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THE LITERARY COMPANION TO GAMBLING
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    This anthology starts with the Bible and ends with Hunter Thompson (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas). It's a fascinating collection of excerpts from all literary genres, all focusing on the central theme of gambling. Indexed 241 pages Hardcover 1996

    THE LOGIC OF LIFE
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    Item #: 9781400066421 -

      Subtitled "The Rational Economics of an Irrational World, " the author of The Undercover Economist argues that life, though it may seem chaotic and irrational, is logical after all. Under the surface of everyday insanity, hidden incentives are at work, and Harford illustrates how they emerge in the most unlikely places. 255 pgs, paperback, 2009

      THE LUCK BUSINESS
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      Item #: 9780029124833 -

        The Devastating Consequences and Broken Promises of America's Gambling Explosion. 288 pages, hardcover, 1995.

        THE MAN WITH THE $100,000 BREASTS
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          Konik is a contributor to Cigar Aficionado, Sports Illustrated, GQ, Forbes and  Travel and Leisure, covering the gaming world for the trendy and upscale magazines, talking about cheats and legitimate players, interviewing professional gamblers, exposing touts, and giving readers an inside, close-up look at what it’s like in the world of gambling. As for the title of this collection of articles (which appeared in some of the magazines mentioned above), Konik interviews a fearless...

          THE MANS PLAYBOOK
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            Learn the essential life skills that every man should have. The Man's Playbook is more than just a how-to guide; it's a way of life. Learn time-saving, life-imrpving, woman-impressing tips that will last a lifetime. With this handy manual, you can polish up the skills you already have, and hone the ones you obviously need to work on. Want to be like James Bond? Enclosed are tips on how to mix a martini just like him. You will also learn critical lessons on how to: Swallow a sword...

            THE MATHEMATICS OF GAMES AND GAMBLING
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              This book introduces and develops some of the important and beautiful elementary mathematics needed for rational analysis of various gambling and game activities. Most of the standard casino games (roulette, blackjack, keno), some social games (backgammon, poker, bridge) and various other activities (state lotteries, horse racing, etc.) are treated in ways that bring out their mathematical aspects. The mathematics developed range from the predictable concepts of probability, expectation and...

              THE MAVERICK SPIRIT
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                Fourteen chapters by noted writers, researchers and scholars focus on people who were/are instrumental in the explosive growth of Nevada. The history of gaming in the state is traced by looking at the people who had the vision to see a tiny railroad town in the middle of a desert as a resort destination. Includes Maude Frazier, educator and lawmaker; Moe Dalitz; controversial founder of the modern Las Vegas; James McMillan, who championed the drive for equality; William F. Harrah; Hank...

                THE NEW YORK TIMES BRIDGE BOOK
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                Item #: 9780312331078 -

                  Subtitled " An Anecdotal History of the Development, Personalities, and Strategies of the World's Most Popular Card Game", there finally is a book for every bridge fan -- never before has there been a comprehensive history of the game, filled with anecdotes about famous players, key tournaments, strategies, scandals, and a little instruction for good measure. Evolving at some point in the 18th century from a card game known as "whist," bridge has undergone countless...

                  THE OFFICIAL RULES OF CHESS
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                  Item #: 9781580420921 -

                    This rule book is the essential guide to the professional, scholastic, and internet rules of chess. Written in plain English for practical use, you’ll learn everything you need to know about tournaments, rating systems, etiquette for in-person and online play, and chess notation. Special sections for students and parents answer all the frequently asked questions about competitive play. These are the rules that apply to every tournament form of chess, from scholastic competitions to world...

                    THE OFFICIAL U.S. CASINO CHIP PRICE GUIDE
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                    Item #: 9780764329791 -

                      Now in its 3rd edition, this book focuses on the real, regular-issue chips actually used in the casinos in Nevada, New Jersey, Colorado and South Dakota. It does not cover the hundreds of modern limited edition chips produced by casinos specifically for the purpose of being collected. Printed in full color, the book also includes old photos of selected casinos along with capsule histories. More than 15, 000 chips are priced (about 5,000 more than previous editions) with a price for each chip...

                      THE PENGUIN BOOK OF CARD GAMES
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                      Item #: 9780141037875 -

                        Whether you are a cardsharp or online-poker wannabe, this book has it all. From games of high skill (Bridge) to games of high chance (Newmarket) to trick-taking (Whist) and banking (Pontoon), Parlett gives you countless games to play with a working description of each game, including the rules, variations, and origins of each. 688 pgs, 2009

                        THE PLAYERS: THE MEN WHO MADE LAS VEGAS
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                          Las Vegas was largely shaped by a handful of colorful and astute casino operators who turned a dusty desert town into the gaudy, booming holiday mecca that it is today. The essays in this book introduce us to these players. We discover how early leaders like Cliff Jones, Moe Dalitz and Benny Binion first grasped Las Vegas’s potential as a center for high-stakes gambling, and we read of mobster Bugsy Siegel’s efforts to bring to reality another man’s dream of a glamorous...

                          PREDICTORS: HOW PHYSICISTS MADE FORTUNE ON WALL STREET
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                            Subtitled "How a Band of Maverick Physicists Used Chaos Theory to Trade Their Way To a Fortune On Wall Street." Excerpted in The New Yorker and hailed by the business press, The Predictors is destined to become a classic of its generation--an antic, subversive odyssey into a universe defined by the mystical convergence of physics and finance. How could a couple of rumpled physicists in sandals and Eat-the-Rich T-shirts, piling computers into an adobe house in Santa Fe, hope to take on the...

                            THE SICILIAN DRAGON
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                              New and Revised. The mighty Dragon Variation of the Sicilian Defense is one of the most exciting openings in chess. Everything from the opening piece formation to the endgame, including key strategic and tactical ideas, is covered in conceptual detail. Instead of memorizing a jungle of variations, you learn the important ideas behind the opening, and how to adapt them at the chessboard. Special sections on the heroes of the Dragon show how the greatest players handle the opening. 240 Pgs. 2011 ...

                              THEORY OF GAMES & ECONOMIC BEHAVIOR
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                                This is the classic work upon which modern-day game theory is based. What began more than sixty years ago as a modest proposal that a mathematician and an economist write a short paper together blossomed, in 1944, when Princeton University Press published Theory of Games and Economic Behavior. In it, John von Neumann and Oskar Morgenstern conceived a groundbreaking mathematical theory of economic and social organization, based on a theory of games of strategy. Not only would this revolutionize...

                                THIS CRAZY WORLD OF CHESS
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                                  If you think that chess and marbles are the only games free from politics, you can scratch that idea. Fascinating, intriguing and controversial, the dean of American chess tells the never-before told machinations and stories of world championship chess and what really goes on behind the scenes of the game at its highest level. These 101 entertaining dispatches from the front deal with the crazy world of chess ranging from politics, Fischermania to just plain gossip and fun. This new edition...

                                  TO GAMBLE OR NOT TO GAMBLE
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                                    The author believes that gambling is a disease that infects the individual, the family and the nation. He proves his point by dissecting various forms of wagering and Las Vegas itself. Then provides a cure for those addicted to gambling. Includes a 20 question test to help determine if you are a compulsive gambler and recommends the Gambler's Anonymous 12-step program as a cure. 370 Pages Hardbound 1972

                                    TREATING GAMBLING PROBLEMS
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                                      TRUST YOUR MOTHER, BUT CUT THE CARDS
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                                        UNDERSTANDING & TREATING PATHOLOGICAL GAMBLER
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                                          Over two-thirds of adults engage in gambling on a regular basis. For most people, gambling is a relaxing activity with no negative consequences. However, others develop an addiction to gambling that manifests itself as an irrepressible impulse to wager money. Robert Ladouceur and his co-authors begin by looking at gambling through the ages and then present an overview of treatments that have been used for pathological gambling over the last two decades. Next they examine the cognitive traps...

                                          UNDERSTANDING COMPULSIVE GAMBLING
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                                            The author recognizes that gambling has a legitimate place in society, but here he explores some of the motivations and attractions of gambling and how the transition from social to problem gambling and dependency develops. Bellringer pays particular attention to young gamblers, including the family environment and how they differ from older gamblers. He details how to break through the barrier of denial, help overcome the addiction, and prevent relapse. 208 pgs, paperback, 1999

                                            UNDERSTANDING PROBLEM GAMBLERS
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                                              The author recognizes that gambling has a legitimate place in society, but here he explores some of the motivations and attractions of gambling and how the transition from social to problem gambling and dependency develops. He pays particular attention to young gamblers, including the family environment and how they differ from older gamblers. He details how to break through the barrier of denial, help overcome the addiction and prevent relapse. A vital book for the problem gambler and anyone...

                                              UNORTHODOX CHESS OPENINGS
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                                                This guide to all the major unorthodox openings used by chess players, contains more than 1, 500 contentious, unconventional, arrogant, and outright strange opening strategies. Youll meet such openings as the Orangutang, Halloween Gambit, Frankenstein-Dracula Variation, Double Duck, and even the Drunken King. These openings are an exotic way to spice up a game and a great weapon to spring on unsuspecting and unprepared opponents. More than 100 annotated games and 750 diagrams showing essential...

                                                VEGAS LOUNGE CUT: MEMORIES, JOKES, STORIES ABOUT LAS VEGAS
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                                                  Joseph moved to Las Vegas in 1974. Within a few months, his picture was in the entertainment magazines next to Sinatra and Liberace. A year after that, his name was up in lights on a marquee in front of a major casino on the Las Vegas strip. He met an American icon - Joe Louis, the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time, then married his daughter Candice. He has worked for the Aladdin, the owner of the Dunes, and the Chairman of the Board of Bally's. In 'VEGAS LOUNGE CUT' Joseph reminisces...

                                                  WE WERE WISE GUYS AND DIDNT KNOW IT
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                                                    We Were Wiseguys and Didn’t Know It by Schettler presents a rare and unprecedented history of the early days of “old Las Vegas” and the sports betting luminaries who set the standards and culture in the evolution of sports betting in Las Vegas. This is not a dry history lesson, but rather author Schettler has drawn multiple portraits of key players who shaped the framework and foundation of one of Las Vegas'  biggest draws. Schettler has set the record straight about...

                                                    WEAPONS OF CHESS
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                                                      Yao, a former derivatives trader, shows how to think through various situations you encounter at the poker table. Four sections include how to identify and attack different player personalities; the basics of expected value; how to count outs, non-outs, and unknown cards; how to figure pot odds quickly and accurately; and the value of different table positions. Covers when and against whom to raise for free cards; when and how to bluff; the value of semi-bluffing; and when to use deceptive...

                                                      WHAT ARE THE ODDS?
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                                                        An amusing, fascinating look at how statistics affect our lives daily. Includes a 23-page section on gambling - probabilities, winning the lottery, casino tips. Discusses odds or chances of finding romance, sex, death, disaster, war, workplace dangers, chances of being audited by the IRS, crime, health, getting into any Ivy League school, getting into show business, and writing a best-seller. Indexed 264 Pages Paperbound 2001

                                                        WHAT IS A P-VALUE ANYWAY? 34 STORIES TO HELP YOU ACTUALLY UNDERSTAND STATISTICS
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                                                          'What is a p-value Anyway?'' offers a fun introduction to the fundamental principles of statistics, presenting the essential concepts in 34 brief, enjoyable stories. Drawing on his experience as a medical researcher, Vickers blends insightful explanations and humor, with minimal math, to help readers understand and interpret the statistics they read every day. Describes data, data distributions, variation of study results, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, regression and...

                                                          WHEN LUCK RUNS OUT
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                                                            More than 80 million Americans engage in recreational gambling. Yet for an estimated 3 million, gambling is not a diversion but a mercilessly compulsion capable of destroying families and lives. In this groundbreaking book, internationally recognized authority Dr. Robert Custer and writer Harry Milt offer important help for the compulsive gambler and his or her family. With its reassuring tone and informative presentation, the book offers a complete examination of the illness and its...

                                                            WHIZ KIDS TEACH CHESS
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                                                              Subtitled "Winning Chess for Young Players". Today's most promising young chess players present a fascinating look at learning chess - complete with a step-by-step primer on basic chess play, large diagrams and easy-to-understand explanations targeted toward novices under age sixteen. 143 Pgs. 1999. Eric Schiller.

                                                              WILL & FINCK 1884 CATALOG
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                                                                A reprint of the envelope and contents of the company that supplied tinting colors for shading cards, faro tools, cards, etc.

                                                                WIN AT BACKGAMMON
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                                                                DOVER PUBLICATIONS INC. Item #: 4406 -

                                                                  If you have a board, markers, and two dice, you, with this book, will soon be playing a game that is becoming more and more popular today. For those who have never before attempted to play backgammon, Hopper presents the basic rules of the game complete with gambling conventions and rules for the popular off-shoot acey-deucey. Through a wealth of diagrams, remarkably clear explanations, and a sample game with play-by-play analysis of moves and strategy, he makes the game simple enough for...

                                                                  WIN AT HEARTS
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                                                                    WIN AT WHIST
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                                                                      WINNING CHESS OPENINGS
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                                                                        A chess player's opening sets the tone for the entire game, creating the advantages or disadvantages that lead to victory or defeat. In this step-by-step guide, former U.S. speed chess champion Bill Robertie reveals more than 25 openings that will help beginning and intermediate players seize the early advantage.144 pages, paperbound, 2002.

                                                                        WINNING CHESS TACTICS
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                                                                          Newly formatted and updated, the 14 chapters illustrate the explanations and thinking behind every tactical concept. Learn to use pins, single and double forks, double attacks, skewers, discovered and double checks, multiple threats and other crushing tactics to gain an immediate edge. Each concept is fully explained in easy-to-understand language with diagrams, examples and game situations so you understand the thinking and game plan behind every moves. A valuable guide for beginning and...