The Best Gambling Books

Casino Gambling Books

Let us start with the wider picture and books about casinos and gambling in general. These casino gambling books are in my opinion a great way to get an impression of the excitement this favorite past time has to offer.

The Greatest Gambling Story Ever Told 

One of the most acclaimed books about horseracing and gambling was written by Mark Paul. It is a personal and true story about a folly having her breakthrough at the Kentucky Derby. Moreover, three men could not have guessed what their gambling adventure would get them into. Captivating, engaging, and thrilling throughout The Greatest Gambling Story Ever Told could not have captured the spirit of gambling in any better way.

Beating the Casinos at Their Own Game

Opinions on this guide by Peter Svoboda could not be more divers. Some claim Beating the Casinos at Their Own Game to be the best casino book ever. Others find the advice given on many of the favorite casino games to be of little use. Personally, I have read quite a few books on casino strategies and I would say that this is the most comprehensive guide currently out there. If you want to go into detail of any of these games, you can still go ahead and buy a separate book that only covers your preferred table game.

The Man With the $100,000 Breasts

Not only a catchy title but also by far one of the most hilarious books about the trouble gambling can get you into. In The Man With the $100,000 Breasts Michael Konik provides the reader with all kinds of gambling related short stories. In case you are looking for an informative but also entertaining way to learn more about casinos and a variety of the games they offer, this is an absolute must read!

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Books on Blackjack Strategy

One-way gamblers like to improve their chances of winning is by applying a strategy. You might have come across a couple of those already, but have you ever considered reading books on blackjack strategy? In my opinion, there is no better way than to have several independent sources to guide you through the jungle of blackjack betting strategies.

Professional Blackjack

Also referred to as “the card counter’s bible” Professional Blackjack by Stanford Wong is probably one of the most thorough books on the mathematical aspects of blackjack. The author provides a step-by-step introduction into the statistical qualities of this fascinating card game. Once you know how it works, you can now advance to more complicated blackjack strategies such as the master class of card counting.

The World’s Greatest Blackjack Book

This book on blackjack should better keep what its title promises! And, well, it does. The World’s Greatest Blackjack Book was written by Lance Humble and Ken Cooper, who both carry the distinguished PhD title. Even more promises, I know, so let us get better to it. This thorough blackjack book goes beyond the statistics and advises you on things such as where it is best to set at a blackjack table. I recommend reading both books on blackjack strategy introduced so far to get the most comprehensive guide possible.

Repeat Until Rich: A Professional Card Counter’s Chronicle of the Blackjack Wars

Although technically not a blackjack strategy book there is wisdom to be found in Josh Axelrad’s blackjack memoir. If you, like myself, enjoy reading about other peoples’ experiences, then Repeat Until Rich will provide you with plenty of insight into what it means to be a professional blackjack player.

Best Books on Roulette Strategy

Roulette, originally from France and never intended to be a game of chance by its inventor, has become one of the worldwide most enjoyed casino games. However, when it comes to this table game, you first need to make sure to choose the right kind of roulette for your strategy.

The European Roulette Book

As the title suggests this book on roulette strategy by Kimo Li is all about the European roulette. Whether or not there is a single or a double zero involved impacts the strategies you can use for your bet. The European Roulette Book: Innovative Strategies for the Single Zero Roulette Wheel goes into detail of the most common and some less well-known roulette strategies that can be applied when playing the European version.

Spin Roulette Gold

The attentive reader might have already realized a tiny flaw in this roulette book’s title: There is no gold on a roulette wheel. Well, we shall forgive the Frank Scoblete for this slight deception and highlight the good points about Spin Roulette Gold: Secrets of Beating the Wheel. The first and foremost is that it covers both single and double zero wheels. Should you be looking for one book to get tips on both types of roulette wheels, this is the one! Moreover, it is one of the best books on roulette strategy suitable for absolute beginners.

Thirteen Against the Bank

You might have guessed by now that Thirteen Against the Bank is once again not a book on strategy, but a personal account. In this roulette book, Norman Leigh narrates the story of a gambler who beat the casino in Nice in 1977. You do not believe that roulette strategies work? Think again, this story is the proof you were looking for.

Poker Books

From all the amazing games of chance out there, poker must be the most famous and hyped. As you will find out with the help of these three poker books, reading about this game is as much fun as playing it.

The Professor, the Banker, and the Suicide King

Even though this poker book might read like a story of fiction, Michael Craig did not invent a single bit of it. The Professor, the Banker, and the Suicide King: Inside the Richest Poker Game of All Time is a true-life story that will get you enchanted not only with its characters but also with the game it is all about: poker. This is a must read for newbies and experienced players alike.

The Theory of Poker

Who better to teach you how to play poker than a professional player himself? In The Theory of Poker David Sklansky will guide you through the aspects he finds most important when playing poker. Bluffing, of course, is one part of it, but it might be best to start at the very beginning, which is the various forms of poker. Should you be new to poker, this guide will not only help you learn the rules but also covers more advanced ideas as you progress.

The Mental Game of Poker

You can find many poker books that explain the rules in a dry and uninspiring ways. In truth, the rules are neither super complicated nor what makes this card game so exciting. It is you, the player, who plays the biggest role in poker. Your emotions, believes and fears. Combine psychology and poker rules and you get The Mental Game of Poker: Proven Strategies for Improving Tilt Control, Confidence, Motivation, Coping with Variance, and More by Jared Tendler and Barry Carter.

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