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  • The Book on Games of Chanceby Gerolamo Cardano; Sydney Henry Gould; Samuel S. Wilks

    Dover Publications 2015; US$ 8.95

    Mathematics was only one area of interest for Gerolamo Cardano ? the sixteenth-century astrologer, philosopher, and physician was also a prolific author and inveterate gambler. Gambling led Cardano to the study of probability, and he was the first writer to recognize that random events are governed by mathematical laws. Published posthumously in 1663,... more...

  • Twelve Grandby Jonathan Rendall

    Random House 2016; US$ 15.50

    'Hello, is that Jonathan Rendall?' 'Speaking.' 'My name's Rachel. I'm calling from Yellow Jersey Press and I have a proposal for you. I'm looking for someone to give 12,000 to but the catch is they have to spend it all on gambling - horses, the dogs, casinos, boxing, golf, footie, that sort of thing - and then write a book about it. Any profits... more...

  • Squares & Sharps, Suckers & Sharksby Joseph Buchdahl

    Oldcastle Books 2016; US$ 24.78

    People have been gambling, in one form or another, for as long as history itself. Why? Money, entertainment, escape and a desire to win are all traditional explanations. Arguably, however, these are secondary considerations to a higher order purpose: a craving for control. Gambling offers a means of gaining authority over the unknown, granting us... more...

  • Billiards, Revised and Updatedby Billiards Congress of America; R. A. Dyer

    Lyons Press 2005; US$ 9.99

    The complete guide for the official rules of the most popular pool games in the world--updated for today?s players. more...

  • Dueling with Kingsby Daniel Barbarisi

    Touchstone 2017; US$ 26.99 US$ 19.99

    As Bringing Down the House did for card counters and Positively Fifth Street did for poker players, Daniel Barbarisi does for Daily Fantasy Sports fans in this leap down the rabbit hole of America?s latest obsession. Daniel Barbarisi quits his job as the New York Yankees beat writer for The Wall Street Journal and begins a quest: to join the... more...

  • Poker For Dummiesby Richard D. Harroch; Lou Krieger

    Wiley 2011; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.99

    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...

  • Texas Hold'em For Dummiesby Mark Harlan

    Wiley 2011; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.99

    Turn on the TV, drop by a newsstand, or just browse the checkout your local supermarket and you'll see firsthand that Texas Hold 'Em is the poker game everyone's playing. It's a game that's deceptively simple, yet within its easy framework you’ll find truth and trickery, boredom and fear, skill and misfortune—in other words, all the things... more...

  • Betting on Horse Racing For Dummiesby Richard Eng

    Wiley 2010; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.50

    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...

  • Bringing Down the Houseby Ben Mezrich

    Atria Books 2002; US$ 16.00

    #1 National Bestseller, now the major motion picture, 21 The amazing inside story about a gambling ring of M.I.T. students who beat the system in Vegas?and lived to tell how. Robin Hood meets the Rat Pack when the best and the brightest of M.I.T.?s math students and engineers take up blackjack under the guidance of an eccentric mastermind. Their... more...

  • Busting Vegasby Ben Mezrich

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.96

    He played in casinos around the world with a plan to make himself richer than anyone could possibly imagine -- but it would nearly cost him his life. Semyon Dukach was known as the Darling of Las Vegas. A legend at age twenty-one, this cocky hotshot was the biggest high roller to appear in Sin City in decades, a mathematical genius with a system... more...