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Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas

Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas Lowest new price: $13.74
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Author: Natasha Dow Schüll
Brand: Schull Natasha Dow

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.

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Video Poker for the Intelligent Beginner

Video Poker for the Intelligent Beginner Lowest new price: $16.07
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Author: Bob Dancer

Bob Dancer's real-life video poker successes are legendary, but he's also a world-class teacher. Now, after years of creating the industry standards in video poker reports, strategy cards, and software, Dancer has brought the best book on the subject.

Video Poker for the Intelligent Beginner is a how-to-win blueprint for players seeking the fast track to the upper levels of this beatable game. First, you'll master the techniques for finding and identifying the highest-returning games; then you'll learn how to generate, understand, and implement the computer-perfect strategies that yield the ultimate goal: monetary profit!

Dancer also offers his professional insight regarding the game's many nuances and related considerations--including in-depth coverage of slot clubs, casino promotions, progressives, team play, scouting, and tournaments. PLUS, this is the first book to explain in detail how his powerful Video Poker for Winners! software can be employed to solve previously unanswered questions about bankroll needs, promotions analysis, and profit potential.

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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. It isn't for beginners, it's for the 99% of sports bettors who lose because they don't know what they don't know. There are no easy systems or gimmicks here because there aren't any in real life. There's just hard work and math and the key formulas necessary to be a professional sports bettor or an astute part-time player, and the key ideas to get you started properly handicapping. No book can give you talent but this book should make anyone a break-even player, and point those who DO have talent in the right direction.

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American Casino Guide 2018 Edition

American Casino Guide 2018 Edition Lowest new price: $18.95
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Author: Steve Bourie

The 2018 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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Harrington on Cash Games: How to Win at No-Limit Hold'em Money Games, Vol. 1

Harrington on Cash Games: How to Win at No-Limit Hold'em Money Games, Vol. 1 Lowest new price: $21.17
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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.

In Harrington on Cash Games: Volume I, Dan Harrington teaches you the key concepts that drive deep-stack cash game play. You ll learn how to tailor your selection of starting hands to your stack size, how to recognize the increasing deception value of supposedly weaker hands as the stack sizes increase, and how to use the concept of pot commitment to your advantage as the size of the pot grows. After laying out the general concepts behind deep-stack cash game play, Harrington shows you a complete strategy for post-flop play, and then teaches you the difference between post-flop play against a single opponent and post-flop play against multiple opponents. If you play no-limit hold em cash games, you need to read this book.

Dan Harrington won the gold bracelet and the World Champion title at the $10,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold em Championship at the 1995 World Series of Poker. And he was the only player to make the final table in 2003 (field of 839) and 2004 (field of 2,576) considered by cognoscenti to be the greatest accomplishment in WSOP history. In Harrington on Cash Games, Harrington and two-time World Backgammon Champion Bill Robertie have written the definitive books on no-limit cash games. These books will teach you what you need to know to be a winner in the cash game world.

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Good Teams Win, Great Teams Cover: An Underdog's Tale of Life, Gambling and Sharp Sports Betting

Good Teams Win, Great Teams Cover: An Underdog's Tale of Life, Gambling and Sharp Sports Betting Lowest new price: $11.95
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Author: Pat Hagerty

I will teach you how to win more bets, but first a story...

I was hungover. I had spent the previous night in an Italian bar trying to convince naïve girls that I was Jason Sehorn of the New York Giants. This was my move. It wasn’t particularly effective, but it was the best I had…

The next morning I found myself on a train going from Bologna to Rome. I was young, and this would be my first visit to the ancient city.

As luck would have it, I was seated next to Evelyn O'Reilly. Evelyn was a stunning foreign exchange student from Dublin, and we hit if off.

We hit if off so well that when she got to her stop in Florence she invited me to join her for the weekend. In a moment of sheer madness, I politely declined.

I had the next few hours to contemplate what had just happened, and I became paralyzed by my own stupidity. What the hell was wrong with me? I had an amazing opportunity, but I was too damn dumb to realize it. This exquisite creature exited my life forever, only to revisit every now and again as a memory...

This same scenario plays out EVERY SINGLE WEEKEND of the football season.

Beautiful opportunities are out there, but most bettors can't see them. They aren't trained on what to look for, and when they finally do discover a gem, they are too scared to act.

Taking advantage of situational opportunities is what separates the sharps from the stiffs.

“Good Teams Win, Great Teams Cover” is a collection of betting advice that WILL make you a sharper sports bettor.

My strategy of situational betting in college and pro football is a time-tested method for beating the sportsbook. I highlight over twenty situational opportunities where the bettor will gain an advantage over the house.

Included are detailed examples from past football seasons which will allow the reader to gain a firm understanding of the concepts that can make your betting very profitable.

I also mix in candid and embarrassing personal stories that makes this a highly entertaining read while providing valuable insight that will educate all levels of degenerate gamblers.

If you are sick of praying for backdoor covers, if countless bad beats have made your betting life miserable, if you are reloading your gambling account way too often - then this book is for you.

About the Author:

Pat Hagerty is the luckiest SOB out there. He gambles the way he lives life, and he tries to get a little better every day. This has led to abundant success in his personal, professional and his gambling life.

Besides being a degenerate gambler, Pat is the host of Club Shaw’s Draft Party. He has written three other books on a subject you don’t care about. He shot 67 at Red’s, and leads his beer hockey league in penalty minutes.

You can check out his weekly picks at fishyfive.com. You can also follow him on Facebook @FishyFive and Twitter @fishy_five.

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Lottery Master Guide

Lottery Master Guide Lowest new price: $22.69
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Author: Gail Howard
Brand: Brand: Smart Luck Pub

Lottery Master Guide is the most comprehensive book on scientific lottery strategy ever written. Once you apply the methods in this book, you will never look at Lotto numbers the same way again. By using the powerful and effective rules and tools in Lottery Master Guide, you'll learn how to spot specific numbers for specific drawings, and make the best use of the dollars you spend on Lotto. You will learn to recognize the winning patterns that produce winning numbers--and spot the Hot Numbers of tomorrow... TODAY!!! Lottery Master Guide is a virtual library of indispensable lottery information--everything serious players need to know about pick-5, pick-6, pick-10, Powerball and Mega Millions. It also lists state and Canadian lottery addresses, telephone numbers, drawing result hot lines, odds, drawing days, etc. After you have read Lottery Master Guide from cover to cover, not only will you be on your way to winning more prizes, but you will be an authority on lotteries--and you will have the world's best strategies to beat them! LOTTERY MASTER GUIDE REVEALS HOW YOU CAN: * Turn a game of chance into a game of skill. (Page 2) * Reduce the odds by millions. (Page 32) * Buy fewer tickets yet have a greater chance to win. (Page 90) * Discover the one thing ALL jackpot winners have in common. (Page 165) * Tell if a number is about to start a long losing streak before it loses 15 or 20 games or more. (Page 53) * Know when to play--or when not to play--a specific number for a specific drawing. (Page 68) * See how often you can expect to trap the six, five, four or three winning numbers in your wheeled group. (Page 128) * Tell which "cold" number is best to play. (No, it is not the number out the longest!) (Page 44) * Detect at a glance which numbers are hot and which are not. (Page 53) * Avoid playing Lotto numbers that are sure to lose. (Page 19) * Cash in on the luck of others. (Page 152) * Eliminate one quarter to one fifth of the Lotto numbers in your state's game and turn a 49-number game into a 39-number game. (Page 39) * Know how many cold, lukewarm, and hot numbers to include on your tickets. (Page 41) * Spot a Hot Number before it gets hot--so you can be on it when it starts its winning streak. (Page 53) * Know which of last game's WINNING numbers has the best chance of winning the next drawing. (Page 65) * Know which of last game's LOSING numbers have the best chance of winning the next drawing. (Page 68) * Tell which numbers have an affinity to win most often with your strongest numbers. (Page 71) * Cash on the most predictable indicator--the balancing Bias Tracker(tm). (Page 34) * Learn how to choose the best and eliminate the rest. (Page 45)

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American Casino Guide 2017 Edition

American Casino Guide 2017 Edition Lowest new price: $15.95
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Author: Steve Bourie
Brand: Casino Vacations

The 2017 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 207 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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  • Casino Vacations

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The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas 2017

The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas 2017 Lowest new price: $13.59
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Author: Bob Sehlinger

With insightful writing, up-to-date reviews of major attractions, and a lot of "local" knowledge, The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas 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.

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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Casino Gambling For Dummies

Casino Gambling For Dummies Lowest new price: $6.61
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Author: Kevin Blackwood
Brand: Blackwood, Kevin/ Rubin, Max (FRW)

Earn comps and avoid big losses


Bet wisely, beat the house, and bring home the bucks!

Crazy about casinos, but worried about losing your shirt? Relax! This hands-on guide is filled with insider secrets and tips for maximizing winnings and minimizing losses in the most popular casino games --blackjack, poker, craps, roulette, slots, and more. You get the scoop on everything from game rules and jargon to making the best bets (and knowing when to quit).

Discover how to
* Understand the odds
* Develop winning strategies
* Avoid gimmicks and bad bets
* Manage your money effectively
* Gamble on the Internet
* Deal with the IRS

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  • For Dummies

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