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Hoyle's Rules of Games: The Essential Family Guide to Card Games, Board Games, Parlor Games, New Poker Variations, and More

Hoyle's Rules of Games: The Essential Family Guide to Card Games, Board Games, Parlor Games, New Poker Variations, and More Lowest new price: $6.34
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Author: Albert H. Morehead
Brand: Penguin Group

Learn how to play games, sharpen your strategy, and settle disputes with the revised and updated edition of this essential reference guide—now covering over 250 classic and popular games!

In 1742, Edmond Hoyle published the definitive book on the popular game of his day, whist. Games evolve with time, just as whist gave rise to contract bridge. However, more than 250 years later, Hoyle’s is still the definitive name when it comes to the rules of the game—whether it’s bridge, backgammon, Scrabble® or Blackjack. The game player’s basic reference, this handy guide has now been updated and expanded and includes rules, strategies, and odds for over 250 games, including such favorites as:

• Scrabble®
• Canasta
• Contract Bridge
• Gin Rummy
• Chess
• Backgammon
• Solitaire games: Nestor, Pounce, Pyramid, and Russian Bank
• Poker variations: Anaconda, Blind Tiger, and Hold ’em
• Children’s games: Beggar-your-neighbor, Memory, and Slapjack
• Computer games: Minesweeper and Freecell
• ...And more!

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  • ISBN13: 9780451204844
  • Condition: New
  • Notes: BRAND NEW FROM PUBLISHER! 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Tracking provided on most orders. Buy with Confidence! Millions of books sold!

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American Casino Guide 2019 Edition

American Casino Guide 2019 Edition Lowest new price: $12.46
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Author: Steve Bourie

The 2019 American Casino Guide provides casino-goers with money-saving, detailed information that can be helpful for both seasoned casino veterans, as well as first-time casino visitors. Anyone who is looking to learn more about gambling, or simply planning a gambling-related vacation, will find the book to be extremely helpful. The guide provides detailed information on more than 750 casino/resorts, riverboats and Indian casinos in 41 states, including room rates, buffet prices, casino games offered and any special features. The book also has maps of all casino locations, plus detailed information on the best strategies for playing the major casino games such as blackjack, craps, roulette, baccarat, slots and video poker.

For extra savings, the book also contains more than 200 casino/travel coupons valued at more than $1,000. Offers for FREE: rooms, meals shows, drinks, gambling bonuses and more! There are also of tips on how to always get the most value for your money by taking advantage of casino promotions and slot clubs. The book also discloses the actual slot machine payback percentages for every state's casinos. And, for RV travelers, the Guide notes which casinos have RV parks and whether or not the casino will allow an RV to park overnight for free in the parking lot. A must for anyone planning a visit to a casino!

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A Man for All Markets: From Las Vegas to Wall Street, How I Beat the Dealer and the Market

A Man for All Markets: From Las Vegas to Wall Street, How I Beat the Dealer and the Market Lowest new price: $9.12
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Author: Edward O. Thorp

The incredible true story of the card-counting mathematics professor who taught the world how to beat the dealer and, as the first of the great quantitative investors, ushered in a revolution on Wall Street.

A child of the Great Depression, legendary mathematician Edward O. Thorp invented card counting, proving the seemingly impossible: that you could beat the dealer at the blackjack table. As a result he launched a gambling renaissance. His remarkable success—and mathematically unassailable method—caused such an uproar that casinos altered the rules of the game to thwart him and the legions he inspired. They barred him from their premises, even put his life in jeopardy. Nonetheless, gambling was forever changed.

Thereafter, Thorp shifted his sights to “the biggest casino in the world”: Wall Street. Devising and then deploying mathematical formulas to beat the market, Thorp ushered in the era of quantitative finance we live in today. Along the way, the so-called godfather of the quants played bridge with Warren Buffett, crossed swords with a young Rudy Giuliani, detected the Bernie Madoff scheme, and, to beat the game of roulette, invented, with Claude Shannon, the world’s first wearable computer.

Here, for the first time, Thorp tells the story of what he did, how he did it, his passions and motivations, and the curiosity that has always driven him to disregard conventional wisdom and devise game-changing solutions to seemingly insoluble problems. An intellectual thrill ride, replete with practical wisdom that can guide us all in uncertain financial waters, A Man for All Markets is an instant classic—a book that challenges its readers to think logically about a seemingly irrational world.

Praise for A Man for All Markets

“In A Man for All Markets, [Thorp] delightfully recounts his progress (if that is the word) from college teacher to gambler to hedge-fund manager. Along the way we learn important lessons about the functioning of markets and the logic of investment.”The Wall Street Journal

“[Thorp] gives a biological summation (think Richard Feynman’s Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!) of his quest to prove the aphorism ‘the house always wins’ is flawed. . . . Illuminating for the mathematically inclined, and cautionary for would-be gamblers and day traders”
Library Journal

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The Mental Game of Poker: Proven Strategies for Improving Tilt Control, Confidence, Motivation, Coping with Variance, and More

The Mental Game of Poker: Proven Strategies for Improving Tilt Control, Confidence, Motivation, Coping with Variance, and More Lowest new price: $21.45
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Author: Jared Tendler
Brand: Jared Tendler

The mental game may be more important in poker than in any other form of competition. It's one of the only games in the world where you can play perfectly and lose-again and again. Hundreds of poker players have turned to mental game coach Jared Tendler's revolutionary approach to help them play their best, no matter how badly they're running. In this book you'll find simple, step-by-step instructions and proven techniques to permanently fix problems such as tilt, handling variance, emotional control, confidence, fear, and motivation. With the games getting tougher, now is the time to take these problems head on. *Discover the most definitive work on tilt ever released. *Read stories from eight players who made major improvements using Jared's techniques. *Get motivated with methods used by SuperNova Elites.

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  • The Mental Game of Poker Proven Strategies for Improving Tilt Control Confidence Motivation Coping with Variance and More

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Sharper: A Guide to Modern Sports Betting

Sharper: A Guide to Modern Sports Betting Lowest new price: $18.98
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Author: True Pokerjoe

In any other game you can learn how the pros play by watching them. Not in sports betting. You can watch the "experts" on television forever and not learn a thing. This book fixes that, and I'll let this independent review from the sharpest guys in the world explain why: https://tinyurl.com/ycwvewgu

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An Engineer's Notebook: Featuring 100 puzzles

An Engineer's Notebook: Featuring 100 puzzles Lowest new price: $6.66
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Author: Clarity Media

*New and updated* Now featuring 100 puzzles and including blank 'to do' & list pages

-Over 100 pages of lined note paper

-100 challenging puzzles. 17 puzzle types including sudoku, anagrams and number puzzles.

-High quality paper. Perfect for notes & scribbles

-Handy pocket size (5x8 inches) with gloss cover finish

Available in a large range of job titles with personalised covers (please note this is part of a gift range and only the cover is personalised to the job title)

For other puzzle books and gift ideas, visit www.puzzle-book.co.uk

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Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas 2019 (The Unofficial Guides)

Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas 2019 (The Unofficial Guides) Lowest new price: $13.38
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Author: Bob Sehlinger

Your guide on how to have fun and understand the crazy environment that is today’s Las Vegas

With insightful writing, up-to-date reviews of major attractions, and a lot of “local” knowledge, The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas 2019 has it all. Compiled and written by a team of experienced researchers whose work has been cited by such diverse sources as USA Today and Operations Research Forum, The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas digs deeper and offers more than any single author could.

This is the only guide that explains how Las Vegas works and how to use that knowledge to make every minute and every dollar of your time there count. With advice that is direct, prescriptive, and detailed, it takes out the guesswork. Eclipsing the usual list of choices, it unambiguously rates and ranks everything from hotels, restaurants, and attractions to rental car companies. With The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas, you know what’s available in every category, from the best to the worst.

The reader will also find the sections about the history of the town and the chapters on gambling fascinating. In truth, The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas, by Bob Sehlinger, emphasizes how to have fun and understand the crazy environment that is today’s Vegas. It’s a keeper.

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Fortune's Formula: The Untold Story of the Scientific Betting System That Beat the Casinos and Wall Street

Fortune's Formula: The Untold Story of the Scientific Betting System That Beat the Casinos and Wall Street Lowest new price: $5.00
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Author: William Poundstone
Brand: Poundstone, William

In 1956 two Bell Labs scientists discovered the scientific formula for getting rich. One was mathematician Claude Shannon, neurotic father of our digital age, whose genius is ranked with Einstein's. The other was John L. Kelly Jr., a Texas-born, gun-toting physicist. Together they applied the science of information theory―the basis of computers and the Internet―to the problem of making as much money as possible, as fast as possible.

Shannon and MIT mathematician Edward O. Thorp took the "Kelly formula" to Las Vegas. It worked. They realized that there was even more money to be made in the stock market. Thorp used the Kelly system with his phenomenally successful hedge fund, Princeton-Newport Partners. Shannon became a successful investor, too, topping even Warren Buffett's rate of return. Fortune's Formula traces how the Kelly formula sparked controversy even as it made fortunes at racetracks, casinos, and trading desks. It reveals the dark side of this alluring scheme, which is founded on exploiting an insider's edge.

Shannon believed it was possible for a smart investor to beat the market―and William Poundstone's Fortune's Formula will convince you that he was right.

Fortune's Formula is a fascinating study of the connections between such seemingly unrelated topics as gambling, information theory, stock investing, and applied mathematics. The story involves the stunning brainpower of men such as MIT professor Claude Shannon, who single-handedly invented information theory, the science behind the Internet and all digital media; Ed Thorpe; and John Kelly of Bell Laboratories, who developed the "Kelly criterion," a now-legendary investment strategy for maximizing growth while controlling risk. Initially, Shannon and Thorpe took Kelly's theory to Las Vegas and applied it to roulette and blackjack. Later, they took it to Wall Street and cleaned up--Shannon made a personal fortune while Thorpe created the highly successful hedge firm Princeton-Newport Partners. They both discovered that Kelly's system was particularly effective when applied to arbitrage (minute price differences that result from market inefficiencies). As Poundstone ably demonstrates, the merits of Kelly's criterion are still hotly debated today.

Poundstone has a tendency to meander in his writing, but his asides are so revealing and interesting that they add, rather than detract, from the narrative. The book also includes a cast of fascinating and colorful characters as varied as Ivan Boesky, Warren Buffet, Rudolph Giuliani, and notorious mobsters such as Bugsy Siegel and Meyer Lansky. In explaining the lasting impact of the work done by Shannon, Thorpe, and Kelly, Poundstone even explains Kelly's system for those wishing to follow his formula, offering readers both theoretical and practical lessons. Whether viewed as a how-to guide or straight scientific and financial history, Fortune's Formula proves an entertaining and illuminating analysis of "the most successful gambling system of all time." --Shawn Carkonen

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Beat the Dealer: A Winning Strategy for the Game of Twenty-One

Beat the Dealer: A Winning Strategy for the Game of Twenty-One Lowest new price: $9.18
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Author: Edward O. Thorp
Brand: Thorp, Edward O.

The Book That Made Las Vegas Change the Rules
Over 1,000,000 Copies in Print


Edward O. Thorp is the father of card counting, and in this classic guide he shares the revolutionary point system that has been successfully used by professional and amateur card players for generations. This book provides:

o   an overview of the basic rules of the game
o   proven winning strategies ranging from simple to advanced
o   methods to overcome casino counter measures
o   ways to spot cheating 
o   charts and tables that clearly illustrate key concepts

A fascinating read and an indispensable resource for winning big, Beat the Dealer is the bible for players of this game of chance.
 
**Bring these strategies into the casino: Perforated cards included in the book**  

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How to Play Craps: Master the Game of Craps! Rules, Odds, Winner Strategies and Much, Much More...

How to Play Craps: Master the Game of Craps! Rules, Odds, Winner Strategies and Much, Much More... Lowest new price: $9.95
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Author: Kevin Gerard

2018 Edition (New, Updated and Better than Ever!)

★ ★ ★ FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY ★ ★ ★
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Who Else Wants to Play Craps Like a Regular at the Vegas Casinos?

It might masquerade as oh-so-simple, but Craps is one of the most complicated gambling games in any casino. It's all about the betting - and if you don't have the skill and knowledge to control the bet, you stand to lose thousands of dollars at the table.

Losing far more games than you win? Then you've come to just the right place.

Hi, I'm Kevin, an expert casino player with years of experience and hundreds of thousands in craps earnings to back that up.

But I wasn't always like that.

I started out just like you.

I loved the game and found all the little details absolutely fascinating, but I didn't know how to put it all together. I was losing hundreds of dollars every time and I simply couldn't work out why. What could I possibly be doing wrong, when all you have to do is toss a couple of dice across the velvet?

I wanted to understand what makes this game so mind-bogglingly intricate, but nobody was able to tell me. That's why I've written this book - because through years and years of experience, I've come to understand this game better than anyone else. And I'm willing to share what I know with you.

Give me ONE day and I'll help you win TEN times more Craps games

And I'll do it for the price of a glass of beer. Even if you've never before played a game of craps, I can show you how to turn your worst losing streak into the pile of chips you've been dreaming of.

Winning at Craps is possible, even if you're a complete beginner

I'll show you how to bet like a pro, learn the lay of the land and understand what you've been missing all this time: what it takes to win a game of Craps.

Within this guide, you'll find:

  • A beginner's guide to all the lingo you'll hear thrown around at the Craps table.
  • The rules of the game in details, whether you're at the casino or playing with friends.
  • Betting strategy in outline, as well as the systems you can use to boost your chances.
  • How to create a betting pattern that will actually help you win.
  • And a whole lot more…

If you don't read this guide, you could lose THOUSANDS of $$$

Craps is a high stakes game. If you're not playing properly, you stand to lose hundreds or even thousands of dollars in a single session. I want to help you avoid that fate - and I can, with the guidance in this book.

Don't just take my word for it...

I've made it my business to help beginners learn to beat the house for years. Here's what just some of them had to say:

"This book is the most thorough guide that I have ever read as it includes the mechanics, the common game plays and some strategies and tips that will help a neophyte win his or her first game."

"If it weren't for this clear and no-nonsense instructional guide on how to play craps, I'd still be at a loss in playing the game."

"If you're a beginner just wanting to start out, this should be the perfect launch pad for you into the world of Craps. Even if you're a seasoned pro, this book could have that extra bit of information which you might have missed."

"I would recommend it to anyone wanting to learn how to win at casino craps."

100% Ironclad Money-Back Guarantee

If you finish this guide and you don't win at least one more game of craps at your next session, simply click one button within 7 days of the purchase and Amazon will return 100% of your money back. That's how confident I am that this guide really WILL help you beat the odds and win the game.

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