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Andrew N.S. Glazer: Free

July 7, 2004

BY CECIL ANGEL
FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER

Andrew N.S. Glazer, an author of books on gambling and a columnist for the Free Press, died Sunday in Los Angeles from complications from a blood clot.

He was 48.

"Andy will be sorely missed. He was the voice of gaming. Many people's enjoyment of the casinos in Detroit was enhanced by Andy's knowledge," said Steve Grimmer, assistant features editor for the Free Press.

Along with his writing, Mr. Glazer taught gambling seminars nationally for Casino Conquests International and was the author of the book "Casino Gambling the Smart Way."

He once said that was dedicated to "the great gambling middle class," and teaching regular folks how to play their favorite games.

"He probably could have made a lot more money working for casinos," said his sister, Donna Hall. "Many wanted him to work for them."

Mr. Glazer was born in Massapequa, N.Y. He was a cum laude graduate of the University of Michigan and the Emory University School of Law.

Gambling was a hobby that served him well. He said in an interview with Casino.com that blackjack paid about half his college and law school tuition.

"There hasn't been a dry eye in the poker community," said Rick Charles, a friend of Mr. Glazer.

Besides his sister, survivors include his mother, Shirley Glazer Shafron, and his brother-in-law.

His funeral will be at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Wandy Memorial Chapel, Huntington Station, N.Y.; burial at the New Montefiore Cemetery in West Babylon, N.Y.

Contact CECIL ANGEL at 313-223-4531 or angel@freepress.com.


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