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Casino Games Paperback – December 1, 1988
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This book is a must for anyone who wants a fighting chance at the tables. The strategies for blackjack are worth the price of the book alone. The chapter on craps, which is one of the most fun games in a casino, are also very worthwhile.
My only wish about future editions is that Mr. Gollehon will give his opinion of some of the newer games out there like 3-Card Poker and Caribbean Stud.
I especially liked the sections on blackjack, roulette and craps. Easy to read and understand, nice diagrams, and nice discussions on strategy. The only downside to the book was that I wished the section on video poker were more in depth and detailed. He refers you to another text in this case.
Overall, I would recommend this book for anyone going to a casino.
of one of his books, (I believe an early edition of this one,
"Casino Games"), that Mr. Gollehon has a background of being
an engineer, and a teacher. It shows. Perhaps this is what
gives him the edge on explaining the intricate rules of the various games, (especially craps), to the novice.
I have discovered that, for better or worse, I myself have a
very hard head. This means that it's hard for things to get
into my head, for me to understand things. But once they are
understood, they stay with me forever -- and I can explain
them, with a good rate of success, to others. I found the
complexities of baccarat kind of difficult to understand,
(I know, I know....it's the simplest game in the world to
undertand....but not for me)....not, that is, until I read
what Mr. Gollehon had to say...and then, wow! -- I understood it!
(I'm still a bit in the woods with craps....I guess I have to read the chapter on that a bit more carefully)
Interspersed with understandable rules for each major game are
anecdotes of Mr. Gollehon's adventures in gambling, and the
various people he has met. Also included is good money-manage-ment advice.
Mr. Gollehon has written other books, going into single games with more detail, or giving further advice on all games. These are good....Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good book, good info, but bottom line is the you can't win at a casino. I respect the author's honesty. He doesn't sugar coat it. Casinos are a government enabled scam. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Van Gogh