Born in 1944 in Joplin, Missouri, Mike Caro is a gambling writer, researcher, industry consultant and spokesperson and is considered an expert on poker strategy and poker psychology. Caro, known as "The Mad Genius of Poker", is also the founder of Mike Caro University of Poker.
As a writer, he has authored many books on gambling, but his most famous, by far, is Caro's Book of Poker Tells. In 1978, he also contributed 50 statistical tables to the Doyle Brunson's classic, Super/System.
As a teacher, he has taught poker room management as a guest instructor at the University of Nevada, Reno, and taught a course on poker through Clark County Community College in Las Vegas.
As an industry spokesperson and promoter, he was instrumental in promoting and growing the Bicycle Club Casino when it opened in 1984 and the Huntington Park Casino in 1986. He also brought the first world-class poker tournament to the east coast in 1992. Held at Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut, it was called the World Poker Finals and it was the first tournament to bring corporate sponsorship to poker tournaments.
As a casino consultant, he provides advice on game rules, odds, procedures, marketing, and strategy.
As a poker player, he also has 7 WSOP cashes for total WSOP earnings of $101,142.
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