Frank Scoblete is one of the most widely published authorities on casino games and gambling strategies, especially in reference to Craps. An American author, that often writes under his pen name “King Scobe”, Frank Scoblete gained fame for appearing in a popular television program on The Travel Channel entitled “What Would You Do If…?” and widely renowned in the famous newspaper the Washington Post. In recent years, Scoblete has been very active on various web sites and in gambling magazines as a prolific writer and contributor about casino strategies and approaches.
Although Scoblete is well known for writing about almost every casino game available, he is mainly known for focusing on his two favorite games, Craps and Blackjack. Along with his contributions to television, the Internet, magazines and books, Scoblete has created an extensive series of DVDs and video tapes instructing viewers on the best casino game strategies and techniques. These popular videos are often a staple in the casino enthusiast’s library.
Frank Scoblete was the older child of two and was raised in Brooklyn, New York. Following his elementary studies at Our Lady of Angels elementary, he attended St. John’s Preperatory School. We attended on full scholarship through baseball and basketball. After his graduation in 1965, he went to college where he majored in history, literature and philosophy. He was an excellent student and graduated with three Masters degrees in 1969.
During the years of 1969 thru 1974, Scoblete worked as a writer and editor at Island Magazine of Long Island. During this same time, he eventually went on to become the publisher of this same magazine. He also ran a radio program and taught high school at Lawrence High School in New York. In 1975, he tried acting and eventually founded The Other Vic Theatre Company in 1979. While he worked with this company, he participated in more than 50 plays or events. As he was researching a play about gambling, he and an actress Alene Paone went to Atlantic city where they found that they had a passion for gambling.
Following this, he would spend the majority of his time from 1986 to 1992 in casinos after selling his portion of the theatre company and landing a job writing for WIN Magazine. In 1991, he published his first casino based book called “Beat the Craps Out of the Casinos” with his future wife Alene Paone and Paone Press. They were married in 1993 and they used their honeymoon to participate in Blackjack on one of the Mississippi river boats.
Gambling Writing Career
Beyond writing books and columns in newspapers and magazines, Scoblete has also appeared as a gambling expert in several television shows and is often cited as a contributor in such prestigious magazines as the Detroit News and Kansas City Star. During the 2003 gambling world scandal that involved William Bennett, Frank was listed as a source in the Washington Post. Scoblete also published a magazine (quarterly) named the New Chance and Circumstance.
Scoblete runs his own web site Goldentouchcraps.com and is a contributor to other popular gambling web sites such as Worldcasinodirectory.com and Gambling.co.uk. He is also still a regular columnist for the Casino City Times.
Frank Scoblete Today
Today, Frank Scoblete continues to give speeches and seminars on the arts of dice control in Craps and counting cards in Blackjack. He also frequently organizes gambling events where he is joined by other gambling writers and analytical experts like Jean Scott and Dr. Henry Tamburin. Beginning in 2006, he also sponsors a World Craps Championship that regularly draws more than 150 players.
Scoblete currently resides in New York with his long time wife Alene Paone.