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The Gambling Debate

The great majority of Americans―more than 80%―say they approve of gambling, even if they themselves don't gamble. Still, deep divisions persist in our attitudes toward the gambling industry. Is it profoundly destructive, preying on human weakness and stripping its victims of their sustenance and dignity? Or is it a vehicle of the American dream―an engine of personal enrichment, enormous public revenue, and economic development? The i...

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The Book On Bookies: An Inside Look At A Successful Sports Gambling Operation

If you have ever wondered why the bookie always wins and you always lose, or how your bookie adjusts point spreads and in which direction, The Book on Bookies is for you. In it, you'll find all the answers you need to come out a winner, no matter what you bet on - football, baseball, horse racing, boxing, golf or any other sport. Go behind the scenes with J.J. to see how a professional sports book is set up and run. Find out all abou...

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Blackjack: A Professional Reference

Since the first edition of this book my goal has been to create the ultimate resource for serious blackjack players. This resource would directly answer any question that a player might have or it would guide you to the answer. This resource would also describe and rate every blackjack product known to exist and provide advice to new players who want to learn a valid system. This resource would also have the ultimate dictionary and d...

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American Sweepstakes

Long banned in the United States, the Federal government told New Hampshire in 1963 it couldn't start a lottery - not without breaking a score of laws and courting infiltration by racketeers. Led by a motley group of characters - including a governor betting his political career and a celebrated FBI agent - they pushed ahead anyway. That set the first state-operated lottery on a collision course with the Feds, the media, and the chur...

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Practical Poker Math: Basic Odds & Probabilities for Hold'em & Omaha

What are the odds of winning at poker if you don’t know the odds in poker? Practical Poker Math provides a complete and easy-to-understand explanation of the basic odds, probabilities and expectations in Hold’Em and Omaha. All the formulations are completely open and are demonstrated via easy-to-follow, colour-coded calculations. Pat Dittmar has aimed this book at beginning through semi-pro players who want to improve their results a...

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he Encyclopedia of Gambling

The encyclopedia of gambling : the game, the odds,the teclmiques, the people and places, the myths and history. Arnold's coffee table size book is still one of the most comprehensive collections of information on and about gambling.

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No-Limit Texas Hold'em: A Complete Course

The professionals of Full Tilt Poker include the best and most famous poker players in the world. Their accomplishments are unparalleled, with countless World Series of Poker and World Poker Tour championships to their names and well in excess of $100 million in winnings in private games. Now, this group of poker legends has banded together to create THE FULL TILT POKER STRATEGY GUIDE, which will stand as an instant classic of the ge...

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Swayne's Advanced Degree in Hold'em

Texas Hold’em is the most popular poker game across North America and Europe. Hold’em’s popularity surged in the early 2000s due to its exposure on television and on the internet. The no-limit betting form is used on the now widely televised World Series of Poker and the World Poker Tour. Because each player only starts with two cards and the remaining cards are shared, Hold’em is highly opportune for strategic and mathematical analy...

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Gambling, Freedom and Democracy

As a consequence of the rapid proliferation of commercial gambling in Western-style democracies, governments and communities are encountering a complex array of economic, social and cultural harms associated with this expansion. This book focuses specifically on harms to democratic systems. It examines how people with key roles in democratic structures are vulnerable to subtle influence from the burgeoning profits of gambling. It foc...