This week, Ira spoke with Anthony Curtis, publisher and CEO of Huntington Press, and the Las Vegas Advisor, a Las Vegas consumer newsletter. In this 30-minute episode of Talk About Las Vegas, Curtis talks about his early years in Las Vegas, where he came to “gamble and hang out”; his decision to pursue publishing books and a monthly newsletter; the impetus behind his drive to succeed and why he never accepts comps; why sports betting is going to become the new poker; and what he sees as the future of Las Vegas.
Curtis is the most recognized and quoted Las Vegas expert in the world. Author of “Bargain City-Booking, Betting, and Beating the New Las Vegas “and co-author of “The Art of Gambling,” Curtis is publisher and CEO of Huntington Press, the world’s preeminent gambling-title press, and the Las Vegas Advisor, the leading Las Vegas consumer newsletter for over two decades.
He has served as a consultant and gambling authority for Disney Studios, NBC’s “Crime Story,” and Ocean’s 13. Articles about or by him have appeared in USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly, Chicago Sun-Times, L.A. Times, Newsday, Wall Street Journal, Discover Magazine, Cigar Aficionado, the London Times, and other high-profile publications. Curtis has also been featured on “48 HOURS,” ABC’s “20/20,” “Good Morning America,” the “Today Show,” “DATELINE NBC,” and “Bar Rescue,” and has appeared on numerous gambling-related shows on the Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, and Learning Channel.
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.