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I Am A Dice Controller by Frank Scoblete

  • Posted: Tue, November 17th, 2015 - 3:31 pm |
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Read our review of Frank Scobelete’s latest book ‘I Am A Dice Controller’.

Strip Cultures: Finding America in Vegas

Strip Cultures: Finding America in Vegas by The Project on Vegas

  • Posted: Mon, June 29th, 2015 - 1:05 pm |
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“Rabelais does Las Vegas” summarises Mike Davis from the front cover of ‘Strip Cultures’ and this is indeed a refreshing new exploration of Sin City […]

Gambling in America: Costs and Benefits by Earl L Grinols

  • Posted: Mon, June 22nd, 2015 - 1:05 pm |
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Gambling in America is a personal quest – a worthy, earnest and quietly passionate look at how we should examine the industry and make decisions […]

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The Education of a Poker Player by James McManus

  • Posted: Mon, June 15th, 2015 - 5:07 pm |
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Education of a Poker Player is a thoroughly refreshing read, and you know that with McManus you’re going to get an engaging journey. McManus has […]

Vegas at Odds: Labor Conflict in a Leisure Economy 1960-1985 by James P. Kraft

  • Posted: Tue, May 12th, 2015 - 3:43 pm |
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If you want an insight into how Las Vegas went from a desert outpost, slowly being eaten alive by mobsters and corruption, to become the […]

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Playing the Numbers: Gambling in Harlem Between the Wars

  • Posted: Tue, April 28th, 2015 - 10:10 am |
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…White, Garton, Robertson and White have come up with a fascinating and readable story that will appeal to fans of gambling history and the history […]

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What’s Luck Got To Do With It? by Joseph Mazur

  • Posted: Tue, April 28th, 2015 - 10:09 am |
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Appealing to historians, gamblers and mathematicians alike, ‘What’s Luck Got To Do With It?’ has been recommended to anyone working the casino industry. With its […]

Jackpot: The Story of Eugene Bulgarino

Jackpot: The Story of Eugene Bulgarino by Tarvis El Alberty

  • Posted: Tue, April 14th, 2015 - 11:41 am |
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Somewhere in the dark recesses of Martin Scorsese’s mind there’s a screenplay brewing. In the lead, inevitably it’s Robert de Niro. The story – a […]

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Gambling Man by Gary Green

  • Posted: Mon, March 30th, 2015 - 5:40 pm |
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Not every figure in the gambling industry describes themselves as a casino pioneer, civil rights campaigner, rock poet and folk singer. But then, not all […]

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Verbal Poker Tells by Zachary Elwood

  • Posted: Tue, March 24th, 2015 - 3:11 pm |
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Zach Elwood’s exhaustive book takes the table talk and psychology you’ll hear at live poker tables and gives you the full SP on how you […]

I Am a Card Counter - Frank Scoblete

I Am a Card Counter by Frank Scoblete

  • Posted: Mon, March 23rd, 2015 - 3:15 pm |
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‘I Am a Card Counter’ is a gripping second autobiography, with a smattering of card-counting knowledge thrown in for good measure. King Scobe’s Latest Installment […]

Reading Poker Tells by Zach Elwood

Reading Poker Tells by Zachary Elwood

  • Posted: Mon, March 16th, 2015 - 12:17 pm |
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Elwood’s masterful understanding of poker tells makes for an insightful read, that will be highly useful to poker players across the full spectrum of skill […]