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100 BEST SOLITAIRE GAMES
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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

      202 CHECKMATES FOR CHILDREN
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      Item #: 9781580421416 -

        Wilson and Albertson, who specialize in teaching chess to children, present 202 puzzles that are both instructional and fun. Large diagrams and clearly explained solutions are designed to keep kids interested and entertained as they work their way through the concepts. 176 pgs, paperback, 2004

        303 MORE TRICKY CHESS PUZZLES
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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

          7 STEPS TO BETTER CHESS
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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...

            A COMPLETE GUIDE TO PLAYING THE WORLDS BEST 250 CARD GAMES
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            Item #: 5609 -

              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

              A SHORT HISTORY OF CARSON CITY
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              Item #: 9780874178364 -

                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...

                A SHORT HISTORY OF LAS VEGAS
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                Item #: 616043916194 -

                  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, paperback, 1999

                  A SHORT HISTORY OF RENO
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                    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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                          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

                                AN ELEMENTARY INTRODUCTION TO THEORY OF PROBABILITY
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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

                                  ART OF GAMBLING & THE AGES
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                                  Item #: 9780929712901 -

                                    A one-of-a-kind item, this coffee-table book contains 139 fine reproductions of great works of art that incorporate gambling in their theme. The photos include a black-figure painting that dates back to 500 B.C., dozens of card players, several works by LeRoy Neiman, Picasso, Thomas Hart Benton and other artists. A beautifully rendered documentation of the evolution of gambling. 231 pgs, hardcover, 2000

                                    ATTACKING CHESS: AGGRESSIVE STRATEGIES AND INSIDE MOVES
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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

                                        BASIC ENDGAME STRATEGIES: KINGS PAWNS & MINOR PIECES
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                                        Item #: 9780940685819 -

                                          With this essential guide, players learn the principles of preparing for the winning endgame: how to utilize the king as a weapon and trap the opponent's king, how to create passed pawns, how to clear the way for advancing pawns, how to defend against opponent pawn majorities, and how to recognize and utilize the typical tactical combinations that appear in endgames. 144 pgs, paperback, 1998

                                          BASIC ENDGAME STRATEGY: QUEENS & ROOKS
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                                          Item #: 9780940685895 -

                                            A guide to endgame strategy that shows the basic checkmating principles and combinations needed to finish off opponents. Players learn how to translate middlegame advantages into victories, how to use the king as a weapon, clear the way for rook mates and recognize tactical combinations. 144 pgs, paperback, 1998

                                            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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                                                    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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                                                        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

                                                          BUILDING HOOVER DAM
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                                                          Item #: 9780874174892 -

                                                            Looks at how Hoover Dam helped Las Vegas sprout as few cities in American history have, and what it was like to live, work, gamble and survive during one of the greatest, ambitious projects in the nation's history. Also contains a list of those who gave their lives during the dam's building and the slang of the builders ('easy-dough' was a boss and a 'Joe McGee' was a makeshift tool). You get a feel for the grit, dust and 120-degree heat flying in the face of workers;...

                                                            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