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DICE, DECEPTION, FATE & ROTTEN LUCK
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    Jay has produced a labor of love for anyone who wants to know more about the history of dice, their origins, how they're made, how they decay, and how people have cheated with them since the ancient days. He and photographer Rosamond Purcell concentrate on celluloid dice (the first commercially manufactured plastic), which remain stable for decades, which eventually begin to crack, crystallize and implode. This book if for the historian, the true aficionado of often hard to obtain information...

    DONT LEAVE IT TO CHANCE
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      The authors have compiled one of the most comprehensive works available on problem gambling. Engaging and instructional case vignettes and exercises help readers navigate the confusing and emotional issues when gambling becomes a problem. 224 pgs, paperback, 2000

      DOWNSIDE: PROBLEM & PATHOLOGICAL GAMBLING
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        Here is a collection of 25 papers, presented at recent international gaming conferences, which focus on material and areas of interest to clinical psychologists, including areas involving rationality and decision making; experiential avoidance; impulsivity and

        EASY ENDGAME STRATEGIES
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          288 pages, paperbound, 2003.

          ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CHESS WISDOM
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          Item #: 9781580420884 -

            From opening, middlegame, and endgame strategy, to psychological warfare and tournament tactics, you are taken through the thinking behind each essential concept. Examples, discussions, and diagrams show the full impact on the games direction. Tons of diagrams, examples, sidebars, and sample games illustrate the concepts. Called one of the ten best chess books ever written, an absolute must for lovers of chess. 432 pgs, paperback, 2003

            ETHNIC OASIS: THE CHINESE IN THE BLACK HILLS
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              The discovery of gold in the Black Hills of South Dakota brought thousands of people to the mining town of Deadwood, including many Chinese immigrants. Ethnic Oasis explores how the Chinese met the challenge of living and working in a land much different from their own. Seeking to surround themselves with the familiar, they established their own “Chinatowns” in Deadwood and other communities throughout the West. From these enclaves, Chinese immigrants competed to succeed in...

              EVERY MAN A SPECULATOR
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                Subtitled "A History of Wall Street in American Life". Peeling away the layers of myth surrounding this fabled street, Fraser shows that the remarkable transformation of Wall Street as a cultural icon is a story that goes to the heart of the American character. Wall Street is the place where we have constantly returned to wrestle with our ancestral attitudes about work and play, equality and wealth, God and mammon, heroes and villains, national purpose and economic well-being. Covers...

                FAMILY AFFAIR
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                  From World War II to the early 1960s, Harolds Club was the largest casino in Nevada and probably the most widely known in the world. The story of Harolds and the family that owned it, this is also a revealing chronicle of the gaming industrys colorful, vigorous, and sometimes outrageous youth. A semi-itinerant family of carnival game concessionaires named Smith founded Harolds Club in Reno in 1935 in a rented hole-in-the-wall storefront. No casino owners were ever more idiosyncratic in their...

                  FAST COMPANY
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                    A reissue of a classic book on gamblers. Bradshaw interviews and profiles six professional gamblers, men who deal with propositions day in and day out and are well-known among their peersJohnny Moss, Puggy Pearson, Titanic Thompson, Bobby Riggs, Minnesota Fats and Tim Holland. He uncovers what makes them successful, how they survive, dramatically describes the games they play and the kinds of moves they make. He probes their minds and hearts as he attempts to define what makes some men winners...

                    FIRST CHESS OPENINGS
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                    Item #: 9781580421522 -

                      This great beginning book shows players how to confidently start out a chess game with solid near-foolproof openings. Easy-to-read and targeted to novice and new chess player, the oversized format is filled with large diagrams, clear explanations, and ideas and concepts that are easy for new players. 160 pgs, paperback, 2005

                      FLY ON THE WALL
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                      Item #: 9780929712628 -

                        Odessky's name is legendary in Vegas. He was a Bugsy Siegel flack, press agent and newspaper writer. In this work he gives an old-timers history of the city, including some juicy tidbits about the mob, the scams, the gentle and not-so-gentle people who were responsible for Las Vegas early days. Stories about Benny Binion, Lefty Rosenthal, the Greenspuns, Walter Winchell, and other luminaries of Glitter City. 245 pgs, paperback, 1999

                        FLY ON THE WALL Hardcover)
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                          Odessky's name is legendary in Vegas. He was a Bugsy Siegel flack, press agent and newspaper writer. In this work he gives an old-timers history of the city, including some juicy tidbits about the mob, the scams, the gentle and not-so-gentle people who were responsible for Las Vegas early days. Stories about Benny Binion, Lefty Rosenthal, the Greenspuns, Walter Winchell, and other luminaries of Glitter City. 245 pgs, hardcover, 1999

                          FOOLED BY RANDOMNESS
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                          RANDOM HOUSE Item #: 779 -

                            This expanded edition about how we perceive and deal with luck in life and business includes up-to-date advances from behavioral, finance and cognitive science. Set against the backdrop of the most conspicuous forum in which luck is mistaken for skill, Taleb offers insights into one of the least understood factors in our lives. Written in an entertaining and narrative style, the book tackles three major intellectual issues: the problem of induction, the survivor ship biases, and our genetic...

                            FOOLED BY RANDOMNESS - HC
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                            PENGUIN GROUP USA INC. Item #: 4688 -

                              Fooled by Randomness is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are The Black Swan, Antifragile, and The Bed of Procrustes. Now in a striking new hardcover edition, Fooled by Randomness is the word-of-mouth sensation that will change the way you think about business and the world. Nassim Nicholas...

                              FOR AMUSEMENT ONLY
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                                A very valuable book for indentifying slot machines and Trade Stimulators as to manufacturer, date, rarity and value. Included are comments for most machines as to operation and history. 248 Pgs 1995

                                FORTUNE SELLERS
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                                  A provocative expose that looks at the booming business of predicting the future from the weatherman to the economist, the market guru to the trend spotter. Sherden discusses using the stock market as a casino, and other topics surrounding the methods and madness of future experts. Extensive bibliography, 308 pgs, paperback, 1998

                                  FORTY YEARS IN THE WILDERNESS
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                                    History of Nevada within a social and political context. Probes the economic impact (and other factors) of gambling in Nevada, while asking questions about this key source of state income. Traces the evolution of gambling control. 142 pgs, paperback, 1986

                                    FRIENDLY FALLOUT 1953
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                                      This hybrid work combines actual history of the above-ground atomic testing of 1953 with fictional vignettes. Ronald explores the impact of the tests on the participants and on civilian downwinders. Most details are factual, but the characters are fictional composites of people impacted by that fateful year. 231 Pgs. 2010

                                      FUN AND GAMES IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICA
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                                        Americans have always needed time for relaxation and recreation. This book describes how political, economic, and cultural events influenced the history and development of the leisure pursuits of Americans of different races and ethnic backgrounds during the 20th century and the effects they had on society. 304 pgs, hard cover, 2003

                                        FUTURES AT STAKE
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                                          The widespread legalization of gambling across the U.S. has produced concerns about serious social, economic and health consequences. For the first time in this country, an entire generation of young people has reached adulthood within a context of approval and endorsement of gambling as a source of entertainment and recreation. Specialists in psychology, medicine, law, public health, economics, casino management, psychiatry, and criminal justice examine this problem from the perspective of...

                                          GALVESTON: ISLAND OF CHANCE
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                                            A resource on the history of illegal gambling in Galveston and a reference on collectable chips of the last century in that area. It also traces the Fertitta family's successes and adventures in Galveston before Frank Fertitta ventured to Las Vegas 40 years ago. Today, his family owns the Stations casino chain in Vegas. Well-illustrated, this work documents the attempts to crack down on illegal gambling as well the efforts to expand it from the l920s on, including the Maceo empire, which...

                                            GAMBIT CHESS OPENINGS
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                                              Gambits, where one side sacrifices material for an advance in development, are the most exciting and popular openings in chess!  This book contains every important gambit opening and variation ever played - more than two thousand opening strategies in all!  Each gambit is covered in detail with a diagram showing the standard position representative of the gambit, the move orders taken to get there, and an explanation in plain language of the thinking behind the moves. More than one...

                                              GAMBIT OPENING REPERTOIRE FOR BLACK
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                                                In most chess games, white has the privilege of attacking first, but there are ways for black to turn the tables right from the start. In this exciting repertoire of gambits, Black immediately seizes the initiative from White and begins powerful attacks. 176 pgs, paperback, 1998

                                                GAMBIT OPENING REPERTOIRE FOR WHITE
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                                                  Chess players who enjoy attacking from the very first move are rewarded here with a powerful repertoire of brilliant gambits that sacrifice an early pawn in return for rapid development and greater control over the center. 192 pgs, paperback, 1998

                                                  GAMBLER ON THE LOOSE
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                                                    The author of California Split writes about the trials and tribulations of being a gambler, hoping to make a scoresports betting, poker, sports services, the traps, harrowing experiences that are both serious and funny, and hopes and dreams. 208 pgs, paperback, 2008

                                                    GAMBLERS OF THE OLD WEST
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                                                      Kelly leads off with Wild Bill Hickok and Poker Alice before moving to Luke Short, Soapy Smith, Bob Ford, Doc Holliday, John Wesley Hardin, Tom Horn, Bat Masterson, Buckskin Frank Leslie, Sam Bass and Belle Starr. He captures the flavor of the times; the conditions these pioneers lived and played in; how tough life was with hot women and warm beer, bad booze, miserable food and equally horrible working conditions. Kelly has done some fascinating digging and extensive research. 184 Pgs. 1995 ...

                                                      GAMBLERS OF YESTERYEAR
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                                                        This detailed history of five of Europe's most famous gambling spasBath, Spa, Baden Baden, Bad Homburg, Monte Carlotakes researchers from the beginnings in the 19th century through 1914. Presents a treasury of gambling anecdotes, both humorous and dramatic, about the famous and infamous, their wins and losses, including those of Beau Nash, John Wesley, Leo Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, and Francois Blanc. 280 pgs, paperback, 1983

                                                        GAMBLING & SPECULATION
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                                                          Subtitled " A Theory, A History, and A Future of Some Human Decisions". The authors offer a better understanding of the modern gambling craze while inquiring into human nature and the structure of societies. They argue that the negative image of gamblers and speculators stems from prejudices and fears whose roots are in distant and forgotten pasts. Indexed 286 Pgs. 1990 hardcover

                                                          GAMBLING ADDICTION IN AMERICA
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                                                            Subtitled "An In-depth View on the History and Trend of Gambling Addiction". When does gambling step over the line from entertainment to addiction? As we have previously discussed, gambling has moved from a sin and a vice to a past time and form of recreation. How does a family know when the entertainment has moved from a hobby to a compulsion or addiction? Estimates of how many people classify themselves as social gamblers that really qualify for a diagnosis of gambling addiction...

                                                            GAMBLING AND GAMING ADDICTIONS IN ADOLESCENCE
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                                                              The guide provides an understanding of why children and adolescents play fruit machines/video games to excess, including knowledge about the risk factors. Describes practical and common-sense interventions that may be beneficial for children, plus practical advice for parents facing their childs behavioral addiction. 56 pgs, paperback, 2005

                                                              GAMBLING COLLECTIBLES
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                                                                If you wonder just what that old book, gaming equipment catalog, postcard, gambling movie poster, even certain punchboards and playing cards are worth, youll find a guide to them in general worth (since condition of the item and scarcity affects value.) But it is the tremendous color reproductions of the books, posters, equipment, in balance with their descriptions, that make this book a potential collectible by itself. 160 pgs, 1993

                                                                GAMBLING ON CAMPUS
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                                                                  The authors explores the extent of problem gambling and pathological gambling among students (and faculty), and the potential consequences of campus gambling for students and institutions. Offers information, suggestions for research, frameworks for policy development, and models for practice related to campus gambling. 104 pgs, paperback, 2006

                                                                  GAMBLING: WHO WINS WHO LOSES
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                                                                    Reith has assembled a comprehensive and thought-provoking collection of articles by internationally recognized experts in the study of gamblingdoctors, lawyers, journalists and academics. It presents a diverse range of perspectives on gambling: from legal, political, and economic, to social, psychological, and ethical. The collection offers a balanced range of viewpoints and arguments, allowing readers to decide for themselves what role gambling should play in our society. Topics discussed...

                                                                    GAME THEORY AND STRATEGY
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                                                                      An introduction to mathematical game theory (the theory of conflict and cooperation), that is applicable whenever two entities confront situations where the outcome for each depends on the behavior of all. Covers Two-Person Sum Games; Two-Person No-Zero-Sum Games and N-Person Games. Published by the Mathematical Association of America, it includes textbook-type charts and quizzes. Indexed 244 Pgs. 2002

                                                                      GAMING TABLE: CHIP, CHECK & TOKEN COLLECTORS GUIDE
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                                                                        More of a history book than an indicator of value for spectators. If you've ever found a chip, check or token with a unique name or design and wondered how old it was, where it was issued (address, city and state are listed in many cases, along with the year the establishment opened or closed, if known), you'll find it here. 424 pgs, 1998

                                                                        GIN RUMMY: THE BOOK FOR MONEY PLAYERS
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                                                                          This English book will teach points of the game not covered by American authors. It includes total defense, playing color, and different strategies in offense and defense. 134 Pages Paperbound 1946