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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 …

David Sklansky: Writer Profiles Series

A native of Teaneck, New Jersey, David Sklansky is living proof that college is not the only path to success. Despite dropping out of the University of Pennsylvania, David Sklansky had a knack for statistics that enabled him to pass official examination by the Society of Actuaries and land a well-paying job as an actuary. Sklansky …

John Grochowski: Writer Profiles Series

Known as the “Casino Answer Man,” John Grochowski is the writer of hundreds of columns on gambling topics, slot sites and a large collection of books on gambling. His most notable series, the “Answer Book” series, focuses on helping settle complicated questions about various casino games that new and intermediate players may have. He has also …

Max Rubin: Writer Profiles Series

The son of a professional cross roader, Max Rubin seemed almost destined to end up as a star gambler. Rubin started early, bumming his way to Vegas where he worked with chip thieves and split the loot. He was only 18 at the time, and used his money to pay his way into college. At the …

Tiffany Gasbarrini to Join Johns Hopkins University Press

We are pleased to announce that Tiffany Gasbarrini will join Johns Hopkins University Press as senior acquisitions editor for Life Sciences. Ms. Gasbarrini comes to the press with notable publishing experience and an impressive record of book acquisitions in STEM fields. Tiffany was Senior Acquisitions Editor at Elsevier Science & Technology, Inc., where she founded their Renewable…