Sports betting is a well-loved pastime that can become a career if the odds are in your favour. But isn’t that always the way? For Beth Raymer, author of the funny, rude, fascinating Lay The Favourite, that is exactly what happened. Her story is one not to be missed, in fact it was so intriguing ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
Before you next step foot in a casino, pockets full of precious vacation savings, read this book. Please just do it. In Gambling 102, author Michael Shackleford shares what he learned from extensive mathematical analyses of games including poker, baccarat, blackjack, craps, and many others. The Book Gambling 102 builds upon basic knowledge of how ..
Poker… love it or hate it, there is a certain mystique, a certain cool about this game of games. Professional poker players are seemingly a law unto themselves and the high stakes games that they become involved with are the stuff of legend. The Professor, The Banker and The Suicide King by Michael Craig is ..
John Scarne is known as one of the most authoritative specialists on gambling that the world has ever seen. His knowledge is legendary, and his books on the subject are snapped up by novices and experts alike. And when Scarne’s New Complete Guide to Gambling was published back in 1961, it flew off the shelves. ..
Whilst it’s not the first of the films, Casino Royale is actually the first of the James Bond novels by Ian Fleming. The story focuses around British secret agent, James Bond, who is on a mission that involves gambling against a member of the Russian secret service, Le Chiffre, in order to make him bankrupt. ..
In the literary world of books ‘based on real events’ we’re accustomed to being fed scenarios which have some grounding in reality but which are so sexed up and adapted for the page that we lose the essence of the story and the ‘real’ is blurred with the ‘not-so-real’. In Josh Axelrad’s memoir, however, we’re ..