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Hard covers with dust jacket.
Photos and illustrations.
THE WORLD’S foremost authority on gambling, the author of Scarne on Dice and Scarne on Cards, the man who made the phrase “according to Hoyle” obsolete and replaced it with “according to Scarne,” has put a lifetime of study and research into Scarne’s Complete Guide to Gambling.
Here you will find the results of his five-year nationwide survey of gambling-which has, in the last decade, more than doubled in volume to become America’s biggest business. Here are never before published facts and figures showing that 86 million players today wager $500 billion annually to produce a gambling revenue of $50 billion!
Every aspect of gambling at games of chance and skill is covered: Official Rules; correct odds and house-percentages (many never before calculated); advice and instruction on playing strategy, including a winning strategy for Black Jack; explanations of cheating methods and how to detect them.
Most players lose more than they should because they know too little about the games on which they risk their money. John Scarne supplies the information that can save you money, advice on how to play that will improve your game, tips that the big-money, smart bettors have long kept secret.
As gambling consultant to several governments and half a dozen of the world’s top casinos, Scarne knows the world of gambling from the inside and has access to its innermost secret. The gambling knowledge he has acquired in thirty years of study and close contact with big-time gamblers and casino operators is all here in the most comprehensive book on gambling ever written.
Scarne covers in detail: Betting on Horse Races and Sports Events, Lotteries, Sweepstakes, Pools, Raffles, The Numbers Game, Bingo, Casinos, Casino Side Games, Bank Craps, Money or Open Craps, Black Jack, Roulette, Slot Machines, Chemin de Fer, Baccarat Race Horse Keno, Poker, Gin Rummy, Chain Letters, Pyramid Clubs, Punch-boards, The Match Game, Private Betting Propositions, and more than thirty Carnival, Fair, Bazaar and Amusement Park games.
All of the 86 million players as well as most of the professional gamblers and bookmakers, operators and employees of casinos and race tracks, law enforcement officials and legislators will find here new information about gambling. No one who gambles can afford to be without Scarne’s Complete Guide to Gambling, the best, most informative, most authoritative, most complete work on the subject.
It is illustrated with 170 photographs and drawings and contains an 800-term glossary and an index.