Best Gambling Books of All-time
Gambling 102 – The Best Strategies for All Casino Games by Michael Shackleford
This book does so much more than just explaining how to play all the common casino games. Instead, it teaches you how to play them in the best way without requiring much effort after learning. Shackleford provides evidence to back up how his strategies and work and gives real examples too. He gives strategies for all major table games, such as poker, baccarat, craps, sics bo and more. He will teach you how to implement them during gameplay for the best outcome. He also explains them all in a simple, straightforward and effective way. You will find all the knowledge you need to play the games as well as top tips tried and tested by professionals. If you simply believe in luck without strategising, this isn’t the book for you.
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Beat the Dealer: A Winning Strategy for the Game of Twenty-One by Edward O. Thorp
This book is all about mathematics and applying them to the popular casino game Twenty-One. Throp was a former mathematics teacher so he knows what he’s talking about when it comes to numbers. In this book, he shares his revolutionary ideas about a point system he implements when playing the game. Firstly, it gives the basic rules to the game, step by step. Then he talks about winning strategies and gives examples to back them up. Next, he talks about how to spot cheating and methods to overcome casino countermeasures. And lastly, he shows charts and tables that clearly illustrate key concepts in a simple and straightforward way.
Roll the Bones: The History of Gambling by David G. Schwartz
This book gives the complete history of gambling – where it came from, how it changed and where gambling is at in the present day. You will learn everything you need to know about the history of gambling in this book. Schwartz focuses on casinos development and growth throughout the many years and how the popularity of gambling is constantly increasing. He looks at the most popular casino games and how they’ve remained in casinos since the very beginning. But mainly he argues how gambling has always been a critical part of the human experience.
A Man for All Markets: From Las Vegas to Wall Street, How I Beat the Dealer and the Market by Edward O. Thorp
Trop shares his gambling experiences with his readers in an honest and inspiring way. He tells his story about the quantitative techniques he used to win at Las Vegas casinos. He did these using probability theories which ultimately made him become a millionnaire. Once he had enough funds in his bank account from gambling, he went on to invest it on Wall Street using the same quantitative approach. He strives to teach gamblers and investors the correct balance between risking too much and risking too little. He believes that investing expertise will help people become more successful and financially stable.