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- Touchstone 2017; US$ 26.99
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...
- Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 1.99
The Gambler is a novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky about a young tutor in the employment of a formerly wealthy Russian General. The novella reflects Dostoevsky's own addiction to roulette, which was in more ways than one the inspiration for the book: Dostoevsky completed the novella under a strict deadline so he could pay off gambling debts. more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2017; US$ 16.32
The incredible true story of the card-counting mathematics professor who taught the world how to beat the dealer and, as the first of the great quantitative investors, ushered in a revolution on Wall Street. A child of the Great Depression, legendary mathematician Edward O. Thorp invented card counting, proving the seemingly impossible: that you... more...
- Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99
Extrait : "Au moment où Harly posait les dernières bandes de diachylon qui devaient maintenir le vésicatoire bien en place et l'empêchez de descendre ou de remonter, Mautravers entra dans la chambre. En apercevant Roger le torse nu, il s'arrêta sur le seuil de la porte, tout surpris. ? Êtes-vous malade ? dit-il. ? Une précaution, répondit Harly, posant... more...
- Unofficial Guides 2016; US$ 19.99
With insightful writing, up-to-date reviews of major attractions, and a lot of "local" knowledge, The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas has it all. Compiled and written by a team of experienced researchers whose work has been cited by such diverse sources as USA Today and Operations Research Forum, The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas digs deeper and... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 37.99
This book provides a sweeping overview of sports and race betting in the United States, from the first thoroughbred meet at Saratoga in 1863 through the modern day. It is also the first comprehensive exploration of the evolution of bookmaking, including the legal developments and technological advancements that have taken place over the years. more...
- 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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 13.95
The Book That Made Las Vegas Change the Rules Over 1,000,000 Copies in Print Edward O. Thorp is the father of card counting, and in this classic guide he shares the revolutionary point system that has been successfully used by professional and amateur card players for generations. This book provides: o an overview of the basic rules of the... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2016; US$ 15.99
Master the exhilarating game of Mahjong with this introductory guide. Originally played with cards, and then pieces carved from ivory or bamboo, the Chinese game of Mahjong or "Mah Jongg" is well over a thousand years old. Said to have originated in the court of the Emperor of Wu, for centuries Mahjong remained a diversion exclusively for the... more...