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NEVADA TOWNS & TALES: VOL I NORTH
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Item #: 9780913814413 -

    Richly illustrated with photos, maps, drawings, and copies of documents and clippings, these two volumes trace the history of the state. Vol. 1 includes Reno, Elko, Carson City, and its mining, politics, ranching, and gaming. Vol. 2 highlights Tonopah, Las Vegas, and Ely and includes entertainment history. 222 pgs, paperback, 1981

    NEVADA TOWNS & TALES: VOL II SOUTH
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    Item #: 780913814451 -

      Richly illustrated with photos, maps, drawings, and copies of documents and clippings, these two volumes trace the history of the state. Vol. 1 includes Reno, Elko, Carson City, and its mining, politics, ranching, and gaming. Vol. 2 highlights Tonopah, Las Vegas, and Ely and includes entertainment history. 244 pgs, paperback, 1982

      NEVADA YESTERDAYS
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      Item #: 616043917443 -

        For 18 years Las Vegans have enjoyed small helpings of their own rich history served up by public radio station KNPR, hearing well-told tales of characters with names like Whiskey Pete and the comic-opera romance between a famous female evangelist and a boyfriend called Whataman. This book presents more than 100 of those stories selected mostly by the program's original author, historian Frank Wright, who mined the pits and pockets of local lore for nuggets little-known to the public,...

        NEW IDEAS IN CHESS
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        Item #: 9781580422741 -

          Finally, one of the most influential chess books ever is back! Five- time U.S Champion Larry Evans shows you the most important concepts that comprise a winning chess game: Space, Time, Force & Pawn Structure. In a book that has been called the "bible" for novice to intermediate player," this newly revised classic uses actual game examples to illustrate dozens of chess themes. Each is a mini-lesson that illustrate the fundamental concepts of modern chess theory - ones that...

          NO LIMIT: RISE AND FALL OF BOB STUPAK
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          Item #: 9780929712185 -

            Subtitled The Rise and Fall of Bob Stupak and Las Vegas Stratosphere Tower, this book focuses on one of the more controversial people in the gaming industrythe self-proclaimed Polish Maverick who rose from humble origins as the son of a Pittsburgh boss gambler to head one of the largest privately-owned casinos in Las Vegas. Stupak parlayed a small slot joint into a $100-million-a-year operation by manipulating the media with outrageous stunts and promotions. Newspaper columnist Smith...

            OF RATS AND MEN
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            Item #: 9780929712987 -

              For more than 35 years, Goodman was the country's pre-eminent defense attorney for alleged gangsters. His client list included Meyer Lansky, Nick Civella, Anthony Spilotro, Frank Rosenthal, Jimmy Chagra, Natale Richichi, Phil Leonetti and Vinny Ferrara. Smith asks questions like: Was Oscar only what he claims, an attorney who defended his clients based on the principle that they have constitutional rights? How did he mingle with the mob for decades without becoming part of it? 419 Pgs....

              ONE MORE TIME: THE GAMBLERS MANTRA
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              Item #: 616043918044 -

                Written in easy-to-read language, this is a series of case studies, combined with valuable information to provide the reader with insight into the crisis surrounding gambling in America. Most importantly, the authors offer guidance on how to avoid and overcome this problem. Humphrey is a nationally certified gambling counselor. Slawik is a nationally certified gambling counselor who gives training and case management services for the Delaware Council on Gambling Problems. 118 pgs, paperback,...

                OWNERS PICTORIAL GUIDE: JENNINGS BELL SLOT MACHINE
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                Item #: 616043918082 -

                  The puzzling complexity of the Jennings slot machine has led to the most comprehensive work ever published about any mechanical slot machine. This gigantic book is specifically directed to the owner of any three-reel Jennings bell slot machine manufactured after 1931 with the exception of the LITTLE DUKE. However, the reader will find that work on most other Jennings machines manufactured prior to 1932 can be managed successfully. Over 450 photographs are accompanied by step-by-step...

                  OWNERS PICTORIAL GUIDE: MILLS BELL SLOT MACHINE
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                  Item #: 616043918099 -

                    This comprehensive book is specifically directed to the owner of any full-size, three-reel Mills bell machine manufactured after 1920, including the puzzling bonus, new bonus and futurity models. However, the knowledge gained from this book will enable the reader to work on all previously manufactured Mills machines. Over 500 detailed photographs are accompanied by step-by-step instructions for all routine maintenance operations as well as complete assembly, disassembly, overhaul, lubrication...

                    OWNERS PICTORIAL GUIDE: THE BALLY SLOT MACHINE
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                    Item #: 1424 -

                      Although dealing with all models from M/742 through M/1206 manufactured from 1963 to 1981, this book specifically covers the four basic types of Bally machines: Single coin, five coin multiplier, three-line and five-line criss-cross. However, the knowledge gained from this book will enable the reader to work on a great many other Bally machines. Over 300 detailed photographs, 94 isolated circuit diagrams and four complete, large, fold-out schematics (printed on colored paper for ease in...

                      PAN
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                      Item #: 616043918129 -

                        Sheldon's book for beginners can also be used as a review for those familiar with the game. It explains rules, strategies, and the language of the game. 130 pgs, 1969

                        PAN STATISTICS
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                        Item #: 616043918136 -

                          This 1997 study contains original, never-before-published statistics for the game, including the total number of unique hands possible in the Pan deck and frequencies of occurrence for unusual hands for both the 310-card and 320-card decks. 11 pgs, 1997

                          PAN: THE GAMBLERS CARD GAME
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                          Item #: 616043918150 -

                            A definitive work on one of the fastest of all games played with cards. An excellent value for the price. James is a pan expert; his book shows it in each and every chapter as he explains the game in an easy-to-follow manner. 109 Pgs. 1979

                            PANDOLFINIS CHESS COMPLETE
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                            Item #: 9780671701864 -

                              From algebra notation to zugzwang , Pandolfini has created the chess bible for all players. In addition to answers to over 500 questions, he has included his terrific "Pandolfini's Short Chess Course." 256 pgs, paperback, 1992

                              PANDOLFINIS ENDGAME COURSE
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                              Item #: 9780671656881 -

                                Covers 239 specific endgame positions, progressing from elementary endings to some subtle minor piece and pawn situations. Almost every example illustrates a specific principle, which is usually clearly stated. 320 pgs, paperback, 1988

                                PANDOLFINIS ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CHESS
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                                Item #: 9780743226172 -

                                  Pandolfini takes the student step-by-step from fundamentals to advanced, highly strategic play. Combining easy-to-follow diagrams with trenchant and up-to-date analysis, he puts a new twist on accepted chess theory, offering a seamless beginning-to-end approach. 400 pgs, paperback, 2003

                                  PLAY BACKGAMMON TONIGHT
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                                  Item #: 616043916996 -

                                    Thompson guides novice and average players through the intricacies, with particular emphasis on the decisive doubling cube, which is responsible for parlaying the game from parlor fun to gambling in country clubs and elsewhere. 61 pgs, 1976

                                    PLAY BETTER CHESS TODAY!
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                                    Item #: 9781580422871 -

                                      Take large diagrams, straightforward instruction and helpful tips and quizzes - and what do you have? The winning formula for a quick and easy way for novice players to improve their chess game today. 'Play Better Chess Today' is perfect for players who have learned the basics and are ready to take their game to the next level and start winning games. This skill-building manual has over 100 oversized diagrams that show how to exploit the strengths of each piece, and defend against its...

                                      PLAY CHESS TONIGHT
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                                      Item #: 616043917030 -

                                        A beginner's guide to chess fundamentals with excellent diagrams. 64 pgs, paperback, 1976

                                        PLAY PINOCHLE TONIGHT
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                                        Item #: 616043917016 -

                                          Originally $3.95 reduced to $.50. Three basic forms of the game are covered: Three-handed Auction, Two-handed Pinochle, and the Four-Handed Partnership game. Illus with strategies. 62 pgs, 1976

                                          POKER: THE PARODY OF CAPITALISM
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                                          Item #: 9780472051632 -

                                            Poker is an extraordinary worldwide phenomenon with major social, cultural, and political implications, and 'Poker: The Parody of Capitalism' investigates the game of poker as a cultural expression of significance not unlike art, literature, film, or music. Tracing the history of poker and comparing the evolution of the game to the development of capitalism, Bjerg complicates prevalent notions of casino capitalism and correspondingly facile and simplistic comparisons of late capitalism and...

                                            PORTABLE CHESS COACH
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                                            Item #: 1575 -

                                              Shipman presents a fun but thorough primer to chess. Packed with diagrams and valuable instruction, this is the ideal book for beginners who want a clear and concise introduction that will keep them interested and entertained. 173 Pgs. 2006

                                              PRINCIPLES OF THE NEW CHESS
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                                              Item #: 9780671607197 -

                                                Provides simple and effective planning and analysis techniques that will help you to use the principles to your best advantage. Includes 144 diagrams and the new standard algebraic notation. 148 pgs, paperback, 1986

                                                PROBABILITY FOR DUMMIES
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                                                Item #: 9780471751410 -

                                                  Whether you're hitting the books for a statistics course or hitting the tables at a casino, working out probabilities can be problematic. This book helps you even the odds. Using easy-to-understand explanations and examples, it demystifies probability and offers savvy tips to boost your chances of gambling success. Discusses how to conquer combinations and permutations; understand probability models from binomial to exponential; and play the odds in poker, roulette, and other games. 358 pgs,...

                                                  PROBLEM GAMBLING & ITS TREATMENT
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                                                  Item #: 9780398072308 -

                                                    This book is an introduction to the topic of problem gambling and its treatment. A variety of different data and information, based on solid research, are drawn upon to understand problem gambling and its treatment. The book follows a logical sequence, beginning with the development of an understanding of problem gambling and ending with a discussion of different kinds of treatment. Useful as an introductory text for students, and for policymakers involved in the legalization, expansion, and...

                                                    RESORT CITY IN SUNBELT
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                                                    UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA PRESS Item #: 1670 -

                                                      A major study of the urbanization of Las Vegas that also provides a look at the city's historical development, this is a scholarly study of Las Vegas' efforts to annex its suburbs. Contains a discussion of the civil rights movement in the city: how Blacks were excluded and how the industry allowed a few influential bigots to control its destiny in the 1930s and 40s. 330 pgs, paperback, 2000

                                                      RICHES AND REGRETS
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                                                      Item #: 9780870814280 -

                                                        Focuses on Central City and Blackhawk, Colorado, and the opening of casinos in 1991 when gambling was adopted to stimulate the local economy and bring new riches to the mountain towns. Soon after it was approved, residents began to express regrets over what they had lost in the transformation of their unique communities. The author examines all the stages of the gambling proposal from concept to creation, with historical and sociological implications. 15 pages of references for the serious...

                                                        SCHAUMS OUTLINES: PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS
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                                                        Item #: 9780071795579 -

                                                          The ideal review for your probability and statistics course. More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum’s Outlines for their expert knowledge and helpful solved problems. Written by renowned experts in this field, Schaum's Outline of Probability and Statistics covers what you need to know for your course and, more important, your exams. Step-by-step, the authors walk you through coming up with solutions to exercises in this topic. 760 fully-worked problems solved step-by-step...

                                                          SCRABBLE WORDBOOK
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                                                          Item #: 1732 -

                                                            Based on the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, Fourth Edition, with a foreword by World Scrabble champion Brian Cappelletto, this is the equivalent of an intensive training course. Complete with winning word lists, such as those that combine high-scoring letters, ones with a preponderance of vowels, and those that allow multiple I and U dumps. Also offers tips on hitting triple-triples and achieving 7-letter bingos. 336 Pgs. 2007

                                                            SENATOR HOWARD CANNON OF NEVADA
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                                                            Item #: 9780874177619 -

                                                              For nearly 25 years, Cannon served in the U.S. Senate. A war hero, a Mormon, a tireless crusader, and a stubborn man, he was a moderate Democrat who voted for the Civil Rights Act and for a decrease in the sports betting tax from 10 to 2 percent in 1974. Largely unheralded, Cannon was a powerful senator. 264 pgs, hardcover, 2008

                                                              SIX TO FIVE AGAINST: A GAMBLERS ODYSSEY
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                                                              Item #: 9781571431134 -

                                                                Millions of Americans are compulsive gamblers. Dragin was one such gambler, but deep in the throes of his addiction he experienced a spark of clarity that sent him on a detective-like search through the gambler's world, from Renaissance Italy to Internet gambling, interviewing compulsive gamblers as well as leading researchers in gambling addiction. Peopled with outrageous characters such as Nick the Greek as well as tragic figures such as a judge whose gambling debt landed him in prison, this...

                                                                SLOT MACHINES OF YESTERYEAR: MILLS OF THE FORTIES
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                                                                Item #: 616043918402 -

                                                                  This comprehensive book is specifically directed to the owner of any full-size, three-reel Mills bell machine manufactured after 1920, including the puzzling Bonus, New Bonus and Futurity models. However, the knowledge gained from this book will enable the reader to work on all previously manufactured Mills machines. Over 500 detailed photographs are accompanied by step-by-step instructions for all routine maintenance operations as well as complete assembly, dis-assembly, overhaul, lubrication...

                                                                  SLOT MACHINES OF YESTERYEAR: MILLS OF THE THIRTIES
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                                                                  Item #: 616043918419 -

                                                                    This comprehensive book is specifically directed to the owner of any full-size, three-reel Mills bell machine manufactured after 1920, including the puzzling Bonus, New Bonus and Futurity models. However, the knowledge gained from this book will enable the reader to work on all previously manufactured Mills machines. Over 500 detailed photographs are accompanied by step-by-step instructions for all routine maintenance operations as well as complete assembly, disassembly, overhaul, lubrication...

                                                                    SON OF A GAMBLING MAN
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                                                                    Item #: 9780312591816 -

                                                                      Subtitled 'My Journey from a Casino Family to The Governor's Mansion'. With a foreword by Bill Clinton, Son of a Gambling Man, is a memoir of growing up in mob-run Sin City from a casino heir-turned-governor who’s seen two sides of every coin. When Bob Miller arrived in Las Vegas as a boy, it was a small, dusty city, a far cry from the glamorous, exciting place it is today. Driving the family car was his father Ross Miller, a tough guy—though a good family...

                                                                      STANDARD CHESS OPENINGS
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                                                                      Item #: 9781580420488 -

                                                                        The new definitive standard on opening play, this comprehensive guide covers every important chess opening and variation ever played and currently in vogue - more than 3,000 opening strategies. Differing from books that rely exclusively on bare notation, Schiller features substantial discussion and analysis on each opening so that you understand them clearly. More than 250 annotated games (including a game representative of each major opening), and 1,000 diagrams make this the standard...

                                                                        START PLAYING CHESS TODAY!
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                                                                        Item #: 9781580422864 -

                                                                          Takes large diagrams, straightforward instruction and helpful tips and quizzes- and what do you have? The winning formula for a quick and easy way to play chess today. In fact, right now! Perfect for players new to the game, you'll learn the basics of chess and how each piece moves, its relative value and how it can be used to checkmate opponents! You'll also learn the basic concepts of attacking and defending, plus the mates and attacks to keep in your arsenal.