ebooks and download videos Search All  Title  Author 
Home / Games / Biographies & History

The Odds Against Me

| £14.76 | €16.54 | Ca$25.18 | Au$26.87 | ¥2167.37
by John Scarne
What is this?PDF | by download [2.72 MByte]   add to wish list
The Odds Against Me by John Scarne

This product is also part of:
If he'd had a touch of larceny in him, he could have been the number one card sharp of all time. Instead, the author of these fabulous memoirs, born to a mother who considered gambling the "devil's tool," puts his extraordinary gifts to far different purpose.

He has used his incredible gambling sense, his miraculously dexterous fingers, his brilliant mathematical mind, his fascination with carnival and gambling life, to become America's number one authority on gambling and odds.

He was the greatest practitioner and analyst of card and dice sleight of hand. His artistry impressed FDR as well as underworld overlords. He has been consultant to the top casinos in Cuba, Puerto Rico, Las Vegas. He was chosen by the U.S. Army in World War II to show GI's how not to be fleeced in crooked games. He was a front-page witness in 1961 before the Senate's investigation of gambling and crime.

In this ebook you will also find an interesting eyewitness account of Castro's takeover of Cuba. John Scarne was there at the time, as consultant for the Casino at the Hilton hotel in Havana.

There is nothing about the international gambling world - its personalities, stories, methods - that he doesn't know. And his own colorful and knowing personality makes his autobiography one of the most fascinating documents.

1st edition 1966; 551 pages.
word count: 212049 which is equivalent to 848 standard pages of text

SHARE  Share by Email  Share on Facebook  Share on Twitter  Share on Linked In  Share on Delicious
or call in the US toll free 1-888-866-9150 product ID: 362

Customers who bought this item also bought:

  • Magicseen: one year subscription
  • The Amazing World of John Scarne
  • Magic by Misdirection
  • Paul Rosini's Magical Gems
  • Showmanship for Magicians
  • The Trick Brain
  • Expert Card Technique
  • The MagiCIAn: John Mulholland's Secret Life, 2nd Edition
  • The Making of Playing Cards
  • The Invisible Pass
  • Sharps and Flats
  • Exclusive Magical Secrets
  • Card Shark Issue 4
  • Spell-Binder Magazine
  • Chicanery Magazine
  • Hofzinser's Card Conjuring
  • Jinx
  • Routined Manipulation Part 1
  • Routined Manipulation Part 2
  • New Pentagram Magazine
  • A Gambler's Dream
  • Symphony of the Rings
  • Malini and his Magic
  • The Magic of J. N. Hofzinser
  • Encyclopedic Dictionary of Magic
  • The Last Word on Cards
  • 50 Tricks
  • The Mafia Conspiracy
  • Do That Again!
  • The Amateur Magician's Handbook

This product is listed in the following categories:

Magic > Biographies & History
Gambling > Biographies & History
Games > Biographies & History

If you find anything wrong with this product listing, perhaps the description is wrong, the author is incorrect, or it is listed in the wrong category, then please contact us. We will promptly address your feedback.

© 2018