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  • Amarillo Slim in a World Full of Fat Peopleby Amarillo Slim Preston; Greg Dinkin

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    Amarillo Slim Preston has won $300,000 from Willie Neslon playing dominoes and $2 million from Larry Flynt playing poker. He has shuffled, dealt, and bluffed with some of twentieth-century's most famous figures. He beat Minnesota Fats at pool with a broom, Bobby Riggs at table tennis with a skillet, and Evel Knievel at golf with a carpenter's hammer.... more...

  • Repeat Until Richby Josh Axelrad

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 17.83

    'I was thrown out of my first casino in spring of 2000. In the years since then I've kept playing and kept winning, in wigs, under aliases, from behind fake glasses. I've been chased across casino floors; followed outdoors by crazed goons with drawn weapons; pursued in a car at high speeds; and placed wrongfully under arrest. Casinos continue to... more...

  • The Hustlersby Douglas Thompson

    Pan Macmillan UK 2007; US$ 13.63

    Invitations to John Aspinall and John Burke's illegal gambling parties were the most sought after in 1950s London. When the police finally arrested them, Aspinall and Burke challenged the law - and won. As a result, gambling was legalised. Which interested crime boss Billy Hill and his lieutenant Bobby McKew, because suddenly clubs were everywhere... more...

  • Titanic Thompsonby Kevin Cook

    Pan Macmillan UK 2011; US$ 16.35

    Titanic Thompson' is a rollicking biography of one of the most charismatic characters in twentieth-century America. Like Howard Hughes or Bonnie and Clyde, Alvin 'Titanic' Thompson was one of the great figures of this freewheeling era; the difference between them: hardly anyone knows Titanic's name today. Travelling only with his golf clubs, a .45... more...

  • Double Downby Frederick Barthelme; Steven Barthelme

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2001; US$ 14.99

    "So each night begins. One of us picks up the other and we drive into the Mississippi darkness, headed for a place where everything is different." This first nonfiction book by Frederick Barthelme, author of BOB THE GAMBLER, and his brother and colleague Steven is both a story of family feeling and a testimony to the risky allure of casinos. Within... more...

  • The Propby Pete Hautman

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 21.95

    National Book Award winner Pete Hautman delivers a fast-paced mystery set in the torrid, unforgiving Southwestern desert, where the stakes are sky high and all bets are off. Peeky Kane is a prop player at an Arizona casino owned by the Santa Cruz tribe. Her job is to play poker. She makes a handsome living off the suckers who populate the card... more...

  • A Gentleman's Guide to Calculating Winning Betsby Graham Sharpe

    High Stakes Publishing 2009; US$ 11.99

    One of the most comprehensive and useful ready reckoners ever published and, with a simple guide to settling bets which explains the short cuts and systems used by the professional bet settler, there is no bet that a Gentleman should not be able to settle himself. This handy guide covers: ? The settlement of all standard bets such as Singles,... more...

  • Lay the Favoriteby Beth Raymer

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 25.00

    ?Beth Raymer?s crackling, hilarious memoir ricochets through the gambling underworld in Las Vegas, and is peopled with all manner of lovable wack-jobs, none of whom is quite as wacky?or lovable?as Raymer herself.?? Marie Claire   Beth Raymer waited tables at a dive in Las Vegas until a customer sent her to see Dink, of Dink Inc., one of... more...

  • Phil Gordon's Little Blue Bookby Phil Gordon; Chris Ferguson

    Gallery Books 2009; US$ 21.00

    In Poker: The Real Deal and Phil Gordon's Little Green Book , Phil Gordon -- a world-class player and teacher -- shared the strategies, tips, and expertise he's gleaned during his phenomenally successful career. Now he shows players how to apply those theories to actual hands in order to make smart, confident decisions with every move. Gordon... more...

  • Lay the Favouriteby Beth Raymer

    Random House 2010; US$ 11.88

    The Lucky Charm. The Sure Thing. The Long Shot. The Jinx. Beth Raymer came to Vegas to live the dream. Instead she winds up waiting tables in a low-rent diner and living in a fleapit motel. Then she meets Dink, the King of Last Vegas sports betting. Dink introduces her to the testorsterone fuelled underworld of high stakes... more...