DRich
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January 3rd, 2018 at 1:17:09 PM permalink
I just downloaded Edward Thorpe's new book and was just wondering if anyone here has read it yet? In a few weeks I am going on vacation and plan to read it then.

Does anyone have any suggestions on any other new books on gaming as I hope to read a few more books while on vacation?
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January 3rd, 2018 at 1:44:34 PM permalink
May or may not be for you... If you've ever "done" blackjack then I love Nathaniel Tilton's "The Blackjack Life". Of course I also believe this book is a mirror to my business partner and my own experience so maybe I'm biased, but I seriously loved this book out of all the gambling related books I've read.

Does anyone know of any gambling books (in general not necessarily blackjack related) that are done on audible? =P
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January 3rd, 2018 at 1:52:25 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

I just downloaded Edward Thorpe's new book and was just wondering if anyone here has read it yet? In a few weeks I am going on vacation and plan to read it then.

Does anyone have any suggestions on any other new books on gaming as I hope to read a few more books while on vacation?

I think you should wait for _______ and ______'s books
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
DRich
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January 3rd, 2018 at 2:16:34 PM permalink
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May or may not be for you... If you've ever "done" blackjack then I love Nathaniel Tilton's "The Blackjack Life". Of course I also believe this book is a mirror to my business partner and my own experience so maybe I'm biased, but I seriously loved this book out of all the gambling related books I've read.

Does anyone know of any gambling books (in general not necessarily blackjack related) that are done on audible? =P



Thank you, I actually read this on my last vacation based on your recommendation.
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January 3rd, 2018 at 2:19:24 PM permalink
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I think you should wait for _______ and ______'s books



Yes, I am looking forward to DJTC and Zenkings book "The Chinese Manifesto of Mazda Miata repair".
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January 3rd, 2018 at 2:37:03 PM permalink
I learned more from Monte Carlo Anecdotes,
written in 1910, than any other gambling book.
It's fascinating stuff and amazing how little
things have changed in 110 years.

You can read the whole thing online here:

http://archive.org/stream/montecarloanecdo00bethiala#page/n15/mode/2up
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January 3rd, 2018 at 2:56:49 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

I just downloaded Edward Thorpe's new book and was just wondering if anyone here has read it yet? In a few weeks I am going on vacation and plan to read it then.

Does anyone have any suggestions on any other new books on gaming as I hope to read a few more books while on vacation?

Thorp
I have read it and really enjoyed it.
If you have read Beat the Dealer , some of his early anecdotes are retold along with his time working with Claude Shannon.
After that he gets more into his investment career.
Munchkin's Gambing Wizards is good,also the Ultimate edge by Mark Billings.
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January 3rd, 2018 at 2:57:14 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

I just downloaded Edward Thorpe's new book and was just wondering if anyone here has read it yet? In a few weeks I am going on vacation and plan to read it then.

Does anyone have any suggestions on any other new books on gaming as I hope to read a few more books while on vacation?


I have read it and really enjoyed it.
If you have read Beat the Dealer , some of his early anecdotes are retold along with his time working with Claude Shannon.
After that he gets more into his investment career.
Munchkin's Gambing Wizards is good,also the Ultimate edge by Mark Billings.
The mountain is tall but grass grows on top of the mountain.
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January 3rd, 2018 at 3:02:33 PM permalink
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I think you should wait for _______ and ______'s books



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January 3rd, 2018 at 6:32:06 PM permalink
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Munchkin's Gambing Wizards is good,also the Ultimate edge by Mark Billings.



Thank you, I have read both of those. I'm just wondering if anything interesting has came out in the last year or two that I may have missed.
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January 3rd, 2018 at 6:56:49 PM permalink
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Thank you, I have read both of those. I'm just wondering if anything interesting has came out in the last year or two that I may have missed.



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January 3rd, 2018 at 7:06:30 PM permalink
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May or may not be for you... If you've ever "done" blackjack then I love Nathaniel Tilton's "The Blackjack Life". Of course I also believe this book is a mirror to my business partner and my own experience so maybe I'm biased, but I seriously loved this book out of all the gambling related books I've read.

Does anyone know of any gambling books (in general not necessarily blackjack related) that are done on audible? =P



Until I see Nate Tilton and Romes side by side in a room with me, I won't be convinced they aren't the same author.
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January 3rd, 2018 at 7:14:53 PM permalink
1536 Free Waters and other Blackjack Stories is a fun read.
TK Kenyons novella The Law of Large Numbers was educating.
The Luck of The Drawer: A Vegas Myth was mindlessly stupid but somehow entertaining.

I recently re-read Ian Anderson's masterpiece and thought it held up very well.
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January 3rd, 2018 at 8:48:24 PM permalink
I guess i need to hurry up and finish my book for DRich
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January 4th, 2018 at 4:31:52 AM permalink
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Yes, I am looking forward to DJTC and Zenkings book "The Chinese Manifesto of Mazda Miata repair".



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I really enjoy reading about stories of gambling, so I recommend "The man with the $100k breasts and other gambling stories", the sequel "Telling Lies and getting paid" "Whales in the desert", and of course the book the movie Casino was based on.

Bob Dancer's "Million Dollar Video Poker" was a fun read too.
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January 4th, 2018 at 6:21:38 AM permalink
DRich

I havr done a number of gambling book reviews in the past. I suggest you may check a few of those out

https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/general/25496-darkoz-articles/
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January 4th, 2018 at 7:51:38 AM permalink
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Until I see Nate Tilton and Romes side by side in a room with me...

I'd like to see that happen too!
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January 4th, 2018 at 2:24:43 PM permalink
FWIW, I decided to read "Wong on Dice" a couple months back after seeing it starred on the Wizard's book review page. It was an interesting enough read and I pretty much agree with the Wiz's review but there are several sections that could have really benefited from an editor going thru and cleaning up. I give it maybe a 3 out 5.
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