Legal Or Not, Card Counting Is Not Appreciated at Las Vegas Casinos

Posted in Print/Online on January 26th, 2015 by admin – Comments Off

KNPR_200Game-protection expert and Huntington Press author Bill Zender is featured as one of the guests on KNPR’s “State of Nevada” show.

Former casino manager at the Aladdin Hotel-Casino Bill Zender told KNPR’s State of Nevada that in the 70s and 80s casino security would drag card counters to the casino cage have them cash out and then drag them outside.

That is not what security does now. Instead, players who are caught counting cards are asked not to play 21 any more.

Zender actually dealt with one of the teams from MIT that were counting cards. The team was depicted in the film “21.”

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In Praise of Anthony Curtis

Posted in Print/Online on January 8th, 2015 by admin – Comments Off

casinojournalCasino Journal pays tribute to Huntington Press/Las Vegas Advisor founder Anthony Curtis and his significant and ongoing contribution to the gaming industry.


Anthony Curtis is a prolific card counter and advantage player. Yes, more than anyone, he knows who is out there “getting the money” from casinos. And yes, he published information that helps both “regular Joe” casino customers and wannabe professional gamblers squeeze the most value from casinos.

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Two Poker Books That Even Non-Card Minded People Would Love

Posted in Online on January 5th, 2015 by admin – Comments Off

new-jersey-online-poker-logoSteve Ruddock with NJ Poker Online reviews Huntington Press’ The Moneymaker Effect by Eric Raskin.

In 2015 the world relies on two minute YouTube clips and clickbait articles to get their information. Movies are streamed to mobile devices, and books can be downloaded and read on a phone. But there is still something magical about reading a paper book, especially for those of us who grew up in a time before cell phones and every home having a PC.

Books offer us an escape from our day-to-day lives, and if the author excels at their craft, the reader is often transported into the book, ready to turn page after page even though the alarm clock is set to go off in just a few hours.

People who read “The DaVinci Code” suddenly started devouring everything “Knights Templar” and “Holy Grail”. People who have read “Jurassic Park” are suddenly consumed with the possibilities and implications of finding usable DNA in fossils.

Likewise, people who read one of the following poker narratives – Eric Raskin’s “The Moneymaker Effect” and James McManus’s “Positively Fifth Street” – are often bit with the poker bug, ready to take on the game and its seasoned practitioners.
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After stormy start, do better days lie ahead for SLS Las Vegas?

Posted in Online on January 5th, 2015 by admin – Comments Off

vegasincVEGAS INC. looks to Las Vegas Advisor publisher Anthony Curtis for updates on SLS, formerly Sahara.

“He [Kreeger] knows how to deal with locals, how to deal with the middle market and he comes from very, very severe distress,” said Anthony Curtis, publisher of the Las Vegas Advisor. “I think they got a real good guy in there.”

Now, the question is how crippling are the problems that Kreeger (current president) inherited?

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Tipping the Odds: #141

Posted in Online on December 24th, 2014 by admin – Comments Off

tippingMitch and Dr. Kev of Tipping the Odds have over 20 years of “Vegas Experience” and on this episode of their podcast they share with us an interview with Huntington Press author, Rick Lax who wrote I Get Paid for This.

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The 12 Biggest Poker Stories of 2014: Honorable Mention

Posted in Online on December 24th, 2014 by admin – Comments Off

pokerupdate-smallWell-known poker writer Steve Ruddock recounts the most memorable poker stories he’s come across throughout the year, with Huntington Press’ The Moneymaker Effect by Eric Raskin making the list.

2014 could very well go down as the Year of the Poker Book. Two incredible narratives were released in 2014, as was a tournament poker strategy book written by one of the game’s all-time greats.

The first “must-have” book is Eric Raskin’s The Moneymaker Effect. Raskin’s tale went behind the scenes of the 2003 World Series of Poker, drawing on first-hand accounts from the people involved.
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A Holiday Gift Guide for Poker Fans

Posted in Online on December 11th, 2014 by admin – Comments Off

bloombergviewRenowned poker player and writer James McManus recommends Huntington Press’ The Moneymaker Effect: The Inside Story of the Tournament that Forever Changed Poker.

While the poker player on your list might not be pushy enough to mention it, the gift she or he almost certainly covets most is the $10,000 buy-in to the World Series of Poker Main Event next July, with maybe a little something extra thrown in for airfare and expenses at the Rio casino in Las Vegas.

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Justin Bieber, Frank Cullotta, What Went Down?

Posted in Online, TV on November 20th, 2014 by admin – Comments Off

tmzLogoAs promised, here’s the scoop on the question to which even gossip mavens TMZ could find no answer, namely: “What the heck was Justin Bieber doing chatting with Frank Cullotta?” (or vice versa, for that matter). It turns out that the Biebs was exiting Sunset Boulevard’s storied Rainbow Bar & Grill just as our notorious former-mobster author was entering. Once inside, Cullotta was approached by the Biebs’ bodyguard…

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The Killing of Tupac Shakur

Posted in Radio/Online on November 20th, 2014 by admin – Comments Off

KNPR_200It’s been 18 years since Tupac was fatally shot in Las Vegas and this morning a notable panel on KNPR’s State of Nevada discussed the rapper’s legacy and the implications of his murder. Among the panelists was Huntington Press Author Cathy Scott, whose The Killing of Tupac Shakur remains the seminal account of the still-unsolved shooting was recently published in its third edition, featuring material that could not previously be published.

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Frank Cullotta meets Bieber

Posted in Online on October 22nd, 2014 by admin – Comments Off

tmzLogoFor reasons as-yet unknown, former Mob hitman Frank Cullotta, the subject of Huntington Press’ eponymous memoir, was caught on camera by gossip site TMZ chatting with Justin Bieber. We will update this post next time we chat with Frank, or author Dennis Griffin, and find out why! For the time being, click “See more” to view the mysterious captured footage on YouTube.

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Las Vegas Advisor Testimonial

Posted in Online on September 15th, 2014 by admin – Comments Off

lifeonshelfJennifer, an avid Las Vegas traveler and blogger, reviews Anthony Curtis’ Las Vegas Advisor membership and coupon book.

A membership is $37 and you get more than that back in free play.  Also the dining coupons are great for people who are not avid gamblers and do not have comps.  If you are traveling with someone, look at how much you can save on dining.
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Casino Secrets on Discovery Channel

Posted in TV on September 15th, 2014 by admin – Comments Off

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September 10, 2014

Anthony Curtis is featured in an episode of Casino Secrets on Discovery Channel alongisde casino super-host and Whale Hunt in the Desert subject, Steve Cyr.

To see more on the episode visit