The Shooter GamblerBy Anthony Curtis, Las Vegas AdvisorOctober 9, 2017 at 8:43 amDuring the past week, speculation about Strip shooter Stephen Paddock’s gambling proclivities took front and center in this saga for about two days. I’m in the rolodexes of some of the big media outlets and the calls started coming on Monday. The first TV show to air an interview with me was “CBS This Morning” and after, that the floodgates opened. I did about 25 interviews, including TV for CBS, CNN, and “Inside Edition” and print for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, New Yorker, New York Magazine, LA Times, and London Daily Mail.I never knew Stephen Paddock, but I might know more about his gambling profile than just about anyone outside of his closest consorts and casino employees who either hosted him or have access to his records. I’ve heard from several players who knew and played with him. I’ve heard from casino employees who’ve seen his records and results. And eerily, he was a former LVA member and a regular customer of ours. What gets out in interviews is always truncated and since the media has a limited understanding of gambling, the ideas and concepts are often poorly stated. Here’s an accounting of what I know and the conclusions that I’ve come to.