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BIOGRAPHY

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Houston Curtis

Houston Curtis is an American television producer, director, writer, on air personality, casino executive/consultant and content creator. A Former MTV network executive and producer of niche-driven multi-million dollar entertainment brands, Houston is the co-founder and CEO of Outlaw Media Group and the founder of Kardsharp Enterprises.  Curtis executive produced Live at the Bike, the longest running high stakes poker stream in existence. Additionally Curtis launched and executive produced Big Bet Poker, Live at the Tropicana as well as the Bally’s Big Bet Poker tv series for the Bally Sports Network which he also co-hosted.  Curtis is responsible for several other gaming/casino related productions including the Ultimate Blackjack Tour on CBS, Aruba Poker Classic for GSN, and multiple instructional video courses featuring many of the poker worlds biggest names including 17X WSOP winner Phil Hellmuth,   Additionally, Houston has created and executive produced shows for MTV, CBS, A&E, GSN, G4, DirecTV, Warner Brothers, Sony Studios and Twentieth Television to name a few.

Curtis was also the co-founder of the biggest private poker cash game in Hollywood history (alongside actor Tobey Maguire) which inspired the Oscar nominated film Molly's Game as well as Curtis own best selling book, Billion Dollar Hollywood Heist.

 

Houston is an authority on game protection specializing in poker, and livestream poker/production/protection and author of the upcoming book, Million Dollar Mechanics, a Treatise on Modern Poker Protection being released in 2025 by renowned Las Vegas Publisher, Huntington Press. 

Curtis is a Member of PGA - Producers Guild of America &
ATAS - Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

BUZZ

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"AN UNBELIEVABLE GUEST!"
  - Adam Corolla
The Adam Corolla Show

"We've gotta have Houston back on the show soon. What an unbelievable guest!"

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"THE REAL MOLLY'S GAME!"
 - Michal Kaplan
New York Post
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"FANTASTIC, DANG WHAT A LIFE..."
 - Vince Van Patton
Host, World Poker Tour

 "Read Billion Dollar Hollywood Heist! I love it, it’s fantastic! Ten times better than Molly's Game...I'm floored. Dang, what a life Houston lived through. Great stuff and a great read!”

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"INCREDIBLE!"
–Pauly Howard, host of VSiN Follow the Money

"Incredible! I Couldn’t put it down. Billion Dollar Hollywood Heist is a fantastic read that puts you in the game and right in the action thru this rollercoaster of big wins and losses with millions on the table. Curtis takes you into the biggest poker game in the history of Hollywood!”

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"HOUSTON CURTIS IS A MASTER OF PSYCHOLOGY!"
John B. Mills, Caravan to Midnight


“Billion Dollar Hollywood Heist is an incredible true story that will amaze you and touch you deeply.  Houston Curtis bares his soul while sharing the highs and lows of running the biggest poker game Hollywood has ever seen.

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"NO ONE TELLS A STORY LIKE HOUSTON CURTIS"
                             - Julio Rodriguez
Chief Editor, CardPlayer Magazine

"There's a reason why True Tales From a Hollywood Poker hustler has quickly become the most read column in Card Player Magazine.  No one tells a story like Houston Curtis!" His column often makes the cover! 

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GOLDEN

MIC AWARDS

2020

2020 GOLDEN MIC NOMINEE

FOLLOW THE MONEY

with Pauly & Mitch

VSiN LIVE

VSDA

LABEL

PRESENTATION

WINNER

WINNER BEST SPEAKER

VSDA Video Label Presentation

Keynote Speaker Award

2019

ROTARY

SPEAKER

OF THE

YEAR

SPEAKER OF THE YEAR NOMINEE

Effinham, Illinois

Division

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