aglazer.jpgAndrew Norman Glazer knew when to hold ’em. He knew when to fold ’em. He also knew how to teach the game to regular folks.
Glazer was the gaming columnist for the Detroit Free Press and the author of several books, including the popular “Casino Gambling the Smart Way.” As president of Casino Conquests International, he toured the country giving gambling seminars to “the great gambling middle class,” people who were not professional gamblers, but not beginners either.
Born in Massapequa, N.Y., Glazer graduated from the University of Michigan and the Emory University School of Law. (Half of his college tuition costs were paid for with gambling winnings.) Glazer later taught business and law classes at several universities, and a class called “Surviving the Casino” at Kennesaw State College in Atlanta.
Known as the “Poker Pundit,” he published articles in Chance Magazine, ESPN.com, Poker.net, FinalTablePoker.com and Card Player Magazine. Glazer also co-authored “Poker Brat,” the biography of Phil Hellmuth, Jr., the youngest person ever to win the World Series of Poker. His final book, “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Poker,” will be released this fall.
Glazer died on July 4 of complications from a blood clot. He was 48.