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    This is the classic work upon which modern-day game theory is based. What began more than sixty years ago as a modest proposal that a mathematician and an economist write a short paper together blossomed, in 1944, when Princeton University Press published Theory of Games and Economic Behavior. In it, John von Neumann and Oskar Morgenstern conceived a groundbreaking mathematical theory of economic and social organization, based on a theory of games of strategy. Not only would this revolutionize...

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      The author believes that gambling is a disease that infects the individual, the family and the nation. He proves his point by dissecting various forms of wagering and Las Vegas itself. Then provides a cure for those addicted to gambling. Includes a 20 question test to help determine if you are a compulsive gambler and recommends the Gambler's Anonymous 12-step program as a cure. 370 Pages Hardbound 1972

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            Over two-thirds of adults engage in gambling on a regular basis. For most people, gambling is a relaxing activity with no negative consequences. However, others develop an addiction to gambling that manifests itself as an irrepressible impulse to wager money. Robert Ladouceur and his co-authors begin by looking at gambling through the ages and then present an overview of treatments that have been used for pathological gambling over the last two decades. Next they examine the cognitive traps...

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              A concise overview of addictive gambling. This Understanding Compulsive Gambling pamphlet clearly describes both the emotional progression and the effects of compulsive gambling on our lives, finances, and families. Personal stories demonstrate that change is possible through programs such as Gamblers Anonymous. 208 Pgs. 1999

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                The author recognizes that gambling has a legitimate place in society, but here he explores some of the motivations and attractions of gambling and how the transition from social to problem gambling and dependency develops. He pays particular attention to young gamblers, including the family environment and how they differ from older gamblers. He details how to break through the barrier of denial, help overcome the addiction and prevent relapse. A vital book for the problem gambler and anyone...

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                  This guide to all the major unorthodox openings used by chess players, contains more than 1, 500 contentious, unconventional, arrogant, and outright strange opening strategies. Youll meet such openings as the Orangutang, Halloween Gambit, Frankenstein-Dracula Variation, Double Duck, and even the Drunken King. These openings are an exotic way to spice up a game and a great weapon to spring on unsuspecting and unprepared opponents. More than 100 annotated games and 750 diagrams showing essential...

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                    Joseph moved to Las Vegas in 1974. Within a few months, his picture was in the entertainment magazines next to Sinatra and Liberace. A year after that, his name was up in lights on a marquee in front of a major casino on the Las Vegas strip. He met an American icon - Joe Louis, the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time, then married his daughter Candice. He has worked for the Aladdin, the owner of the Dunes, and the Chairman of the Board of Bally's. In 'VEGAS LOUNGE CUT' Joseph reminisces...

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                      We Were Wiseguys and Didn’t Know It by Schettler presents a rare and unprecedented history of the early days of “old Las Vegas” and the sports betting luminaries who set the standards and culture in the evolution of sports betting in Las Vegas. This is not a dry history lesson, but rather author Schettler has drawn multiple portraits of key players who shaped the framework and foundation of one of Las Vegas'  biggest draws. Schettler has set the record straight about...

                      WEAPONS OF CHESS
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                        Yao, a former derivatives trader, shows how to think through various situations you encounter at the poker table. Four sections include how to identify and attack different player personalities; the basics of expected value; how to count outs, non-outs, and unknown cards; how to figure pot odds quickly and accurately; and the value of different table positions. Covers when and against whom to raise for free cards; when and how to bluff; the value of semi-bluffing; and when to use deceptive...

                        WHAT ARE THE ODDS?
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                          An amusing, fascinating look at how statistics affect our lives daily. Includes a 23-page section on gambling - probabilities, winning the lottery, casino tips. Discusses odds or chances of finding romance, sex, death, disaster, war, workplace dangers, chances of being audited by the IRS, crime, health, getting into any Ivy League school, getting into show business, and writing a best-seller. Indexed 264 Pages Paperbound 2001

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                            'What is a p-value Anyway?'' offers a fun introduction to the fundamental principles of statistics, presenting the essential concepts in 34 brief, enjoyable stories. Drawing on his experience as a medical researcher, Vickers blends insightful explanations and humor, with minimal math, to help readers understand and interpret the statistics they read every day. Describes data, data distributions, variation of study results, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, regression and...

                            WHEN LUCK RUNS OUT
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                              More than 80 million Americans engage in recreational gambling. Yet for an estimated 3 million, gambling is not a diversion but a mercilessly compulsion capable of destroying families and lives. In this groundbreaking book, internationally recognized authority Dr. Robert Custer and writer Harry Milt offer important help for the compulsive gambler and his or her family. With its reassuring tone and informative presentation, the book offers a complete examination of the illness and its...

                              WHIZ KIDS TEACH CHESS
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                                Subtitled "Winning Chess for Young Players". Today's most promising young chess players present a fascinating look at learning chess - complete with a step-by-step primer on basic chess play, large diagrams and easy-to-understand explanations targeted toward novices under age sixteen. 143 Pgs. 1999. Eric Schiller.

                                WIN AT BACKGAMMON
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                                DOVER PUBLICATIONS INC. Item #: 4406 -

                                  If you have a board, markers, and two dice, you, with this book, will soon be playing a game that is becoming more and more popular today. For those who have never before attempted to play backgammon, Hopper presents the basic rules of the game complete with gambling conventions and rules for the popular off-shoot acey-deucey. Through a wealth of diagrams, remarkably clear explanations, and a sample game with play-by-play analysis of moves and strategy, he makes the game simple enough for...

                                  WIN AT HEARTS
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                                    WIN AT WHIST
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                                      WINNING CHESS OPENINGS
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                                        A chess player's opening sets the tone for the entire game, creating the advantages or disadvantages that lead to victory or defeat. In this step-by-step guide, former U.S. speed chess champion Bill Robertie reveals more than 25 openings that will help beginning and intermediate players seize the early advantage.144 pages, paperbound, 2002.

                                        WINNING CHESS TACTICS
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                                          Newly formatted and updated, the 14 chapters illustrate the explanations and thinking behind every tactical concept. Learn to use pins, single and double forks, double attacks, skewers, discovered and double checks, multiple threats and other crushing tactics to gain an immediate edge. Each concept is fully explained in easy-to-understand language with diagrams, examples and game situations so you understand the thinking and game plan behind every moves. A valuable guide for beginning and...

                                          WORLD CHAMPION COMBINATIONS
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                                            Written by the world's most prolific chess-writing team, this book shows how the greatest players in the history of chess have displayed their tactical prowess at the chessboard. Readers will see how the most brilliant minds of all time employ all of the weapons in the grandmaster arsenal to reduce their opponents to rubble, 200 diagrams. 264 pgs, paperback, 1998

                                            WORLD CHAMPION TACTICS
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                                              One of the worlds best pros teaches how to play no-limit holdem. Features tips for every situation with video suggestions from Cloutier. Tips are geared to your position relative to the dealer button, your chip stack, and how many players are in the hand. You can set an option to estimate the probability that you will win the hand; see your current hand rank and the probability of improvement after flop; show your pot odds and number of outs. Over 2,000 avatars, each with its own artificial...

                                              YOU BET YOUR LIFE
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                                                Isaac takes a new approach to compulsion, arguing that gambling is not a simple impulse control disorder and that not all gamblers want to lose. Using case histories, examples from television and movies, he shows how gambling can be abused and misunderstood, and how people who gamble can be abused and misunderstood. As a lifelong gambler and a licensed therapist specializing in treating pathological gambling, Isaacs presents a view that may be helpful to those who live with compulsion as well...