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The Winner's Guide to Casino Gambling: Completely Revised and Updated (Reference) Paperback – April 1, 1997
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"A must-read book, written by the man many consider to be the greatest authority on gambling in the world."
-Gambling Times Magazine
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Silberstang has written an easy to follow primer on the most common gambling games that you will find in a casino. His book covers the classic table games-blackjack, craps, roulette (both American and European versions), baccarat, and keno. He also explores recent casino additions-Caribbean Poker, Let It Ride, and video poker. Slot machines, casino operation, and credit are even discussed.
Unlike some of the drivel I have read about gambling, Silberstang dispels some of the myths associated with gambling "systems." He clearly explains the games with examples, and gives the odds and demonstrates which bets favor the house (and by how much).
This was an interesting and enlightening read.
Any gambling library should have this book.
Author of Golden Touch Dice Control Revolution!
My only complaint is that the book is a little outdated: it's nearly impossible to find single-deck blackjack in casinos. Additionally I learned that some variations of Video Poker can give a player an edge with perfect play, however the author doesn't cover these variations of the game.
I think that this book will help you find a game and a strategy, which best suits your playing style. I personally like his aggressive craps strategy for wrong bettors, although I think the strategy can be made more concervative by placing hedge pass bets without odds each time.
My husband is a PhD mathematician and agrees with the statitics and odds stated in this well written book.
Steve "JUNIOR" Sample
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is definitely a beginner's book. It tells you all of the basic rules and give you a lot of gambling history and very interesting gambling stories but it doesn't really... Read morePublished on December 23, 2012 by Gehrig Harris, MD
Easily my favorite book on gambling. Its clear structure and easy to remember advice usually gives me the winning edge, and helps me keep my bankroll intact through any bad... Read morePublished on December 30, 2010 by Patrick
The book is very well written, and easy to read. I enjoyed the Craps and the Baccarat section. It explains the house advantage of various games including Blackjack and some of... Read morePublished on January 12, 2007 by Ole
Although I'm a little troubled by the title--I don't like to encourage dreams of making it rich through gambling--Silberstang delivers solid information that any intermediate... Read morePublished on April 25, 1999 by Andy Glazer