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AMERICAN ROULETTE
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Item #: 9780312336011 -

    The author tells the story of how he spent a lifetime ripping off casinos. The book follows Marcus, along with several of the world's great professional casino cheats, as he travels throughout the various casino venues in the world, pilfering large sums of money by using sleight of hand with chips. They set up the pit bosses and other casino personnel into thinking they were just lucky stiffs. The title suggests the only game was roulette but the cheating occurred at the tables as well. 370...

    AMERICAN SON
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    HARPER COLLINS Item #: 179 -

      From Oscar De La Hoya, one of the most celebrated fighters in the history of boxing, comes a frank and touching memoir about achieving the American Dream: His rise to the top, the power of a solid work ethic, his mother's painful death from cancer, the pitfalls of stardom and a very personal take on what it means to be an American. 265 Pgs. 2008 Hardcover

      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

        AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE MAFIA  COSA NOSTRA
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        Item #: 9780393341966 -

          This is the story of the Cosa Nostra: From its origins in Sicily in 1863, through the great wave of Italian immigration to America, to prohibition and the formation of the first mafia families and to the harsh realities of fascism and the postwar years in Italy where the Cosa Nostra thrived. The image of the mafioso as a “man of honor” - good to the weak, above the laws of the state but subject to a precise code - was firmly rooted in the collective imagination until the 1980's...

          ANIMAL: THE BLOODY RISE AND FALL OF THE MOBS MOST FEARED ASSASSIN
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          Item #: 9781555538224 -

            Subtitled "The Bloody Rise and Fall of the Mob's Most Feared Assassin". "Joseph Barboza is the most dangerous individual known." FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, 1965 Joe Barboza knew that there were two requirements for getting inducted into the Mafia. You had to be Sicilian. And you had to commit a contract killing. The New Bedford-born mobster was a proud Portuguese, not Sicilian, but his dream to be part of La Cosa Nostra proved so strong that he thought he could...

            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

              ASK BARNEY
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              Item #: 9781566251815 -

                If you have questions about what happens in a casino, the major games, sports betting, or on Las Vegas itself, this book gives you the answers. Casino veteran Vinson, who also penned Chipwrecked in Las Vegas, wrote this guide with his signature light touch to explain how a casino is run, why people are barred from playing blackjack, what gambling expressions mean, table etiquette, understanding procedures and bets, and some of the better strategies for various games. 215 pgs, 2002

                ATTACK THE CASINOS MOST VULNERABLE GAMES
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                Item #: 205 -

                  Gollehon, author of numerous gambling books, has once again provided the reader with solid, valuable information in his new offering "Attack the Casino's Vulnerable Games." A master story-teller with an easy-to-read style, Gollehon presents an entertaining approach to winning in the casino...but don't let his "down-to-Earth" style fool you. Behind the enjoyable prose is some rock-solid advice on how to maximize your chances of leaving the casino with a smile on your face and some profit in...

                  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

                    BACCARAT - A COMPLETE BACCARAT SYSTEM - USING C.O.N.T.R.O.L.
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                    Item #: 7323 -

                      This book will give you, the gambler, a complete system and methodology for betting Baccarat. This book will cover how to play on the three bets in Baccarat. This system works for regular, mini and online Baccarat tables. Baccarat if by far the most over-rated and least understood game in the casino. As a player, you make ZERO decisions during game play. Your only decision comes before the game starts. Betting in the casino does not get any simpler than this! The pay-offs for bank and player...

                      BACCARAT FAIR & FOUL
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                      Item #: 616043909936 -

                        Reprint of a classic describing the rules and methods of play of European Baccarat en Banque and Chemin De Fer. A good read for players who want a view of the game that's not usually covered in books about American baccarat. 80 pgs, paperback, 1891

                        BACCARAT MADE SIMPLE
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                        DAVID FITZGIBBONS Item #: 9833 -

                          An introductory approach to teach novices the game. Covers rules and tables (mini-table and traditional table) and the shoe. Charts are hand-colored to show streaks more easily; characteristics of a shoe; when and what side to play; and do's and don'ts. 28 Pgs. Revised 1998

                          BACKGAMMON FOR BLOOD
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                          Item #: 9781616081263 -

                            A top player reveals the tips and tricks that can help you reach the pro level for serious money-play online or just for fun in friendly competition with friends. Covers tactical moves and game plans, opening rolls, mid-game strategies, races and endings, with suggestions and tests to better understand the games complexities. 176 pgs, paperback, 2008

                            BACKGAMMON FOR SERIOUS PLAYERS
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                            CARDOZA PUBLISHING Item #: 216 -

                              If you're a backgammon player looking to take your game to the next level, this powerful book, from the worlds best player, will show you how to do it! You'll learn the all-important opening strategies and replies, middle, end and back game techniques, tournament strategies, advanced doubling cube play, and fascinating strategy moves. Includes basic backgammon probabilities and odds, unusual plays, priming strategy, essential bearoff play and lots more. Features five games by champions with...

                              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

                                BACKSTRETCH
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                                Item #: 9780615138800 -

                                  The Backstretch is a soul-searching, revealing account of the authors first ten years of handicapping horses (and other pari-mutuel offerings). Those who have been around and involved will recognize themselves and their friends in this book; newcomers to the games will experience some eye-opening facts about playing in the adult game of watering. The book isn't a handicapping lesson but rather a life lesson that is ongoing. 240 pages, paperbound, 2007.

                                  BALLY SLOT MACHINES
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                                  Item #: 9780962385285 -

                                    BANKING WITH THE BEARD: SECRETS OF A MASTER BANKER
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                                    Item #: 9780976622819 -

                                      Banking with the Beard is loaded with expert inside information straight from a topflight combat hardened money player who never ducked the tough action. This book provides readers with a very accurate and reliable method of sighting and executing banks. Once a player understands the interplay of cut angle, force and cue ball english the mysteries of banking will diminish considerably. Freddy's system explains the adjustments needed for position play, different cushions, changing humidity...

                                      BARRY MEADOW REPORTS
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                                      Item #: 616043912806 -

                                        This set of nine reports covers a variety of subjects which should make money with its guidance and concrete methods of handicapping. A brief look at each of the reports: SYSTEMS - DO THEY WORK? - Here Meadow makes the bettor think before he invests, in mail-order gimmicks that promise riches but usually wind up in the bottom of a canary cage. Directs the reader to several legitimate individuals who analyze systems and identifies some who have produced overblown methods for their own profit....

                                        BASEBALL FIELD GUIDE: IN-DEPTH GUIDE TO THE RULES OF BASEBALL
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                                        Item #: 9781560257004 -

                                          The Field Guide to Baseball is an armchair reference guide to the sport. It organizes and explains the vague, misleading, confusing, inconsistent and obscure rules governing America’s favorite pastime. This book is thorough, covering all of the rules from the most basic to the most obtuse. Easy-to-use, it is designed to facilitate quick and intuitive searches. The guide offers several tools to help navigate through the thicket of information, including a logical sequence of topics, a...

                                          BASEBALL ROOTS: FASCINATING BIRTH OF AMERICAS GAME
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                                          Item #: 9781894020718 -

                                            This book, a compendium of early baseball, includes biographies of dozens of players, their statistics and rare photgraphs. It also includes team histories for more than 70 active professional teams from the Cincinnati Red Stockings (the first openly professional baseball club) in 1871 to the infamous White Sox of 1919. An engaging introductory essay tells the story of the true origins of baseball and the evolution of the sport - including the invention of the slide, the curve ball and the...

                                            BASEBALLS ALL-TIME BEST HITTERS
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                                            Item #: 9780691123431 -

                                              Heavy on the stats, charts and theories that explain why and how averages must be adjusted over different eras to accommodate different styles of play, rule changes, and ballparks. Using the various adjustments he's come up with, Schell works to make his baseball cabala understandable; then he sends out a lineup of rankings that are as surprising as they are logicalif you agree with the logic 295 pgs, paperback, 1995

                                              BASEBALLS BEST 1000
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                                              Item #: 230 -

                                                Subtitled "Rankings of the Skills, The Achievments, and the Performance of the  Greatest Players of All Time" it is based on criteria including lifetime stats, player durability and consistency. Indexed 638 pages Paperbound 2008

                                                BASEBALLS BEST BARBS BANTER AND BLUSTER
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                                                Item #: 9781572436442 -

                                                  Baseball's Best Barbs, Banter, and Bluster, is a delightful collection of short, true, funny and refreshing anecdotes in which the humorous quote is a king, and hundreds of baseball's best-known players, coaches, managers, owners and announcers are the heroes (or perhaps the villains). 227 pages Hardbound  2004

                                                  BASEBALLS GREATEST QUOTATIONS
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                                                  Item #: 232 -

                                                    Baseball has always had its share of colorful characters, and over the years they have expressed themselves in eminently quotable ways. In this treasury of more than 5,000 quotations, noted baseball writer and observer Paul Dickson has captured the flavor of the game, in the words of its most important participants and onlookers.They are all here—from Aaron (Estella, Hank's mother) to Zoldack ("Sad Sack" Sam), and everyone in between. From the players, sportswriters, and politicians, to noted...

                                                    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

                                                        BASIC PASS LINE STRATEGY CARD
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                                                          BASIC POOL
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                                                          SKYHORSE PUBLISHING Item #: 239 -

                                                            Learn tips and tactics from the very best, in this newly revised and expanded edition. In the game of pool, few names hold more weight than Arthur “Babe” Cranfield. Ranked among the best billiard players in world history, Cranfield is indisputably one of the greats of the game. In this newly revised and updated edition of Basic Pool, you can learn proven tips and tactics to help you improve your game. From basics like choosing a table and selecting a cue to advanced techniques like...

                                                            BASIC ROULETTE
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                                                            Item #: 240 -

                                                              This primer advises the novice on the fundamental rules and methods of play. Geared to the American wheel (36 numbers -  zero and double zero). 80 Pgs.1982 Preface Introduction The Object of The Game Two Fundamental Fractions Wagers And Payoffs Compound Wagers Multiple Wagers A Simple Formula Getting In And Out Of The Game Buying In And Cashing Out Meeting Uncertainty For The First Time The Concept Of Randomness A Question For Mathematicians Two Kinds Of Game A Simple Concept The Formula...

                                                              BASIC STRATEGY CARD CRAPS
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                                                              RAO INC. DBA AS INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES Item #: 243 -

                                                                A small plastic card (2 inches wide) that you can use to study basic strategy or take to the table to help you make playing decisions.

                                                                BASIC STRATEGY CARD FOOTBALL/BASKETBALL
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                                                                RAO INC. DBA AS INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES Item #: 3582 -

                                                                  Information includes point spread betting, the vigorish, parlays, and sports betting services and publications. Credit card sized, laminated.

                                                                  BASIC STRATEGY CARD FOR BLACKJACK
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                                                                  RAO INC. DBA AS INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES Item #: 97 -

                                                                    A small plastic card you can use to study basic strategy for blackjack or take to the table to help you make playing decisions.

                                                                    BASIC STRATEGY CARD ROULETTE
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                                                                    RAO INC. DBA AS INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES Item #: 3325 -

                                                                      Basic strategy card for American style roulette with single zero and double zero. Credit card size for carrying with you.

                                                                      BASIC STRATEGY CARD SEVEN CARD STUD
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                                                                      RAO INC. DBA AS INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES Item #: 242 -

                                                                        This card is meant to give you a start on learning how to play 7-Stud. However, only experience in actual play and additional study can make you an actual player.

                                                                        BASIC STRATEGY CARD SLOTS
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                                                                        RAO INC. DBA AS INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES Item #: 3572 -

                                                                          Information includes deciding what type of slots to play, where to play, and money management. Credit card size, laminated.