Scarne on Cards (Signet)


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How to win at Poker, Gin, Pinochle, Blackjack and many other games.

Scarne on Cards…How To Win is not only a fundamental reference and rule book; it is a dependable guide for anyone who wants to avoid being victimized by cheating and sharp practice, and for anyone who wants to play a better game and thereby improve his chances of winning.

“John Scarne is to games what Dr. Einstein is to advanced physics.” – John Lardner, in Newsweek

“John Scarne is the most expert exponent of wonderful card effects and table work that I have ever seen in my life.” – Nate Leipzig

“John Scarne’s one-man expose has saved G.I. Joe millions a month. Scarne is the most artistic manipulator of cards within memory of living man.” – The Saturday Evening Post

“Scarne knows every turn and twist of his craft. His technical mastery is unsurpassed.” – John N. Hilliard

“You have done a great service both to your country and to the members of the armed forces.” – Admiral Ernest J. King

“John Scarne is America’s top card magician.” – Walter Winchell

Thirty-eight chapters:
Introduction to the Revised, Augmented Edition
1. Introductory
2. Card Cheats and Their Methods
3. Marked Cards
4. The Only Player You Can’t Beat
5. Can Luck Beat Skill?
6. What Is Gin Rummy?
7. The Experts Make a Mess of Things
8. Rules for Gin Rummy
9. Variations of Gin
10. The Play of the Hand at Gin Rummy
11. Cheating at Gin Rummy
12. Other Rummy Games
13. Other Rummy Games-II
14. Other Rummy Games-III
15. Black Jack or Twenty-One
16. The Mathematics of Black Jack
17. Cheating at Black Jack
18. Faro or Farobank
19. Stuss, Red Dog and Other Faro Variants
20. Card Craps, Farmer and Other Games
21. Chemin de Fer and Other Games
22. Poker-Not According to Hoyle
23. Draw Poker and Its Variations
24. Stud Poker and Its Variations
25. Poker Odds and Probabilities
26. Cheating at Poker
27. Strategy at Poker
28. The Dealer Who Moves Without Getting Up
29. Pinochle-General Rules
30. Handed Pinochle
31. Three-Handed and Four-Handed Pinochle
32. Partnership Pinochle and Other Variations
33. Cheating at Pinochle
34. Cribbage
35. Pitch or Setback
36. Casino
37. Kalabrias, Klobiosh, Klabberjass, or Klob
38. Hearts According to Scarne and Regular Hearts

Soft covers, 433 pages, page size: 4-1/16″ x 7″, first Signet printing, December, 1973.