Dan Paymar Bio and Books
Author Biography - Dan Paymar
Dan Paymar was born in Flint Michigan and studied engineering at Michigan Tech. His engineering career led him to working in field service for Bendix Computer and later developing a text editing system for Encyclopaedia Britannica. Dan and two other engineers created Educational Data Systems, which was developing a BASIC language interpreter and disk operating system for the Data General Nova computer to handle up to sixteen users. It's believed that this was the first time-sharing system to operate on a minicomputer.
In 1989 he returned to school for a new career path and trained to become a poker dealer which would eventually lead him to Las Vegas. After five years as a poker dealer, Dan found a new interest in video poker and began to analyze and study the game. By 1991 he created a directory of video poker games which listed which games at which casinos had the best opportunity to turn a profit. His interest in the game would eventually lead to writing and publishing Video Poker C Precision Play.
He would later work as an instructor at the Casino Gaming School teaching students how to become a professional dealer. As an instructor, he found the information for students who wanted a career as a poker dealer was lacking. He would eventually team up with Donna Harris and Mason Malmuth to co-write The Professional Dealer's Handbook. This book is an expansion over a small book that Dan had originally written and sold privately.
Books Written by Dan Paymar
- The Professional Poker Dealer's Handbook: Expanded Edition
by Dan Paymar, Donna Harris, and Mason Malmuth
This book is available in the online Two Plus Two Store and through our Poker Bonus Program where non-US players can receive it for free.