American Poker Player and Famous Gambling Writer Mason Malmuth tells the Secrets
Mason Malmuth is well-known poker player and writer. He is also an owner of Two Plus Two Publishing that publishes books and has an online gambling discussion forum.
He was born and raised Coral Gables, Florida. In 1973 he got bachelor's in math in Virginia Tech and later completed his Master's program in 1975. Later he started working for the United States Census Bureau in 1979.
Once during the business trip to California he was passing Las Vegas. That is when he saw the sparkles of Sin City and fell in love with it. When he finally came to California he figured out that gambling was illegal in that area. So he started playing in the public cardrooms and from time to time he would go to Las Vegas, where he plunged into the world of poker and blackjack.
In 1981 he moved to Los Angeles to work for the Northrop Corporation as a mathematician, where he had all the chances to follow his hobby of poker in the public cardrooms in Commerce, Gardena, and Bell Gardens.
"Card Domination - The Ultimate Blackjack Weapon" was his first article on gambling, which was successfully published in Gambling Times magazine in 1983. And in four years he quit his job to become a full-time player and writer. Malmuth published over 500 articles in different magazines. Also he became an author and co-author of 14 books.
In his book "Gambling Theory and Other Topics" he tries to explain why there are few people, really successful in gambling. David Sklansky is his co-author, with whom they wrote the books "Hold 'em Poker For Advanced Players" and "Seven-Card Stud For Advanced Players" they co-suthored with Ray Zee.
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