Gambling humorist Max Rubin, who claims to be the "Undisputed Overweight Comp Champion of the World," is a 35-year casino veteran, gaming consultant and former professional gambler who has enlightened and amused millions of readers, television viewers and live spectators with his unique insights into the psychology of gamblers and the casinos that serve them.

Widely regarded as gambling’s most savvy broadcast and print analyst, Rubin is one of only eight living members of the Blackjack Hall of Fame as well as the perennial host and game master of the Blackjack Ball, a top-secret gala featuring the world’s best blackjack players, who annually meet to compete for the title of “World’s Greatest Blackjack Player.”

The award winning author of “Comp City—A Guide to Free Gambling Vacations,” and countless consumer and trade articles, he is a featured speaker at numerous gaming and marketing symposiums and has consulted for dozens of American corporate casino properties, including Mirage Resorts, Harrah’s, Hilton Casinos and a variety of Native American and International gaming operations.

He has also appeared on scores of television programs, including CBS’ “48 Hours,” Travel Channel’s “Sucker Bets,” Discovery Channel’s “Casino Diaries,” served as the expert commentator on GSN's "World Series of Blackjack" and is the color commentator and gambling expert on CBS' "Ultimate Blackjack Tour."

In short, Max will do anything for money. Here’s what he charges:


In Las Vegas
Lunch $4,000 Plus lunch
Dinner $5,000 Plus dinner
Breakfast—Max sleeps in, so forget it


All consulting/traveling/speaking gigs are billed at $5,000 a day, port to port. That means Max really doesn’t want to do it, but if you’re willing to fork over that kind of money, he’s your man.

He can assist any casino with marketing, strategic planning, brainstorming, executive and front line customer service training and as a retreat facilitator and requires a five day minimum engagement.

Max also assists with game protection (Sorry, Max does no training for advantage play. If it’s legal, it’s up to you to figure it out. If it’s crooked, he’ll give you hand). This means that Card Counting, Steering, Sequencing, Donovan’s Gambit, Hole Carding, Comp Weaseling, Shuffle Tracking, Bobbles, Signatures and other advantage play training is reserved exclusively for Barona Valley Ranch Resort and Casino (because they’re his friends and he’s been helping them since they got started and because they have the best games in the world and because they don’t sweat the money and because they're the home of the Blackjack Hall of Fame and because they’re the greatest gambling joint in the world and because they pay him a whole bunch of money on a steady basis for his expertise).

Gambling Escort

You won’t be getting a flyer with Max’s mug and exposed flesh (thank God), but Max is one of the more expensive escorts in Las Vegas. His specialty is The One Night Stand—including the best seats at shows (you pay), the best tables in the best restaurants (ditto) and the best time you’ve ever had in Vegas (at least with an old, fat, bald married guy). The gambling lessons will just cover the won’t learn advantage play (except for Comp Wizardry) but you will get to party like a rock star.


Either $5,000 a night, plus dinner (at least) for Max and his wife Joann or
20% of your gambling wins, provided that your average bet is at least $500 a hand and you make at least 100 bets (and do what Max tells you).

Television and Film Engagements

Please contact Max’s agent if you’re interested in utilizing him for tournaments, reality shows, acting gigs or hosting a large event (and be ready to pay through the nose....his agent’s world class and gets 10% of everything and he makes sure that Max doesn’t come cheap these days)

Richard Lawrence
President—Rebel Entertainment Partners

5700 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 456
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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