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|The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas 2014
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Author: Bob Sehlinger
Nevada should make The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas the official guide to Vegas because there is not a better one. With insightful writing, up-to-date reviews of major attractions, and a lot of "local" knowledge, this book 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 can any single author. 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. It is the one guide that will put you in the driver’s seat.
The reader will also find the sections about the history of the town and the chapters on gambling fascinating. Every gambler should be required to read this book cover to cover before they spend a vacation contributing to the casinos all the money that it takes to run all those flashing lights. In truth, The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas emphasizes how to have fun and understand the crazy environment that is today's Vegas. It's a keeper.
|Hoyle's Rules of Games
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Author: Albert H. Morehead
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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, from 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
Learn how to play, sharpen your strategy, and settle disputes—with this newest edition of the classic reference guide.
|The Mental Game of Poker 2: Proven Strategies for Improving Poker Skill, Increasing Mental Endurance, and Playing in the Zone Consistently
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Author: Jared Tendler
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Imagine how dominant you would be if you consistently played poker in the zone. You make all the right decisions, know instinctively when to bluff, and are unfazed by a losing hand. You re locked in and feel unbeatable.
It's shocking how many poker players stumble into this elusive state of mind. As quickly as that euphoric feeling of invincibility arrives, it's gone. And no matter how hard they try, they can't get it back. Until now.
In The Mental Game of Poker 2, author and renowned poker mental game coach Jared Tendler breaks down the zone and delivers actionable steps to help players get there consistently. He demystifies the zone, and for the first time, brings logic and order to this previously misunderstood concept. Above all, Tendler's straightforward, client-tested approach will have you playing at higher levels than you ever thought possible.
This book provides proven strategies to:
*Consistently play in the zone.
*Play poker longer and across more online tables.
*Improve decision making.
*Eliminate C-game mistakes.
*Increase focus and discipline.
Poker is constantly evolving and is as cutthroat as ever. Whether you re at the top of the game or just starting out, you should be looking for new and better ways to keep up and outpace your opponents. The Mental Game of Poker 2 arms you with the tools to thrive in today's increasingly competitive environment. It expands on the psychological strategies and theories from Tendler's groundbreaking book, The Mental Game of Poker, which cracked the code on managing tilt and has helped thousands of players eliminate mental leaks from their games. Like the first book, The Mental Game of Poker 2 is a must have resource for every poker player who is serious about improving their game.
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|Blood Aces: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, the Texas Gangster Who Created Vegas Poker
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Author: Doug Swanson
The astonishing story of Benny Biniona rip-roaring saga of murder, money, and the making of Las Vegas
Benny Binion was many things: a cowboy, a pioneering casino owner, a gangster, a killer, and founder of the hugely successful World Series of Poker.
Blood Aces tells the story of Binion’s crucial role in shaping modern Las Vegas. From a Texas backwater, Binion rose to prominence on a combination of vision, determination, and brutal expediency. His formula was simple: run a good business, cultivate the big boys, kill your enemies, and own the cops.
Through a mix of cold-bloodedness, native intelligence, folksiness, and philanthropy, Binion became one of the most revered figures in the history of gambling, and his showmanship, shrewdness, and violence would come to dominate the Vegas scene.
Veteran journalist Doug J. Swanson uses once-secret government documents and dogged reporting to show how Binion destroyed his rivals and outsmarted his adversariesincluding J. Edgar Hoover.
As fast paced as any thriller, Blood Aces tells a story that is unmatched in the annals of American criminal justice, a vital yet untold piece of this country’s history.
|Harrington on Hold 'em: Expert Strategies for No Limit Tournaments, Vol. III--The Workbook
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Author: Dan Harrington
Harrington on Hold 'em: Expert Strategies for No Limit Tournaments, Vol. III--The Workbook
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|Harrington on Cash Games, Volume II: How to Play No-Limit Hold 'em Cash Games
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Author: Dan Harrington
The first years of the poker boom were fueled by the interest in no-limit hold 'em tournaments. Recently, however, players have been gravitating to another, even more complex form of hold 'em - no-limit cash games. Harrington on Cash Games, Volume II continues where Volume I left off. In sections on turn and river play, Harrington explains why these are the most important streets in no-limit hold 'em and shows to decide when to bet or check, when to call or fold, and when to commit all your chips. In later section he shows how to play a looser and more aggressive style, how to make the transition from online to live games, and how to extract the maximum profit from very low-stakes games. Volume II concludes with an interview with Bobby Hoff, considered by many the best no-limit cash game player of all times, who shares some of his secrets and insights.
|Picking Winners: A Horseplayer's Guide
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Author: Andrew Beyer
A classic guide to handicap strategies in the field of thoroughbred racing
Just as football evolved with the introduction of the forward pass and basketball with the development of the jump shot, so too was handicapping forever changed by the use of speed figures—and it all started with Andrew Beyer. With a foreword discussing the changes that have swept horse racing since the book's original publication in 1975, Picking Winners is essential reading both for serious horseplayers and curious amateurs.
|Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas
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Author: Natasha Dow Schüll
Recent decades have seen a dramatic shift away from social forms of gambling played around roulette wheels and card tables to solitary gambling at electronic terminals. Slot machines, revamped by ever more compelling digital and video technology, have unseated traditional casino games as the gambling industry's revenue mainstay. Addiction by Design takes readers into the intriguing world of machine gambling, an increasingly popular and absorbing form of play that blurs the line between human and machine, compulsion and control, risk and reward.
Drawing on fifteen years of field research in Las Vegas, anthropologist Natasha Dow Schüll shows how the mechanical rhythm of electronic gambling pulls players into a trancelike state they call the "machine zone," in which daily worries, social demands, and even bodily awareness fade away. Once in the zone, gambling addicts play not to win but simply to keep playing, for as long as possible--even at the cost of physical and economic exhaustion. In continuous machine play, gamblers seek to lose themselves while the gambling industry seeks profit. Schüll describes the strategic calculations behind game algorithms and machine ergonomics, casino architecture and "ambience management," player tracking and cash access systems--all designed to meet the market's desire for maximum "time on device." Her account moves from casino floors into gamblers' everyday lives, from gambling industry conventions and Gamblers Anonymous meetings to regulatory debates over whether addiction to gambling machines stems from the consumer, the product, or the interplay between the two.
Addiction by Design is a compelling inquiry into the intensifying traffic between people and machines of chance, offering clues to some of the broader anxieties and predicaments of contemporary life. At stake in Schüll's account of the intensifying traffic between people and machines of chance is a blurring of the line between design and experience, profit and loss, control and compulsion.
|Small Stakes Hold 'em: Winning Big with Expert Play
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Author: Edward Miller
For today’s poker players, Texas hold ’em is the game. Every day, tens of thousands of small stakes hold ’em games are played all over the world in homes, card rooms, and on the Internet. These games can be very profitable — if you play well. But most people don’t play well and end up leaving their money on the table.
Small Stakes Hold ’em: Winning Big with Expert Play explains everything you need to be a big winner. Unlike many other books about small stakes games, it teaches the aggressive and attacking style used by all professional players. However, it does not simply tell you to play aggressively; it shows you exactly how to make expert decisions through numerous clear and detailed examples.
Small Stakes Hold ’em teaches you to think like a professional player. Topics include implied odds, pot equity, speculative hands, position, the importance of being suited, hand categories, counting outs, evaluating the flop, large pots versus small pots, protecting your hand, betting for value on the river, and playing overcards. In addition, after you learn the winning concepts, test your skills with over fifty hand quizzes that present you with common and critical hold ’em decisions. Choose your action, then compare it to the authors’ play and reasoning.
This text presents cutting-edge ideas in straightforward language. It is the most thorough and accurate discussion of small stakes hold ’em available. Your opponents will read this book; make sure you do, too!
|Crushing Low Stakes Poker: How to Make $1,000s Playing Low Stakes Sit 'n Gos, Vol. 1: Strategy
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Author: Mike Turner
Most poker books and training videos on tournaments and Sit ’n Gos are by professional poker players who play at the highest stakes. Whereas you can learn a lot from studying them, they won’t always be as useful to you when you’re mainly playing at the low stakes. Playing low stakes games against beginning and recreational players requires a whole different strategy and approach than playing high stakes games against the best of the best. The Crushing Low Stakes Poker series is focused specifically on low stakes play and teaches you the proper strategy to consistently crush low stakes Sit ’n Gos.
Volume 1: Strategy
Volume 1 covers all the essential things you need to know in order to become a successful low stakes Sit ’n Go player, including:
- critical poker concepts such as bankroll management, table selection, expressed and implied odds, and ICM;
- important elements of pre-flop and post-flop play such as playing tight-cautious, playing speculative hands, value betting, and fast-playing;
- how to play optimally during all the different stages of a low stakes Sit ’n Go: low blinds, medium blinds, high blinds, push/fold, bubble and heads-up; and
- an overview of the best and most popular poker tools and sites that can help analyze and improve your game as well as get an edge over your opponents.
Includes Push/Fold Charts and Example Hands
In this book you will find multiple push-fold charts, both for 3 to 6-handed play and Heads-Up play. The charts let you make mathematically correct endgame decisions so you can maximize your winnings in low stakes SnGs. You will find extensive hand examples in the book that illustrate how to apply concepts and ideas in practice.
If you also get the electronic version of this book, you’ll get access to a series of poker training videos. The videos are complementary to the book and explain low stakes strategy by using slide presentations and detailed analyses of example hands. The e-book is available on Amazon and can be read on a Kindle device or on your PC/Mac (using your browser or Amazon's free Kindle reading apps).
Take Your Game to the Next Level
Through discussion of strategy, extensive hand examples and useful charts you will learn to master low stakes Sit ’n Gos. Whether you are struggling with your game or simply looking to improve your results, Crushing Low Stakes Poker Volume 1 provides you with the tools you need for success.
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