Weird Las Vegas and Nevada; Your Alternative Travel Guide
by Joe Oesterle
Billed as Your Alternative Travel Guide to Sin City and the Silver State, this profusely illustrated book covers local legends, ancient mysteries, bizarre beasts, and the like. Where else but Las Vegas, for example, will you find a place that names its highways after extraterrestrials, where mobsters are city fathers, and where Elvis—or a reasonable facsimile of him—hangs out on every street corner. The authors explored the Coffin House in Pahrump, NV—and made it out alive -- searched for the river of black gold; watched rocks move all by themselves at Little Bonnie Claire Playa,; and tracked down some very odd legends, like the one about the eerie dead body under the hotel mattress. A fun book for sure and a great gift for the Vegas fan. 252 pages, illustrated, hardbound, 2007.
Identity Theft, Inc.
by Richard Marcus
Identity theft is the crime of this century. Just ask Frank Abagnale of Catch Me If You Can fame. He states so in the Q&A of the latest edition of that book. So here, then, is the true-crime book of this century. This is the first book on the subject from the inside, told by someone who's assumed hundreds of identities and become rich off it. Not only does the author reveal how ID theft is done, he tells loads of wildly unbelievable but true stories about his impersonations as they led to riches. Some of them are as funny and outrageous as they are amazing.
Identity theft is the crime of this century. Just ask Frank Abagnale of Catch Me If You Can fame. He states so in the Q&A of the latest edition of that book. So here, then, is the true-crime book of this century. This is the first book on the subject from the inside, told by someone who's assumed hundreds of identities and become rich off it. Not only does the author reveal how ID theft is done, he tells loads of wildly unbelievable but true stories about his impersonations as they led to riches. Some of them are as funny and outrageous as they are amazing.Read Full Review of 'Identity Theft, Inc.'
by J. Phillip Vogel
Subtitled 'How to Win Big Online Playing Bingo, Poker, Slots, Lotto, Sports Betting, and Much More ,' Internet Gambling consists of twenty-three engaging and descriptive chapters where Vogel demystifies and dissects all topics related to Internet gambling, including the history of online gambling, how to get started, choosing the best sites, understanding the various kinds of software available, the technical difficulties one might expect to encounter, managing money, and more.
Estimating that Americans bet somewhere in the neighborhood of $80 billion last year, the author, a senior writer for Sports Illustrated wandered across the landscape showing us how we gamble, why we gamble, and why the biggest opponents of gambling are now the biggest fans. He visits trade shows, hangs around underground poker games, hustles for a side of bacon in a Minnesota bar, looks over expansion plans with a tribal chief, and pretty much looks at every angle of chance taking.Read Full Review of 'Jackpot Nation'
For the person who has been visiting Las Vegas for a long time, for the newbie to the swinging Strip and for those who have a longing for a bit of nostalgia, this book is a must-have. Subtitled Gone but Not Forgotten,
the book focuses on casinos that have either been imploded, renamed, or eaten up by time. With pictures and text the authors provide a walk into past history for places like the Club Bingo, Desert Inn, Dunes, El Rancho, the Glass Pool Inn, the Klondike, Marina, Sans Souci, Silverbird, and more. It also takes a look at the Bally's/MGM monorail which no longer exists, the MGM fire, the World of Coca-Cola, Wet 'n' Wild, the Red Rooster as well as pictures and tibits of information about people -- showgirls and stars.Read Full Review of 'Las Vegas Memories'
Las Vegas: the Best of Glitter City
by Don Martin
Not your typical city guide to Las Vegas, this one takes you not just to the Ten Best (casinos, gaming areas, odds, restaurants, buffets, freebies, shows, bars, publs, chapels, attractions, shopping, etc), it goes several steps beyond. In addition to addresses, phone numbers, and facilities supplied, it presents it in a fun manner with plenty of trivia thrown in. Some of the attractions could be considered out of the way but that's what makes the guide so special. You get introduced to places heretofore kept secret by locals.
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.Read Full Review of 'Life: The Odds'
The period from the late 1950s (the time of the Mafia's famous Apalachin summit in upstate New York) through the late 1960s (when The Godfather was published) were a golden age for organized crime in America – the era that saw the Meyer Lansky generation give way to the Gambinos and Bonannos, that saw an explosion in narcotics trafficking, and that inspired storytellers like Mario Puzo, Nicholas Pileggi, and Martin Scorsese. Now, in an unbelievable find, comes the long–buried Bible of the Mafia and all its most storied players, at the height of that watershed era.Read Full Review of 'Mafia: The Government’s Secret File on Organized Crime'
More Frugal Gambling
by Jean Scott
More Frugal Gambling is Jean Scott's long-awaited sequel. In the inimitable warm and reassuring style of the 'gambling grandma,' Scott reveals a further five years' worth of casino experience and exploits. More Frugal Gambling includes extensive coverage of slots, video poker, slot clubs, casino promotions, and couponing, as well as practical advice on keeping money safe, gambling and taxes, and casino security. Scott continues to be a media staple, appearing regularly on the Travel Channel.
More Sex, Lies and Video Poker
by Bob Dancer
Second in the series of Dancer's video poker fiction, this is an intricately plotted erotic novel filled with the shrewd thinking and elaborate schemes of winning gamblers. It's a fast-moving and insightful book about winning at video poker. It's also about Vegas, baby! Chris is in love with Annie, but Maria wants Chris for an occasional sex-with-no-strings fling. Maria is the mistress of high roller Jimmy, who had a recent affair with Meg, Chris's sister-in-law. Meg's husband Richard, meanwhile, is pursuing Maria, whom Jimmy wants to trade with him for another crack at Meg. The whole ménage is lubricated with alcohol, abetted by guns and martial arts, and inhabited by people willing to lie to those closest to them in order to reach their goals.
Out From Las Vegas
by Florine Lawlor
Out From Las Vegas: Adventures A Day Away by travel writer Florine Lawlor is an intriguing, informative, and 'user friendly' guide to a wealth of interesting landmarks, getaways and scenic geographical significants within a day from Las Vegas, Nevada.
Playing cards are ephemeral; they are used, become worn and then just get thrown away. Good quality examples of playing cards featuring the graphics of the past are hard to find in sufficient volume and variety to make an interesting collection. The 300 cards collected here were printed during the 1930s and 1940s. The subjects are as varied as the graphic styles, and for that very reason, all of these cards provide the opportunity to look back through a well-focused window into the inspiring and colorful past of playing card graphic design. This is a colorful picture book only, with some description. It is not a price guide.Read Full Review of 'Playing Cards'
Practical Casino Math
by Robert Hannum
Written by Robert Hannum and Anthony Cabot, Practical Casino Math will serve as a valuable reference for anyone — player or manager — interested in the mathematical foundations of casino games and the use of mathematics in gaming management practice. Topics ranging from the basic principles of probability, odds, expectation, house advantage, and the law of averages, to price setting using game odds, gaming and economic regulations, standards for fairness, player worth and rebate programs are included in this must have book.
Reference Guide to Casino Gambling: How to Play and Win
by Henry Tamburin
The revised updated version of Tamburin's work toward educating the beginner seeking a one-volume guide to casino games including those introduced in recent years like Pai Gow Poker, Red Dog, Sic Bo. Tamburin explains the games, the layout, the odds, shows you the House edge of all games. It is packed with charts, tables, strategy, advice, it will influence your play, explaining how to save money through money management and common sense. A small section on Caribbean Stud and Let It Ride.
This book seeks to begin the conversation about the effects the industry and its dramatic growth have had on the politics, culture, and people of Mississippi. It provides insight into the ongoing debate as to how well the casino industry and Mississippi fit together. Political scientists, economic developers, sociologists, and policy analysts provide essays on such topics as the casino workplace, casinos and crime, the historical and cultural influences of casinos, and the economic ramifications. It provides the first multidisciplinary examination of the casino resort phenomenon in Mississippi. Additional information updates new gaming laws in Mississippi that will allow casinos to build inland on the Gulf Coast.Read Full Review of 'Resorting to Casinos: The Mississippi Gambling Industry'
Scarne's Encyclopedia of Card Games
by John Scarne
An essential, all-inclusive guide to end all arguments over the rules, histories and variations of the most popular card games played today. Includes the odds and probabilities of getting the hand you