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.

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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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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 LasVegasAdvisor.com Anthony Curtis is interviewed by USA.com 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 LasVegasAdvisor.com 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 NBCNEWS.com 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 LasVegasAdvisor.com, an online newsletter. “Room rates are still below the figures from four years ago.”

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What it’s like to live in a sewer beneath the bright lights of Las Vegas

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Canada’s Globe and Mail talks to author Matt O’Brien, author of Huntington Press’ internationally acclaimed bestseller, Beneath the Neon: Life and Death in the Tunnels of Las Vegas.

Jan. 18, 2013

“Vegas has built up a reputation as one of the meanest cities towards the homeless,” says Matthew O’Brien, a writer who runs a charity called Shine a Light that provides help to the people living there.

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Who’s In, Who’s Out of the 2013 Eating Las Vegas

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National restaurant blog Eater.com reviews Huntington Press’ Eating Las Vegas 2013.

Monday, Dec. 3, 2012

Bouchon is out, out, out of Eating Las Vegas 2013: The 50 Essential Restaurants, the sometimes biting, oftentimes carefully thought out dining out guide put together by competing restaurant critics John Curtas, Max Jacobson and Al Mancini.

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Eating Las Vegas 2013

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December, 2013 issue of trade publication Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional reviews Huntington Press’ Eating Las Vegas 2013.

The 50 Essential Restaurants 2013
Features 11 New Entries – Plus Three New In The Top 10

Eating Las Vegas: The 50 Essential Restaurants (Huntington Press, December, 2012) accomplishes what no other restaurant guide has, compiling the opinions of the city’s three most respected critics (John Curtas, Max Jacobson and Al Mancini) to create a reference book that lists their agreed-upon “Essential 50″ restaurants in Sin City. more than just a list of restaurants, as each entry receives a thoughtful and candid description from all three authors. The guide also includes a 44-page specialty guide dedicated to “Additional Recommendations” – from beer to buffets and from Sunday brunch to sushi – plus everything else in between. The contentious (and ever-popular) “Vetoes” section pits author-against-author, a literary version of a free-for-all food fight.

But it’s much more than just a list of restaurants, as each entry receives a thoughtful and candid description from all three authors. The guide also includes a 44-page specialty guide dedicated to “Additional Recommendations” – from beer to buffets and from Sunday brunch to sushi – plus everything else in between. The contentious (and ever-popular) “Vetoes” section pits author-against-author, a literary version of a free-for-all food fight. read more »

Eating Las Vegas 2013

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Los Angeles Times food writer S. Irene Virbila reviews Huntington Press’ Eating Las Vegas 2013 for the Daily Dish feature.

Jan. 4, 2013

“Eating Las Vegas 2013″ is just out. The third edition of the savvy guide to Vegas dining has three very different critics — John Curtas (KNPR Nevada Public Radio), Max Jacobson (dining critic for Seven magazine) and Al Mancini (Las Vegas CityLife) — putting their heads together to come up with a list of the city’s 50 essential restaurants.

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Top 10 Luxury Dining Restaurants in Las Vegas

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Sin City’s top food critics name Vegas’s best high-end restaurants

Jan. 22 2013

Once known for buffets and cocktail waitresses, Las Vegas is now one of the world’s best places to eat. Sin City’s most dazzling eateries are set in the Strip’s hotel casinos, where the world’s top chefs have set up shop. These are Las Vegas’s Top 10 Restaurants according to the 2013 edition of the indispensable annual guidebook, Eating Las Vegas. It is written with passion and authority by Sin City’s reigning triumvirate of dining critics: John Curtas, Al Mancini, and Max Jacobson (a frequent Guest Author here at Luxury Travel).

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Top Las Vegas food critics list the city’s best eateries

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USA Today Travel writer Kitty Bean Yancey reviews the 2013 edition of Huntington Press’ Eating Las Vegas: The 50 Essential Restaurants.

December 1, 2012

What’s better than one food critic pointing the way to a city’s top restaurants?

Three, because when folk with sometimes different tastes agree, you have better odds of ordering a memorable meal.

For the third year, Las Vegas-based John Curtas, Max Jacobson and Al Mancini have cooked upEating Las Vegas: The 50 Essential Restaurants — an opinionated guide to dining in what has become one of the restaurant capitals of the world with an ever-growing menu of dining options in all price and ethnic categories.

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