Wed, 30 November 2011
Anthony Curtis is a blackjack player, gambling expert, and author. He is also the publisher of the Las Vegas Advisor, a popular newsletter first published in 1983, about getting good deals in Las Vegas. Curtis became interested in gambling at the age of 16 when he received a book about blackjack as a gift. He made his first trip to Vegas shortly after turning 21 in 1979. In his capacity as a world-renowned expert on Las Vegas and gambling, he's frequently quoted in national media and has appeared on Travel Channel, Discovery, NBC, A&E, and BBC and has appeared on televised blackjack events like the World Series of Blackjack and the Ultimate Blackjack Tour.
Anthony Curtis is the author of Bargain City—Booking, Betting, and Beating the New Las Vegas(OUT OF PRINT and co-author of The Art of Gambling. Curtis has served as a consultant and gambling authority for Disney Studios; ABC’s "20/20", and NBC’s "Crime Story." Articles about or by Curtis have appeared in USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly, Casino Player, Chicago Sun-Times, L.A. Times, Newsday, Wall Street Journal, Discover Magazine, the London Times, and other high-profile publications. Curtis has also been featured on "48 HOURS" and "DATELINE NBC." As a professional gambler, Curtis’ top tournament wins include $76,000 World Matchplay Blackjack Championship, $125,000 Atlantic City Craps Championship, $50,000 Las Vegas Keno Championship, and $60,000 Las Vegas Blackjack Championship. He is the publisher of Huntington Press and lives in Las Vegas.