Gamblers of all levels of experience will appreciate this all-inclusive compendium. What separates Reber's approach from that of others is that he divides all gambling into two camps: Type W for those games in which the player can win, and Type L for--well, you get the picture. Reber strays from conventional wisdom by putting craps in the Type L group, though other gambling bibles have considered this popular table game one whose odds can slant on the player's side. His criterion for classification is the ratio of luck to skill. The author uses his psychology background to outline a healthy mind-set for any gambler--how to deal with fatigue, temporary losses, etc. Fortunately, Reber stresses that his tips are intended to help people "beat the house" over the course of many years and that even in the Type W games a person cannot expect to get rich quick. With the growth in popularity of gambling all across this country, you'll want to stock up on this title. Mary Frances Wilkens
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The New Gambler's Bible is the smart gambler's ace in the hole. This comprehensive, up-to-date guide teaches both novice and experienced gamblers how to maximize their gains and minimize their losses at all forms of gaming, both traditional and newly popular, from blackjack, roulette, and playing the horses to video poker. Line drawings.