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Frank Scoblete is one of the most popular writers in America and is America’s #1 best-selling gaming author, casino games expert and speaker. He has been awarded certificates from Amazon.com as the best-selling gaming author on the Internet and the Barnes & Noble website calls him: “Unquestionably the number one best-selling gaming author.” His books and television shows have been written about and reviewed by many of the nation’s top newspapers and magazines.

Frank is now published by Triumph Books, a division of Random House, the largest publisher in the world. He has several e-books and Kindles about to be published including Bless Me Father for I Have Sinned: The Confessions of a Wayward Catholic and Trev, a novel.

You can see a series of DVDs on the Internet featuring Frank Scoblete: http://www.videojug.com/interview/gambling-basics-2

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Frank Scoblete grew up in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York. He attended St. John’s Prep on a full athletic scholarship for baseball and basketball. Switching directions, Frank attended college on a full, academic scholarship.

In college, Frank boxed (“I was pummeled in my last fight. I have no memory of the last seven minutes.”) and wrote for the school paper. He majored in history, literature and philosophy. Frank has several masters degrees.

Upon graduating college, Frank worked as a teacher first in junior high in Lake Ronkonkoma, Long Island, New York and then for three decades at Lawrence High School in Cedarhurst, Long Island, New York.

From 1969, the year he graduated college, until 1974, Frank also worked as a feature writer, then editor, then managing editor, and finally publisher of Island Magazine, a news magazine on Long Island.

He was the first writer in America to investigate the phenomena of teenagers hanging out in shopping malls, an investigative piece that gained him national attention.

During this time, Frank was also a frequent free-lance reviewer of books, nightclubs and gourmet restaurants for a number of New York newspapers and was a frequent guest on radio and television shows. He also had his own radio program “Frank Scoblete Live!”

In 1975, Frank decided to try his hand at acting (“I’ve always been a ham!”).

In 1979, Frank co-founded The Other Vic Theatre Company, a professional touring troupe that played dinner theatres, resorts, and charities. From 1979 until he sold his share of the company in 1989, Frank produced, directed and acted in over 50 plays.

In 1986, Frank was researching the lead role for the hit play, The Only Game in Town – the story of a down-and-out gambler in Las Vegas. His co-star was Alene Paone. They went to Atlantic City to research their roles. “I was hooked. I began to realize that I enjoyed the casinos even more than I enjoyed working in the theatre.” Alene and Frank toured in the play for four months, fell in love, and married.

During his theatre phase Frank had two plays produced, “The Virgin Kiss” and “Dracula’s Blind Date.” “Dracula’s Blind Date” is still available for performance rights.

In 1989, Frank sold his share of the theatre company and began his career as a gaming writer with articles and short stories for Win Magazine. He had spent four years (1986 to 1990) researching, analyzing, and when he could, playing the games. From 1990 to 1992, Frank “basically lived in the casinos. Most years I spent between 100 to 139 days there. Every weekend I was in Atlantic City and every vacation I headed to Vegas.”

With the phenomenal success of his first book, Beat the Craps Out of the Casinos in 1991 (which has subsequently become the best-selling craps book of all time), Frank began a successful climb to the top of the gaming mountain. He is now the most well known, respected and sought-after gaming writer and speaker in the country.

Frank has also served as a consultant to IGT, J.Berwin and eGaming Review in England, CNN, the Discovery Channel, ABC, Walter Cronkite, TBS, Silicon Gaming, Mikohn Gaming, Cadallac Jack and The Travel Channel.

He has appeared frequently on television including the History Channel, A&E, the Travel Channel, CNN, TBS, and the National Geographic Channel, among others.

Frank has done hundreds of radio shows throughout the country.

Frank has written shows for the Travel Channel, A&E, and the History Channel.

A charismatic speaker, Frank has been featured at many festivals and symposiums. He has given talks at bookstores throughout the country, and also at libraries, for charitable organizations, at fund-raising activities and at the Learning Annex.

Frank does about 15 private seminars a year in craps, blackjack, slots and Pai Gow Poker.

Frank calls his public talks “instructional entertainment” and they are characterized by a lively stage style, good information, and humor.

Because of the tremendous popularity of Frank’s talks, Paone Press came out with a series of audio cassettes in 1997 featuring him discussing various aspects of casino gaming: Slot Conquest, Sharpshooter Craps and Power of Positive Playing. (These are now outdated.)

His recent DVD (2008) is Golden Touch: Beat Craps by Controlling the Dice which shows over 200 unedited controlled dice throws.

Frank is a regular contributor and columnist for over 50 magazines and newspapers in America, Canada, and the Islands. He is widely syndicated on the internet.

Frank Scoblete lives in New York with his wife, Alene Paone Scoblete. He has two grown sons. All his books and DVDs are available in leading bookstores or on Internet book sites such as Amazon.com. See Main Page for link to “Order Scobe’s Books.”

To book Frank as a consultant, speaker or for special engagements, or if you are interested in having Frank write for your newspaper or magazine, please write to Frank at fscobe@optonline.net or call him at 516-596-3239.

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FRANK SCOBLETE’S BOOKS

Bless Me Father for I Have Sinned: Confessions of a Wayward Catholic (e-book, Kindle in fall 2013 or winter of 2013-14)

Trev (e-book, Kindle in winter 2013-14)

Everything Casino Poker (spring 2013)

The Virgin Kiss (Research Services Unlimited)

Casino Conquest: How to Beat the Casinos at Their Own Games! (Triumph Books)

Casino Craps: Shoot to Win! (Triumph Books, a division of Random House)

Beat Blackjack Now! The Easiest Way to Get the Edge! (Triumph Books, a division of Random House)

Cutting Edge Craps: Advanced Strategies for Serious Players! (Triumph Books, a division of Random House)

Slots Conquest: How to Beat the Slot Machines! (Triumph Books, a division of Random House)

The Golden Touch Craps: Dice Control Revolution [Research Services Unlimited]

Golden Touch: Blackjack Revolution! [Research Services Unlimited]

Armada Strategies for Spanish 21 [Bonus Books]

Baccarat Battle Book! [Bonus Books]

Beat the Craps Out of the Casinos: How to Play Craps and Win! [Bonus Books]

Beat the Craps Out of the Casinos: How to Play Craps and Win! Expanded Edition. [Bonus Books]

Best Blackjack! [Bonus Books]

Best Blackjack! Expanded Edition [Bonus Books]

Bold Card Play: Best Strategies Caribbean Stud, Let It Ride & Three Card Poker [Bonus Books]

Break the One-Armed Bandits! How to Come Out Ahead When You Play Slots [Bonus Books]

Forever Craps: The Five-Step Advantage Play Method! [Bonus Books]

Captain’s Special Report on Tournament Craps [Paone Press]

Guerrilla Gambling: How to Beat the Casinos at Their Own Games! [Bonus Books]

Guerrilla Gambling: How to Beat the Casinos at Their Own Games! Updated Edition [Bonus Books]

The Captain’s Craps Revolution! [Paone Press]

The Morons of Blackjack and Other Monsters [Paone Press]

Spin Roulette Gold: Secrets of Beating the Wheel [Bonus Books]

Victory at Video Poker with Video Blackjack, Craps and Keno [Bonus Books]

Casino Gambling: Play Like a Pro in 10 Minutes or Less! [Bonus Books]

The Craps Underground: How Dice Controllers Are Winning Millions from the Casinos [Bonus Books]

FRANK CONRIBUTED CHAPTERS OR FOREWORDS TO:

The Experts’ Guide to Casino Games edited by Walter Thomason

Blackjack for the Clueless by Walter Thomason

American Casino Guide edited by Steve Bourie

109 Ways to Beat the Casinos edited by Walter Thomason

The Casino Answer Book by John Grochowski

21st Century Blackjack by Walter Thomason

Gamblers’ Digest edited by Dennis Thornton

FRANK SCOBLETE’S VIDEO TAPES / hosted by James Coburn:

Winning Strategies at Slots with Video Poker

Winning Strategies at Blackjack

Winning Strategies at Craps

FRANK SCOBLETE’S DVDs:

Golden Touch Craps DVD: Beat Craps by Controlling the Dice written and hosted by Frank Scoblete

Casino Craps: Shoot to Win!

Special Series with Video Jug (http://www.videojug.com/interview/gambling-basics-2)

FRANK SCOBLETE’S AUDIO TAPES:

Slot Conquest!

Power of Positive Playing!

Sharpshooter Craps!

FRANK SCOBLETE’S GET THE EDGE GUIDES:

Get the Edge at Blackjack: Revolutionary Advantage Play Methods That Work! by John May

Thrifty Gambling by John Brokopp

Get the Edge at Roulette: How to Predict Where the Ball Will Land! by Christopher Pawlicki.

77 Ways to Get the Edge at Casino Poker by Fred Renzey

Insider’s Guide to Internet Gambling by John Brokopp

Get the Edge at Low-Limit Texas Hold’em by Bill Burton

The Lottery Book: The Truth Behind the Numbers by Don Catlin

How to Win a Million Playing Slots…or lose trying by Frank Legato

PRODUCED PLAYS:

The Virgin Kiss

Dracula’s Blind Date

COLUMNIST:

Frank’s articles and columns regularly appear in over 50 magazines, web pages and newspapers in America, Canada, Europe and the Islands including:

Access Magazine

American Lottery Magazine

Aruba Nights

Atlantic City Insider

Atlantic City Magazine

Atlantic City Weekly

Blackjack Insider (email magazine)

Bonaire Nights

Bottom Line Magazine

Casino City Times (web)

Casino Gaming Magazine (UK)

Casino Magazine

Casino Ops Magazine

Casino Player

Casino Player (online)

Casino U.K. (web)

Chance and Circumstance

Chance The Best of Gaming

Craps Club (web)

Craps Companion (email magazine)

Crapshooter

Curacao Nights

Denver Post

Double Down

Experts’ Blackjack Newsletter

Fun ‘n Games

Global Gaming Magazine

Gamblers’ Gazette

Gambling Times

Gaming Pacific

Gaming South

Gaming Today

Golden Touch™ Craps™ (web)

Harrah’s Magazine

Heartland Casino News

Island Gourmet

Jackpot Gulfport

Jackpot Tunica

Las Vegas Magazine

Memphis Commercial Appeal

Midwest Gaming and Travel

Midwest Gaming and Travel (online)

Poker Digest

RGT Online (web)

Southern Gaming and Destinations

St. Martin’s Nights

Strictly Slots

Strictly Slots (online)

Tunica Insider (email magazine)

Win Magazine

CONSULTING:

Mikohn Gaming (patents)

IGT (slot patents)

Silicon Gaming (slot patents)

J.Berwin (patents)

eGaming Review in England (Internet Gaming)

Isleta Casino Resort (staff development)

Casino Windsor (staff development)

CNN

Discovery Channel

ABC

Walter Cronkite

TBS

Cadallac Jack (slot machine programming)

The Travel Channel

THEATRE

Frank was the co-owner of The Other Vic Theatre Company for over 10 years. He produced, directed and acted in over 50 plays.

TELEVISION:

Frank has appeared in and written many shows on casino gambling for:

The Travel Channel

A&E

The National Geographic Channel

The Discovery Channel

TBS

The History Channel

The Learning Channel

CNN

ZKK-TV (Great Britain)

RADIO:

Frank has done over 200 guest spots on radio shows across the country.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS AND CLASSES:

A charismatic speaker, Frank has been featured at many festivals and symposiums. Here are some:

World Casino Championships in Las Vegas

World Craps Championships in Las Vegas

Isleta Casino’s Frank Scoblete’s Gambler’s Jamboree

The Frank Scoblete Gambler’s Jamboree at Gold Strike Casino

Sunset Station’s Beat the House Seminar in Las Vegas

American Lottery Winners Association convention in Atlantic City

The Craps Festival at Sam’s Town in Tunica

The Las Vegas Craps Festival

Casino Player’s Atlantic City Gaming Festival at Trump Taj Mahal

Casino Player’s Atlantic City Gaming Festival at The Tropicana

The Casino Player Las Vegas Gaming Festival at The Tropicana

The Midwest Gaming Expo in Chicago

The Harvey Illinois Gaming Festival

The Texas Gamblers Expo in Austin

A Weekend with Frank Scoblete at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas

A Weekend with Frank Scoblete at Sam’s Town in Tunica

The World Casino Championships (Las Vegas)

If you wish to book Frank as a speaker or for private lessons, he can be reached by calling 1-516-596-3239 or by writing to him at: PO Box 446, Malverne, NY 11565. His email is fscobe@optonline.net.

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2 Comments

  • Thank you. I really appreciate your feedback, and I look forward to trying five count and speed count!

    • Just go slow and don’t overbet. The 5-Count will save you a lot of money at craps. Speed Count will give you the edge at blackjack.


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