Ghosts at the Table: Riverboat Gamblers, Texas Rounders, Roadside Hucksters, and the Living Legends Who Made Poker What I

Ghosts at the Table: Riverboat Gamblers, Texas Rounders, Roadside Hucksters, and the Living Legends Who Made Poker What I

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by Des Wilson
     
 

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Destined to become “the new poker classic, a must-read” (Mike Sexton, top poker player and promoter), Ghosts at the Table is the game’s first definitive history. With verve and wit, internationally renowned poker personality Des Wilson traces poker’s Wild West origins in Deadwood, South Dakota-where “Wild” Bill Hickok was said…  See more details below

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Destined to become “the new poker classic, a must-read” (Mike Sexton, top poker player and promoter), Ghosts at the Table is the game’s first definitive history. With verve and wit, internationally renowned poker personality Des Wilson traces poker’s Wild West origins in Deadwood, South Dakota-where “Wild” Bill Hickok was said to have been shot holding aces and eights-to the annual World Series of Poker and amazing high-stakes games of modern-day Las Vegas. It’s a story full of unforgettable characters-riverboat gamblers, Texas rounders, roadside hucksters, and living legends-who have helped make poker the world’s most popular game.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786732050
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
03/17/2009
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
7 MB

Meet the Author

Des Wilson, a former political activist and businessman, is today a journalist, well-known poker personality, and author of the highly acclaimed Swimming With the Devilfish. He lives in London.

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Ghosts at the Table: Riverboat Gamblers, Texas Rounders, Roadside Hucksters, and the Living Legends Who Made Poker What It Is Today 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book will appeal to you if you like to read about the history of the game and hear some great stories...some true and some maybe not so much. I really enjoyed it, an easy fun read if your a poker player, gambler or neither.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago