Meet High Stakes Poker Player / Producer/ Poker Protection Expert
Houston Curtis is a best selling author, producer and sought after poker protection expert in the world of high stakes poker. Houston’s knowledge ranges from an obsession with card manipulation that began at age seven, to protecting his own game and bankroll for decades in the private underground poker games. His unique first hand knowledge of poker related gaming protection have resulted in nearly two decades of experience consulting for major casinos, licensed card rooms and some of the most exclusive high stakes poker games in the world.
As a TV show host and executive producer, Houston can be seen on Bally’s Big Bet Poker which airs new episodes weekly on the Bally Sports Network. In addition, Houston is the executive producer of Live at the Bike, the world’s longest running high stakes poker livestream, and the upcoming Live at the Trop which will be broadcast from the Tropicana Casino Las Vegas.
As an advantage player, Houston was barred for life from the Golden Nugget Las Vegas for “excessive winning” at blackjack. He is also known to insiders as a master card mechanic and sleight of hand artist. Houston was portrayed in the Academy Award nominated film Molly’s Game, based on the real life high stakes Hollywood poker ring he co-founded alongside actor Tobey Maguire. Houston wrote his own account of the “Molly’s Game” era in his book Billion Dollar Hollywood Heist.
Houston’s new book from Las Vegas based publisher, Huntington Press titled Million Dollar Mechanics: A Treatise on Modern Poker Protection & Card Table Artifice, is set to be released via a limited special edition run during WGPC 2023 week in March. This highly anticipated book (which includes a Forward by Steve Forte) is promised to include Houston’s “life’s work” on all aspects of card mechanics along with personal stories from his career encounters and rarely discussed insight into the subject. Also included will be special chapters dedicated to the most modern approach to livestream poker protection, how to thwart a compromised electronic shuffling machine and much more.
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BALLY'S BIG BET POKER
New Episodes each week on Bally Sports Network
LIVE AT THE BIKE
The longest running high stakes poker Livestream on the planet
THE ULTIMATE BLACKJACK TOUR
The UBT aired for 2 seasons on CBS and enjoyed record high ratings exceeding that of ESPN's WSOP and Travel Channel's WPT.
THE ARUBA POKER CLASSIC
I'll TAKE THAT BET
A Prop Betting Special for Tru-TV featuring Phil Hellmuth, Layne Flak, Erica Shoenberg, Gavin Smith, Evelyn Ng, Brian Zembic, Mike Matusow and Hollywood Dave Stann.
PHIL HELLMUTH'S MILLION DOLLAR POKER SYSTEM
A Poker Instructional DVD Series
hosted by 13 time WSOP champ, Phil Hellmuth.
ANNIE DUKE - HOW TO BEAT THE BIG BOYS
A series of Poker Instrutional DVD's hosted by Annie Duke.