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MORE FRUGAL GAMBLING is Scott's long-awaited sequel. In the inimitable warm and reassuring style of the "gambling grandma," Scott reveals a further five years' worth of casino experience and exploits. MORE FRUGAL GAMBLING includes extensive coverage of slots, video poker, slot clubs, casino promotions, and couponing, as well as practical advice on keeping money safe, gambling and taxes, and casino security. Scott continues to be a media staple, appearing regularly on the Travel Channel.

About the Author

At first glance, Jean Scott appears to be what she is—your average 60-something retired English teacher from the Midwest. In her secret life, though, she’s the most successful casino low roller in the country. Dubbed the “Queen of Comps” by CBS’ “48 Hours,” by using slot clubs, taking advantage of promotions and contests, gambling with coupons, and exploiting everything in the casino world that’s even remotely vulnerable, Scott has developed a technique for getting everything she wants from the casinos from Las Vegas to Atlantic City. She has been featured on “Dateline,” “Hard Copy,” “To Tell the Truth,” numerous Travel and Discovery channel documentaries, and “48 Hours.”

Angela Sparks, the Frugal Princess, is Jean Scott’s daughter. A chip off the frugal block, she is following in her mother’s footsteps and becoming an expert low roller in her own right. She lives with her career Army Ranger husband Steve and two grade-school children near Ft. Benning, Georgia, until Uncle Sam decides to send them elsewhere. She keeps busy with volunteer work and substitute assignments in the school system.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 440 pages
  • Publisher: Huntington Press; English Language edition (November 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0929712412
  • ISBN-13: 978-0929712413
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,599,466 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 6, 2004
Taking "leftovers" in a doggie bag from a buffet line back to your hotel room...heavens! That's not being a low-roller. That's more like being low class. She digs through garbage cans for thrown away coupons from Fun Books. The Pit Boss tells her she'll need to gamble another hour to qualify for a comp so she sneaks back in 45 minutes because as she tells the reader that's "close enough to an hour." Gawd! It's a wonder "Brad" (her husband) hasn't horsewhipped this woman. This "Queen" needs dethroning. My favorite two pages of her original "Frugal" are pages 134 and 135. On 134 she urges the reader to be ethical...and on the very next page suggests that the reader KEEP the hotel key when they check out so they can slip into the hotel's casino on a later date and show the room key during special guests-only promotions. No gambling tips whatsover. She keeps reccomending other books. Worthless!! Want to read a great book on Las Vegas and gambling written with style and grace? Try Marc Cooper's new book, "The Last Honest Place in America."
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Andrew J Punch on March 22, 2004
The basic idea in this book is your are going to lose money at a casino the trick is to get enough "comps" to make up for your losses. Mrs. Scott describes how slots are a big part of the casinos take and how they should only be played "for fun". She then devotes 1/4 of the book to video poker and how it can, over the long term, one can break even with playing accepted strategy. The last part of the book is what I found most disappointing. Mrs. Scott states there are 3 ways to get comps, Earn them on your Players Card, Get them in the mail, or ask a slot host. There is no real insight into the comp world.
My other complaint is on just about every other page she pushes all her other products from Huntington Press, and her video poker computer simulation program.
To sum up this book play video poker, you will lose the least amount of money, clip coupons, look for free promotions and ask a slot host for free things.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Bonzer Wolf on March 26, 2004
This book is a huge disappointment and an even bigger waste of money. The book is an attempt to update a 1998 book on the same subject. Scott appears to be saying that you are going to lose money at a casino so you need to get enough "comps" to make up for your losses. Scott devotes much of the book to video poker and how a player can break even while playing accepted strategy. The way to learn this strategy is to spend money on more of her "Frugal" products. On just about every other page she urges you to purchase other Huntingdon Press products, including her video poker computer simulation program.
The last part of the book is even more disappointing. Scott states there are three ways to get comps, earn them on your Players Card, get mailings, or ask a slot host. Is this a revelation or something that is common knowledge to even the most naive player? You can sum up the entire book in one sentence. Play video poker, clip coupons, look for free promotions, ask a slot host for freebies and spend money on Jean Scott endorsed products. Scott believes this formula will lose you the least amount of money if you gamble in casinos.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By "nealage01" on March 23, 2004
If you're gambling in Vegas and can't figure these tips out by yourself, you shouldn't be there. Worst $14 I've ever spent.
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Keith Watt on February 7, 2005
If you read Jean's (the self proclaimed "Queen of Comps") original book "Frugal Gambling", you know her shtick: if you're going to gamble, play games with the lowest house advantage and take advantage of coupons and comps. While some of the ideas in her first book were just silly (dumpster diving for coupons, sneak buffet food out in doggie bags), it did give the neophyte some insight on how to negotiate through the sometimes confusing world of casino comps. I expected something a little more insightful from this sequel, but as its title implies, it's just, well, more of the same. Unfortunately it takes her 400 pages to cover some very basic information in how casino marketing, players clubs, and hosts work. Her favorite phrases seem to be "while players clubs change all the time, in general...". Her other favorite activity seems to be hyping her own software, her other books, and her publisher's other products. Her folksy grandma's lecture style prose gets very tiresome very quickly, as does her daughter's (the "Frugal Princess") anecdotes, which are sprinkled throughout ad nauseum.

If you know absolutely nothing about how casino comps work and have never read anything on the subject, this book may have some value. Otherwise, save your money and just read the pamphlets you can get free at the casino players club booths to find up to date information.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By David I. Waldecker on January 5, 2010
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Jean Scott's original book The Frugal Gambler was good enough for me. If you're interested in getting the most for you're money in a casino these books are worth reading. They are based around getting the casino to give you freebies for playing their games, but you already knew this if you're interested in this product. Go with the original Frugal Gambler and if you really want more info, then buy this one.
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