The Gambler – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Gambler – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Although most know Dostoyevsky for his most famous book, Crime and Punishment, he is also the author of the dark and intense (and much shorter!) novel, The Gambler. We follow the story of Alexey Ivanovitch who is working as a tutor in the house of an imperious Russian general. Despite his attempts to break down ..

The Hustler – Walter Tevis

The Hustler – Walter Tevis

Despite being written way back in 1959, there is a reason that The Hustler by Walter Tevis is still widely regarded as one of the best novels ever written about billiards. The very first of its kind written about the game that is over 400 years old and was made into a successful film in ..

Book Review: The Biggest Game In Town

Book Review: The Biggest Game In Town

Initially published as a two-part article in The New Yorker back in 1983, The Biggest Game In Town is the best selling book that discusses the ins and outs of the World Series of Poker. It put the World Series of Poker (WSOP) under the spotlight and acquainted many of its readers with the idea ..

Lay the Favorite

Lay the Favorite

Sports betting is a well-loved pastime that can become a career if the odds are in your favor. But isn’t that always the way? For Beth Raymer, author of the funny, rude, fascinating Lay The Favorite, that is exactly what happened. Her story is one not to be missed, in fact it was so intriguing ..

Book Review: Video Poker for the Intelligent Beginner

Book Review: Video Poker for the Intelligent Beginner

Sometimes, you don’t want to leave the house. You haven’t ironed your shirt, you can’t find the money for a taxi, you’re just plain lazy. But you want to make some quick cash and betting is the only way to do so. Well, panic not, because the solution is here; video poker. Don’t worry if ..

Book Review: The Man with the $100,000 Breasts

Book Review: The Man with the $100,000 Breasts

When it comes to gambling, there are two types of people. There are the people who know that it’s all about the luck of the draw and choose to throw a couple of pennies into a slot machine for a laugh, and perhaps rejoice if they win £10 because hey, that’s a prize! Then there’s ..

Casino – Nicholas Pileggi

Casino – Nicholas Pileggi

Nicholas Pileggi is the esteemed true mob crime author of two of the most prominent mob books ever written; Casino and Wiseguys. Both of these books lead to collaborations with director Martin Scorsese, and became the highly acclaimed films Casino and Goodfellas. Pileggi was a crime journalist for the Associated Press for nearly 30 years ..

Casino Confidential – Anonymous

Casino Confidential – Anonymous

Written by a long-serving pit boss from Las Vegas, Nevada, Casino Confidential is a must-have introduction to casino gambling. First trip to Vegas? Do you plan to play (more) online? Arm yourself with this educational book and you may just decrease the odds of losing. The Book In Casino Confidential, the author mixes basic game ..