scalping tickets and counterfeiting. He also has some long term bets, including ones about his own fate. However, his bets are not all encompassing as he adds the chance of being killed by a personalized, monogrammed fireball, as suggested by Usidore. There have also been bets on the interactions of the interview. Five Finger bet that Chunt's deeper voice is fake while Arnie bet Chunt would not be able to keep up the voice past the break. Five Finger was able to get Usidore ponder on past love (i.e. Jyn'Leeviyah the Red, which causes Usidore to cry and Five Finger and Arnie winning their respective bets.

For the Name board, Chunt readies to place a bet on himself (as his mother has always told him). He also decides to bet on The House, since The House always wins. This requires them to place high stake bets in a different location; the basement. Here, there are paintings of Faceball greats and several different rooms for additional betting. If one bets on the House, one would use their fingers. Usidore is more than happy to give Chunt fingers for the bets, while Arnie offers a snarky one finger (it's the middle finger). Arine also spots a sign that says "No Magical Fingers" , which forces Chunt to give up Usidore's wizard fingers and take from Usidore's non-magical bag of fingers.

In a stroke of genius, Chunt suggests to Usidore to bet one of his secret names. Five Finger agrees, betting using his own name. They head down to the Kobalt fighting pits. Arnie wants to participate in the bets, so he puts up Scoop Boopy as collateral. However, the casino would have to house it in the Orphanage of Living Bets. Five Finger admits that the fighting pits are a shame. It is just another part of Five Finger's elaborate bets. He had set up many possibilities, some may have drowned some dwarves.

Still determined to come out ahead, Chunt says he knows a way to still get Five Finger's name. In a double or nothing bet, Chunt bets that Five Finger would win the bet, creating the Gambler's paradox. For losing the bet, Five Finger is ready to chop his fingers off to no longer be Five Finger Flint. Chunt just tells him to use Scoop Poopy, which he changes his name to Fiver Finger Scoop Poopy.

As a final bet at the Casino, Usidore puts 100 coin for Tomblain Belaroth to ascend the throne. Chunt puts a post-diction on him as well. However, with Five Finger being able to plan for all possibilities, Arnie questions his ethics as a casino worker and gambler, But Five Finger neither confirms nor denies his tampering of the odds. Chunt asks another question, but is cut off by Five Finger, trying to predict how Chunt will die. He warns him of a person who dresses flamboyantly, before faking his death and crawling away.


There are no new emails this week.

New characters

  • Sir Scootington from Scootsville
  • King of the Elder Flower
  • Four Finger, Five Finger Flint’s father
  • The Ticketmaster
  • Scrumblebum from Cribtopia, a two year old prince
  • Tornague, a worker of the casino
  • Wondertinkle the Goat Lady, a former date of Five Finger
  • Faceball Hall of Famers:
    • Baby Tooth
    • Head Williams
    • Nolan Cryin'
    • Snacky Rob inson
    • Boobear Pig
    • Hank Baron
    • Mickey Dismantle
    • Sammy So-so
    • Lark The Liar
    • Derek Jester
    • Johnny Bench
    • Darryl The Strawberry
  • Michael Vick, a Faceball player
  • Pink the Bard
  • Tom Bravy

Recurring Characters

  • Séance the Cat
  • Scoop Boopy, the dog

Earth References

  • GoFundMe
  • Scooby Doo
  • Casino Games
  • Snake Eyes
  • Texas Hold’em
  • Roulette
  • Life After Death and Taxes
  • Baseball
    • Hall of Fame
      • Babe Ruth
      • Ted Williams
      • Nolan Ryan
      • Jackie Robinson
      • Lou Gehrig
        • Lou Gehrig's Disease
      • Mark McGwire
      • Hank Aaron
      • Mickey Mantle
      • Sammy Sosa
      • Derek Jeter
      • Johnny Bench
      • Darryl Strawberry
    • Hot dogs/ballpark franks
  • Ticketmaster
  • Window shopping
  • Cher's "Two the Hard Way"
  • The GOAT (Greatest of All Time)
  • She Sells Seashells by the Sea Shore
  • Boo Bear
  • Mickey Mouse
  • Michael Vic/Dog fighting
  • Pink
  • "Juicy" sweatpants
  • Chicago White Sox (Adal mistakenly says 1908, he meant the 1919 White Sox)
  • Tom Brady
  • Hedging bets
  • Poltergeist
  • Star Trek
    • Death Board
    • The Undiscovered Country
    • The Final Frontier
    • The Voyage Home
  • “Grandma needs a new pair of shoes”
  • "When to hold 'em and when to fold 'em"
  • Square Space
  • Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me
  • Siri
  • Frozen 2 Soundtrack
  • Podcaster
  • Radiolab
  • Et tu, Brute?


  • Usidore knows how to play all the ear instruments
  • The Games/events offered at The Rooster's Left Foot:
    • Smack'em
    • Snake Eyes
    • Rude-lette
    • Betting
    • Cake-gow
    • The Kobalt Fighting Pits (really gnomes dressed up as Kobalts)
    • An Underwater Room
    • Griffin Orgy
  • In Foon Superstition, the Rooster’s right foot is unlucky
  • Can the Wizard works at the Rooster’s Left Foot to aid bet settling and updating odds by slowing down time. He has been there for around 1,000 years.
  • Five Finger’s Long term bets are as follows:
    • 1,000,000 gold from death by the Ticketmaster
    • 5,000 gold from death by dragon
    • 20 gold from death by rogue Kobalt
    • 10 gold from death by random fireball
    • 50 gold from death by intentional fireball
    • 1 gold from friends never going on an adventure every again
    • There are bets he placed on orphans and King Elder Flower being dead, but it was not specified on how much
  • Bets are also made/resolved during the episode
    • Five Finger bet 5 gold pieces that Chunt’s voice was fake (won)
    • Arnie bet 15 gold pieces Chunt would revert his voice before the break (won)
    • Chunt bets 33 coin on himself to be the next future king (unresolved)
    • Five Finger 10 gold bet that he could get the group to ponder on love (won)
    • Arnie bet 5 gold pieces that Usidore would go away and cry before the break (won)
    • Five Finger bet his name that he could lead them to the Kobalt Pits (won)
    • In a double-or-nothing bet, Chunt bet Five Finger he would win the Bet (won)
    • Five Finger bet that Chunt would make a bet where Chunt would make a bet Five Finger would win the bet if Five Finger won it. And then when Chunt made the bet, Chunt would make Usidore hedge the bet and producing the coins for the current bet, thus losing that bet. (won)
    • Usidore bets 100 coin that Tomblain would take the throne (unresolved)
  • Usidore’s bag of fingers may be the origins of the name “Baggie McFingies”
    • However the gamblers here know Usidore here as Pool Halls, not to be confused with the names the Gamblers of Chorroth know him as; Johann Sebastian Bacharach.

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