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  • The Hustlersby Douglas Thompson

    Pan Macmillan UK 2007; US$ 14.54

    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...

  • Bad Beats and Lucky Drawsby Jr. Phil Hellmuth

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Bad Beats and Lucky Draws is your down-and-dirty guide to the world of high-stakes professional poker. Phil Hellmuth, nine-time World Series of Poker Champion and author of Play Poker Like the Pros, presents a blow-by-blow account of many of poker's "clash of the titans" hands from the World Series of Poker, the World Poker Tour, and the European... more...

  • Jackpot Nationby Richard Hoffer

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Is this a great country or what? You can bet on the turn of the card or a roll of the dice, but also on the NFL, the NCAA, and which Olsen twin marries first. We bet $80 billion a year, the amount growing wildly as more and more people gain access to this huge American wheel of fortune. No longer quarantined in Las Vegas, gambling has become as local... more...

  • The Bookmakerby Michael J. Agovino

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Marking the debut of a gifted new writer, The Bookmaker teems with humanity, empathy, humor, and insight. At the heart of Michael J. Agovino's powerful, layered memoir is his family's struggle for success in 1970s, '80s, and '90s New York City?and his father's gambling, which brought them to exhilarating highs and crushing lows. He vividly brings... more...

  • Double or Nothingby Tom Breitling; Cal Fussman

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    If Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn had come of age at the end of the 20 th century looking for an all-American adventure, they probably would've headed for Vegas. They'd have been hard-pressed to go on a wilder ride than the one taken by Tom Breitling and Tim Poster to the top of the famed Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino. Call them the Odds Couple. ... more...

  • 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...

  • Book of Mah Jongby Amy Lo

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 16.95

    Until now, a comprehensive book on Chinese mahjong for English-speaking readers did not exist. Finally, The Book of Mahjong meets that long-sought need, as author Amy Lo, in consultation with many master players of different forms of mahjong, offers the most complete mahjong guide ever. It includes: * Over 160 full-color instructive photographs... more...

  • American Rouletteby Richard Marcus

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    In American Roulette , Richard Marcus tells his never-before-heard story, of ripping off casinos. The book follows Marcus, along with several of the world's great professional casino cheaters, as he travels from Las Vegas to London and Monte Carlo, pilfering large sums of money from casinos by performing sleight of hand magic tricks with gaming chips.... more...

  • Poker For Dummiesby Richard D. Harroch; Lou Krieger

    Wiley 2011; US$ 13.59

    Poker is America’s national card game, and its popularity continues to grow. Nationwide, you can find a game in progress everywhere. If you want to play, you can find poker games on replicas of 19th century riverboats or on Native American tribal lands. You can play poker at home with the family or online with opponents from around the world.... more...

  • Betting on Horse Racing For Dummiesby Richard Eng

    Wiley 2010; US$ 15.99

    How to enjoy a day at the races-and bet to win! The last two years have seen a record number of Americans tune in for climatic Triple Crown races featuring Smarty Jones and Funny Cide; in 2004, television viewership jumped a whopping 61 percent over the record set in 2003, and the Belmont Stakes race itself drew a record crowd of more than 120,000!... more...