teddys
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March 13th, 2011 at 7:24:11 PM permalink
"Double Down: Reflections on Gambling and Loss" by Rick and Stephen Barthelme.
"Dice, verily, are armed with goads and driving-hooks, deceiving and tormenting, causing grievous woe." -Rig Veda 10.34.4
dudestupid
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March 14th, 2011 at 10:07:46 PM permalink
I've never read it, but I have heard the baccarat scenes in Ian Fleming's "Casino Royale" are really good. But in the recent movie, they changed it to Texas Hold 'Em.
teddys
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March 15th, 2011 at 10:15:03 AM permalink
Quote: dudestupid

I've never read it, but I have heard the baccarat scenes in Ian Fleming's "Casino Royale" are really good. But in the recent movie, they changed it to Texas Hold 'Em.

Yep. They are. There is also a little appendix at the front of the book explaining the rules of baccarat. By the way, the game he plays allows the player to decide whether or not to draw the third card.
"Dice, verily, are armed with goads and driving-hooks, deceiving and tormenting, causing grievous woe." -Rig Veda 10.34.4
dudestupid
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March 16th, 2011 at 7:34:33 PM permalink
Before my first trip in 2001, I checked out Max Rubin's "Comp City." It was an interesting read, even though I couldn't afford to play anywhere near the level required to get the good stuff.

It's probably mostly good for historical interest now.
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Suited89
March 16th, 2011 at 10:44:15 PM permalink
Favorite: When The Mob Ran Vegas. Complete with lots of B&W photos and gripping tales of true events. You don't want to put it down.

Close 2nd: The Undeniable Truth About Video Poker -:)
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March 17th, 2011 at 6:50:18 AM permalink
Any book written by Lyle Stuart.
When a rock is thrown into a pack of dogs, the one that yells the loudest is the one who got hit.
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March 20th, 2011 at 10:29:59 AM permalink
Blackjack Autumn by Barry Meadow. Great book of author (who uses one of the more complex counting systems) taking 2 months to play BJ at every casino in Nevada. Funny and informative.
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March 20th, 2011 at 3:03:26 PM permalink
'Doyle Brunson's Super System'. Brunson has said writing this book was the stupidest thing he ever did, in hindsight. Imagine how big his ego must be to give away all his secrets in a book. He admits there are a lot more games now because of it, but its also a lot harder to win. Never wise up the chumps, you'll always get the short end of the deal.
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Suited89
March 20th, 2011 at 3:25:34 PM permalink
My fav is Mike Cappelletti's "How to win at Omaha High-Low Poker" - it is plainly written, has excellent strategies and techniques and good stories. He explains it simply and shares his secrets that will have you raking in pots immediately. Because of this book, Omaha H/L is my fav consistent money making game.

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March 20th, 2011 at 5:11:21 PM permalink
And a shoutout for Gambling 102, by the Wizard!
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