The author, a musician, bookstore owner and self-taught gambler, covers all the popular casino games individually plus sports betting (including spread betting) and a definitive section on all of the popular versions of poker. Included are explanations of rules and tactics, step-by-step illustrated examples of play, clarifications of the odds, winning strategies and pro tips. Also tells where to play -- from cyberspace to Las Vegas. You will also learn casino etiquette, house percentages and guidelines for safe gaming and money management. Complete with four-color illustrations. 192 pages, cardstock cover, indexed, 2006.