Vito Zuppardo, Sr


At an early age of 12 years old, he started his first entrepreneurial experience, and 50 years later he is still reinventing himself as a full-time writer.

Vito Zuppardo published his first novel Making Losing Fun in 1998. It has been revised under the name “Alluring Lady Luck” and adapted to a movie script in 2015 that is under consideration. He is also the author of “True Blue Detective” published in 2015. A third book “Tales of Lady Luck” will be out June 2016. All his books can be found on

Born and raised in New Orleans he grew up in the suburb of Gentilly and was the third oldest of four children. Married on April 8, 1967, to his wife Diane they have two children, four grandchildren, and one step-grandchild.

Retired in 2003 from 25 years in the casino business operating high limit gaming customers to various casinos around the world. He was an independent representative for some of the most prestige casinos in the world. Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, Bahamas, Monte Carlo, Aruba, and even a cruise line hired him to produce high limit gaming customers. In 1988, Nevada Gaming Control said Vito Zuppardo was one of the most successful casino representatives in Nevada producing over 60 million dollars in revenue in three years. His main job was keeping his clients happy which was a full-time job while they were vacationing complimentary at luxury casino resorts.

Vito started writing in 1986 after collecting pieces of information on each trip. It had taken about ten years before he was able to formulate information and find time for his first novel.

Ask any family member or his school teachers to make a list of Vito Zuppardo’s career paths he may have taken and a Writer would not have made the list. It is his life adventures that make his books fun to read and his characters stand out.

Life is truly what you make of it.

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Voodoo Lucy – Tupelo Gypsy
Price: Free! Words: 31,040. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Fans will enjoy this story, which takes readers back to Mario DeLuca’s rookie year on the beat and Zack Nelson in action as a NOLA PD homicide detective, as well as the early days of the infamous Cornerview Gang and the other unsavory characters that prowl the colorful, charming French Quarter. Grab a beignet and a cup of chicory coffee and get your copy Voodoo Lucy – Tupelo Gypsy
Tales of Lady Luck
Price: Free! Words: 47,670. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » White-collar crime
Inspired by a True Story by the man behind the most exclusive party jets to casinos around the world.. Tales of Lady Luck are stories during my twenty-five years in the gaming business.
True Blue Detective Book 1
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 75,660. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Set in New Orleans, Zack Nelson a retired detective living in an assisted living facility falls in love for the second time something he never thought would happen. The detective in him uncovers the house doctor is a sociopath and is the cause of so many sudden deaths. Zack digs into each case and the shocking conclusion leaves him between reporting it to the police and killing the doctor himself.

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