The Moneymaker Effect and How It Changed Poker

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Ellis Shuman with “Titan Poker” reviews The Moneymaker Effect published by Huntington Press.

July 15, 2014

As a result of Moneymaker’s win and the insights into poker players’ minds offered by these special cameras, “No-limit Hold’em became a television staple, a pop-culture phenomenon, and a hard way to make an easy living for a generation of brilliant young minds around the globe.”
…Each chapter of Raskin’s entertaining book is a series of interviews with poker players and poker industry insiders, making for an easy read that feels like you’re witnessing a conversation among those in the know.
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The Moneymaker Revolution

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gelfElliot Magruder with Gelf Magazine reviews Eric Raskin’s The Moneymaker Effect published by Huntington Press. This article also includes an exclusive interview with the author himself.

June 11, 2014

A pudgy 27-year-old accountant who qualified via an Internet tournament that cost $40 to enter, deftly weaved his way through a field of 800, many of them seasoned poker pros. En route to a $2.5-million payday, Moneymaker eliminated giants of the game such as Johnny Chan and Phil Ivey.
…Poker has never been the same since, and Moneymaker’s win is largely responsible for the subsequent explosion in popularity.
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Poker Book Review: The Moneymaker Effect

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CardPlayerLifestyleblogRobbie Strazynski’s “Card Player Lifestyle” blog reviews Huntington Press’  The Moneymaker Effect by Eric Raskin.

July 6, 2014

The Moneymaker Effect makes for a sensational read to the largest possible audience – not just modern day poker fans, but pretty much anyone who has ever heard of THE story. Whether you want to relive your memories of it or learn more about it, this book is for you.
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The Moneymaker Effect: Eric Raskin’s Instant Poker Classic

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NevPokerReviews“Nevada Poker Reviews” blogger Steve Ruddock reviews Huntington Press’ The Moneymaker Effect by Eric Raskin.

July 7, 2014

A Great Writer + A Great Story = Instant Classic

Let me be very clear: I did not like The Moneymaker Effect, I absolutely loved it. I tore through this highly readable book in two sittings, devouring the “stories behind the story” of Chris Moneymaker’s 2003 World Series of Poker victory…
…Beyond being a page-turner, the information in this book is an extremely important piece of poker history, and had Raskin not chronicled these behind-the-scenes missives and anecdotes, I have a feeling most of it would have been lost to time, like so many other poker tales that live on somewhere between legend and reality.

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Tupac Shakur Fake Autopsy Video Dispute Resolved

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Huntington Press best-seller, The Killing of Tupac Shakur, repeatedly makes the front page of uber-gossip site when it’s suspected that an exclusive autopsy-table image of the iconic rapper has been used without permission in a Wyclef Jean video. It transpires that the image in question was a painstakingly recreated live reconstruction of the scene, using an actor, and read more »

Bar Rescue: Don’t Mess with Taffer’s Wife

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Anthony Curtis is the invited gambling-expert guest on Season 3 of Spike TV’s hit series “Bar Rescue,” in which John Taffer attempts to salvage a former legendary  Las Vegas’ blues venues, now a rundown dive-bar disaster owned by a clueless gynaecologist more intent on read more »

The POGG Interviews – Anthony Curtis owner of the Las Vegas Advisor

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April 5, 2014

Anthony Curtis is best known as the owner and editor of the world class gambling publication the Las Vegas Advisor – in our opinion the best guide that anyone, visitor or local, could ask from when in Las Vegas – and Huntington Press, the publishing house that has releases some of the best respected books on Advantage Play and general gambling available today. Not so well know is that Anthony Curtis is an exceptionally talented player himself and had a substantial career prior to publishing a single page of the Las Vegas Advisor.

Click to read the full POGG interview with Anthony Curtis.

Vegas PBS’ ‘artScene’ Premieres October 30, 2013

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October 28, 2013

Vegas PBS’ Emmy Award-winning series artScene is back with its second season, premiering at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 30 with another 13-week run. artScene will offer a mix of local art stories as well as national pieces, with the first episode highlighting Las Vegas photographer Daniel Mollohan. Bringing an artist’s eye to documentary photography, his list of projects include Matt O’Brien’s landmark book “Beneath the Neon” about the homeless population living in the tunnels beneath Las Vegas.

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Below Rock Bottom

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Huntington Press author Matt O’Brien’s Beneath the Neon was the focus of a 2-part Dr Phil special investigating the lives of those who live Below Rock Bottom in the storm drains of Las Vegas, and their efforts to rejoin life above-ground in Leaving Life in the Tunnels (click the links to view).



Experience Las Vegas from USA Today Travel

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May 2013

Publisher Anthony Curtis was a key consultant and contributor to USA Today‘s dedicated new Experience Las Vegas site, and was the author of both the gambling guide and the Wallet Watcher visitor profile, together with a series of three informational videos about getting the most Bang for Your Buck in Sin City and insider tips on Playing to Win.  LVA’s Stiffs & Georges blogger David McKee was also an expert contributor for the Newbie profile.

Las Vegas Strip shootings put city’s image in crosshairs

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Publisher and CEO of Anthony Curtis is interviewed by about the implications of the recent shooting incident on the Las Vegas Strip.

February 21, 2013

“Crime never helps a destination that depends on visitors,” said Henry Harteveldt, a travel industry analyst with Hudson Crossing. “But most travelers are also smart enough to put things in context, and I think people will realize (Thursday’s incident) was not something that targeted tourists.”

That said, “visitors will demand a strong feeling of security, especially in a destination like Las Vegas, which has been built on the idea of letting people take their guards down,” adds tourism consultant Troy Thompson.

Indeed, says president Anthony Curtis,while every big city has crime issues, “Vegas is absolutely a place where that kind of thing is elevated, because you’ve got people walking around with lots of cash in their pockets, partying and not paying attention to their surroundings.” read more »

Jackpot! Las Vegas attracted record number of visitors in 2012

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Las Vegas Advisor CEO Anthony Curtis is interviewed for Travel regarding the record number of visitors attracted to Las Vegas in 2012.

Feb. 18, 2013

The increase was brought about by “a combination of the economy getting marginally better and room rates remaining very low,” said Anthony Curtis, president of, an online newsletter. “Room rates are still below the figures from four years ago.”

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