Some say gambling is a "tough way to make an easy living". . .but that's only if you let Lady Luck determine your fate. Victor H. Royer has authored more than fifty casino reports, and his trade secrets and step-by-step techniques will enhance your gaming and fatten your bankroll.
This fully updated, comprehensive guide contains professional tips and never-before-revealed strategies for Baccarat, Mini-Baccarat, Roulette, Let It Ride, Pai Gow Poker, Casino Liver Poker (Texas Hold 'Em and Seven-Card Stud), Casino War, Progressive Caribbean Stud, including games like Double Down Stud, Three Card Poker, Caribbean Draw, and Super Nines.
Why Baccarat and Mini-Baccarat are among the most lucrative—and underplayed—games
Which Roulette bets offer the highest short-term profits
When—and when not—to Let It Ride
Crucial differences between European and American Roulette
Tips for selecting your high and low hands in Pai Gow Poker
Which casinos offer the best variations and payouts on each game
The importance of seat selection in Let It Ride and Caribbean Stud
Guidelines for calculating your optimum bankroll
And much, much more!
Want to walk away a winner? This is the book for you!
In this outstanding, fully updated guide to winning at blackjack, gambling columnist and consultant Victor H. Royer provides a wealth of tips and step-by-step techniques for enhancing the casino gaming experience and becoming a more knowledgeable and more successful player. With methods proven on casino floors around the world, he guides you through the basics of blackjack, from knowing when to split cards and when to stand pat to the finer points of betting for maximum success. Powerful Profits from Blackjack can increase your odds of winning and getting more enjoyment from every trip to the casino.
Here are just a few of the valuable tips you'll learn:
The truth behind Shuffling Machines—which are OK, and which to avoid, and why
Includes a Modified Basic Strategy for your best advantage!
Also includes a card-size Modified Basic Strategy that you can copy (print) and carry with you
Why you should never split 10s—except in some Blackjack Tournaments
The importance of "soft hands," and why casinos hate them
How the number "17" can make or break your hand
Why all blackjack games are NOT the same
How to find a casino that offers you the best chance of winning
And much more!
Can This Book Give You An Edge? Bet On It!
Poker has never been hotter, with the World Series of Poker and celebrity tournaments flooding television screens and online poker rooms drawing millions of visitors every month. While the basic rules of poker are fairly simple, learning how to win can be a challenging—and potentially expensive—experience for novice players.
Updated with the latest information, this essential guide from renowned casino insider Victor H. Royer reveals what it takes to more consistently profit from real-life situations. Here you'll find practical, easy-to-apply lessons to help achieve better, more consistent results when playing at the casino, in a local tournament, online, or just in a casual Friday night game with friends:
An easy-to-use odds chart for starting hands
Rules and techniques for Texas Hold'Em, stud poker, Omaha Hi-Lo, and others
The lowdown on low- and middle-limit cash games
How to play in tournaments both small and large
The ins and outs of playing online
The newest poker games, including Badugi, Badacey, mixed games like H.O.R.S.E., and more!
A smart player is a strong player—let Powerful Profits from Poker put you on the winning path.
Internet gambling is the hottest thing in gaming, with tens of millions being wagered every day around the world. For many players, success will be elusive, but for those in the know, the odds of winning consistently can be dramatically improved. Here, nationally renowned gambling columnist and casino insider Victor H. Royer offers fully updated, outstanding advice on what to do when you're ready to try your luck online. He explains where to go, what to expect, and how to maximize your chances of success using his 6-part "Keys to Winning" strategy. With Royer as your guide, you'll confidently navigate the world of online casinos and poker rooms, have more fun, and win more often.
Why all online casinos are definitely NOT alike
How to find a reputable Internet wagering site
Which online games offer the best odds of winning
What are the top online casinos
Plus, you'll pick up insider tips for such Internet casino favorites as:
Because there's such a high turnover among casino sites, Royer has streamlined and generalized the principles in this book to ensure that they remain relevant for the long haul and can be applied to play in any online casino at any time. Keep this invaluable reference handy as your go-to guide for tapping into the powerful profits that are only a mouse click away!
When novices won the World Series of Poker in 2003 and 2004, the word was out: you didn't have to be a pro to take the big prizes from even the toughest poker tournaments. Casinos across the world pulled out slots and put in tables, and thousands of new tournaments have sprang up almost overnight on the Internet.
Victor H. Royer, world-renowned gambling columnist and author, can get your tournament game where it needs to be—whether you're an average player in a card room or a novice in front of your computer. Royer shows how the smart players learn to adapt their strategies to beat those who are still using older methods. Updated with the latest information, this book will teach you how to:
Bring your game up to tournament levels
Avoid common pitfalls of poker tournaments
Compete at poker tournament speeds
Find the best online tournaments and satellites
Play all forms of tournament poker, including H.O.R.S.E., Badugi, and Big O
If you're ready to step up to the tournament level, Powerful Profits from Tournament Poker is ready to take you there?and to show you how to win!
In today's casinos, video poker is the most popular game on the circuit—and the only one you can beat with consistency. No one knows its ins and outs better than Victor H. Royer. An insider and the author of more than fifty casino reports, he's the man the gambling houses turn to for advice. Now Royer shares trade secrets in a clear step-by-step guide that will enable you to up the odds for triumph at video poker, no matter which version you play! In this updated edition you'll learn:
How to tell which is the best machine or game just by looking at it
How the games work
The latest innovations in video poker machines
How and why paybacks are changed
Which ploys casinos use to lure the unaware
How to avoid common pitfalls
For the first time—the actual payback percentages of all the most popular video poker machines and games
. . .Plus much more.
Want To Beat The Odds? This Is The Book For You!
It is possible to win big at casinos. But to win consistently and walk out richer every time, you need more than luck and basic game smarts—you need the kind of insider knowledge that only a pro like gambling authority and casino consultant Victor H. Royer can provide.
In this updated edition of Powerful Profits: Winning Strategies for Casino Games, the man the gambling houses turn to for advice puts his experience to work for you. You'll learn how to beat the casinos by attacking each game at its weakest point, giving you the maximum profit in the shortest amount of time.
Updated strategies for Blackjack
Powerful new strategies for Roulette, Craps, Slots, Pai Gow Poker, Let It Ride, and other popular casino games
How to clean up in short-term wins instead of always relying on bankroll-consuming "long-haul" percentages
Why traditional strategies like card counting no longer work on many Blackjack games and tables
How to manage your profits to ensure that they stay yours
And much more!
Brand-new strategies even the casinos don't know about!
Based on more than twenty years of research and play—including more than nine million hands of Blackjack—these methods will give you the edge that turns a serious player into a professional gambler. If you ever wanted to know how to play for profit and win, this is the book for you.
The slot floor of the 21st century is vastly different from what it was just a few years ago. You can increase your winning percentages in today's high-tech world of computerized slots if you understand how they work—and how to make them work for you. With 98 percent of today's casino visitors playing slots at least once, the casinos are raking in an incredible $350 billion annually. Fully updated, this indispensable book gives you the tools you need to cash in on some of the profits. Discover:
Why some slots pay more—and which machines pay the most
The best way to measure your win potential
How to set loss and win limits
Why playing maximum coins is important on most machines
Why "old-time" three-reel machines can have a better payout
The RNG—what it is and how it works
The insider secrets of the machine's programming
How to recognize when you're in a pay cycle—and when you're not
And much, much more
Tested Strategies From A Leading Casino Expert
In this guide, noted casino consultant and gambling authority Victor H. Royer shares his secrets. Using his proven techniques, you'll learn how to make informed choices in today's technology-fueled casinos, avoid common pitfalls and gimmicks, and select the best games. Whether you're playing reel spinners or multi-denominational video slots, you'll go home with more money than you brought in!
Twenty-first century casinos are nothing like the classic dens of
the Rat Pack era—the days of Elvis and Liberace and the “Mob”
in the movie “Casino.” Today’s world of slots, and all casino gaming,
is as up-to-date as everything else in Las Vegas. The new
slots are sophisticated and computerized machines that offer excitement,
entertainment, and frequent pays—if you know what
to look for and how to play these new machines when you arrive
at the casino....and before you start spending your money.
In This Book You Will Find
• More than 100 photos of the newest and best slots.
• How to find the best games and machines.
• How to play the newest slots—before using your own money.
Some people say that playing Keno is like trying to hit the lottery—but those people never got the scoop on this ancient game from veteran casino insider Victor H. Royer! As one of today's leading experts on casino games and the gambling industry, Victor H. Royer knows how to shift the odds powerfully in your favor, and in this outstanding, fully updated guide he explains how anyone with a little patience—and his proven advice—can enjoy Keno more . . . and win big money!
You'll learn the subtle differences between the "live" action of Lounge Keno and the slots-like lure of Video Keno; how to determine which games have the best chance of big payoffs and how to turn a small wager into big profits. Whether you've never tried Keno before or are a longtime player, you'll learn valuable strategies that can put more money in your pocket!
Discover such insider tips as:
Why all Keno games truly aren't the same
When, why, and how to play straight tickets, way tickets, combination tickets, and king tickets
How to make number "wheels" and groups for bigger profits
Which casinos offer the highest paybacks
Why Four-Card and Multi-Card Video Keno can be your most profitable game
Professional gambler's secrets for better money discipline
And much more!
Video slots can be an exciting and profitable alternative to traditional slot machines, especially for those who know the right wagering strategies. In this updated guide, nationally renowned gambling columnist and casino insider Victor H. Royer offers outstanding advice for improving your odds at video slots. He explains how to play the most common video slot games in the casino and exactly how to maximize your chances of success with each.
Pick up insider tips for such casino favorites as Wheel of Fortune and Megabucks. No matter which game you choose, the odds of winning consistently can be dramatically improved through proper playing technique.
Why all video slot games are not alike!
How to determine which games and machines offer the best odds of winning
Strategies for maximizing potential payouts while minimizing potential loss
How to avoid common mistakes
Smart and simple advice for money management
And many more tips for increasing your odds!
This essential guide also includes a fun and informative video slots quiz and complete payout tables for 20 of the casinos' most popular video slot games. From Royer's proven "Keys to Winning" strategies to uncovering games with the best bonuses and even navigating the EZ Pay® TITO—ticket in, ticket out Ticket System, you'll be better prepared than ever before. When it comes to video slots, knowing more means winning more—so let this book make you the smartest player on the floor.
The 21st-century casino is a high-tech, fast-paced world complete with its own peculiar language and rules. Do you know the difference between a "boxman" and "boxcars"? How about when to "scratch" and when to "stand," and what a "puck" is? (Hint: it has nothing to do with hockey.)
In this updated, indispensable guide, gambling columnist and consultant Victor H. Royer reveals everything you need to know about modern gambling—from the terminology and slang that's integral to casino play to profiles of the new table games, slots, progressives, multi-link, multi-game, and video poker machines. Casino Gamble Talk provides all the tools you need to maximize your gaming enjoyment—and increase the odds in your favor. Discover:
How to parlay like a pro
New games and eTable games
Valuable tips on novelty table games such as Let It Ride, Pai Gow Poker, and Caribbean Stud
How to get "comps" (free rooms, food, and tickets to shows)
Which games offer the best odds—and how to play them to your best advantage
Insider secrets of classic casino games, such as Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Mini-Baccarat, and Big Board Keno
And much, much more
Here is an essential gambling resource that shows you how to have the most fun for the least amount of risk, and walk out a winner every time.
With increasing availability, Internet poker offers the ideal solution for players who know the basics and are looking for a fun, easy way to get into a game. But how do you pick the sites that offer you the best—and most lucrative—gaming experience?
Updated with the latest information on the latest games, Powerful Profits from Internet Poker is the all-in-one guide to getting the most out of online poker, featuring outstanding advice from celebrated gambling columnist and casino insider Victor H. Royer. Here is the first book to answer the real questions posed by real Internet players, including:
What are the applicable Internet gambling laws and how do they affect me?
Does my state allow Internet poker?
Updated strategies for U.S. Internet Poker, and how to play profitably
Which international Internet poker sites are still operating?
Is it safe? Can I be cheated? How? –and much more!
Whether you're an enthusiastic amateur or a seasoned player, this indispensable guide will provide everything you need to enhance your enjoyment of the game, improve your skill, and reap powerful profits.
The amazing inside story about a gambling ring of M.I.T. students who beat the system in Vegas—and lived to tell how.
Robin Hood meets the Rat Pack when the best and the brightest of M.I.T.’s math students and engineers take up blackjack under the guidance of an eccentric mastermind. Their small blackjack club develops from an experiment in counting cards on M.I.T.’s campus into a ring of card savants with a system for playing large and winning big. In less than two years they take some of the world’s most sophisticated casinos for more than three million dollars. But their success also brings with it the formidable ire of casino owners and launches them into the seedy underworld of corporate Vegas with its private investigators and other violent heavies.
Arguably the most successful poker crew of all time, they took advantage of the online poker boom to win tens of millions of dollars before most of them were old enough to set foot inside a casino. Then they did what any red-blooded teenagers with mountains of cash and no responsibilities would do: They partied like rock stars, transforming themselves from Internet nerds with zero life skills into legends, at least in their own minds.
In Ship It Holla Ballas!, Jonathan Grotenstein and Storms Reback trace the rise and fall of Internet poker through the eyes of its most unlikely stars: A group of teenage college dropouts, united by social media, who bluffed their way to the top of the game.
This affordable best selling book is the only available game strategy guide that is specifically geared toward American Mahjong (Mah Jongg) and follows the official National Mah Jongg League rules. Offering first-time players an easy-to-follow guide to this complex game, A Beginner's Guide to American Mah Jongg includes simple, easy-to-follow instructions and clear diagrams to walk the reader through each step of the game, including how to select a hand, how to play and how to develop winning strategies. A key feature is the color text which clearly show various hands and tiles.
This Mahjong guide includes: Step-by-step instructions for game play. Hands-on "Do It" exercises Tips and quizzes for easy learning Mahjong background and history An explanation of tile symbolism Glossary of Mahjong termsA Beginner's Guide to American Mah Jongg is the perfect guide for all skill levels to learn Mahjong—from Mahjong beginners to pros.
Recent advances in the field, particularly Parrondo's paradox, have triggered a surge of interest in the statistical and mathematical theory behind gambling. This interest was acknowledge in the motion picture, "21," inspired by the true story of the MIT students who mastered the art of card counting to reap millions from the Vegas casinos. Richard Epstein's classic book on gambling and its mathematical analysis covers the full range of games from penny matching to blackjack, from Tic-Tac-Toe to the stock market (including Edward Thorp's warrant-hedging analysis). He even considers whether statistical inference can shed light on the study of paranormal phenomena. Epstein is witty and insightful, a pleasure to dip into and read and rewarding to study. The book is written at a fairly sophisticated mathematical level; this is not "Gambling for Dummies" or "How To Beat The Odds Without Really Trying." A background in upper-level undergraduate mathematics is helpful for understanding this work.
o Comprehensive and exciting analysis of all major casino games and variants o Covers a wide range of interesting topics not covered in other books on the subject o Depth and breadth of its material is unique compared to other books of this nature
Richard Epstein's website: www.gamblingtheory.net
revised for the first time in almost a decade, provides quick, clear
and concise winning information on eight important casino games
blackjack, craps, slots, video poker, baccarat, roulette, keno and
sports betting. Gamblers are impatient and like to learn quickly, so
this is just what the doctor ordered. Casino Games talks to readers in
language they understand-straight to the point and in the language of a
fellow player, not a mathematician. Each chapter, in thirty minutes or
less, gets readers armed and ready to play and win.
Play Blackjack Like the Pros is the requisite introduction to the modern game of blackjack, including high and low stakes casino, shoe games (several decks shuffled together), online, and tournaments. Blackwood begins with the basic rules of play and then moves on to teach his proven card-counting method, broken-down into three levels: novice, recreational, and professional. He also covers camouflaging techniques (it's perfectly legal to count cards, but if the house catches you they will kick you out), money management, and team play. Blackwood includes many stories of his and other professionals' triumphs at the tables and keeps the highly technical language that bogs down most gaming books to an absolute minimum.
Play Blackjack Like the Pros is written in the style of Phil Hellmuth's Play Poker Like the Pros using easy-to-understand lessons that all levels of players can quickly benefit from.Blackwood is one of the world's top card counters. He began with only a few hundred dollars and has won over a million playing blackjack. In Play Blackjack Like the Pros he demonstrates how to earn over $10,000 a month from just a few days work.Blackjack is set to balloon in popularity. Ben Mezrich's book on the MIT card counting team Bringing Down the House was on the New York Times bestseller list for weeks and is being made into a movie staring Kevin Spacey. Blackjack Tournaments are growing in popularity with many of the top casinos offering large prize pools. Online Blackjack is currently a multi-million dollar industry. Blackwood keeps the highly technical language that bogs down most gaming books to an absolute minimum.Foreword by Stanford Wong, author of Professional Blackjack and the master of modern card counting.
The memoirs of a living American icon, Amarillo Slim in a World Full of Fat People is the story of life as a Texas road gambler and the discovery of the Wild West. It's also the story of how Slim won the World Series of Poker at Binion's Horseshoe, became a worldwide celebrity, and brought poker from smoky backrooms to mainstream America. Just let him tell it:
"If there's anything I'll argue about, I'll either bet on it or shut up. And since it's not very becoming for a cowboy to be arguing, I've made a few wagers in my day. But in my humble opinion, I'm no ordinary hustler. You see, neighbor, I never go looking for a sucker. I look for a champion and make a sucker out of him ..."
"I'm fixing to tell you a few things that I've been keeping to myself for a lot of years. If you're not careful, you just might learn how to get rich without ever having a job."
Recent advances in the field, particularly Parrondo's paradox, have triggered a surge of interest in the statistical and mathematical theory behind gambling. This interest was acknowledge in the motion picture, "21," inspired by the true story of the MIT students who mastered the art of card counting to reap millions from the Vegas casinos. Richard Epstein's classic book on gambling and its mathematical analysis covers the full range of games from penny matching to blackjack, from Tic-Tac-Toe to the stock market (including Edward Thorp's warrant-hedging analysis). He even considers whether statistical inference can shed light on the study of paranormal phenomena. Epstein is witty and insightful, a pleasure to dip into and read and rewarding to study. The book is written at a fairly sophisticated mathematical level; this is not "Gambling for Dummies" or "How To Beat The Odds Without Really Trying." A background in upper-level undergraduate mathematics is helpful for understanding this work.Comprehensive and exciting analysis of all major casino games and variantsCovers a wide range of interesting topics not covered in other books on the subjectDepth and breadth of its material is unique compared to other books of this nature
Richard Epstein's website: www.gamblingtheory.net
At twenty-four, Josh Axelrad held down a respectable and ominously dull job on Wall Street. Adventure was a tuna fish sandwich instead of the usual turkey for lunch. Then one night, a stranger at a cocktail party persuaded him to leave the nine-to-five behind and pursue an unlikely dream: the jackpot. The stranger was a blackjack card counter, and he sold Axelrad on the vision of Vegas with all its intrigue, adventure- and cash.
Repeat Until Rich is Axelrad's taut, atmospheric, and darkly hilarious account of ditching the mundane and entering the alternative universe of professional blackjack. Axelrad has one thing in common with his team: Jon Roth, the leader and a former options trader; Neal Matcha, a recovering lawyer; Aldous Kaufman, a retired math Ph.D. candidate. They all thrived in the straight world, found success boring, and vowed to make life more exotic. Axelrad adopts Roth's philosophy-"repeat until rich"-and from his strategy and skill spring hasty retreats across casino floors, high-speed car chases, arrests on dubious grounds, and the massive cash paydays that make it all worthwhile.
Along the way, he unveils the tactics and debunks the myths of professional card counters. In team play, he's either the "big player," who bets the big money, or the "controller," who subtly coordinates the team's betting while wagering only the minimum himself. Counting is not illegal, and it's less intellectually daunting than its MIT-level mystique suggests. With clarity and wit, Repeat Until Rich proves the old gambler's maxim that "if you can tip a waiter, you can count cards." But it also proves how zealous, even forceful, casino bosses can be in "backing off" counters-seeing past their undercover methods and banning them from the tables. Josh soon grows to love all this trouble, and discovers, more than the money, what he needs most of all is the rush.
Filled with actual bad guys, chase scenes, and high stakes, Repeat Until Rich offers an intoxicating, unprecedented view of the dangerous allure of living off the cards and one's wits.
of craps. Written for beginners and experienced players, craps is
described in clear terms to get you ready for the table. The best and
worst bets at craps are thoroughly explained, along with clear
explanations of the odds and the house advantage so that you can play
like a pro. Winning strategies include the ins and outs of pass line
bets, how to take advantage of multiple odds up to a hundred times, and
other professional secrets. Additional topics include excellent advice
on bankrolling, money management, credit, comps, and tipping.
Good Luck !
Packed full of poker secrets, strategies and step-by-step instruction from professional poker champion Susie Isaacs on how to play and win.
-- No-limit Texas hold'em
-- Limit Texas hold'em
-- Seven-card stud
-- Seven-card stud high-low split eight-or-better
-- Omaha high-low split eight-or-better
-- Online poker
Featuring a glossary of standard poker terms and poker jargon, as well as the ins and outs of poker protocol and casino etiquette, 1000 Best Poker Strategies and Secrets is a must-have reference for players at all levels.
Does baby need a new pair of shoes? Of course, because you’re at a Craps Table, the most fun you can have in a casino.
So many people pass this game by because of the perceived complexity and the unusual jargon, but Craps is really a very simple game to learn, and better yet – you can actually make some decent money by playing smart. And that’s what this book is all about.
Yes, Craps is a game of chance, but the edge the casino has on many of the bets you’ll want to make are very small. A hot streak or two, and you can make some serious “spondulicks” Y’know, “Benjamins…Moolah.” Money.
The ABC’s of Craps is designed for the beginning gambler who wants to learn how to play this classic casino game, and play it well.
Phil Hellmuth, Jr., a seven-time World Champion of Poker, presents his tournament-tested strategies to beat any type of player, including:The Jackal (crazy and unpredictable)The Elephant (plays too many hands) The Mouse (plays very conservatively)The Lion (skilled and tough to beat)
Play Poker Like the Pros begins by laying out the rules and set-up of each game and then moves on to easy-to-follow basic and advanced strategies. Hellmuth teaches exactly which hands to play, when to bluff, when to raise, and when to fold. In addition Hellmuth provides techniques for reading other players and staying cool under pressure. There are also special chapters on how to beat online poker games and an inside look at tournament play.
Over the years IÕve had some truly amazing experiences and met a multitude of incredible people courtesy of the game ofÊpoker.ÊWhileÊmost players measure their success (or failure) based on their cash-outs and/or ATM visits, IÕd encourageÊpokerÊplayers the world over to add a new stat to their personal data sheet: the incredulity factor. Simply put, if ÒitÓ can happen, itÕs gonna happen at aÊpokerÊgame!Ê
for a craps player,not a theorist or mathematician includes some of the
most profitable craps advice ever put into print. You'll learn
professional plays and sane money management strategy, honed from 60
years at the table, from the greatest craps player of all time. You'll
learn powerful techniques like finding Qualified Shooters, Converted
Come Bets, locking up wins, finding legitimate winning streaks,
controlling and protecting your bankroll, and how to make 5 to 10 times
more on a hot roll than a weaker bettor starting with the same bets!
Grafstein also reveals all the professional plays made at craps his core
moves 21 winning strategies covering both sides of the dice! The new
edition of this "Super System" of craps includes 30 professional charts
Said to have originated in the court of the Emperor of Wu, for centuries Mahjong remained a diversion exclusively for the royal class of China. Mahjong has been called "the game of a hundred intelligences." When played by experts it can be fast and subtle—even difficult to follow. Author Amy Lo, with the help and consultation of many master Mahjong players of different forms of the game, comes The Book of Mah Jong.
This complete, easy-to-follow instructional mahjong handbook includes over 150 full-color photographs and illustrations to introduce players to this captivating game. This is the first Mahjong book to fully cover the Cantonese or "old rules" game. It also includes all of the most popular variations, such as the Shanghai game, the 16-tile or Taiwanese game and the 12-tile game. Included are the rules, tactics, techniques, strategy and the rituals only the most experienced players know.
This Mahjong book includes: 112 page, full-color book Easy-to-follow instructions Full-color illustrations and photographs Instruction on authentic Chinese Mahjong Cantonese, Shanghai, and 12-tile versions of the gameThe Book of Mah Jong is the perfect guide for all skill levels to learn Mahjong.
need to be intimidated by this game. Cardoza offers a comprehensive and
easy-to-understand book for both beginning players new to the game and
experienced players looking for the maximum edge possible. Careful
explanations and loads of examples show players the basics of playing
craps, the various bets, their odds and payouts, money management and
bankrolling. Cardoza shows the best possible ways to win money for
players who like to bet with the dice or against them. Includes
Cardoza's copyrighted grandmaster strategy and glossary.
Moneymaker was a young accountant from Tennessee who loved to gamble but only took up cards after college. Three years later he was playing a $40 game of online Texas Hold 'Em and won a coveted seat at the 2003 World Series of Poker. Borrowing money to get to Las Vegas, he entered his first real-time tournament and spent the next four days battling for a top spot at the final table.
Filled with everything from his early gambling ventures to a play-by-play of his major hands at the World Series of Poker, Moneymaker is a gripping, fast-paced story for anyone who has ever dreamed of winning it big.
Originally played with cards, and then piece carved from ivory or bamboo, the Chinese game of Mahjong or "Mah Jongg" is well over a thousand years old. Said to have originated in the court of the Emperor of Wu, for centuries Mahjong remained a diversion exclusively for the royal class of China. Mahjong has been called "the game of a hundred intelligences." When played by experts it can be fast and subtle—even difficult to follow.
A Mah Jong Handbook is the all-comprehensive Mahjong guide, offering a clear and concise introduction to the classic Chinese, Western, and Japanese rules of the game and outlining its many variants. A great way to learn Mahjong—it presents the complex rules in a clear format, introducing those unfamiliar with the game to its rules and techniques. It will also allow more experienced players to quickly expand their understanding of winning strategy.
Part One covers the rules of the game. Part Two provides alternatives, variations, and additions to the game. Part Three explores the fundamentals of successful strategy. With illustrations of sample hands, scoring charts, and a glossary of terms, A Mah Jong Handbook is an invaluable resource—a complete guidebook to the ancient but always fascinating game of Mahjong.
This Mahjong guidebook includes: 191 page, full-color book Play basics like scoring, wall-building and rules Essential tools to improve and enhance game-play skills Winning strategies to be on the offensive and play defense Tips to master the game through actual examples and scenariosA Mah Jong Handbook is the book that readers will need to become a knowledgeable, confident and winning Mahjong player.
If your idea of "fun" and "entertainment" includes giving away your hard-earned money to casinos, I can't help you.
If you enjoy sitting in a mindless, bright lights/dinging trance while you drop quarters down a slot, this book is not for you.
If you think casinos are built and run by stupid people, you better stay out of them.
If you think you can beat a blackjack dealer by wild-assed guessing, think again.
If you play poker just because it's now so popular . . . you don't need my book.
If you believe you can just happen to be "lucky" enough to beat the odds, you live in a fantasy world and you'd hate this book for destroying your illusions.
But if you're hard-headed, serious, willing to work, and tired of the mainstream gambling books that simply teach you how to lose less rather than win . . .
If you understand casinos don't stay in business by giving out more money than they take in . . .
This is an extensive examination of the most popular forms of gambling. If you can find any positive expectation bets, and how.
Some of the material is controversial. Some of it is unique.
It's not for beginners. If you don't already know how to play blackjack or craps, buy and read the basic books first. This one assumes you know and understand the rules of play.
If you have emotional or psychological issues around money -- my strong advice is, don't gamble.
If you want to believe casinos are playgrounds built for your amusement, this is not the book for you. I use statistical concepts and common sense to strip away the bright lights and glamor to reveal the mathematical realities of gambling.
For the most part, it's not pretty. Not if you want to make money instead of lose it.
But there are opportunities there for people willing to work hard and understand the obstacles so they can surmount them.
If you're still an emotional child needing the adrenaline rush and excitement of "winning" money, this is not for you.
And not only the casinos want to take your money -- hordes of online scammers selling bogus systems online also are after the money belonging to would-be pro gamblers.
Until you can enter a casino and remain blind to the red carpeting, the flashing lights, dinging slots and the entire aura of glamorous partying -- you'll remain a loser.
If you have enough money to pay for a mirage, that's up to you. Most people don't.
Bad Beats and Lucky Draws also includes special contributions byDoyle BrunsonJohnny ChanAnnie DukeHoward LedererDaniel NegreanuTed ForrestJennifer Harman Layne Flack Men Nguyen John Bonetti
Online casinos, also known as virtual casinos, are the online version of
land-based ("brick and mortar") casinos. They allow you to play casino games
through the Internet. Some online casinos provide various games, while others
only provide only one type of game. Online poker is also very popular and there
are many dedicated companies that provide this activity.
With the exploding growth of casino gambling, heightened by Indian reservation and riverboat expansion, more and more elaborate casino cheaters are illegally assaulting the green-felt, getting rich off of novice casino personnel. Richard Marcus's insider story is a window into the hidden world of intriguing personalities and tense situations he encounters as a member of expert casino-cheating teams who use their wits to turn the odds upside down and "earn" millions. American Roulette is a fascinating story not only for those who occasionally casino-gamble, but for everyone with a little larceny in their heart.
Online poker has a greater choice of games and betting limits than in land-based casinos—from no-limit hold’em, Omaha, and stud, to new games such as Badugi—and they run 24/7 at virtually every online poker site.
You’ll learn how to make profitable game selections, adjust for the more aggressive and loose games prevalent online, use Internet tools to learn about opponents’ playing styles, and how to gain an advantage over your opponents. Shulman also reveals the secrets used by winning players, online tells, multitabling, cash and tournament strategies, how to avoid going broke, maximizing wins, plus sit-and-go, turbo, and super turbo strategies.