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Casino Gambling: A Winner's Guide to Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Baccarat and Casino Poker
Jerry L. Patterson
0399525114
February 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Casino Gambling can increase your chances of winning and decrease your chances of losing in your next casino session. Chapters 9 – 14, a lesson on dice control, shows you how to create your own advantage over the casino by minimizing the chances of throwing the losing seven and how to throw the long hand and score on your point numbers. The winning craps system is in Chapter 12 -- dice set, grip, focus and throw -- in words and pictures. Read it and use the winning craps system to create own edge over the casino. Chapters 3 – 8, reveal the clues and a winning gambling system for finding winning blackjack tables. Sit down at one of these tables with an excellent chance of winning. Chapters 15 – 17 define exactly what a roulette dealer signature is and describe the three types of dealer signatures...


Gambling's Winning Secrets Uncovered!

0914839780


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Book of Gambling Games
Diagram Group
1402713045
May 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
This fat, pocket-sized guide explains the rules and strategies of more games of chance than any other book. Three basic forms of gambling receive close analysis: those like horse racing, which rely on knowledge, judgment, and skill; games such as roulette that demand a knowledge of the rules of pure chance; and diversions that combine luck and skill, including poker. Dice, tile games, and dominoes are covered, too.


Busting Vegas
Ben Mezrich
0060575115
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
Semyon Dukach couldn't believe how easy the money was. In one weekend, the MIT math genius and his team of geeks had made $200,000 playing the blackjack tables in Las Vegas. They hadn't cheated. Instead, they had discovered one of humanity's greatest holy grails: a system to beat the casino. They had rendered obsolete the old saying that the house always wins. Dukach and his friends made millions during the 1990s playing blackjack in the world's top casinos, right under the noses of pit bosses and security consultants who thought they had seen it all. Dukach's story is told in author Ben Mezrich's vividly narrated book Busting Vegas.

Mezrich, the author of previous bestsellers about MIT gamblers and a colorful Ivy League trader in Japan, tells how Dukach's crew used a system that Vegas had never seen before. Dukach, the...



Casino Marketing

0964241404


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Getting Started in Hold 'em
Ed Miller
1880685345
Apr 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Recently, countless people have started playing poker, hoping to quit their jobs and strike it rich. Sadly, most of these "professional" players will wind up broke. While many people play, few win consistently. In Getting Started in Hold 'em, noted poker authority Ed Miller guides you onto the winning path. As someone who made the leap from beginner to professional in less than a year and a half, Ed is uniquely qualified to show new players the quickest route to hold 'em success. This book presents the critical principles that expert players use: preflop hand valuation, domination, betting for value, protecting your hand, semi-bluffing, pot equity, pot odds, implied odds, free card plays, the importance of stack size, why chips change value in tournaments, and much more. Whether you want to play limit, no limit, or...


A Way to Quit Gambling: (For Problem Gamblers)
John Chin
0595088686
May 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Although gambling is enjoyable entertainment and can provide unparalleled excitement, it can financially drain and ruin some people. This manual is a roadmap and workbook for the problem gambler or potential problem gambler, who can not control the amount of money he/she loses, to seriously give up on gambling. This work is based on over 25 years of experience in gambling by the author, who shares his insight with the reader. While attending college, the author began gambling at 18 in local New York City OTB parlors and New York horse racing tracks. Then he got caught up in casino gambling, when it debuted in Atlantic City. He also dabbled in most other forms of gambling, in lotto, poker, and sports betting. As much as the author loves to win, he hates to lose in gambling. So, after 25 years and losing a small...


Counseling Problem Gamblers and Their Families: A Self-Regulation Manual for Individual and Family Therapy (Practical Resources for the Mental Health Professional)

0121746534


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Joanna Franklin M.S., NCGC, Executive Director, Maryland Council on Problem Gambling
"This manual is truly a gift to counselors and their gambling clients and families."

Review
"Dr. Ciarrocchi has prepared an excellent comprehensive manual for practical use by both the counselor new to gambling treatment and the experienced gambling counselors. The manual provides practical applied science built on a solid, easy to understand foundation of current psychological theory and recent research.

As the public awareness of problem gambling increases and more and more people facing this disorder seek competent mental health services, the need for solid "how to" information for the average counselor is becoming more and more critical. The manual contains an excellent collection of self-help...


Murder in Vegas: New Crime Tales of Gambling and Desperation
Michael Connelly
0765353652
April 2006
Mass Market Paperback
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From Booklist
In a witty, engaging introduction, Connelly, author of the celebrated Harry Bosch series, makes the case for why Las Vegas serves as such an excellent backdrop for crime fiction. It's an easy case to make: bright lights, pretty girls, all that money, and all that desperation set the stage for any number of crimes. In this collection of 22 new stories by a mix of well- and lesser-known authors, murder takes the spotlight from slot machines and chorus girls. Contributions from James Swain, author of the acclaimed Tony Valentine series, and Edgar winner S. Z. Rozan will attract the most attention, but nearly all the tales manage to use the usual Vegas topics--desert heat, the Mafia, big scores gone wrong--in new and unusual ways. In Wendy Hornsby's "Dust Up," for instance, thugs in the process of whacking a turncoat mistake...


Harrington on Hold'em Expert Strategy for No Limit Tournaments: Endgame, 2
Dan Harrington, Bill Robertie
1880685353
June 7, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Poker has taken America by storm. But it’s not just any form of poker that has people across the country so excited — it’s no-limit hold ’em — the main event game. And now — thanks to televised tournaments — tens of thousands of new players are eager to claim their share of poker glory. In the first volume of this series, Harrington on Hold ’em: Volume I: Strategic Play, Dan Harrington explained how to play in the early phases of tournaments, when most players at the table had plenty of chips, and the blinds and antes were small. This book, Harrington on Hold ’em: Volume II: The Endgame shows you how to play in the later phases of a tournament, when the field has been cut down, the blinds and antes are growing, and the big prize money is within sight. Harrington shows you how to make...


American Casino Guide
Steve Bourie
1883768152
Nov 2005
Paperback
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Rick Alm, Gaming Columnist, The Kansas City Star
If you buy just one book on gambling, make it Bourie’s.

Las Vegas Advisor Newsletter
Best resource we’ve seen on gambling destinations

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The Gambling Addiction Patient Workbook
Robert R. Perkinson
0761928677
July 2003
Paperback
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Review
Dr. Bob Carr, Director : "The addiction field has long needed a comprehensive set of exercises counselors could use to guide patients through good treatment. The workbooks developed by Dr. Perkinson take the patient from the beginning of treatment to the end. They are written in such a manner that Dr. Perkinson is your mentor and is conversing with you, sharing with you his vast area of expertise and knowledge about recovery. These patient exercises meet the highest standards demanded by accrediting bodies."
Lisa Vig, Licensed Addiction Counselor and Nationally Certified Gambling Counselor : "I have been working with compulsive gamblers and their family members for 12 years and find this work extremely rewarding and challenging. I have been utilizing Dr. Perkinson's workbooks for 10 years and have found them to be...


Harrington on Hold'em: Expert Strategy for No-Limit Tournaments: Volume 1: Strategic Play
Dan Harrington
1880685337
December 2004
Paperback
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Small Stakes Hold 'em: Winning Big With Expert Play
Ed Miller, et al
1880685329
July 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
For today’s poker players, Texas hold ’em is the game. Every day, tens of thousands of small stakes hold ’em games are played all over the world in homes, card rooms, and on the Internet. These games can be very profitable — if you play well. But most people don’t play well and end up leaving their money on the table. Small Stakes Hold ’em: Winning Big with Expert Play explains everything you need to be a big winner. Unlike many other books about small stakes games, it teaches the aggressive and attacking style used by all professional players. However, it does not simply tell you to play aggressively; it shows you exactly how to make expert decisions through numerous clear and detailed examples. Small Stakes Hold ’em teaches you to think like a professional player. Topics include...


Skintight
Susan Andersen
0778322009
July 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Andersen (Hot & Bothered, etc.) deserves to go to the head of the class for this emotionally charged romance, which delves beyond the seductive surface of topless Vegas showgirls to recognize their athleticism and heart. Treena McCall's dream is to open a dance studio, but the 11 months she took off from dancing in la Stravaganza to care for her sick new husband, Big Jim, left her a widow, deprived of her savings and out of step from the rest of the troupe—a tough situation for a 35-year-old dancer. She possesses a World Series baseball that could secure her future, but Big Jim wanted her to give it to his estranged grown son, Jackson. A math whiz known as Jax on the pro poker circuit, Jackson needs the baseball to clear a debt with a nail-gun wielding Russian. Jax doesn't know that...


Missing Links
Rick Reilly
0385488866
May 1997
Paperback
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Book Review
From Sports Illustrated writer Rick Reilly comes this spoof of all things golf and country club. Missing Links recounts the tale of a coterie of golfing friends who ply their hobby at Ponkoquogue Municipal Golf Links and Deli. An 18-hole garbage dump with hazards that include a concrete river surrounded by a chain-link fence and the pillars of the elevated train that runs through the course, it is reputed to be the worst golf course in America. One day the group inadvertently discovers that all along they've been playing right next door to the Mayflower Club, a true golfing Eden. The rollicking plot includes a bet to see who will be first to sneak in a round at the Mayflower, as well as the narrator's attempts to reach some sort of reasonable understanding with his overbearing father. --This text refers to...


Doyle Brunson's Super System II
Doyle Brunson
1580421369
February 1, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The Most Anticipated Book In The History of PokerSuper System 2 gathers together the greatest players, theorists, and world champions and expands upon the original with more games, new authors, and most importantly, more professional secrets from the best in the business.Poker's Greatest Players Share Their SecretsThis superstar lineup is led by Doyle Brunson, two-time World Series of Poker Champion, nine-time WSOP gold bracelet winner, and the greatest poker player of all time. His hand-picked roster of expert collaborators includes: Daniel Negreanu, winner of multiple WSOP gold bracelets and 2004 Poker Player of the Year; Lyle Berman, three-time WSOP gold bracelet winner, founder of the World Poker Tour, and super-high stakes cash player; Bobby Baldwin, 1978 World Poker Champion and president of Bellagio; Johnny...


Championship No-Limit & Pot-Limit Hold 'em
T. J. Cloutier
158042127X
Apr 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Written by World Champion players T. J. Cloutier and Tom McEvoy (8 titles between them), this is the definitive guide to winning at two of the world's most exciting poker games! All the answers to players most important questions are here: How do you get inside your opponents' heads and learn how to beat them at their own game? How can you tell how much to bet, raise, and reraise in no-limit hold'em? When can you bluff? How do you set up your opponents in pot-limit hold'em so that you can win a monster pot? What are the best strategies for winning no-limit and pot-limit tournaments, satellites, and supersatellites? Rock-solid and inspired advice from two of the most recognizable figures in poker.

About the Author
Tom McEvoy -- The 1983 World Champion of Poker, Tom has won...


Ace on the River: An Advanced Poker Guide
Barry Greenstein, Doyle Brunson (Foreword)
0972044221
June 30, 2005
Paperback
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Doyle Brunson, poker legend
"This book contains a lot of stuff I knew but had never seen written." --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

Ted Forrest, winning high-stakes player
"I seem to win whenever I read it." --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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Doyle Brunson's Super System
Doyle Brunson
1580420818
December 2002
Paperback
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Fortune's Formula : The Untold Story of the Scientific Betting System That Beat the Casinos and Wall Street
William Poundstone
0809046377
September 14, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
Fortune's Formula is a fascinating study of the connections between such seemingly unrelated topics as gambling, information theory, stock investing, and applied mathematics. The story involves the stunning brainpower of men such as MIT professor Claude Shannon, who single-handedly invented information theory, the science behind the Internet and all digital media; Ed Thorpe; and John Kelly of Bell Laboratories, who developed the "Kelly criterion," a now-legendary investment strategy for maximizing growth while controlling risk. Initially, Shannon and Thorpe took Kelly's theory to Las Vegas and applied it to roulette and blackjack. Later, they took it to Wall Street and cleaned up--Shannon made a personal fortune while Thorpe created the highly successful hedge firm Princeton-Newport Partners. They both discovered that...


Beat the Craps Out of the Casinos/2e
Frank Scoblete
156625213X
June 2005
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Description
Until now, craps has been considered an unbeatable casino game because the house has an edge on every bet. Learn how to take beat the system in this new edtion of the bestselling book on craps.

About the Author
Frank Scoblete is gaming’s premier writer today. His books, videos, and audiotapes are consistently the most-requested titles in their categories. Frank also has his own national gaming magazine, "Chance and Circumstance". In addition, he writes for most of gaming’s leading publications, and he has served as a consultant for CNN, TBS, Walter Cronkite, and the Discovery Channel.


Caro's Book of Poker Tells
Mike Caro
1580420826
March 2003
Paperback
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Poker
Phil Gordon
0689875908
Oct 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Seizing on poker's explosion in popular culture, Gordon (cohost of Bravo's Celebrity Poker Showdown and two-time World Poker Tour champion) and Grotenstein offer an instructive overview of the game, lifestyle and culture that reaches beyond dry technicalities. A rigorous defense of poker as a game of skill—not chicanery—the book frames it as an all-American exercise in individual shrewdness. In jaunty prose broken up with diagrams of sample hands, the authors explain terminology, strategy and etiquette, weaving in quotes from poker movies and books, pearls of poker history and tales of colorful poker characters (like Phil Laak, whose habit of wearing hooded sweatshirts and dark glasses in order to conceal his features from scrutiny has earned him the nickname "Unabomber"). Statistics and probability...


The Theory of Poker
David Sklansky
1880685000
December 1989
Paperback
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Book Description
The Theory of Poker by David Sklansky discusses theories and concepts applicable to nearly every variation of the game, including five-card draw (high), seven-card stud, hold ’em, lowball draw, and razz (seven-card lowball stud). This book introduces you to the Fundamental Theorem of Poker, its implications, and how it should affect your play. Other chapters discuss the value of deception, bluffing, raising, the slow-play, the value of position, psychology, heads-up play, game theory, implied odds, the free card, and semibluffing. Many of today’s top poker players will tell you that this is the book that really made a difference in their play. That is, these are the ideas that separate the experts from the typical players. Those who read and study this book will literally leave behind those who don’t,...


Kill Phil: The Fast Track to Success in No-Limit Hold 'em Poker Tournaments
Blair Rodman, Lee Nelson
0929712242
October 1, 2005
Paperback
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Joseph Hachem, 2005 World Series of Poker Champion
This book will be a dangerous weapon in the poker world. A detailed strategy for future tournament-poker champions.

Russ Hamilton, 1994 World Series of Poker Champion
The best book on tournament no-limit hold 'em I've ever read.

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Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions
Ben Mezrich
0743249992
September 9, 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
"Shy, geeky, amiable" MIT grad Kevin Lewis, was, Mezrich learns at a party, living a double life winning huge sums of cash in Las Vegas casinos. In 1993 when Lewis was 20 years old and feeling aimless, he was invited to join the MIT Blackjack Team, organized by a former math instructor, who said, "Blackjack is beatable." Expanding on the "hi-lo" card-counting techniques popularized by Edward Thorp in his 1962 book, Beat the Dealer, the MIT group's more advanced team strategies were legal, yet frowned upon by casinos. Backed by anonymous investors, team members checked into Vegas hotels under assumed names and, pretending not to know each other, communicated in the casinos with gestures and card-count code words. Taking advantage of the statistical nature of blackjack, the team raked in millions before casinos...


One of a Kind : The Rise and Fall of Stuey "The Kid" Ungar, The World's Greatest Poker Player
Nolan Dalla, et al
0743476581
June 28, 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Begun as an as-told-to by Dalla with Stuey Ungar, this biography tells in painful detail the story of the poker and gin superstar. Ungar is certainly a fascinating subject. He was prodigiously dysfunctional, a manic sports bettor and cocaine addict who won an estimated $30 million during his life, but who, after his death in 1998, needed a collection from his friends to pay for his funeral. Unfortunately, the complexities of Ungar's personality aren't satisfactorily unraveled by the authors. They offer stories from the likes of poker legend Doyle Brunson and Mike Sexton, television's reigning poker guru, of Ungar's fabulous skills as a card player and spectacular need for "action," but few insights into the source of Ungar's self-destructive demons: he died prematurely at age 45 from the ravages of drug abuse....


Professor, the Banker, and the Suicide King, The : Inside the Richest Poker Game of All Time
Michael Craig
0446577693
June 2, 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The "professor" is Howard Lederer, a professional poker player whose rigorous analytical approach to the game earned him his nickname. The banker is Andy Beal, a multimillionaire obsessed with beating the world's best poker players at their game, limit Texas hold 'em, played for stratospheric stakes. The suicide king, a symbol of the aleatory nature of the endeavor, is the king of hearts, who holds his broadsword behind his head. It's a great mix, and Craig (The 5 Minute Investor) offers a knowledgeable and observant chronicle of the high-stakes games between Beal and the syndicate of professional players organized by the "Babe Ruth of poker," Doyle Brunson. The syndicate put up $10,000,000 to sit opposite Beal, trading $100,000 bets. Beal, for his part, took a mathematical approach, at one point running millions...

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