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Guerrilla Gambling Paperback – November 3, 2003
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"Everything Casino Poker: Get the Edge at Video Poker, Texas Hold'em, Omaha Hi-Lo and Pai Gow Poker" explains what you need to know to get a real edge at these games.
"Casino Conquest: How to Beat the Casinos at Their Own Games!" covers most of the casino games such as craps, blackjack, roulette, baccarat and others. In some cases these games can be beaten and Scoblete shows you exactly how to do this.
"Casino Craps: Shoot to Win!" is he most comprehensive craps book ever written. Can take you from a novice to a dice controller. Information on "pushing the house," the 5-Count, and controlled dice shooting. Comes with a DVD showing unedited controlled throws!
"Cutting Edge Craps: Advanced Strategies for Serious Players!" has the most radically new and advanced dice strategies ever revealed! The book takes casino craps to new levels of sophistication and player advantage with never-before-revealed techniques that can make you a serious threat to the casinos. It turns traditional craps strategies on their head with brand new radical information.
"Beat Blackjack Now: The Easiest Way to Get the Edge!" can take you from a new player to a skilled advantage player in less than one hour!
"Slots Conquest: How to Beat the Slot Machines" you'll learn new and radically different information if you are looking to get the best possible game. Learn how to recognize machines that give you a real mathematical edge! Learn how to properly play these advantage slot machines! This is the most comprehensive book on slot machines ever written with totally new and important information that can radically transform your slot play. This is a must-read for all slot players interested in the finest strategies.
"The Virgin Kiss," the story of Frank's outrageous adventures in and out of the casinos.
Frank grew up in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from Our Lady of Angels grammar school. He attended St. John's Prep high school on a full athletic scholarship for baseball and basketball.
Switching directions, Frank attended college on a full, academic scholarship. In college, Frank boxed ("I was pummeled in my last fight. I have no memory of the last seven minutes.") and wrote for the school paper. He majored in history, literature and philosophy.
In 1975, Frank decided to try his hand at acting ("I've always been a ham!"). In 1979, Frank co-founded a professional touring troupe that played dinner theatres, resorts, and charities. From 1979 until he sold his share of the company in 1989, Frank produced, directed and acted in over 50 plays.
In 1986, Frank was researching the lead role for the hit play, The Only Game in Town - the story of a down-and-out gambler in Las Vegas. His co-star was Alene Paone. They went to Atlantic City to research their roles. "I was hooked. I began to realize that I enjoyed the casinos even more than I enjoyed working in the theatre." Alene and Frank toured in the play for four months, fell in love, and married.
In 1989, Frank sold his share of the theatre company and began his career as a gaming writer with articles and short stories for Win Magazine. In the 1990s Frank became a columnist for Casino Player Magazine and Midwest Gaming and Travel.
With the phenomenal success of his first book published in 1991 - which has subsequently become the best-selling craps book of all time - Frank began a successful climb to the top of the gaming mountain. He is now the most well known, respected and sought-after gaming writer and speaker in the country.
He has appeared frequently on television including the History Channel, A&E where his dice control team defeated three casinos in unedited action, also the Travel Channel, CNN, TBS, and the National Geographic Channel, among others. Frank has done hundreds of radio shows throughout the country.
Frank website is www.frankscoblete.com
A charismatic speaker, Frank has been featured at many festivals, conventions and schools where he motivates people to get the "winning attitude."
He has also done "Frank Scoblete's Gamblers Jamborees" at many hotels across the country.
He has given talks at bookstores throughout the country, and also at libraries, charitable organizations, at fund-raising activities and at the Learning Anex.
Frank has been a regular contributor and columnist for over 50 magazines and newspapers in America, Canada, and the Islands. He is widely syndicated on the internet.
You can get in touch with Frank by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Top Customer Reviews
What Scoblete does is he teaches you the basic fundamentals of all the general games(and some that I've never even heard of) and provides the best possible strategies for all of them. His sections on blackjack and craps are the best. So if those are your games(which they should be if you're a serious gambler) then I would highly recommend this book to you. Some people laugh at his 5 count pass and come strategy, but after playing it and researching it, I found that it actually works. What is most misunderstood about this system is that it doesn't help you win so much as it helps you avoid losing by not betting during cold streaks. All the math jockeys out there will tell you that you can't predict when streaks will occur, that a seven can come up at any time no matter when you bet, and by using this system it will not mathematically improve your odds, and they're right. BUT, at the same time, it will not reduce your odds of winning either since his system incorporates the use of craps' basic strategy anyway by betting the pass line and come and taking the odds. It merely stretches your bankroll so you can play for a longer period of time and, as a result, rake in more comps.Read more ›
Since this book covers every game, you might want to pursue other reading when you are done with it. I would recommend that blackjack players get Scoblete's "Best Blackjack" and "Knockout Blackjack" by Fuchs and Vancura; roulette players should get Scoblete's "Spin Roulette Gold"; Caribbean Stud, Three Card Poker and Let It Ride players would do well with Scoblete's excellent book "Bold Card Play"; slot players must read "Break the One-Armed Bandits" by Scoblete and "The Slot Answer Book" by John Growchowski; video poker players should get Scoblete's "Victory at Video Poker"; baccarat players will love Scoblete's "Baccarat Battle Book" and John May's "Baccarat for the Clueless." Craps players must read Scoblete's craps trilogy: "Beat the Craps Out of the Casinos," "The Captain's Craps Revolution," and "Forever Craps."
I have in my library over fifty gambling books. I believe that "Guerrilla Gambling" is the best book ever written on the subject of casino games. However, Scoblete's followup books on individual games are often the best book in their individual categories with few exceptions.
If you have never read a casino games book but you want a firm grounding in the games, Scoblete is the author to read. He is first rate and deserves his position at the top of the gambling hierarchy.
The book also offers a very comprehensive look at the casino comping system and in that it is far better than other books that discuss the subject including "Frugal Gambler" and "Thrifty Gambling." Scoblete not only explores the math of comps but he thoroughly explores the psychology as well.
I realize that I am but one of many reviewers who are praising this work but I had to add my voice to the chorus: This is the very best book ever written on casino games.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
For a newbie like me it was nice to get an overview and how to play video poker. A good read.Published 22 months ago by Tom Thumb
Reasonable overview of most casino games, but nothing particularly outstanding. There is a helpful list of gambling terms and some recommended reading for those who may want to do... Read morePublished on February 9, 2014 by Karen Black
If you're planning to go into a casino, you'd do better reading this book than not reading it. It's full of useful concepts, and it's easy and fun to read. Read morePublished on April 21, 2012 by One Tough Customer
I got this for my dad last christmas. He liked it a lot and started using it for strategy purposes. I believe he had a good time last time he went and didn't lose money, which is a... Read morePublished on December 16, 2010 by Dwight Norris
I am not kidding! The only thing this book is good for, is if you need to start a fire. Judging by the way it reads, it probably wouldn't even burn decently. Read morePublished on April 8, 2008 by CWilcox
This book is very good. Totally excellent! I was suprised that it contained such detailed information regarding the games offered in gambling casinos. Read morePublished on January 12, 2007 by John Donohue
This book helped me incredibly understand the odds and help beat the casino at their games. I recommend it.Published on August 18, 2004