Gambling
150 Professional Horseracing Systems
150 Professional Horseracing Systems
Paperback      ISBN: 1580422802

This carefully selected collection of 150 powerful winning handicapping systems is collected from the best and most powerful horse racing systems from around the world, a veritable mother lode of gold for horse bettors.

This carefully selected collection of 150 winning handicapping strategies is collected from the best and most powerful horse racing systems from around the world, a veritable motherlode of gold for horse bettors. Horseplayers get a full array of systems on speed, weight, two-year-olds, handicap races, allowances, claimers, and even money management. The book is perfect for bettors of all skill levels and styles.
52 Ways to Cheat at Poker: How to Spot Them, Foil Them, and Defend Yourself Against Them
52 Ways to Cheat at Poker
How to Spot Them, Foil Them, and Defend Yourself Against Them
Paperback      ISBN: 0452289114
Thoroughly illustrated and researched, and enlivened with historical sidebars, 52 Ways to Cheat at Poker is essential reading for anyone who plays cards for money--or anyone interested in the ingenious ways cheats steal your money while appearing to do nothing at all.

It's no news that cheating pervades American culture. Americans cheat on taxes, tests, sports and spouses. But the largest arena for cheating may be at the poker table With an estimated 60-80 million Americans playing poker every week--for the highest stakes ever--you can be sure that not everyone is playing by the rules

In this fascinating look at the card sharper's art--from its origins in Renaissance Italy to the high-tech methods of today--deception expert Allan Kronzek reveals 52 of the most diabolical scams ever invented. Topics include codes and signaling systems, hidden cameras and miniature ear pieces, false shuffles, cuts and deals, peeking and flashing, deck and card switches, culling, instant stacks, marked cards, location play, the cooler, and dozens of other devious devices.

Each chapter zeroes in on a single cheating concept and provides expert advice on how to spot and foil the scam (when possible ). You'll learn the secrets of shade, flash, and juice--the subtlest marking systems; why cutting the cards doesn't guarantee an honest deal, how a crooked dealer can stack the flop in hold 'em, why casino card rooms are not 100% safe, and how cheating crews crush the opposition without marked cards or sleight of hand.

According to Hoyle: Official Rules of More Than 200 Popular Games of Skill and Chance with Expert Advice on Winning Play
According to Hoyle
Official Rules of More Than 200 Popular Games of Skill and Chance with Expert Advice on Winning Play
Paperback      ISBN: 044991156x

"A must for anyone who wants to play a game and play it correctly."
Charles H. Goren
Whether you play card games, dice games, parlor games, word games, chess, checker, backgammon, or solitaire games, here is a comprehensive, up-to-date book with the complete rules of your favorite games of skill and chance. ACCORDING TO HOYLE gives not only the rules but expert advice on winning, too.

Ainslie's Complete Guide to Thoroughbred Racing
Ainslie's Complete Guide to Thoroughbred Racing
Paperback      ISBN: 0671656554

Covers recent technological changes and the basics of breeding, conformation, calculating speed and pace, the factors of condition, class, and weight, rating jockeys, stables, and tracks, tote-board tips, and sixty tips for profitable betting.

Amarillo Slim in a World Full of Fat People: The Memoirs of the Greatest Gambler Who Ever Lived
Amarillo Slim in a World Full of Fat People
The Memoirs of the Greatest Gambler Who Ever Lived
Paperback      ISBN: 0060762306

Amarillo Slim Preston has won $300,000 from Willie Neslon playing dominoes and $2 million from Larry Flynt playing poker. He has shuffled, dealt, and bluffed with some of twentieth-century's most famous figures. He beat Minnesota Fats at pool with a broom, Bobby Riggs at table tennis with a skillet, and Evel Knievel at golf with a carpenter's hammer. Amarillo Slim has gambled with 'em all, and left most of them wishing they hadn't.

The memoirs of a living American icon, Amarillo Slim in a World Full of Fat People is the story of life as a Texas road gambler and the discovery of the Wild West. It's also the story of how Slim won the World Series of Poker at Binion's Horseshoe, became a worldwide celebrity, and brought poker from smoky backrooms to mainstream America. Just let him tell it:

"If there's anything I'll argue about, I'll either bet on it or shut up. And since it's not very becoming for a cowboy to be arguing, I've made a few wagers in my day. But in my humble opinion, I'm no ordinary hustler. You see, neighbor, I never go looking for a sucker. I look for a champion and make a sucker out of him ..."

"I'm fixing to tell you a few things that I've been keeping to myself for a lot of years. If you're not careful, you just might learn how to get rich without ever having a job."

Amarillo Slim's Play Poker to Win: Million Dollar Strategies from the Legendary World Series of Poker Winner
Amarillo Slim's Play Poker to Win
Million Dollar Strategies from the Legendary World Series of Poker Winner
Paperback      ISBN: 0060817550

In this new and completely revised edition, the first reigning World Series of Poker Champion gets down and dirty about how to win big. It's not just about cards. It's about the people who hold them, so you'll need to be a master of human nature.

Who better to teach you than American folk hero and gambling legend Amarillo Slim? Get his first-hand secrets on everything from counting cards to judging opponents, the laws of probability, betting, bluffing, when to drop, and when to pick up your chips and head home.

Bad Beats and Lucky Draws: Poker Strategies, Winning Hands, and Stories from the Professional Poker Tour
Bad Beats and Lucky Draws
Poker Strategies, Winning Hands, and Stories from the Professional Poker Tour
Paperback      ISBN: 0060740833

Bad Beats and Lucky Draws is your down-and-dirty guide to the world of high-stakes professional poker. Phil Hellmuth, nine-time World Series of Poker Champion and author of Play Poker Like the Pros, presents a blow-by-blow account of many of poker's clash of the titans hands from the World Series of Poker, the World Poker Tour, and the European Tour. Phil provides insights into what the players were thinking and includes his own take on what they (and in many cases what he) should have done differently. Highly entertaining and instructive, Bad Beats and Lucky Draws gives you a seat at the table with the best bluffs, reads, and over-the-top plays such as the hand that won Phil his record-tying ninth bracelet at the 2003 World Series to the heartbreaking play that knocked him out of the Big One.

Bad Beats and Lucky Draws also includes special contributions by

  • Doyle Brunson
  • Johnny Chan
  • Annie Duke
  • Howard Lederer
  • Daniel Negreanu
  • Ted Forrest
  • Jennifer Harman
  • Layne Flack
  • Men Nguyen
  • John Bonetti
The Basics of Winning Video Poker
The Basics of Winning Video Poker
Paperback      ISBN: 1580420672

This excellent primer has already sold over 150,000 copies. Why so popular? Video Poker is the casino's hot new slot-type game and the fastest growing. Readers learn the basics of play, how to find the machines and casinos with the most frequent and largest payoffs, the different types of machines and the history of slots. Includes lots of insider advice on how to avoid losing machines (in airports, by show lines) and how to find the most profitable machines (in great visual areas). Includes a glossary and money management advice. Readers are just 64 pages and one lucky pull of the handle away from a big money jackpot.

Beat the Dealer: A Winning Strategy for the Game of Twenty-One
Beat the Dealer
A Winning Strategy for the Game of Twenty-One
Paperback      ISBN: 0394703103
The Book That Made Las Vegas Change the Rules
Over 1,000,000 Copies in Print

Edward O. Thorp is the father of card counting, and in this classic guide he shares the revolutionary point system that has been successfully used by professional and amateur card players for generations. This book provides:

o an overview of the basic rules of the game
o proven winning strategies ranging from simple to advanced
o methods to overcome casino counter measures
o ways to spot cheating
o charts and tables that clearly illustrate key concepts

A fascinating read and an indispensable resource for winning big, Beat the Dealer is the bible for players of this game of chance.

**Bring these strategies into the casino: Perforated cards included in the book**
Betting on Horse Racing for Dummies
Betting on Horse Racing for Dummies
Paperback      ISBN: 0764578405

How to enjoy a day at the races-and bet to win
The last two years have seen a record number of Americans tune in for climatic Triple Crown races featuring Smarty Jones and Funny Cide; in 2004, television viewership jumped a whopping 61 percent over the record set in 2003, and the Belmont Stakes race itself drew a record crowd of more than 120,000 This easy-to-understand guide shows first-time visitors to the track how to enjoy the sport of horse racing-and make smart bets. It explains what goes on at the track, what to look for in horses and jockeys, how to read a racing form and do simple handicapping, and how to manage betting funds and make wagers that stand a good chance of paying off. Complete with coverage of off-track and online betting, it's just what anyone needs to play the ponies-and win
Richard Eng (Las Vegas, NV) is a racing writer and handicapper for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, a columnist for the Daily Racing Form, and the host of a horseracing radio program in Las Vegas. He was formerly a part of the ABC Sports team that covered the Triple Crown.