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Alice Fantastic

by Maggie Estep Akashic Books (May 01, 2009)

Maggie Estep's best novel to date explores (with deep wit and insight) how a shocking family secret impacts the lives of an eccentric mother and her two daughters.


Larceny Games: Sports Gambling, Game Fixing and the FBI

by Brian Tuohy Feral House (August 16, 2013)

With FBI files as evidence, Larceny Games unveils the names of players, coaches, owners, and referees who fixed games.


The Ultimate Book of Darts

by Anne Kramer Skyhorse (September 13, 2013)

Share in the euphoria that comes of the ?kill shot? by learning the skills and techniques required to play a great game of darts. From the history of the sport to choosing the right type of equipment, The Ultimate...


Fantastic Drinking Games

by John Boyer Skyhorse (September 01, 2011)

Roll the dice. Slam the quarter. Flip the cup. Did you win, miss, lose, or guess wrong? Sounds like it?s your turn to drink! Or maybe not, depending on the rules you learned to play by. If you?ve ever gotten...


The Little Red Book of Gambling Wisdom

by Paul Lyons Skyhorse (February 01, 2012)

From Casablanca to The Hustler, from Moby Dick to How I Made $1,000,000 Playing Poker, these widely varied musings address the entire range of human emotion?the highs of excitement of the ?juice? down to the...


Money for Nothing

by Edward Ugel HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

For the better part of a decade, Edward Ugel spent his time closing deals with lottery winners, making a lucrative and legitimate—if sometimes not-so-nice—living by taking advantage of their weaknesses ....


Moneymaker

by Chris Moneymaker HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

In 2004 the number of entrants -- and the winning pool -- at the World Series of Poker tripled, thanks in large part to Chris Moneymaker, an amateur player who came out of nowhere to win the 2003 Series, and...


Amarillo Slim in a World Full of Fat People

by Amarillo Slim Preston & Greg Dinkin It Books (July 02, 2013)

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....


Double or Nothing

by Tom Breitling & Cal Fussman HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

If Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn had come of age at the end of the 20th 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...


Bare Knuckles & Saratoga Racing

by Brien Bouyea The History Press (April 04, 2016)

Chronicling the incomparable life of boxing and Saratoga Race Course legend John Morrissey.

John "Old Smoke" Morrissey was one of the most dynamic characters of his time. He went from a career as an undefeated...


Fall from Grace

by Tim Hornbaker Sports Publishing (June 14, 2016)

Considered by Ty Cobb as the finest natural hitter in the history of the game,? Shoeless Joe? Jackson is ranked with the greatest players to ever step onto a baseball diamond. With a career .356 batting averagewhich...


A History of Chess

by H. J. R. Murray Skyhorse (May 19, 2015)

An epic work that took more than a decade to complete, A History of Chess, originally published in 1913, is a historic undertaking that shattered preconceptions about the game upon publication. Over a century...


Fool Me Once

by Rick Lax St. Martin's Griffin (January 03, 2011)

Rick Lax was paranoid to begin with. He saw lies everywhere. And when he saw them, he spoke up. But when his girlfriend gets conned by a violent drug dealer, nothing Rick does seems to help. So what if he misses...


The Winner's Guide to Casino Gambling

by Edwin Silberstang Holt Paperbacks (March 31, 2005)

The definitive guide to the best strategies at the gambling table-now in a fully revised and updated fourth edition

Long recognized as the gambler's bible, The Winner's Guide to Casino Gambling has been completely...


The Syndicate

by Guy Bolton Point Blank (September 20, 2018)

THE HOTLY ANTICIPATED NEW THRILLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE PICTURES ? SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA NEW BLOOD AWARD.

June 1947.

Jonathan Craine has left his old life in Hollywood behind him. But when notorious gangster...


Dueling with Kings

by Daniel Barbarisi & Jonathan Todd Ross Simon & Schuster Audio (March 07, 2017)

In the spirit of Bringing Down the House and The Wolf of Wall Street, “an engrossing and often hilarious behind-the-scenes look at the characters, compulsions, and chaos inside the fantasy sports gold rush....


Money for Nothing

by Edward Ugel & Arthur Morey Blackstone Publishing (February 20, 2009)

This wry and funny memoir tells the story of America's addiction to gambling from an astonishing angle. At age twenty-six, broke and knee-deep in gambling debt, Ed Ugel serendipitously landed a job as a salesman...


Pot-limit Omaha Poker:

by Jeff Hwang Lyle Stuart (January 01, 2008)

Are You Ready For The Next Wave Of Poker?

If you've never tried Pot-Limit Omaha, you're missing out on the most exciting, most lucrative cash game around. Omaha has long been the most popular form of poker in...


Money Games

by Anthony J. Pickles Berghahn Books (June 01, 2019)

Gambling in Papua New Guinea, despite being completely absent prior to the Colonial era, has come to supersede storytelling as the region’s main nighttime activity. Money Games is an ethnographic monograph...


You Bet Your Life

by Dave Stevenson & Laura Morton Skyhorse (April 18, 2017)

The rags-to-riches tale of one of the most remarkable figures in horse racing history.

Readers will be left breathless at the edge of their seats by the amazing stories in You Bet Your Life: My Incredible Adventures...


Basic Pool

by Arthur "Babe" Cranfield & Laurence S. Moy Skyhorse (November 01, 2016)

Learn tips and tactics from the very best, in this newly revised and expanded edition.

* Consumer reviews say it best: pool Hall of Famer Arthur Babe? Cranfield wrote an "easy to read and understand" pool manual...


Easy Casino Gambling

by Gayle Mitchell Skyhorse (May 17, 2007)

Everyone who has ever gambled knows how even small bets can make the heart race. Gayle Mitchell understands because that?s how she felt when she first walked into a Las Vegas casino nearly twenty years ago....


Blackjack Secrets

by Jay Moore Skyhorse (July 27, 2011)

The result of thirty years experience playing and winning, Jay Moore?s new book Blackjack Secrets offers rules that are of deciding importance in everyday play. Even if you don?t know anything else about blackjack,...


Wild Cards

by Philip Reed Skyhorse (November 17, 2015)

Philip Reed is coasting toward retirement, looking for one last adventure, when he meets Bill Palis, a professional blackjack player and former member of the legendary MIT team that took the casinos for millions....


Casino Book

by Samuel Pinney Thunder Bay Press (October 21, 2013)

Learn to play to win with Thunder Bay?s Casino Box!

Ever wondered what goes on inside a casino? Now you can practice all the popular games at home with friends to build up your skills. Then, armed with many invaluable...


Jackpot Frequency Playbook:  Bet the Numbers That Smash the Odds and Hit the Rollovers

by Jaq M.C. Roth eBookIt.com (February 21, 2013)

Many lottery players fathom their own tickets, but the fact remains 70% of all jackpot winners quick pick the elusive 6! Weekly draws generate on average 92 rollovers with 10 winners a year, but when you study...


Tony 10

by Tony O'Reilly & Declan Lynch Gill Books (March 02, 2018)

Tony 10 was the online betting username of Tony O’Reilly, the postman who became front-page news in 2011 after he stole €1.75 million from An Post while he was a branch manager in Gorey. He used the money...


The Everything Craps Strategy Book: Win Big Every Time!

by Larry Edell Everything (December 12, 2005)

The Everything Craps Strategy Book reveals all the secrets a gambler needs to go home a winner. Whether a novice or a pro, you'll learn the tricks and tips necessary to mastering one of the more difficult gambling...


Billiards, Revised and Updated

by Billiards Congress of America & R. A. Dyer Lyons Press (May 01, 2005)

Here in a single, compact handbook are all the rules for the myriad forms of pocket billiards. Billiards: The Official Rules and Records Book is complete with detailed instructions on how to play everything...


POUNCE - How Not To Lose Your Ass Betting Pro Football: (My 50 Years Betting the NFL)

by Bill Beermann William F Beermann (June 03, 2017)

Pounce is for the millions of people who love the action and challenge of betting pro football—but don’t want to lose, or continue to lose, their ass. In this informative guide, filled with step-by-step...


The Gambler

by Fyodor Dostoyevsky Dancing Unicorn Books (January 29, 2017)

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...


Revenge of the Pequots

by Kim Isaac Eisler Simon & Schuster (March 25, 2001)

In the mid-1970s, the Mashantucket Pequot tribe had only one member -- an elderly woman who pleaded with her grandson to come live on the impoverished reservation and save it from falling into government hands...


Bringing Down the House

by Ben Mezrich Atria Books (December 02, 2002)

The #1 national bestseller, now a 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 Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas 2018

by Bob Sehlinger Unofficial Guides (September 05, 2017)

With insightful writing, uptodate reviews of major attractions, and a lot of "local" knowledge, The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas 2018 has it all. Compiled and written by a team of experienced researchers whose...


Bigger Deal

by Anthony Holden Simon & Schuster (May 08, 2007)

In the years since Anthony Holden wrote his classic memoir Big Deal, the poker world has changed beyond recognition. When Holden played in the 1988 World Series of Poker there were 167 starters competing for...


Why Fantasy Football Matters

by Erik Barmack & Max Handelman Gallery Books (August 01, 2006)

Talking Trash, Trading Studs, and Drafting Sleepers -- an Insider's Guide to the World's Greatest Obsession

U.S. businesses lose $200 million in productivity each football season because employees are managing...


The Smart Money

by Michael Konik Simon & Schuster (November 14, 2006)

A riveting inside look at the lucrative world of professional high-stakes sports betting by a journalist who lived a secret life as a key operative in the world's most successful sports gambling ring.

When...


Big Deal

by Anthony Holden Simon & Schuster (June 15, 2010)

In 1988, best-selling biographer Anthony Holden spent one year living the life of a professional poker player. His mesmerizing account of that year went on to become a classic of the genre, an inspiration to...


Casino Book

by Samuel Pinney Thunder Bay Press (October 21, 2013)

Ever wondered what goes on inside a casino? Open the box and place your bets! Now you can practice all the popular games at home with friends to build up your skills. Then, armed with many invaluable hints and...


Winning Pachinko: The Game of Japanese Pinball

by Eric Sedensky Tuttle Publishing (July 09, 2012)

Pachinko, a game played by over 30 million Japanese, is synonymous with glaring lights, mind-rattling noise and smoke-choked parlors. To the uninitiated, the game's phenomenal popularity is nothing less than...


Book of Mah Jong: An Illustrated Guide

by Amy Lo Tuttle Publishing (December 21, 2013)

Master the exhilarating game of Mahjong with this introductory guide.

Said to have originated in the court of the Emperor of Wu, for centuries Mahjong remained a diversion exclusively for the royal class of China....


The Complete Book of Mah Jongg: An Illustrated Guide to the Asian, American and International Styles of Play

by Amy Lo Tuttle Publishing (January 26, 2016)

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...


Betting On Blackjack

by Frits Dunki-Jacobs Adams Media (January 16, 2004)

In Betting on Blackjack, expert Fritz Dunki-Jacobs reveals his strategies for consistent winning at blackjack--from how to pick the right place to play to knowing when to stop. With Dunki-Jacobs's proven system,...


The Everything Casino Gambling Book

by Meg Schneider & Stanley Roberts Everything (August 18, 2004)

The best ways to beat the odds!

Here’s your chance to feel like an expert the next time you walk into a casino or play online! The Everything® Casino Gambling Book, 2nd Edition brings you up-to-date information...


Casino Craps

by Robert R. Roto Skyhorse (June 21, 2016)

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...


Counterpunch: The Cultural Battles over Heavyweight Prizefighting in the American West

by Meg Frisbee University of Washington Press (August 25, 2016)

Boxing was popular in the American West long before Las Vegas became its epicenter. However, not everyone in the region was a fan. Counterpunch examines how the sport�s meteoric rise in popularity in the West...


The Full Tilt Poker Strategy Guide

by Andy Bloch, Richard Brodie, Chris Ferguson & Ted Forrest et al. Grand Central Publishing (May 31, 2007)

The professionals of Full Tilt Poker include the best and most famous poker players in the world. Their accomplishments are unparalleled, with countless World Series of Poker and World Poker Tour championships...


The Book on Games of Chance: The 16th-Century Treatise on Probability

by Gerolamo Cardano, Sydney Henry Gould & Samuel S. Wilks Dover Publications (November 04, 2015)

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...


Phil Gordon's Little Gold Book

by Phil Gordon Gallery Books (October 11, 2011)

Since reigning poker expert Phil Gordon?s Little Green Book illuminated the strategies and philosophies necessary to win at No Limit Texas Hold?em, poker has changed quickly and dramatically. Today, Pot Limit...


Jackpot Nation

by Richard Hoffer HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

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...