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- Electronic & Database Publishing, Inc. 2007; US$ 14.95
The world of gambling on sports is a controversial and provocative place. Author Oliver Jones has written a neat book entitled SPORT GAMBLING 101. It is an educational, tell-it-like-it-is work of research. What to do, how and where to do it, and what not to do, are fully described in this user-friendly reference guide. With facts,... more...
- Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2008; US$ 14.99
Graham Sharpe has recruited some of the great and good of the gambling world to divulge their favourite betting suggestions, hints, tips, and strategies. Professional punter Dave Nevison reveals many tricks of his trade; Derek McGovern, self-styled betting guru of the Daily Mirror, speaks out in his usual flamboyant style; Jeremy Chapman, acknowledged... more...
- Random House 2012; US$ 12.78
Real-life all too rarely offers stories that are quite as satisfying as fiction. Bringing Down the House is one of the exceptions. Cheating in casinos is illegal; card-counting - making a record of what cards have so far been dealt to enable the player to make some prediction of what cards remain in the deck - is not. But casinos understandably... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.00
In the spring of 1998, mild-mannered, Ivy League-educated Andrés Martinez took $50,000--most of the advance his publisher was paying for this book--and headed to Las Vegas for thirty days, ten casinos, and a wild ride through the belly of a neon beast. The result: this brilliant, often hilarious chronicle of flesh, flash, and gambling in a city where... more...
- Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 24.95
Recent decades have seen a dramatic shift away from social forms of gambling played around roulette wheels and card tables to solitary gambling at electronic terminals. Slot machines, revamped by ever more compelling digital and video technology, have unseated traditional casino games as the gambling industry's revenue mainstay. Addiction by Design... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 67.95
This fascinating and extensive study, enlivened by interviews with British and American gamblers, will be enthralling reading not just for those interested in the cultural and social implications of gambling - researchers in sociology, cultural studies and the history of ideas - but for anyone interested in how we create meaning in an increasingly... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2006; US$ 20.99
All In is the story of the greatest tournament in the world?the World Series of Poker. It began in 1970 as a mere gathering of Texas road gamblers who rendezvoused at Binion's Horseshoe in downtown Las Vegas each spring. Today it has become a cultural phenomenon, attracting exhaustive national television coverage, legions of fans, and thousands... more...