John Philip Quinn
#1 Gambling author
(St. Louis: 1851 - Philadelphia: April 18th, 1916)
John Philip Quinn was a US reformed gambler. Initially, he was the operator of Keno halls in St. Louis. Later he became a reformed gambler, speaker, and author who exposed crooked gambling and the evils of gambling in general.
Eloped with Maude Goff, the daughter of evangelist E.N. Goff, whom Quinn worked for at the time. She was 17; he was 47.