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 …