|Legendary Cheat Catcher|
For those of you who don't, Griffin was the founder of the original Griffin Detective Agency in the 1960s, which fast became the private investigation service used by the majority of Las Vegas, Reno and Lake Tahoe casinos. Today the agency is called Griffin Investigations and still serves as the number-one private casino-detective ageny, not only in the state of Nevada but throughout the entire world.
That is mainly because of the advent of his infamous "Griffin Book," which was (and still is online to those who employ Griffin) nothing less than the Who's Who of poker and casino cheating. Casinos around the world paid Griffin for his book in order to keep track of and identify hordes of international casino cheats and poker cheats.
I myself have an entire page (or more) in the Griffin Book.
Though I never met Robert Griffin personally, I am sure he was as familiar with me as my own family.
His number-one prized agent, Andy Anderson, who recently passed away himself, was my personal nemesis in Nevada casinos during more than 20 years. He once told me it was his life mission to bust me and put me permanently out of business.
He of course never did.
And after I retired I actually became friendly with Anderson and saw him at various casino game protection conferences and seminars.
As for Griffin, his agency was responsible for putting many casino megacheats out of business and
some into prison, including those involved in the Tran Organization baccarat scam that bilked North American casinos out of some $20 million in the early and mid 2000s.
Griffin was also instrumental in putting the famous MIT blackjack card-counting team out of business.
Well, the Las Vegas casino-cheating world lost a legend, regardless of which side anyone occupied in that world.