Life: The Odds
by Gregory Baer
Here's the lowdown on life's most intriguing possibilities, in a humorous format. If you've ever wondered about the likelihood of striking it rich, being audited by the IRS, or living to be one hundred years old, your search is over. How many of us have actually sat down and calculated the chances that we could marry a millionaire? Or that the earth could be destroyed by an asteroid? With Baer's book you can find out answers to these questions and more in a fun, freewheeling, and compulsively readable way. He not only gives startling stats but also advice for nudging fate in your favor. Readers will discover the odds of such interesting topics as winning at blackjack or keno, of gueesing heads/tails correctly, of having your identity stolen, and many more.
Bluegrass Days - Neon Nights
by John Smith
Takes you through the rollicking life and times of legendary Las Vegas casino host and bon vivant, Dan Chandler. The wayward son of former Kentucky Governor and Major League Baseball Commissioner Albert “Happy” Chandler, Dan likes to say he started at the top and has spent his life working his way to the middle. Along the way, you'll meet an endless parade of famous politicians, entertainers, and Hall of Fame athletes and learn an insider's perspective on Las Vegas history and Kentucky politics. Dan arrived in Las Vegas as the gambling capital's mob days were fading, but Caesars Palace had no shortage of characters — and he became intimate friends with super high rollers and stars ranging from Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson to Jimmy Buffett, Frank Sinatra, and the Lennon Sisters.
Cruising the Casinos with Syndicated Gambling Columnist John Grochowski
by John Grochowski
A collection of John's newspaper columns originally published in 1994 and '95, Gaming takes you through his mix of essays, questions from readers and quizzes on topics ranging from blackjack strategy to roulette systems to compulsive gambling.
by Dennis Griffin
From burglary to armed robbery and murder, infamous bad guy Frank Cullotta not only did it all, he admits to it—and in graphic detail in this book. This no-holds-barred biography chronicles the life of a career criminal who started out as a thug on the streets of Chicago and became a trusted lieutenant in Tony Spilotro’s gang of organized lawbreakers in Las Vegas. Cullotta’s was a world of high-profile heists, street muscle, and information—lots of it—about many of the FBI’s most wanted. In the end, that information was his ticket out of crime, as he turned government witness and became one of a handful of mob insiders to enter the Witness Protection Program.Read Full Review of 'Cullotta'
Every Light Was On - Bill Harrah and His Clubs Remembered
by UNR Oral History Program
If ever a man didn't appear capable of succeeding in business -- especially the rough-and-tumble casino business of the 1930s -- it was Bill Harrah. But succeed he did, starting with a small bingo parlor and building one of the most profitable casinos in the world by the 1960s. A college drop out, a womanizer, an alcoholic, Harrah's passion was his automobile collection but somehow, he managed to find the right combination within himself and from his employees, to overcome all the obstacles of his life. In this book, Dwayne Kling interviewed more than 40 people who were closely associated with the casino king -- employees and wives (he was married seven times) -- all of whom help paint a complete picture of the man, the era, and the casino's history.
Experts' Guide to Casino Games
by Walter Thomason (editor)
Editor Walter Thomason brought together some of the top experts in gaming to lend their advice on all the most popular casino games -- Frank Scoblete on craps, Henry Tamburin on roulette, Let It Ride and Caribbean Stud, Alene Paone on baccarat, John Grochowski on blackjack and much more.
Finding The Edge
by Olaf Vancura
Edited by Olaf Vancura, Judy A. Cornelius, and William R. Eadington, Finding The Edge: Mathematical Analysis of Casino Games, focuses on gambling games, especially those found in casinos throughout the world. Mathematicians have long been fascinated with the puzzles and challenges posed by games, with much effort in recent years expended on popular games such as blackjack, poker, and video poker. The analysis of various gambling games, strategies, and opportunities is the common thread of articles in this volume.
Fooled by Randomness
by Nassim Taleb
In its second edition, Fooled by Randomness is now a cornerstone for anyone interested in random outcomes. Published in 14 languages, this new edition, expanded by over 80 pages, includes up-to-date advances from behavioral finance and cognitive science. This book is about luck or more precisely how we perceive and deal with luck in life and business. It is already a landmark work and its title has entered our vocabulary.
by Jean Scott
Though Jean Scott was well-known to a select few Las Vegas aficionados throughout the '90s, it wasn't until the publication of The Frugal Gambler in 1998 that she became a household name to casino players across the country. Her frequent national publicity, her long-term success in casinos around the world, and the solid low-rolling advantage-play techniques she's divulged along the way have all helped catapult The Frugal Gambler into the ranks of best-selling gambling books. The new revised edition includes a completely revamped chapter on video poker, updated coverage of getting the most out of slot clubs, recent examples of exploitable gambling promotions, and a brand new Resources section, identifying the best sources of player information available-from books to software to the Internet.
Gambler's Guide to Taxes
by Walter L. Lewis
The Gambler's Guide to Taxes:How to Keep More of What You Win goes through the steps in simple, straightforward terms that make it seem easy to get your gambling taxes in order. It is a welcome addition to your gambling library. Its common sense suggestions can save you money - and grief - if and when you finally make the big score.
Gambling expert Malmuth covers topics ranging from non-self weighting strategies; sequencing; inversely correlated poker games to theory in practice; fluctuations; money management; computing your standard deviation; poker lotteries; betting and game theory. Poker tournament strategy is contained in a special section, where he also briefly discusses Pai Gow Poker and Super Pan Poker under New Games.Read Full Review of 'Gambling Theory and Other Topics'
by Richard Munchkin
Get into the minds of the greatest gamblers of all time with this 2002 release from Huntington Press, Gambling Wizards by Richard W. Munchkin. Read in-depth interviews with eight masters of the games. Learn how they think, how they play, and what made them successful. The interview subjects include: Billy Walters (sports betting), Chip Reese (poker), Doyle Brunson (poker), Mike Svobodny (backgammon), Stan Tomchin (backgammon and sports betting), Cathy Hulbert (blackjack and poker), Alan Woods (blackjack and horse racing), and Tommy Hyland (blackjack).
Over the centuries there have been many strange gamblers – and even more strange gambles – and in this unique collection of punts and punters, Graham Sharpe reveals fearless, flamboyant and fantastic flutters. Some of the most extraordinary bets include the male gambler who had a boob job to win a big bet; the gambler who set off to walk round the world wearing an iron mask to land a wager; the man who could genuinely dream winners. Sharpe is also haunted by a couple of ghostly gambles, and looks at the betting propensities of US Presidents – including one who gambled away the White House's finest china. Celebrities who indulge in strange betting practices are unmasked, too – the Marx Brothers, Ben Affleck, James Bond, Kerry Packer, Richard Burton, Oscar Wilde, Professor Stephen Hawking, to name a few.Read Full Review of 'Gambling's Strangest Moments'
Henry Tamburin on Casino Gambling
by Henry Tamburin
One of the most prolific and respected authors on the subject of gambling presents more than 75 of his previously-published articles from many other publications, now under one cover. In 8 chapters, he covers a wide spectrum of games, including the basics of craps. blackjack, slots, video poker, roulette and poker.
How to Beat Internet Casinos and Poker Rooms
by Arnold Snyder
Who better to teach you how to beat the online casino and poker room than a man who has been beating land-based casinos (at blackjack) for decades? Snyder reveals how you can make money olnline without any special skills, mathematical ability, super memory, difficult systems to work or eve a big bankroll. Looking at this as easy money, he explains methods of play that can multiplay your bankroll many times with little risk. The 2/3 of the book cover all the major games and promotions while the last third focuses on poker.
Benny Binion was a larger-than-life casino mogul who was build a legend for himself in Las Vegas. But before that, he led the Texas underground in a gambling war that lasted over fifteen years before he was "sentenced" to Las Vegas where he became the patron saint of World Series of Poker. In this new look at the man author Gary Sleeper presents previously unseen details of Binion's pre-Las Vegas life and spices it with electrifying details and sharp wit.Read Full Review of 'I'll Do My Own Damn Killin''