Paigowdan
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August 31st, 2016 at 6:05:24 PM permalink
Well, my book on Casino Game Design made it to print with the Las Vegas Advisor/Huntington Press.
Quite a task, particularly in an effort to be comprehensive.
I generally donít shill, but my advice: check out a copy and save a ton in terms of cash and effort - if on such a game design project.
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August 31st, 2016 at 6:07:43 PM permalink
Congratulations, Dan!
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Paigowdan
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August 31st, 2016 at 6:10:29 PM permalink
Should I at least post a "Peek Inside," or the Table of Contents?
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August 31st, 2016 at 6:24:49 PM permalink
Congrats Dan...my copy is ordered!
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August 31st, 2016 at 6:25:23 PM permalink
Quote: Paigowdan

Should I at least post a "Peek Inside," or the Table of Contents?



I certainly would. Or a link to amazon or LVA (I see the 1st post has an LVA link) so people can find it.

FWIW, I've bought about 20 books from LVA over the past couple of years. They mail fast and reasonably cheaply, so I can recommend them as a vendor for those interested in Dan's book.
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August 31st, 2016 at 6:32:41 PM permalink
Heading to Amazon now myself. Just wondering if it comes with a secret decoder ring ?

On a serious not does it say that several games can be bundled on one ppa/ just asking
Paigowdan
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August 31st, 2016 at 6:37:25 PM permalink
The link to Las Vegas Advisor is in the first post (at http://www.shoplva.com/collections/blackjack/products/essentials-of-casino-game-design-the)

Table of Contents

Introduction
What Game Design Entails
The Legitimate Humdinger
Assembling an Initial Game Kit
Main Game Techniques
The Poker Eye Effect
Strategy Determination and Display
The Side Bet as a Stand-alone Product
Adding a side bet to a Main Game
Game Protection in Game Design
The Independent Mathematician
Technical Writing, Artwork, Demos, and the Submission Process
Intellectual Property: Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights
The Cutting Edge Table Games conference
Success and Handling Business Issues
Turning Pro Under a Raised Bar
Appendix A: Introduction to dice mathematics
Appendix B: Rack Card Strategy Examples
Appendix C: Independent math report
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August 31st, 2016 at 6:44:28 PM permalink
Quote: Paradigm

Congrats Dan...my copy is ordered!


+1000!
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August 31st, 2016 at 6:49:05 PM permalink
Quote: SAMIAM

Heading to Amazon now myself. Just wondering if it comes with a secret decoder ring ?

On a serious not does it say that several games can be bundled on one ppa/ just asking



The provisional patent application is recommended, and for one basic game mechanism. At $120 to $240 or so for a provisional filing (not writing), this is a small cost portion of one game, and I feel one basic game-idea-to-ppa is most manageable.

With a one year time frame to convert the provisional patent into a full Utility patent, you'll have a good idea if the game's prospects merit the expense; important to know.

And seriously, quite a few game development areas (and their sources of snafus) are decoded, so to speak.
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August 31st, 2016 at 8:36:46 PM permalink
Quote: Paigowdan

Well, my book on Casino Game Design made it to print with the Las Vegas Advisor/Huntington Press.
Quite a task, particularly in an effort to be comprehensive.
I generally donít shill, but my advice: check out a copy and save a ton in terms of cash and effort - if on such a game design project.



Looks awesome. You should bundle a piece of software with this that helps your fellow inventors go step by step and file their provisionals. Once they're done with your book of course :).

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