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    These are the hundred best and most enjoyable variations of Americas most popular card game solitaire! Loads of examples, diagrams, illustrations, and strategies keep the writing lively while showing you all sorts of fun ways to enjoy your favorite game. From straight-ahead solitaire to two-player games, Lee opens up the world of solitaire to make it a hundred times more fun! 188 Pages Table of Contents: Chapter I: The Most Popular Games Freecell Bonus Freecell Hard Cell Jail Cell Stalactites...

    200% OF NOTHING
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      Operating on the theory that most people think of themselves as unable to deal with math, the author devotes the first half of his book to the most typical abuses of mathematics and the second part to the areas of everyday life (the media, gambling, politics, finance, advertising) where abuse is most rampant. 182 Pgs. 1993

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      Item #: 9781580421829 -

        A carefully selected entertaining and instructive collection of tactical chess puzzles. Like its prequel, this is a good workbook for adults or children who want to sharpen their budding chess expertise. 192 pgs, paperback, 2006

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        Item #: 9781580422406 -

          Chess is a game of mistakes; if you can cut down on them, your game will get much stronger. Eric Schiller, a legendary teacher of bright young stars and champions, shows you, in seven lessons that cover every aspect of the game, how to rethink the moves you make and become a winning player. Includes 55 key game situations packed with diagrams and insightful callouts. This unique approach shows the mistakes Schiller has made in his own games at each stage of chess development to illustrate the...

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            Learn how to play classics such as Baccarat, Cribbage, Go Fish, Gin Rummy and Kaluki. Clearly explained with more than 1200 easy-to-follow photographs and illustrations. A comprehensive visual handbook to card games from around the world. With a special focus on poker games, rules and winning strategies; skills and tactics; and useful tips for players of all levels as well as expert guidance for professional player. Glossary Indexed 512 Pgs. 2010

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            UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA PRESS Item #: 110 -

              Nevada’s capital city is today a charming, modern community, with an unusually eventful past. A Short History of Carson City traces its history from its origin as a mid-nineteenth-century trading post to its rise as the political center of Nevada. Here are the hard-working citizens and colorful characters, the political and business decisions, and the evolving economy that helped shape it. This is the first comprehensive historical account of a thoroughly modern state capital with its roots...

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              UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA PRESS Item #: 111 -

                The authors, both journalists, moved to Las Vegas in 1977. In this book, they look at the entire spectrum of Glitter City from its humble beginnings as a little pond in a big desert to its fantastic present. Covers pioneers, mobsters, entertainers, dam builders, and back street action. Also includes a look at Laughlin, Primm, and Mesquite. 240 Pgs. 1999

                A SHORT HISTORY OF RENO
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                Item #: 616043916200 -

                  Reno, The Biggest Little City in the World, takes such a backseat to Las Vegas, it's often ignored by historians who cover the history of gaming. In this book, the Lands manage to cram more than 100 years of information along with pictures, illustrations, maps, and interesting tidbits about the people who actually made gambling, people like Bill Harrah and Pappy Smith. 130 pgs, paperback, 1995

                  ABCS OF CHESS
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                  Item #: 9780671619824 -

                    Chapters include: Fundamentals, The opening, Tactics, Position Play, Minor Pieces, Rooks, The Queen, The King, Planning and Analysis. 208 pgs, paperback, 1986

                    ACCORDING TO HOYLE
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                    Item #: 9780449911563 -

                      There are instructions, scoring and strategy for over 200 card games, dice games, parlor games, word games, chess, checkers, and backgammon. 285 Pgs. 1970

                      ADVANTAGE YAHTZEE
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                        Buried within this seemingly simple game is a mathematical puzzle so complex, the game has long been considered unsolvable by the mathematical world. But now the code has been broken and an optimal strategy discovered for playing Yahtzee. Advantage Yahtzee shows you how to improve your results with a powerful score-enhancing strategy--based on the best possible way to play--that's been simplified for easy recall and use. Beat your friends, your kids, and anyone else who doesn't play according...

                        AGAINST THE GODS
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                        Item #: 6924 -

                          Subtitled 'The Remarkable Story of Risk'. In this unique exploration of the role of risk in our society, Bernstein argues that the notion of bringing risk under control is one of the central idea that distinguishes modern times from the distant past. Against The Gods chronicles the remarkable intellectual adventure that liberated humanity from oracles and soothsayers by means of the powerful tools of risk management that are available to us today. Indexed 383 Pgs. 1998 ...

                          AGE OF CHANCE
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                          Item #: 9780415263092 -

                            Reith examines gambling's enduring appeal, exploring its complex relation to our underlying conceptions of the world, and to the social and cultural backgrounds of those who fall under its spell. She traces the origins of gambling in the ancient world and follows its manifestation in games as diverse as the patolli of the Aztecs and the Internet. Investigating subjective experiences and attitudes of individual players, she found that the deliberate seeking out of risk, a disregard for money,...

                            AINSLIES COMPLETE HOYLE
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                            Item #: 9780671247799 -

                              Some 1,800 easy-to-find entries cover all popular games, giving every conceivable variation and strategy. Includes such games as Backgammon, Blackjack, Craps, Pinochle, Chess, Bridge, Rummy and Solitaire, Poker and Casino Games. 526 pgs, 1975pages Paperbound 1975

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                              Item #: 9780486601557 -

                                The book begins by explaining, in simple terms, the meaning of the concept of probability for the layman, then delves into the various subjects. 130 pgs, paperback, 1962

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                                Item #: 9780684802503 -

                                  Presents 19 different offensive strategies, progressing from the most elementary, including forks, pins, skewers, and double threats, to the more advanced and sophisticated moves used by the world's best players. 240 pgs, paperback, 1995

                                  BACKGAMMON FOR WINNERS
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                                  Item #: 9781580420443 -

                                    Two-time champion Robertie gives easy-to-understand advice on the basics of winning at backgammon. Ten chapters show how to set up a board, how to move, opening strategies and replies, middle and endgame tactics, probabilities, plus back game and doubling strategy, and two sample games with move-by-move insights. A good first book for beginning and somewhat experienced players. 192 pgs, paperback, 2005

                                    BASICS OF WINNING CHESS
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                                    Item #: 9781580420525 -

                                      Nine informational chapters and 22 diagrams show beginning players how to play and win at chess in one quick and easy reading. Youll learn the moves of the pieces, the rules and principles of play, the standard openings, as well as chess notation. Also introduces the basic concepts and strategies of middle and endgame play. 64 pgs, paperback, 2002

                                      BEGINNING CHESS PLAY
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                                      Item #: 9781580420440 -

                                        For beginning and novice players, this step-by-step approach uses more than 100 actual chess diagrams. Covers the basic principles of opening, middle and end game strategies, development and pawn structure, different ways to checkmate opponents, and the important openings and defenses. Also shows you how to join a chess club, use a chess clock, get rated, enter tournaments, and use notation to both record your own games and play back others. Two completely annotated games show you how...

                                        BEGINNING CHESS: OVER 300 ELEMENTARY PROBLEMS
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                                        Item #: 9780671795016 -

                                          Over 300 problems, tailored to beginning players, encompass everything a player needs to learn, from the basic rules and vocabulary to the moves of various chessmen to sophisticated strategies. 300 line drawings. 272 pgs, paperback, 1993

                                          BEST POSSIBLE ODDS
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                                          Item #: 9780471189695 -

                                            Subtitled 'Contemporary Treatment Strategies for Gambling Disorders', the authors chronicle the tales of people like a pharmacist who tried to supplement her income with prostitution and theft to get money for gambling; Nate, a 16-year-old student who shoplifted computers and other electronic high-ticket items to support his habit; and Joe, a retired carpenter who lives in a shelter after selling his house and forging his son's name to get money to gamble with. Woven into the tales...

                                            BETTING THE HOUSE
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                                            Item #: 9780140283051 -

                                              Gambling is hardly new to Canadians. What is new, though, is the arrival of a powerful, American-style gambling industry, one that has compromised short-sighted politicians of all stripes with promises of easy money and profits as citizens from every walk of life succumb to its seductive allure. But Brian Hutchinson believes that this house of cards won't last much longer. Travelling across the country, rolling the dice in splashy new casinos and decrepit roadside dives, Hutchinson explores...

                                              BIG JULIE OF VEGAS
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                                              Item #: 331 -

                                                Julius (Big Julie) Weintraub, the colorful man who created junkets and refined them in the 1960's and 1970's, was a major character in Las Vegas history. This book tells you what casinos were like 20 years ago and who the characters, crazies and eccentrics were among the players and managers at the Dunes and the Golden Nugget. Details how the original junketeers operated and the people they attracted. 218 Pgs.1974

                                                BOBBY FISCHERS OUTRAGEOUS CHESS MOVES
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                                                Item #: 9780671606091 -

                                                  This easy-to-use interactive presentation, offering one move per page, each with an order-of-difficulty rating. Individual diagrams capture each position just before Fischer made his decisive move, as well as helpful descriptive hints and information on setting. Opponent and move number appear at the top of each page 144 pgs, paperback, 1985

                                                  CAILLE AMUSEMENT MACHINES
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                                                  Item #: 419 -

                                                    This authentic reproduction even includes the special roll-over fold, just like the original which was published in 1912. More than 35 illustrations of various arcade and amusement machines grace the pages of this unique catalog. Included are scales, peep shows, lung and strength testers, electricity devices, candy/peanut vendors, pedestals and money changers. Printed on glossy paper with multi-color cover, 5 3/4" x 7 /12", saddle-stitched.1978

                                                    CARD GAMES AROUND THE WORLD
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                                                    Item #: 9780486281001 -

                                                      60 popular games: Sampan, Skat, Blackjack, Eights, Whist, Cribbage, Casino, Canasta, Poker, Pinochle, Gin Rummy, more. 146 pgs, paperback, 1981

                                                      CASINO 5 PACK
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                                                      Item #: 7498 -

                                                        5 complete casino titles (Bingo and Keno, Blackjack & Spanish 21, Video Poker Strategy Pro, Slots II and World Class Poker), complete with full tutorials and strategy guides that include math analyses, hand simulations, professional in-game hand advice for all situations, plus lots more. Play casino favorites or try your hand at a variety of poker games and tournaments. And, there also a selection of 5-reel video slot machines headlined by actual slot machines from WMS Gaming! All slot...

                                                        CASINO LISTING FOR COLLECTORS
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                                                          CASINO LISTING FOR COLLECTORS

                                                          CASINO MOSCOW
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                                                          Item #: 9780684869773 -

                                                            A staff writer for the Wall Street Journal in Kiev and Moscow from 1996 to 1998, Brzezinski had a front-row seat at the turbulent privatization of Russia's post-Communist industrial base. Modernization and efficiency along Western lines may have been the official goals of the campaign, but Brzezinski argues that, in the end, it resulted in large-scale robbery in which Russia's elite spirited an estimated $150 billion to $300 billion out of the country, stowing it in Swiss bank accounts...

                                                            CHEATING AT BACKGAMMON
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                                                            Item #: 894143001204 -

                                                              Joseph, a leading authority on cheating techniques and game security, explains the many methods used to cheat at backgammon. Covers Dump Shot, peek, killed die, Hold Out Dump Shot, Slick Shot, tops, Juice Joint, gaffing fair cups, Butterfly Cup, dice switching, palming, Doubling Cube Hustle and more. 2008

                                                              CHEATING AT GIN
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                                                              Item #: 894143001044 -

                                                                This two-person game without supervision makes it highly susceptible to cheating. Joseph, an authority on cheating techniques, demonstrates many methods used for cheating in gin, so that you can protect yourself from cheaters. DVD 2006

                                                                CHESS ENDGAME QUIZ
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                                                                Item #: 9781580420747 -

                                                                  This challenging book features 200 challenges in the multiple choice format that has proved so popular with readers. These instructive, elegant and entertaining positions not only challenge and entertain you, but teach you how to improve your endgame while trying to find the best move of the three choices presented. The problems are divided into various sections such as king and pawn endings, minor piece endings, queen endings, and rook and pawn endings, so that players can concentrate on...

                                                                  CHESS OPENING TRAP OF THE DAY
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                                                                  Item #: 781580422178 -

                                                                    Bruce Pandolfini uses his unique "crime and punishment" approach to provide all the previously missing explanation, instruction, practical analyses, and much, much more. The book consists of 202 short "openers" typical of average players, arranged according to the classical opening variations and by level of difficulty.

                                                                    CHESS TRAPS: PITFALLS AND SWINDLES
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                                                                    Item #: 9780671210410 -

                                                                      This is a rich storehouse of Chess crimes. Sometimes the villain is thwarted, though more often he gets away with his nefarious deeds. But, in either event, the tales and their telling are instructive and entertaining. 256 pgs, paperback, 1971

                                                                      CHESSERCIZES: WINNING TECHNIQUES FOR PLAYERS OF ALL LEVELS
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                                                                      Item #: 9780671701840 -

                                                                        Contains 100 instructive contemporary tactics, all selected from outstanding tournament and match games played in 1989 by masters and grandmasters. 208 pgs, paperback, 1991

                                                                        COLLECTING CASINO DICE
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                                                                        Item #: 616043916477 -

                                                                          Dice collecting is a popular pastime, with the growth of gaming around the world. This book, newly uncovered in the GBC warehouse, presents the basic background a person needs to create a satisfying hobby. Includes buying, selling and trading. 107 pgs, 1988