AcesAndEights
AcesAndEights
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March 26th, 2013 at 10:32:24 PM permalink
After reading some of Mr. Glen Wiggy's posts on this forum, I absentmindedly bought the Kindle edition of his book a few months ago. For $3.99, why not? Also I think I was drunk at the time.

Anyway, this past weekend I went to Lake Tahoe to go skiing (and gambling, of course), but had the bad fortune to injure my knee pretty badly early on the first day of the trip. So, I had some time on my hands. Luckily I had brought my Kindle along and decided to jump in to Mr. Wiggy's book. I had previously been in the middle of reading the Unabomber's manifesto, and while I found in fascinating, I was in the mood for something lighter.

I was highly amused by the book, and found it hard to put down for meal times or when my friends got home and wanted to do other stuff. His stories were engaging and the parts of the book that were not meant to be humorous were heartfelt--I felt like I got to know Mr. Wiggy and his family a little bit.

Caveats apply here - for one, I am a similar card counter to Mr. Wiggy. I'm just a hobbyist and don't pay the bills by playing blackjack. He's played a lot more than me, but he also has a pretty big head start in the age department. For the seasoned professional gambler, I think there would still be enjoyable stories here, and really anyone who hangs out in casinos a lot.

Anyway, if the above piques your interest, definitely check it out.
"So drink gamble eat f***, because one day you will be dust." -ontariodealer

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