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STARTING OUT IN BRIDGE
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    The combination of card-playing skills, intuition and psychology that Bridge requires makes it one of the most fascinating and difficult of all card games. A specific element of Bridge that makes it unique amongst games, both physical and mental, is that it is exclusively a doubles game, placing enormous value on partnership understanding, tolerance and cooperation. In this user-friendly introduction to the game, Lamford gives newcomers to the game a thorough ground in the essentials of play....

    STOP GAMBLING FOR GOOD
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    Item #: 1864 -

      Many people make trips to the casinos or play their favorite numbers in the lotto. But when does a harmless pastime become a dangerous addiction? Even successful gamblers who don't bet more than they can afford to lose could still be acting out an unhealthy compulsion. Dr. Prasad contends that gamblers can learn to identify their psychological motivations for gambling. His six-step plan shows readers how to take responsible risks in life without gambling away security, money or happiness. 144...

      SUCKERS PROGRESS
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      Item #: 9780345463234 -

        Explores old-time gamesmanship in America from riverboats to racetracks, and the legal and illegal history of gambling in pre-World War I America. From notorious gambling havens like Chicago and New Orleans to lesser-known outposts in Indiana and Ohio, Asbury examines the gambling houses, big and small. Details the lives of some of America's most famous gamblers, including Mike McDonald, John Morrissey, and Richard Canfield, and their infamous counterparts like Canada Bill and Charley Black...

        SUN SIN AND SUBURBIA
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        Item #: 9781932173994 -

          While Las Vegas has been the fastest-growing place in America since World War II, nothing before compared with the explosive growth of the 1990s. With 6,000 people rushing into the valley each month, Las Vegas responded to the influx with enthusiasm and a can-do attitude, all the while coping with enormous economic, social and political challenges. This carefully documented history covers megaresorts, city myths and the visionaries who kept Vegas one step ahead of itself in the 90s. Indexed...

          SUPER CRUNCHERS
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          Item #: 1880 -

            Why would a casino try to stop you from losing? How can a mathematical formula find your future spouse? In the past, one could get by on intuition and experience, but times have changed today the name of the game is data. Ayres shows how today's best and brightest organizations are analyzing massive databases at lightning speed to provide greater insights into human behavior. Indexed 260 Pgs. Hardcover, 2007

            SURVIVE AND BEAT ANNOYING CHESS OPENINGS
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            Item #: 9781580420730 -

              The chess doctors handbook to the very popular traps and pitfalls faced by beginning and intermediate chess players. Opening traps are the single most annoying stratagem, that is, for unprepared players. Shows you how to handle these traps as both Black and White and to set the same traps yourself. Provides practical remedies from both the White and Black perspectives to the annoying variations that opponents often choose instead of the well-known main lines. For key openings, the authors...

              TALES OF OLD VEGAS
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              Item #: 9781438984209 -

                O'Connor describes the mystery and excitement of Las Vegas in the 1950s and 60s. Some of the characters he pictures are famous, others are little known people of the streets. This was the era of the Rat Pack with Dean Martin dealing 21 at the Sands for fun and Frank Sinatra getting into fist fights with hotel managers. It was a time when you handed five bucks to the show room captain and you got a seat close to the stage for any show, except Frank and Dean. O'Connor brings you into the lives...

                TEST YOUR CHESS I.Q.
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                Item #: 9781580420273 -

                  Grandmaster and Hall of Fame chess legend Larry Evans draws upon his vast experience as 5-time USA champion, author of 25 books, and Bobby Fischers second, to present a fun and challenging new approach for chess players. Readers test their skills against 100 fascinating positions from actual games and must choose the best move from among three choices. Each correct answer earns the reader 25 points; no points are given for incorrect choices. At the end of the series, players can calculate...

                  THE BOOK OF GAMES
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                  Item #: 9781402742217 -

                    This lavishly illustrated 736-page reference contains complete rules, playing tips, and instructive move-by-move examples of 65 fun and diverse games. They range from Senat, a pastime enjoyed by King Tut, to Hex, invented by a 20th-century mathematician; from strategy games like Siege of Paris to dice games like Chuck-a-Luck to chase games like Pachisi; from Asian Shogi to African Wari; and from traditional Chess and Go to modern creations like Mastermind and Othello. Colorful illustrations...

                    THE BOOK OF GO
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                    Item #: 9780806927299 -

                      Strategy rules! The ancient Asian game remains so popular that we've created a deluxe package of how-to book along with a 2-sided, perforated game board and pieces so that you'll learn to play and win multiple levels of this centuries-old, obsessive game. Know when to attack, defend, and how to anticipate your opponent's moves. 2002

                      THE BOOKMAKER
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                      Item #: 9780061151392 -

                        Subtitled A Memoir of Money, Luck and Family from the Utopian Outskirts of New York City, Agovino tells about the chronic gambling debts his father incurred as a welfare bureaucrat who ran a sports-betting operation; how he ignored bills, eviction notices, and financed a high-class lifestyle with bad checks and fast talking. 368 pgs, hardcover, 2008

                        THE CARD PLAYERS COMPANION
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                        Item #: 2182 -

                          THE CARD PLAYER'S COMPANION is a lively and wide ranging guide to the fascinationg world of cards and card games. Included in this book are: The origins and history of playing cards; early games; how to play classic groups and different families of games such as Whist, Bezique, Cribbage, Poker, All-Fours, Rummy and Patience; card player's jargon explained; card curiosities and unusual packs; how to play gambling and banking games; famous card scandals. THE CARD PLAYER'S COMPANION is not only...

                          THE COMPLEAT STRATEGYST: PRIMER ON THEORY OF STRATEGY GAMES
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                          Item #: 616043915302 -

                            An entertaining text for anyone interested in game theory. Only a basic understanding of arithmetic is needed to grasp the necessary aspects of strategy games for two, three, four, and more players that feature two or more sets of inimical interests and a limitless array of zero-sum payoffs. 304 pgs, paperback, 2007

                            THE COMPLETE WIN AT HEARTS
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                              With the development of multiple card-playing sites on the Internet, Hearts is more popular than ever. The author has drawn on his own considerable experience to explain such fine points as proper cards to pass from various Hearts Or Spades combinations, and explains all you need to know about popular variations like Cutthroat, Partnership, Three-Handed, and Jack Of Diamonds. 137 Pgs. 2000

                              THE COMPLETE WIN AT SPADES
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                              Item #: 1994 -

                                A spades expert, the author teaches the reader everything about the game from the basic elements and techniques, the rules and laws of the game, bidding, defense and play of the hand, tournament and duplicate strategies. Winning strategies for the intermediate and advanced player with illus hands to demonstrate all levels of play. 158 Pgs., 2000

                                THE FIRST 100
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                                Item #: 9780929712673 -

                                  A coffee-table book, this fine effort is a compilation of articles serialized in the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The subject is, of course, Las Vegas' first 100 years, and it pays tribute to 100 people who were most influential in the shaping of Las Vegas.The authors compiled the profiles of these men and women who ushered the city to the forefront of pop culture.The names include casino founders (Bugsy Siegel, Benny Binion, for example), explorers and pioneers (John C. Fremont, O.D. Gass and...

                                  THE FORTUNE SELLERS
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                                  Item #: 9780471181781 -

                                    A provocative expose that looks at the booming business of predicting the future from the weatherman to the economist, the market guru to the trend spotter. Sherden discusses using the stock market as a casino and other topics surrounding the methods and madness of future experts. Extensive bibliography.Indexed  308 Pgs. 1998 hardcover

                                    THE FRUGAL GAMBLER CASINO GUIDE
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                                    HUNTINGTON PRESS Item #: 7869 -

                                      The Frugal Gambler Casino Guide both updates and backdates The Frugal Gambler and More Frugal Gambling by covering, in comprehensive detail, the state-of-the-art techniques of casino gambling for low-rollers and the concepts on which frugal gambling is built: How to lose less and play longer. Indexed 301 Pgs. 2017

                                      THE GAMES TREASURY
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                                        THE GAMING TABLE: 3RD EDITION
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                                        Item #: 2019 -

                                          SSS Publishing are also the owners of The Gaming Table - The only worldwide reference to gaming establishments. Many collectors find TGT to be an invaluable tool in identifying their mystery chips. With over 30,000 worldwide listings of casinos as well as many addresses and dates of operation this is an invaluable resource. 536 Pgs. 2009

                                          THE GAMING TABLE: 4TH EDITION
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                                          Item #: 2020 -

                                            This is the only worldwide guide to gambling establishments, licensed and unlicensed, past & present. Over 31,000 establishments are listed together with records for many monogrammed chips! Many thousands of changes were made since this book was last published in 2009. A must for all casino chip collectors. 488 Pgs. Spiral-bound 2012

                                            THE HISTORY OF GAMBLING IN AMERICA
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                                              Subtitled "Balancing Costs and Benefits of Legalized Gambling". The casino industry has been on a wild ride for three quarters of a century. What started as an attempt at economic development in the desert and turned into a haven for organized crime, is today one of the fastest growing industries around the world. This book traces the history of American gaming from the first European settlers to the Nevada experiment. Along the way readers will learn about the impact of gaming on society and...

                                              THE LAST MOUTHPIECE
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                                                During the 1960s and 70s, if you were in Philadelphia and in trouble, the person to call was Bobby Simone, the attorney who defended all kinds of people in legal jams--from Lillian Reis to Angelo Bruno (The Docile Don) to Linda Lovelace to Nicky Scarfo. He was known as the Get-Out-of-Jail-Free lawyer for acquittals and reversals. Simone writes about his life as a high-profile attorney, watching friends die, have his life threatened, landing in jail himself (the government is a sore loser, he...

                                                THE LAST RESORT
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                                                Item #: 9780874171402 -

                                                  Examines 10 major campaigns to legalize gambling in America that were waged from 1976 to 1986. Proposes an explanation for why legalization of casino gambling lags behind legalization of other forms of gambling. Excellent reference section for researchers. 220 pgs, hardcover, 1990

                                                  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 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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                                                                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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                                                                  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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                                                                  SCHIFFER PUBLISHING LTD Item #: 2100 -

                                                                    The long anticipated, completely revised 4th edition has with over 2,100 chips illustrated, many never published before, with updated listings for hundreds more. Includes updated values, variations, and recently released casino chips from top collections, some available only for this publication. In all $5 million dollars worth of chips are priced in 3 different grades, following CC>CC standards From the first edition (published in 1999) until now, collecting and investing in casino chips...

                                                                    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...