Stanford Wong: Writer Profiles Series

Stanford Wong is the pen name of John Ferguson, the world famous author of Professional Blackjack. Wong holds a doctorate in Finance, and actually began playing blackjack while teaching Finance in San Francisco. His career led him from being a successful player, to the leader of a successful team, and finally to the publication of books …

Anthony Curtis: Writer Profiles Series

Anthony Curtis owns both the Las Vegas Advisor and the Huntington Press, both of which are considered major players in the world of gambling. While these publications are what he is most well-known for, Curtis is actually a talented poker and blackjack player himself. Anthony Curtis began gambling early, making his first forays into gambling research …

Mike Caro: Writer Profiles Series

Born and raised in Joplin, Missouri, Mike Caro has been a professional poker player since the 1960s. According to the Global Poker Index, Caro has live earnings approaching $200k with his best single-event win being nearly $40k. Nicknamed “the Mad Genius,” Mike Caro’s influence on the game of poker extends far beyond his incredible skills in …

Jean Scott: Writer Profiles Series

Jean Scott is one of the most recognised names in gambling, specialising in developing strategies for frugal gamblers to keep having fun. Scott’s story is unique among her peers; she didn’t start gambling or even understand the construction of a standard deck of cards until her 30s. Jean Scott’s father was a minister who strictly forbade …

John Scarne: Writer Profiles Series

John Scarne, master magician and card game extraordinaire, was widely recognized as the greatest expert on gambling in the world. From the publication of his first works in 1945 until his death in 1985, Scarne was a controversial figure who was loved by many and hated by others. He was not only famous for his magic …