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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.


The Prop

by Pete Hautman Simon & Schuster (March 28, 2006)

National Book Award winner Pete Hautman delivers a fast-paced mystery set in the torrid, unforgiving Southwestern desert, where the stakes are sky high and all bets are off.

Peeky Kane is a prop player at an...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Dueling with Kings

by Daniel Barbarisi Atria Books (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....


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...


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...


Bringing Down the House

by Ben Mezrich Atria Books (December 02, 2002)

#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...


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...


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...


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...


Poker

by Jonathan Grotenstein, Phil Gordon & Jon Favreau Gallery Books (September 21, 2004)

Celebrity Poker Showdown co-host and world-class poker player Phil Gordon shows you how to look and play like a pro in this insider's guide to the poker world.

Like a secret society, poker has its own language...


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...


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 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...


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...


The Bookmaker

by Michael J. Agovino HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

Marking the debut of a gifted new writer, The Bookmaker teems with humanity, empathy, humor, and insight.

At the heart of Michael J. Agovino's powerful, layered memoir is his family's struggle for success in...


Play Blackjack Like the Pros

by Kevin Blackwood HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

Professional blackjack player Kevin Blackwood shares his million-dollar winning strategies for mastering the odds and consistently beating the house at their own game.

Play Blackjack Like the Pros is the requisite...


Busting Vegas

by Ben Mezrich HarperCollins (March 17, 2009)

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...


The Professor, the Banker, and the Suicide King: Inside the Richest Poker Game of All Time

by Michael Craig Grand Central Publishing (June 17, 2008)

In 2001, a stranger from Texas entered the high-stakes poker room in the Bellagio casino in Las Vegas. A self-made billionaire, he challenged some of poker's greatest players to a series of heads-up matches....