Bob Dancer is a video poker expert and gambling author best known for his book Million Dollar Video Poker, which recounts six years of video poker experiences. The book details a six-month period, Sept 2000 to March 2001, when Dancer and his wife parlayed a six thousand dollar bankroll into over one million dollars playing video poker. The cover of the book was a photo taken to replicate the $400,000 winning hand that Dancer's wife Shirley hit, the largest of their 6-month winning period.
Dancer previously co-authored a weekly column with Jeffrey Compton entitled the Players Edge which listed various promotions at Las Vegas Casinos and was published Fridays in the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He also is a contributor to the Las Vegas Advisor and to the monthly magazine Strictly Slots.
In his May 7, 2013 Las Vegas Advisor column, Dancer announced that he and his wife Shirley had divorced.
In his November 19, 2013 Las Vegas Advisor column, Bob freely admitted to dishonesty in knowingly taking items from a hotel breakfast buffet without paying for them.
Bob Dancer has been teaching classes at various casinos in Las Vegas and elsewhere since 1997. Currently he teaches two semesters a year at the South Point in Las Vegas, and hosts an annual video poker tournament at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City.
Dancer's latest book is "Video Poker for the Intelligent Beginner." He has written two novels, "Sex, Lies, and Video Poker" and "More Sex, Lies, and Video Poker." Along with co-author Liam W. Daily, Dancer has published six Winner's Guides for various video poker games. He is the prime video poker expert behind the "Video Poker for Winners" software.
Currently he writes a weekly online article for the Las Vegas Advisor. More than 400 of Dancer's articles are archived on his site. He also co-hosts, with Richard W. Munchkin, a weekly hourlong radio program called "Gambling With An Edge," on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. on KLAV 1230 a.m. in Las Vegas. The shows are streamed live on the radio website and are archived on Dancer's website.