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"The only difference between a winner and a loser is character."
Nick the Greek
This aphorism like no other characterizes Frank Scoblete, American writer who won worldwide popularity among gamblers for the casino gambling books and tips he gives.
He is an author of sixteen books, three audio and videotapes and his imprint, the "Scoblete Get-the-Edge Guides". The most of his books are published under his name but some are written under the name King Scobe.
Scoblete was born in Brooklyn, New York in an average family. He graduated the high school in 1965 and entered the college with taking history and literature as the majors.
After graduation he worked as a writer, editor and the publisher. Then he got interested in theater and produced, directed and acted in more than 50 plays.
Once he had to act in the play The Only Game in Town and so he decided to make a research to delve deep in the role he had to play and went to try gambling. Later he understood that gambling was far more interesting and far more profitable than acting. Since then gambling became his main interest and from 1986 to 1992 he spent most of his time in casinos.
His first book was Beat the Craps Out of the Casinos, it was published in 1991 by Paone Press owned by his future wife Paone. They got married in 1993 and even in his honeymoon Scoblete couldn't do without gambling so they spent it playing blackjack on a Mississippi riverboat, a type of casino in US.
Scoblete is considered an expert in dice control and card counting. Every weekend he provides seminars on blackjack and craps for thousands of people who want to learn how to hold and throw the dice to turn the odds in craps in their favour. Some casino veterans consider Scoblete's system a lot of bunk, but that hasn't stopped people looking for an edge from forking over $1,495 apiece to visit his seminars.