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Gambling is one of the most popular past times in America, with over 47 million people playing games of chance. Las Vegas is the gambling Mekka which offers the opportunity to strike it rich or loose everything. And with the invention of online gambling the opportunities are many to try your luck. In order to increase your chances to leave the tables as a winner, we are providing you with ebooks on strategy and game play as well as the best teaching and training software. Do not bet your money in a game you don't understand. Be a smart gambler, invest the time to study the games you would like to play and then go out and have fun while playing the best and most informed you can.

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    China's Song by Brick Tilley    Spot the Spot by Brick Tilley    How It's Done by Edward A. Litzau    Gamblers' Tricks with Cards by J. H. Green    The Second Deal: Advanced Concepts for the Card Table by T. Hayes    The Best Short Change Scam Ever by Devin Knight    The Open Book by J. H. Johnson    How To Sell Snake Oil by David Devlin    Monte Carlo by Anonymous    How Psychics Locate Missing People by Devin Knight    Carnival Games Exposed by Stephen Ablett    How To Sell Bridges: a book of dirty tricks and bamboozlers by David Devlin    Blackjack: Play Like The Pros by John Bukofsky    Gambling Card Sharps: How to Beat a Cheater by Scott Edward Lane    Blue Book 1960 by KC Card Co    The Everything Blackjack Strategy Book: Surefire Ways To Beat The House Every Time by tom Hagen & Sonia Weiss    Why Gamblers Win by John Philip Quinn    52 Great Poker Tips: At Home, Tournament and Online by Lou Krieger    Advantage Card Playing by F. R. Ritter    My Confidential Tips To Poker Players by F. R. Ritter    Advantage Card Playing and Draw Poker by F. R. Ritter    Powerful Profits From Blackjack by Victor H. Royer    I Am a Card Counter: Inside the World of Advantage-Play Blackjack! by Frank Scoblete    101 Ways to Win Blackjack by Tom Hagen    Play Poker Like the Pros by Phil Hellmuth Jr.    Make a Million from Online Poker: The Surefire Way to Profit from the Internet's Coolest Game by Nigel Goldman    The Slang of Poker by Tom Dalzell    The Craps Answer Book by John Grochowski    Blackjack: A Champion's Guide by Dario De Toffoli    Catch 33: Three Card Monte by Lee Asher    Casino Conquest: Beat the Casinos at Their Own Games! by Frank Scoblete    Chiapelli's Live Poker Strategies (2nd Edition) by Larry Chiapelli    Family Game Night: Poker for Kids! by Mariena Foley    Automatic Poker: A Short Stacker's Guide To Winning Poker by Jim James    The Manual of The Three Shell Game by Eddie Joseph    Picking Winners: A Horseplayer's Guide by Andrew Beyer    Everything Casino Poker: Get the Edge at Video Poker, Texas Hold'em, Omaha Hi-Lo, and Pai Gow Poker! by Frank Scoblete    The Punters Retirement Plan by Col. Wingate    10 Amazing Blackjack Tips by Jack Goldstein    10 Amazing Blackjack Tips by Jack Goldstein    Winning Golf and Poker's Mind Game by John Gallagher    Beat Blackjack Now! The Easiest Way to Get the Edge! by Frank Scoblete    Casino Craps: Shoot to Win! by Frank Scoblete & Dominator    Deal Me In by Stephen John & Marvin Karlins    The Modern Con Man by Todd Robbins    The Intelligent Guide to Texas Hold'em Poker by Sam Braids    Betting On Blackjack by Frits Dunki-Jacobs    The Only Poker Book You'll Ever Need by John Wenzel    Craps for Low Rollers by Alan K. Long    How to Cheat at Cards by Daniel Madison

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The Telephone Booth Indian

A. J. Liebling

The Telephone Booth Indian by A. J. LieblingA classic work on Broadway sharpers, grifters, and con men by the late, great New Yorker journalist A. J. Liebling.

Often referred to as 'Liebling lowlife pieces,' the essays in The Telephone Booth Indian boisterously celebrate raffishness. A. J. Liebling appreciated a good scam and knew how to cultivate the scammers. Telephone Booth Indians (entrepreneurs so impecunious that they conduct business from telephone booths in the lobbies of New York City office buildings) and a host of other petty nomads of Broadway - with names like Marty the Clutch and Count de Pennies - are the protagonists in...

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Craps for Low Rollers

Alan K. Long

Craps for Low Rollers by Alan K. LongThis is a Craps Championship winning strategy.

This is an ebook about "how to win" at playing craps. It covers all of the basics of the game so you will have a working knowledge of the table layout and various bets. Many of the craps wagers that you see players make are sucker bets and don’t apply to this winning strategy. Yes, the house can be beaten on a regular basis!

Twenty five chapters of do's and dont's with full color examples including an explanation of why this winning strategy works. You will pay for this ebook with the first roll of the dice!

If you are a beginner or new...

2012 / 2 / 22
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Picking Winners: A Horseplayer's Guide

Andrew Beyer

Picking Winners: A Horseplayer's Guide by Andrew BeyerJust as football evolved with the introduction of the forward pass and basketball with the development of the jump shot, so too was handicapping forever changed by the use of speed figures--and it all started with Andrew Beyer's Picking Winners. This edition features a new foreword in which the author discusses the changes that have swept the sport since the book's original publication. Picking Winners remains a classic in the field of thoroughbred racing.
2013 / 4 / 26
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Monte Carlo

Anonymous

Monte Carlo by AnonymousThis manual exposes cheating at gambling of all kinds including more than 100 methods of rigged machines, tables, dice, marked cards, sleight of hand and more.

From the preface:

The lack of knowledge on any one subject is not ignorance. You may be the smartest lawyer, the most brilliant doctor, a captain of finance, an intelligent banker, an educated scholar, and a gentleman in every walk of life, and still be a sucker in a poker game on an ocean liner with three other seeming gentlemen.

You would not go into a dynamite works or laboratory where they manufacture and compound dynamite,...

2016 / 2 / 13
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Mysterien des Kartenspiels

Arthur Toskana

Mysterien des Kartenspiels by Arthur ToskanaDieses Buch ist in Deutsch verfaßt und ganz dem falschen Spiel mit Karten gewidmet. Es behandelt unter anderem Griffe wie das Falschmischen, Spielaustausch, präparierte Karten und Gehilfen.

Erstausgabe, 1900, Berlinische Verlagsanstalt; 53 pages.

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  1. Vorwort
  2. Die Geschichte der Karten und ihrer Spiele
  3. Die Volte
  4. Das Falschmischen
  5. Das Eskamotieren der Karten
  6. Das inkorrekte Abheben
  7. Das korrigierte Kartengeben
  8. Vorbereitete Spiele
  9. Karten-Präparationen
 
  1.    A. Gezeichnete Karten
  2.    B. Beschnittene Karten
  3.    C. Gebogene Karten
  4.    D. Durchstochene...
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Three Card Monte

Audley V. Walsh & John Scarne

Three Card Monte by Audley V. Walsh & John ScarneThis is a treatise on the sucker effects of the Three Card Monte. It starts with an intro by Nate Leipzig, includes a definition of gambling terms and goes on to explain moves, routines and schemes to work the Three Card Monte. John Scarne was a master in performing and demonstrating this sucker effect. Learn everything about it in this digital reproduction, either to be aware of the various ways this can be played and thus be protected, or to learn to perform it for entertainment purposes.

1st edition ~1930s, 42 pages.
2008 / 1 / 10
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Real Guide to Formula One 2005

B. F. Smith

Real Guide to Formula One 2005 by B. F. SmithFormula 1 is the most exciting motor sport in the world, and with yet more rule changes, a new team, another new circuit and fantastic emerging racing talent, the 2005 Championship looks set to be one of the most challenging ever.

Make sure you don't miss a moment's enjoyment as this Real Guide explains it all from the inside out. Features include:

  • How the sport is run and all the major rules and regulations.
  • Driver profiles and race records.
  • Team profiles and reviews.
  • Race results and race reviews from 2004, plus details for 2005.
  • Circuit maps and descriptions - all you need to...
2008 / 10 / 27
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1000 Best Casino Gambling Secrets: Insider Tips the Casinos Don't Want You to Know

Bill Burton

1000 Best Casino Gambling Secrets: Insider Tips the Casinos Don't Want You to Know by Bill BurtonBeat the casinos at their own game!

Casino gambling expert Bill Burton will teach you:

  • The truth about the most popular casino bets
  • How to find the best slot machines to play
  • What games you should avoid at all costs
  • The ten smartest bets in the casino
  • The ten worst bets in the casino
  • How to get the most bang for your buck--in the pit and all over the casino
  • The basics of card counting, dice setting and other tricks of the trade
  • How to make your money last
  • When to play--and when to pack up and go home
Master the winning game strategies the pros use.
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Freelance Poker Writing: How to Make Money Writing for the Gaming Industry

Brian Konradt

Freelance Poker Writing: How to Make Money Writing for the Gaming Industry by Brian KonradtFreelance Poker Writing: How to Make Money Writing for the Gaming Industry is the first ebook showing freelance writers how to make money writing for the casino/gaming industry.

Author Brian Konradt, a professional freelance writer with over a decade of experience, introduces writers to the exciting and thrilling world of poker and gaming. He shows readers step-by-step how to cover poker tournaments, poker events, and poker-related topics, and then sell what they write to magazines, newspapers, websites, companies and other media outlets in the gaming industry.

Readers will meet many professional...

2008 / 3 / 21
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Spot the Spot

Brick Tilley

Spot the Spot by Brick TilleyAny red showing loses!

The spot game is the black widow of the midway because an untrained player has little chance to cover the red spot using the five zinc plates supplied. Rules: the player must drop the plates one at a time from a distance of at least an inch attempting to cover the entire red area. He is later allowed to drop fewer plates bettering his chances of winning.

The spot game is seldom seen these days because law enforcement consider it to be beyond the possibility of chance. It is an excellent aid to the magician, especially when combined with a demonstration of a short...

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China's Song

Brick Tilley

China's Song by Brick TilleyThis is China's version of the Three Shell Game or the Three Card Monte Game. It is played with three sticks held between the fingers of one hand. One stick has a little string tied to it. The task for the spectator is to identify the stick with the string. As you can imagine this is a crooked game and the performer decides when he lets you win. This game was brought by Ching Ling Foo to America in 1899.

1st edition 2016, 4 pages.

2016 / 12 / 4
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The Punters Retirement Plan

Col. Wingate

The Punters Retirement Plan by Col. WingateA step by step system that can make you a millionaire in less than 12 months.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Have you heard a saying that goes something like: 'back favorites and lose your money?' Again, do yourself a favor and ignore it.

This Betting Plan may seem frustrating at times, because some of the dividends are small, but you must be disciplined and follow it step by step. Do not deviate from the formula, not even if someone tells you a horse is a sure thing?

This system involves backing favorites. But it is done with a set procedure and it is the Staking Plan that is the key to making...

2012 / 11 / 20
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The Score: playing card marking system

Daniel Madison

The Score: playing card marking system by Daniel MadisonThe Score is an ebook that teaches a special playing card marking system inspired by a concept probably as old as playing cards. The system has been re-thought and re-mastered by Daniel Madison with help from sleight of hand junkie Randall Freeman and a retired card cheat who wishes to remain anonymous.

The Score markings system teaches you how to mark any deck of cards that has a white border, such as standard Bicycle Rider backs, Mandolines and Bee Stingers - we'd list all of those decks here but there are far too many to mention!

The Score is a minimalistic system; two simple tiny marks...

2010 / 9 / 21
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How to Cheat at Cards

Daniel Madison

How to Cheat at Cards by Daniel MadisonAn insight into the mind, mechanics and devilry of a card cheat.
"...It was 13 years ago today when I almost lost my life cheating at cards, and what more poignant a day to release a book on the subject. It is a hope that How to Cheat at Cards will be one of my final publications on deception with playing cards. The book began in 1995 as The Card Cheat Handbook and as it offers no new light on card table artifice, it always remained in my private journals. As I dedicate more and more time to other obsessions in the deceptive practices, I am inevitably moving slowly away from the small branch...
2012 / 1 / 15
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Online Poker Mastery

Danny Brenner

Online Poker Mastery by Danny BrennerWith the online poker scene being flooded with fish from television, there is more money to be made than in the stock market! Most of the new coming poker players saw the World Series of Poker and decided to play on Party Poker, Pacific Poker, or Paradise Poker. Because of their inexperience, these players (if you can call them that) are practically throwing their money at you. It is necessary, however, to be well equiped so you will know how to take advantage of them, as well as their chips.

Danny gives great advice on subjects such as 'knowing the odds', 'general ring game play', 'defending...
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Blackjack: A Champion's Guide

Dario De Toffoli

Blackjack: A Champion's Guide by Dario De ToffoliIt's fun to play, but it's even more fun to win. Play the game, but don't let the game play you...
2013 / 6 / 24
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How To Sell Bridges: a book of dirty tricks and bamboozlers

David Devlin

How To Sell Bridges: a book of dirty tricks and bamboozlers by David DevlinWhen David Devlin was in high school he never had a job. Not a summer job, not a part-time job, no nothin'. All of his friends did, but not David. That is not to say that he never had money. He always had plenty of cash in his wallet. He never stole money. He earned it. But how can this be if David did not have a job of any kind? The fact is that he scammed and hustled it from the friends who had jobs.

If you love scams, hustles, cons, bar betchyas, flim-flam, stings, snow jobs, bamboozles, chicanery, shams, fixes, baloney, and other dirty tricks then this book is for YOU!

In this eBook,...

2015 / 6 / 20
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How To Sell Snake Oil

David Devlin

How To Sell Snake Oil by David DevlinIf you love scams, hustles, cons, bar betchyas, flim-flam, stings, snow jobs, bamboozles, chicanery, shams, fixes, baloney, and other dirty tricks then this ebook is for YOU!

In this follow-up to his popular eBook How to Sell Bridges, David Devlin teaches the finer points of some of the many scams and hustles that have made him a lot of money. He also discusses some of the more elaborate cons that have been used throughout history and the cons who pulled them off. Also discussed are cons used today including selling ridiculous products, phony business "opportunities", scamming major corporations out of thousands...

2016 / 5 / 21
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Beginner's Guide to Texas Hold'em Poker Freeroll Tournaments at Internet Casinos

David Holt

Beginner's Guide to Texas Hold'em Poker Freeroll Tournaments at Internet Casinos by David HoltTexas Hold'em is sweeping across the world.
  • Find out which casinos have the most lucrative freerolls and easiest to use software programs
  • Which ones don't require you to deposit money
  • Plus tips on finding the actual tournaments and how to play them.
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Cheating at Hold'em

David Malek

Cheating at Hold'em by David Malek

How to Protect Yourself from Being Scammed at the Card Table
"Cheating at Hold'em" is not a cliché exposé. "Cheating at Hold'em" is a course in protective strategy. "Cheating at Hold'em" will provide you with all the knowledge needed to become an expert in game protection and enable you to participate in any and all Hold'em games without fear of being cheated.

The top professional poker players are all conversant with the card cheater's ploys. No one can become a top professional Hold'em player without knowing how card cheaters take insurmountable advantages.

The information contained...

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How Psychics Locate Missing People

Devin Knight

How Psychics Locate Missing People by Devin KnightThis is an exposure of a psychic scam being worked today that is almost foolproof. The unusual thing about this scam is that the sucker in most cases never realizes he was conned. Therefore he never reports the psychic to the authorities and the psychic can operate in the same area for years with immunity!

Millions of people go missing each year and many unscrupulous psychics and mediums claim they can find these people for a FEE.

This is an exposure of a scam that was worked on the author in his younger years. It shows step-by-step how the psychic makes it appear that he has found the...

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The Best Short Change Scam Ever

Devin Knight

The Best Short Change Scam Ever by Devin KnightThis is probably the best short-change swindle every created. In his younger years, Devin Knight worked at a carnival doing Robert Nelson's Horoscope Pitch. During his stint with the carnival, he met a professional short-change artist, who showed him the most ingenious short-change scam Devin had ever seen. It made the scammer $10.00 every time he walked into a store and bought an inexpensive item.

Devin was familiar with the sometimes crude short-change methods used by carnies, but he had never seen a swindle as sophisticated as this one. The scammer would very slowly and deliberately count...

2016 / 7 / 11
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The Manual of The Three Shell Game

Eddie Joseph

The Manual of The Three Shell Game by Eddie JosephThis is one of the best explanations of the Three Shell Game or Thimble Rig including 24 moves and 3 full routines. Jack Lamonte has drawn 86 clear illustrations to make studying the moves and routines a lot easier.

From the introduction

The Shell Game is essentially a close-up effect. It has no appeal, we admit, beyond the intimate range, but when demonstrated within its rightful sphere it commands a peculiar fascination.

1st edition 1959, 30 pages; 1st digital edition 2013, 49 pages.

2013 / 5 / 4
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How It's Done

Edward A. Litzau

How It's Done by Edward A. LitzauAvailable again at last. This privately printed gem contains the real work for some of the best card marking inks, daubs, shading and blockout inks that the world has ever seen. Even the infamous luminous reader formula is explained, as is an easy method to produce short or narrow cards that doesn't require a card trimmer!

Best of all, this revised edition includes modern alternatives to the chemical and dye-based compounds, making it easier than ever to obtain professional results in the privacy of your home workshop.

"Your Red Daub is very fine. I find that Daub is the secret of the...
2016 / 10 / 29
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Advantage Card Playing and Draw Poker

F. R. Ritter

Advantage Card Playing and Draw Poker by F. R. RitterThe first part and majority of this book deals with marked cards. It shows numerous examples of how and where to mark various back designs popular during the early 20th century in the United States. The second part briefly describes sleight-of-hand for the card cheater such as second dealing, bottom dealing, shuffling, false cuts, and mechanical hold outs. Each technique is illustrated with a photo, which is quite remarkable for a book from that time. The third and final part deals with the mathematical odds of draw poker.

Some people believe that F. R. Ritter might be S. W. Erdnase, the unknown author...

2014 / 12 / 8
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My Confidential Tips To Poker Players

F. R. Ritter

My Confidential Tips To Poker Players by F. R. RitterAn early publication (from the early 19th century) about the odds and strategy of draw poker.
2015 / 1 / 10
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Advantage Card Playing

F. R. Ritter

Advantage Card Playing by F. R. RitterThis was the advertisement booklet for Ritter's book Advantage Card Playing and Draw Poker. It describes the motivation of the book and shows some excerpts including four illustrations.

1st edition 1905, 9 pages; digital edition colorized.

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Beat Blackjack Now! The Easiest Way to Get the Edge!

Frank Scoblete

Beat Blackjack Now! The Easiest Way to Get the Edge! by Frank ScobleteWith the help of numerous easy-to-master steps in this breakthrough ebook, readers will go from being a traditional blackjack player to being an advantage player with a real edge over the house. Insight into how the game of blackjack is really played pairs with traditional strategies for one, two, fours, six, and eight deck games, in this ultimate resources for mastering the blackjack table. Additional topics include smart betting advice for the non-advantage player, little-known secrets to minimize the house edge, which blackjack games to avoid, how to get a verifiable mathematical edge with...
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Everything Casino Poker: Get the Edge at Video Poker, Texas Hold'em, Omaha Hi-Lo, and Pai Gow Poker!

Frank Scoblete

Everything Casino Poker: Get the Edge at Video Poker, Texas Hold'em, Omaha Hi-Lo, and Pai Gow Poker! by Frank Scoblete

Aiding the average poker player to obtain above average results at the casino, this guide to some of the hottest games in poker goes beyond teaching the game itself for intelligent and direct strategies on how to win. In Everything Casino Poker, acclaimed gambling expert Frank Scoblete looks at popular casino poker games—including video poker, Texas Hold'em, Omaha Hi-Lo, and Pai Gow—and analyzes ways to gain an edge to beat the house. Thoroughly examining the rules of each variant of poker and the statistics and strategies that surround them, the guide provides a solid foundation that will better...

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Casino Conquest: Beat the Casinos at Their Own Games!

Frank Scoblete

Casino Conquest: Beat the Casinos at Their Own Games! by Frank ScobletePenned by a reputable authority on casinos, this guide provides the tools of the trade in order to perform a successful climb to the top of the gaming mountain. A step-by-step instructional approach is presented, going beyond the standard handbooks on blackjack, craps, and slots to include tips and tricks on baccarat, roulette, and more. A must-have for both casual and professional gamblers throughout the nation, this invaluable companion is guaranteed to provide the winning edge to beat the house.
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I Am a Card Counter: Inside the World of Advantage-Play Blackjack!

Frank Scoblete

I Am a Card Counter: Inside the World of Advantage-Play Blackjack! by Frank Scoblete

With the help of the easy-to-master steps in this ebook, even a novice gambler can go from being a traditional blackjack player to a card counter—an advantage player with a true edge over the house. For a dozen years, Frank Scoblete was a devastating card-counter, consistently beating casinos in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and Tunica, Mississippi and angering the casino bosses by knowing more about how to win money than almost anyone who ever challenged a casino. He employed sophisticated methods, including card-counting and little-known advantage-play techniques to turn the tables on the house....

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Casino Craps: Shoot to Win!

Frank Scoblete & Dominator

Casino Craps: Shoot to Win! by Frank Scoblete & DominatorThe most comprehensive craps book ever written, this is the book that gives readers everything needed to get a real, verifiable edge at the game of craps. The authors, two of the greatest living dice controllers, share, in words and pictures, their secret Golden Touch technique and give the edge needed to beat the house. Readers will learn several keys to winner craps, including how the game is really played, how to develop a Golden Touch controlled throw, which are the best and worst bets and "buy" bets, how to reduce the hit of the house edge by using the five count, how to push the casino...
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Betting On Blackjack

Frits Dunki-Jacobs

Betting On Blackjack by Frits Dunki-JacobsIn Betting on Blackjack, expert Fritz Dunki-Jacobs reveals his strategies for consistent winning at blackjack-from how to pick the right place to play to knowing when to stop. With Dunki-Jacobs's proven system, players can win repeatedly by knowing the probabilities of the game and analyzing the betting strategies and attitudes connected with achieving ongoing successes at the tables. Betting on Blackjack shows you how to maximize profit by:
  • Establishing achievable goals in realistic time frames
  • Choosing a casino that has the most favorable rules
  • Spotting the right table and sitting in the...
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Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi

George H. Devol

Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi by George H. DevolThis is the story of a boy who ran away from home to become a cabin boy on a Mississippi riverboat at age ten. At fourteen he could stack a deck of cards. And for forty years after this point in time he bilked people from all walks of live, businessmen, thieves, soldiers, ... This is the fascinating story of the King of the Riverboat Gamblers.

1st edition, 1887, Devol & Haines, Cincinnati; reprinted, ?, Applewood Books, Bedford, Massachusetts; 300 pages.

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  1. A Religious Captain
  2. A Cold Deck
  3. A Woman With a Gun
  4. A Shrewd Trick
  5. A Paymaster's Bluff
  6. A Crazy Man
  7. A...
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How Gamblers Win - Secrets of Advantage Playing

Gerritt M. Evans

How Gamblers Win - Secrets of Advantage Playing by Gerritt M. EvansThis is a pre-Erdnase description of moves and ruses to cheat at the card table by an unnamed 'retired professional'. However, Bart Whaley's research revealed that this retired professional was Gerrit M. Evans, that his real name was most likely Edward M. Grandin and that Evans/Grandin was not a professional gambler. (Bart is working on an upcoming book about Evans - The Mysterious Gambler.)

This ebook was created from the 1868 edition. There is also an earlier 1865 edition. The 1868 faked edition drops the name of the author who is, of course, Evans/Grandin, pretends that the "anonymous" author is a...

2008 / 3 / 13
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Every Hand Revealed

Gus Hansen

Every Hand Revealed by Gus HansenWhat If You Were Able To Get Right Inside The Mind Of World-Famous Poker Pro Gus Hansen--And Learn His Winning Secrets?

Now You Can.

One of professional poker's most intriguing and fascinating players, Gus Hansen has often been called "The Madman" for his crazy, fearless, aggressive style. But you can't dispute the fact that this poker superstar knows how to win--and win big. The holder of the inaugural Poker Superstars Invitational title as well as the only player to win three World Poker Tour tournaments, Gus won his fifth major international title when he became the 2007 Aussie Millions Champion,...

2010 / 2 / 24
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The Right Way To Do Wrong

Harry Houdini

The Right Way To Do Wrong by Harry HoudiniThis is a fun book to read. Great stories about pickpockets, burglars, bunco men, thiefs, and others. Houdini collected interesting cases talking to detectives, and police chiefs. The book describes the methods used to scam innocent victims. Some of these schemes are still popular, which shows again, that one can learn a lot from the past.

published 1906 by Harry Houdini, Boston MA; later reprinted by Gamblers Book Club, Las Vegas; 96 pages

Table of Contents

page

  1. Preface
  2. Shot One - Income of a Criminal
  3. Shot Two - Professional Burglary
  4. Shot Three - Difficulties of Burglary
  5. Shot Four...
2005 / 8 / 9
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The Everything Online Poker Book: An Insider's Guide to Playing-and Winning-the Hottest Games on the Internet

Helene M. Silverstein

The Everything Online Poker Book: An Insider's Guide to Playing-and Winning-the Hottest Games on the Internet by Helene M. SilversteinWhether you're a beginner or an intermediate player who wants to move from live games to playing online, The Everything Online Poker Book is your user-friendly guide to the fundamentals of the game, along with tips and techniques that are specific to online play.

This insider's guide offers step-by-step instructions and real-world tips on:

  • Setting up an account and making secure bets
  • Finding the right site, joining a table, and navigating an online game
  • Online poker etiquette
  • Figuring out the stakes and other player expenses
  • Avoiding cheaters
  • Finding poker resources on the Internet
The popularity...
2009 / 3 / 6
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Secrets of Gambling

Hugh Miller

Secrets of Gambling by Hugh MillerThis is a great book on the secrets of how to cheat with cards and dice at many popular games - a guide to dishonest gambling. It offers a good overview of the various methods from mechanical cheating methods to sleight of hand.

1st edition 1970, original 128 pages; PDF 82 pages.

Table of Contents

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  1. Introduction
  2. Cheating at cards
  3. Mechanical Methods: marking cards, sorts, deck switches, edge marking, daub, punch/nail marks
  4. Strippers: types of strippers, Vernon's "Bathroom Strippers"
  5. Locaters: short, corner shorts, thick cards, long cards, ridge/breather crimps
  6. Holdouts:...
2011 / 5 / 10
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Basic Chip Tricks

Ian Kendall

Basic Chip Tricks by Ian KendallIan describes carefully and in detail a number of beautiful and cool flourishes with chips. You are sitting at a blackjack table and you have won a stack of chips during the last plays. The dealer ran out of cards and has to shuffle his six decks, which takes a while. This is the ideal moment to impress with a few chip flourishes. Of course, all of these moves can also be executed with coins rather than chips. You will learn:
  • The Pickup Move
  • Roll Down
  • Double Cut
  • Shuffle on a soft surface
  • Shuffle on a hard surface
  • Shuffling tall stacks
  • The Twirl
  • The Triple Twirl
  • The Reverse Twirl ...
2007 / 3 / 10
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Gamblers' Tricks with Cards

J. H. Green

Gamblers' Tricks with Cards by J. H. GreenScores of street scams, swindles, and card table ruses are explained in this 163 page ebook, guaranteed to separate a sucker from his money just as quickly today as when this tome was first written in the mid-1800s. Don't read this book to cheat -- instead, get it for protection so you don't become a victim.

This a fascinating study, filled with accounts of colorful, larger-than-life characters. Some were victims, others turned the tables and made suckers out of the swindlers. The author, "a reformed gambler," goes beyond playing cards to detail the inside work on thimbles (the precursor...

2016 / 10 / 21
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The Open Book

J. H. Johnson

The Open Book by J. H. JohnsonThis is the book that tells the truth about cards, dice, punch boards, gambling wheels, races, and all other kinds of gambling.

Don't be a sucker! The Open Book reveals how crooked gamblers, cheats, and con artists fleece the innocent and unwary public out of thousands of dollars daily. Even that carnival game at the local fairgrounds may not be as innocent as it looks. Get the inside scoop.

Valuable secrets of marked cards, gaffed dice, ink formulas, holdouts and other cheating devices -- all clearly explained. Also included are scams and cons used by the unscrupulous to bilk the unwary....

2016 / 5 / 30
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10 Amazing Blackjack Tips

Jack Goldstein

10 Amazing Blackjack Tips by Jack GoldsteinIf you enjoy a game of Blackjack in the casino (or online), but want to improve your chances of winning, there's a great deal of information you'll need to know. In this short guide, author Jack Goldstein aims to help you increase your odds, and offers strategies covering everything from which particular game to choose, when to hit, stand, split and double - and an introduction to the dark side of truly legal and simple card-counting that anyone can do. Included in this eBook are the tables you will need to memorise, showing you what you should do in response to any combination of cards. The...
2012 / 10 / 15
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10 Amazing Blackjack Tips

Jack Goldstein

10 Amazing Blackjack Tips by Jack GoldsteinIf you enjoy a game of Blackjack in the casino (or online), but want to improve your chances of winning, there's a great deal of information you'll need to know. In this short guide, author Jack Goldstein aims to help you increase your odds, and offers strategies covering everything from which particular game to choose, when to hit, stand, split and double - and an introduction to the dark side of truly legal and simple card-counting that anyone can do. Included in this eBook are the tables you will need to memorise, showing you what you should do in response to any combination of cards. The...
2012 / 10 / 15
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The Con: How Scams Work, Why You're Vulnerable, and How to Protect Yourself

James Munton & Jelita McLeod

The Con: How Scams Work, Why You're Vulnerable, and How to Protect Yourself by James Munton & Jelita McLeodNo one thinks it can happen to them, but Americans are 40 times more likely to be defrauded than to have their cars stolen or their homes burgled. Con artists ruin people financially and emotionally, leaving in their wake a trail of destruction, broken hearts, and deflated dreams.

The first step to combating fraud is to understand it. What do scams look like? Why are they effective? The next step is to take action. How can we protect ourselves and our families?

The Con: How Scams Work, Why You're Vulnerable, and How to Protect Yourself informs and engages with accessible stories of ordinary...

2011 / 10 / 10
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Loaded Dice

James Swain

Loaded Dice by James SwainSwain's fourth Tony Valentine novel (after 2003's Sucker Bet) starts out on a wacky, breezy note, but the horror of a threatened terrorist attack that develops in a subplot jars in a tale centered on the seedy world of gambling and more mundane crimes like (non-mass-) murder and robbery. Tony Valentine, a retired Atlantic City cop who helps gambling casinos catch swindlers, travels to Las Vegas to show three casino owners how blackjack players use a new high-tech device to cheat. He's also checking up on his feckless son Gerry, in town to learn about illegal card-counting so he can join Tony's...
2007 / 11 / 11
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Sucker Bet

James Swain

Sucker Bet by James Swain

A hardened ex-cop with great instincts, a sharp eye, and a short fuse, Tony Valentine still catches crooks, but a very special breed of them. He nabs hustlers who rob casinos, and finds the fatal flaw that allowed the place to get ripped off in the first place. Sometimes that means biting the hand that feeds him, but Valentine isn't paid to sugarcoat the cold, hard truth. Along flashy strips and in seedy dives, if there's a game to be fixed, Valentine knows how to spot the tricks, the scams, the sleight of hand. And with his new case, there's definitely more on the table than meets the eye....

2008 / 1 / 28
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Poker: Players and Wannabes

James Wood

Poker: Players and Wannabes by James WoodI have written this humorous gamblers tale for people who think they know all there is about Poker and still can't win. You will enjoy this story about a young man's trials and tribulations endured while learning the game of Poker and living the game of Life. You will become a better player just by learning from his dumb-ass mistakes...
2008 / 11 / 29
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Card Sharpers

Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin & William John Hilliar

Card Sharpers by Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin & William John HilliarSubtitled: Their tricks exposed or the art of always winning

Translated from the French of Robert-Houdin by William J. Hilliar. Robert-Houdin wrote this book primarily as an expose to reduce the number of people being cheated. He writes in his preface: "Enlighten the dupes and there will be no more cheats."

1st edition 1903; original 201 pages; PDF 145

Table of Contents

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  1. PREFACE
  2. PUBLISHER'S NOTE

    CARD-SHARPERS

  3. A Dangerous Teacher
  4. CHAPTER I: The Modern Greeks
  5. CHAPTER II: The Greek Of The Fashionable World
  6. CHAPTER III: The Greek Of The Middle Class
  7. CHAPTER IV: The Greek...
2011 / 8 / 26
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Automatic Poker: A Short Stacker's Guide To Winning Poker

Jim James

Automatic Poker: A Short Stacker's Guide To Winning Poker by Jim JamesLearning online cash game poker is traditionally done through trial and error and by reading a hodgepodge of poker books, articles, and forums. Your average person will burn through a sizable amount of money in their attempt to become a winning player. A few will succeed, but the vast majority will fail. Automatic Poker takes a different approach by allowing inquisitive players to avoid the pitfalls of complicated deep stacked poker while learning. Within these pages you will find all the information required to build a strong and repeatable poker game. Imagine a hobby that can one day make...
2013 / 5 / 15
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