CasinoOnline.co.uk has just released its compilation of the Top 50 Gambling Books of All Time. Want to know where 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' featured? Did 'Casino Royale' take the top prize? Find out here.
'Gambling, Space and Time' provides something a bit different to the CasinoOnline.co.uk book review collection. This collection of essays looks at a number of different aspects which affect the way we gamble and the places that we gamble in. Of most significance is the chapter which covers internet wagering in the US.
While 'Essential Blackjack Wisdom' isn’t as well-known as Cardoza’s landmark 'Winning Casino Blackjack for the Non-Counter', it offers an informative introduction to betting on blackjack. Useful for both amateurs and experts, find out our thoughts on Cardoza’s blackjack strategies.
A look at 'Decide to Play Great Poker' confirms what we already expected – that this is a book written by a duo that really knows their poker. Taking all of the variables you could ever imagine into account, this book shows players how to make the best poker decisions possible.
Dennis N Griffin has established himself as one of Nevada's leading true crime writers. Read our review of Griffin's 'The Battle for Las Vegas: The Law vs. the Mob' and find out about Sin City's relationship with organised crime and how law enforcement agents “battled” mobsters such as Tony “The Ant” Spilotro.
Bertrand ‘Elky’ Grospellier, Tony Dunst, Lee Nelson, and Tysen Streib all contribute to 'The Raiser’s Edge', a poker guide which focuses on live tournament poker strategies. While it’s not for beginners, this title is certainly an entertaining and challenging read that rewards players who know their LAG (loose aggressive) strategy from their TAG (tight aggressive).
'Red Joker Rules' is a one on one fictitious interview between the “Common Man” and the “Red Joker”. Take a seat and listen in as the Red Joker expounds on the links between gambling and investment, as well as what techniques and tools a successful gambler has to hand.
We review Malcolm Pryor’s latest title, '7 Charting Tools for Spread Betting' and find out what the financial betting resource has to offer. If you’re looking for guidance on spread betting “tools” such as Directional Movement and Oscillators, then Malcolm Pryor’s book is for you.
Read our review of Matthew O’Brien’s 'Beneath the Neon' and find out about homeless people living in Las Vegas’ storm tunnels. Documenting the lives and times of storm drain residents ranging from retired horse jockeys to Vietnam veterans, O’Brien’s book is a moving, poignant, and gripping read that shouldn’t be missed.
Find out how one man, with the help of a few students and a fellow professor, managed to create a winning jai alai betting system in Steven Skiena’s 'Calculated Bets: Computers, Gambling and Mathematical Modelling to Win'. Rest assured, you won’t be disappointed by Skiena’s success story.
Want to find out what a “dime” refers to in Las Vegas casinos, or what mobsters really mean when they take people out for a “stroll in the desert”? Read Victor H. Royer’s 'Casino Gamble Talk' and learn the slang phrases which casino patrons in Las Vegas use whilst gambling.
Malcolm Pryor’s second edition of 'The Financial Spread Betting Handbook' builds on the excellent information provided back in 2007. The reader is guided through just about every aspect of financial spread betting imaginable with plenty of quick tips that are bound to set you on the path to spread betting success.
Gambling has been a part of society since time began, but few books have explored its representations in literature. In 'Gambling, Game, and Psyche', Bettina L. Knapp examines the role of the troubled gambler, in books ranging from Dostoevsky’s 'The Gambler' to Herman Hesse’s 'The Glass Bead Game'.
Prepare to be spooked by Janice Oberding’s 'The Haunting of Las Vegas', an alternative tour-book which details paranormal sightings and stories in Sin City. Whether you wish to find out more about the ghost of Elvis, or simply read bloodcurdling tales of hauntings in casinos such as The Luxor, Oberding’s title is must.
'Mysteries and Legends of Nevada', Richard Moreno's latest publication which discusses some of the strange sights and tales of the Silver State. Find out about Nevada’s very own Loch Ness monster, as well as the strange tale of a deceased politician who was allegedly “put on ice” to ensure the Democrats kept their stronghold in the state.
We review Matthew O’Brien’s latest title, 'My Week at the Blue Angel' - a collection of stories about the hidden lives in Las Vegas. In a series of often stark narratives, O’Brien takes the reader on a guided tour of the Sin City locations that are rarely witnessed by visitors to the city.
Arthur Taylor’s 'Played at the Pub: The Pub Games of Britain' takes a fascinating look at some of the most popular, quaint, and quirky pastimes which have filled British public houses over the years. Whether you’re interested in the recent resurgence of poker, or perhaps the history of darts, Played at the Pub charts the history of popular ale house games and offers an explorative account of how the Great British pub became a place of entertainment, competition, and enjoyment.
Michael Konik documents some of the strangest and entertaining gambling stories in his book, 'Telling Lies and Getting Paid'. Find out Konik’s irreverent and enjoyable thoughts on topics ranging from applying gambling strategies when on Who Wants to be a Millionaire and playing in World Series of Poker (WSOP) tournaments.
As the author of BlackjackInfo.com and a finalist in the World Series of Blackjack, you can be certain that Smith knows what he’s talking about when it comes to tournaments. Discover how this eBook can improve your decisions at the blackjack table.
Ever wondered whether you could find financial success in the markets? Read our review of Malcolm Pryor’s 'Winning Spread Betting Strategies' to find out whether you’d fit into the category of financial spread “bettor” or “investor”, and why Pryor warns against casino style gambling when it comes to stocks and shares.
It doesn't matter if you're looking for a little holiday reading or want to enhance your time at the tables, gambling books are always worth a look. If you're looking to plough through our list, it's worth noting that many of these titles are now available digitally. Whether you prefer audiobooks, eBooks, or old fashioned ink on paper, there are great gaming-themed reads in store.