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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...

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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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        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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          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

                  ACCORDING TO HOYLE
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                  PENGUINRANDOMHOUSE Item #: 125 -

                    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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                        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 ...

                        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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                            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

                            BEST POSSIBLE ODDS
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                            JOHN WILEY & SONS INC Item #: 3278 -

                              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 is a look...

                              CARD GAMES AROUND THE WORLD
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                              DOVER PUBLICATIONS INC. Item #: 427 -

                                A leading inventor and collector of games, Sid Sackson is also an expert on game history. For this highly entertaining volume, the self-proclaimed "game addict" has selected over 60 popular games from around the world. A brief but fascinating introductory chapter to the history of card playing is followed by a valuable glossary of terms associated with this popular pastime. Additional chapters supply instructions, detailed illustrations, and an abundance of clear examples for playing such...

                                CASINO FUN 101
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                                CASINO EDUCATION COMPANY Item #: 10985 -

                                  Subtitled "How To Go To a Casino, Have a Great Time, And Not Lose Your Shirt". CASINO FUN 101 is a sure bet whether you're a first-time player or a casino regular. Charlie Frair's unique guidebook gives you the tools, skills, and knowledge to go into any casino, anywhere in the world, play casino games, and have a great time-win, lose or draw. Through personal stories, insightful quotes and step-by-step instructions, Charlie teaches you best practices for learning casino games, planning your...

                                  CHEATING AT BACKGAMMON
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                                    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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                                      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 OPENING TRAP OF THE DAY
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                                        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.

                                        DEVELOPMENT OF A CHESS MASTER
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                                        Item #: 9781580420501 -

                                          Improve your play by cutting down on tactical and strategic mistakes. Using examples from his own games, Schiller illustrates the types of errors typically found at each stage of chess development, from early scholastic games to professional encounters with Grandmasters. Schiller shows how errors can be overcome, and how professional players can fall prey to the same problems as amateurs. Learn from the author's mistakes so you won't suffer the terrible fate that awaits most chess blunders....

                                          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

                                              EXTRA STUFF: GAMBLING RAMBLINGS
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                                              HUNTINGTON PRESS Item #: 745 -

                                                A compilation of articles which appeared in Casino Sports magazine in the early 1980s. In addition, a selection of stuff from other sources - periodicals, personal correspondence, and a major gambling conference, have been incorporated into this publication. Sections discuss chances at winning at craps, how long we must wait for an improbable event to occur, the random walk, gambler's ruin, optimal wagers on simultaneous bets, and his craps system with an average win rate of 56%. Index 176...

                                                FAST COMPANY
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                                                Item #: 616043917566 -

                                                  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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                                                      Item #: 9780929712611 -

                                                        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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                                                          PENGUINRANDOMHOUSE 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...

                                                            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

                                                              FROM PROHIBITION TO REGULATION
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                                                              OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS Item #: 800 -

                                                                Subtitled 'Bookmaking, Anti-Gambling, and the Law'  this work focuses on illegal gambling and bookmaking in the United Kingdom during the 20th Century. It gives a major resource in understanding the sociology and social history of lawmaking in regard to gambling. This is the first major study to trace the rise and fall of the attempt at prohibition, as well as being the first study of the National Anti-Gambling League. Contains a 40 page bibliography and an 11 page index. 408 Pgs....

                                                                GAMBIT CHESS OPENINGS
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                                                                Item #: 9781580420570 -

                                                                  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...

                                                                  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 AND GAMING ADDICTIONS IN ADOLESCENCE
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                                                                        JOHN WILEY & SONS INC Item #: 826 -

                                                                          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 child's behavioral addiction. 56 Pgs. 2005