I’m watching below for this week’s supplement video where I’ll be sharing more about the pilot I’ll Take That Bet hosted by Phil Hellmuth, as well as featuring one of the biggest side betting card crowd of all time done by the late, great Ricky Jay . Not only will you see Ricky spur the crowds in what appears to be a straight forward fight, but at the end of the video you’ll have the opportunity to learn exactly how he does it from you seriously!
Thanks for reading my column, I hope you all have a great week at the table whether it’s a home game, online visit LagaPoker, or in Las Vegas with a giant plastic wall between you and the next person. It doesn’t matter where you play or who you play with just remember… stay sharp! Still Kardsharp!
Houston Curtis, founder of KardSharp and author of Billion Dollar Hollywood Heist has lived a successful double life as a card producer and mechanic for nearly 30 years. His credits include executives producing gambling-related TV shows such as The Ultimate Blackjack Tour on CBS, The Aruba Poker Classic at GSN and pioneering the poker instructional DVD genre with titles featuring poker champion Phil Hellmuth.
Banned for life from the Las Vegas Golden Nugget for “excessive wins” in blackjack, Houston is one of the world’s most successful card mechanics and a modern-day magician. Curtis, who rarely plays tournaments, won a 2004 no-limit Hold’em Poker championship event that beat Scotty Nguyen at the final table before going out to jointly discover the elite Hollywood poker ring that inspired Aaron Sorkin’s Academy Award Film – Molly’s Game.
Curtis lives in Phoenix, Arizona where in addition to running an independent production company and record label, he is also a private game / casino protection consultant for clients around the world who seek insight into master-level card fraudulent tactics through advanced magic tricks. . To reach Houston for a speaking engagement, consulting or production service send an email to