All self-respecting pro gambling aspirers have, at one point or another, read books about gambling, the industry and how to make it big in a financially risky market. Be assured that most, if not all pro gamblers are self-taught and most likely acquired quite a bit of knowledge from reading good books. The following 5 books are the best on the market still, regardless of their publishing dates.
Gambling 102: The Best Strategies for All Casino Games
Of course we are going to start with a book about strategy as no player can survive the game without first knowing the rules. Following its predecessor Gambling 101 that gives a complete outline on how to play the games, Gambling 102 goes deeper into the subject and teaches he who knows how to listen how to play your best games effortlessly. Written by Michael Shackleford, and out in paperback edition on June 2005, this book is still on the top of the list for learning best odds and strategies when gambling.
Winner Takes All: Steve Wynn, Kirk Kerkorian, Gary Loveman, and the Race to Own Las Vegas
Last released in 2009 as paperback and quite cheap to purchase, we might add, Winner takes all is an account of Las Vegas’ most infamous casino moguls. The trio, although working independently to provide the flashiest, most exhilarating experience to their customers, has three very distinct personalities, but is united by a single vision. Kirk Kerkorian, Steve Wynn, and Dr. Gary Loveman’s story will shed the light on how Las Vegas became what it is today.
When the Mob Ran Vegas: Stories of Money, Mayhem and Murder
You can never know a thing for real if you do not go back to its roots. Go back to basics with this sizzling story about mobsters, money, and movie stars and uncover the real Las Vegas. The difference between what Vegas used to be and what it is now is startling, but plough through it and we promise an adventure you will never forget. IT might even give you a light feeling of stardom, seeing as you’re looking to become a pro gambler.
Roll the Bones: The History of Gambling
Now, if you’re really looking to dig deep, then this is the book for you. Roll the Bones: The History of Gambling, written by David G. Schwartz, depicts a world without fancy, shiny, loud contraptions where you put in a nickel and you get a beer as reward. Schwartz goes all the way back to the Stone Age and uncovers an institution as old as old can be. The historian writer pleads the case that gambling has always been part of human culture and what’s more it even helped in shaping who we are as a species today. Read this book and you’ll definitely be convinced to take your chances at the table.
Winner's Guide to Casino Gambling: 3rd Revised Edition
Last but not least, although this book was first released ages ago, it has stood the test of time and is a great read to anyone trying their luck at the gambling tables. If you are familiar with the previous version you will notice the addition of all new games like Caribbean Poker and video poker. The book also contains strategies for winning at classic table games such as Blackjack, Roulette, Poker, Craps, and Baccarat. It even features Keno rules and strategies. So, go ahead and grab this jewel from your nearest book store, you will not be disappointed.