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.Read Full Review of 'Bluegrass Days - Neon Nights'
Subtitled 'How to Overcome the House Advantage When You Play Blackjack, Video Poker and Roulette,' this book provides the basics of the three games in question/answer and multiple choice quiz formats. It includes the author's own 'Spin' roulette approach that has proven to be very popular; bets and percentages; basic blackjack, and card counting strategies. Grochowski is a gaming columnist who writes with an easy-to-read style geared to beginning and intermediate players. You could use this book in an entertaining educational way by asking the questions of a partner to check his or her knowledge of casino games.Read Full Review of 'Casino Answer Book'
Casino Gambling : A Winner's Guide to Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Baccarat, and Casino Poker
by Jerry Patterson
If you're planning a trip to Vegas or any other casino gambling destination and want some quick and easy-to-follow advice to give you a good shot at coming home a winner: Read Chapter 7 for blackjack advice, Chapter 13 for craps advice, Chapter 17 for roulette advice, Chapter 18 for baccarat advice or Chapter 19 for advice on the popular variations of casino poker.
Casino Game Protection: A Comprehensive Guide
by Steve Forte
The most important, definitive treatise ever presented on the methods, detection and prevention of Casino Scams, Theft, Card Counters and all Advantage Strategies! A complete, one-volume course in the science of casino game protection, an invaluable training tool for management, pit personnel, surveillance, security, and related law enforcement agencies, and a must read for all gamers hungry for knowledge! Topics include Cheaters, Advantage Players, Gaming Law, Electronic Player Assistance, Procedures, Surveillance, Myths, Game Protection Mathematics, Training, The Future of Game Protection, and much, much more. Limited Edition.
Most casinos dangle comps in front of players to get a shot at their bankrolls. Comp City suggests that players dangle their bankrolls to lure the casino's comps. This is a completely updated version of Rubin's landmark 1994 hardcover book. According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune the book is a practical, logical, factual, hysterical guide to bluffing your way into all-expenses-paid hedonism.Read Full Review of 'Comp City'
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'