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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 37.99
This book provides a sweeping overview of legal and illegal sports and race betting in the United States, from the first thoroughbred meet at Saratoga in 1863 through the modern day. The cultural war between bookmakers and their adversaries is a recurring theme, as bookmakers were often forced into the shadows during times of social reform, only... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2016; US$ 14.99
Of all the games in the casino, only one allows the player to engage the house in a fair fight. Craps, when played intelligently and prudently, reduces the house advantage to a miniscule .6 percent, a margin that can be overcome with smart betting and simple money management. How could casinos afford to offer such a winnable game? What?s the catch?... 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
New York Times Bestseller Edward O. Thorp is the father of card counting, and in Beat the Dealer he reveals the revolutionary point system that has been successfully used by professional and amateur card players for two generations. From Las Vegas to Monte Carlo, the tables have been turned and the house no longer has the advantage at blackjack.... 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...
- Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99
Extrait : "Bien qu'il eut dépassé soixante-quinze ans, le comte était aussi solide, aussi vert qu'à soixante ; l'âge semblait avoir glissé sur lui sans l'atteindre, la vieillesse lui ayant été plutôt favorable que contraire, en atténuant les défauts de la jeunesse : ainsi sa taille voûtée qui, à trente ans, lui donnait un aspect ridicule, ne choquait... more...
- 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...
- Quirk Books 2015; US$ 15.95
In Casino Confidential , a veteran pit boss and dealer (who must remain anonymous) takes readers behind the scenes to show where casinos are most vulnerable?and which bets are simply a waste of money. Through chapters on blackjack, Texas hold ?em, roulette, craps, baccarat, slot machines, and more, readers will learn: ? Basic strategy for... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2015; US$ 8.74
Dave "The Devilfish" Ulliott has taken the poker world by storm since beginning to play at the age of 16. A world-class player, he is one of the most feared players on the ever-burgeoning global poker circuit. The Devilfish is a working-class man from Hull who was a petty criminal at 16, a safe-breaker who spent his 21st birthday in prison, and then... more...
- 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...