KardSharp Founder - Houston Curtis
Writer, Producer, Director...Card Man???
KardSharp Media Inc. Founder Houston Curtis has lived a successful double life as both a Producer and Card Mechanic for nearly 30 years.
As a Producer, Mr. Curtis has multiple TV series and specials to his credit including executive producing such gaming related shows as The Ultimate Blackjack Tour on CBS, Aruba Poker Classic on GSN, and I'll Take That Bet for TruTV. He is also the creator and executive producer to over two dozen video and pay-per-view releases including numerous poker instructional DVD's such as Phil Hellmuth's Million Dollar Poker System, Annie Duke's How To Beat The Big Boys, Play Poker Like the Pro's and many more.
In addition to his career as a producer, Houston is one of the world’s most successful card mechanics and sleight-of-hand artists of the modern poker era. Curtis has spent over 20 years deploying his skills under fire beating some of the biggest and most elite private poker games in the world. While not an avid tournament player, Houston has also cashed in major poker events and made multiple final tables including winning a 2004 Legends of Poker Championship event where he came head up with former WSOP champ Scotty Nguyen. Houston is also banned for life from famed Las Vegas casino, The Golden Nugget for "excessive winning" at Blackjack.
Billion Dollar Hollywood Heist is the incredible real story based on Mr. Curtis life playing as an advantage player in the elite Hollywood poker ring he co-founded with actor Tobey Maguire long before the infamous Molly Bloom knew the difference between a straight and a flush.
Houston's upcoming book and video series titled Million Dollar Mechanics will share never-before-revealed secrets from Mr. Curtis life as an advantage player and card mechanic.
To reach Houston for an Interview, Speaking Engagement, Gambling Demonstration or in relation to Production or consulting opportunities, please email directly to
Sample of Gambling Content
Produced by Houston Curtis
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.