It"s About Gambling Volume One [NOOK Book]

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Here are a number of gambling facts no one Told you. Like why some people gamble and others don’t. The famous “Palace of Fortune” casino in Washington D.C. that opened in 1832 and was frequented by many members of congress? The details about the President who shot and killed a man in a dispute over a horse race. And the story of another President’s wife who held regular poker games in the White House. How and why New Orleans became the first great gambling city in the U.S. Why the Wild West was so wild; with ...
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Overview

Here are a number of gambling facts no one Told you. Like why some people gamble and others don’t. The famous “Palace of Fortune” casino in Washington D.C. that opened in 1832 and was frequented by many members of congress? The details about the President who shot and killed a man in a dispute over a horse race. And the story of another President’s wife who held regular poker games in the White House. How and why New Orleans became the first great gambling city in the U.S. Why the Wild West was so wild; with gold, gambling and San Francisco setting the pace. Would it surprise you to know the first professional Black Jack player was a
woman? How gambling became a business and the government its partner?
This book will “smarten you up” about the early years of gambling.”

Volume One will fill in many historical gaps in your education.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013514720
  • Publisher: Terry Terril
  • Publication date: 11/25/2011
  • Series: It's About Gambling , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

TERRY TERRIL IS A FORMER SCHOOL TEACHER, COACH, SCHOOL PRINCIPAL, AND ADMINISTRATOR. HE HAS A MASTERS DEGREE IN EDUCATION FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA AND DID HIS UNDERGRADUATE WORK AT ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY.
ALONG THE WAY HE HAS ACCUMULATED OVER FIFTY FIVE YEARS OF GAMBLING EXPERIENCE. HE HAS PARTICIPATED IN GAMBLING GAMES AND CONTEST, LEGAL AND ILLEGAL, IN MOST OF THE CURRENT VENUES.
BEGINNING AT AN EARLY AGE TERRY PLAYED POKER AND BLACK JACK AT HOME WITH HIS FAMILY. LATER HE GRADUATING TO SPORTS BETTING AND SOON GAMBLING AT THE MEGA RESORTS IN VEGAS. SOME OF HIS AVENTURES IN CRAPS GAMES ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE LEGENDARY.
WHEN ATLANTIC CITY OPENED CASINOS’ IN 1978 TERRY WAS SOON THERE CHECKING OUT THE ACTION. HE HAS VISITED MOST OF THE GAMBLING BOATS IN THE MID-WEST AND THE SOUTH, FROM HISTORIC CHICAGO TO THE HEART OF NEW ORLEANS. A FEW OF HIS STORIES OF GAMBLING EXCURSIONS ON THE HIGH SEAS ARE DOCUMENTED IN THIS SERIES.
TERRY HAS PLAYED THE GAMES, BET WITH THE BOOKIES, AND WAGERED AT HORSE TRACKS FROM SANTA ANITA IN CALIFORNIA TO KEENLAND IN KENTUCKY. HE HAS WAGERED AT DOG TRACKS IN FLORIDA, AND JAI ALAI FRONTONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. HE ONCE PLAYED IN A HIGH STAKES BINGO GAME OFFERING OVER $200,000 TO THE WINNER.
TERRY PLAYED IN A TEXAS HOLD EM QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT WITH THE 2004 REIGNING WORLD TEXAS HOLD’EM CHAMPION, “THE FOSSILMAN,” GREG RAYMOR. HE’S SHOT CRAPS AT THE LEGIONARY BINIONS HORSE SHOE CASINO IN VEGAS, AT THE NEW HORSE SHOE CASINO IN TUNICA MISSISSIPPI. HE SPARRED WITH A BOXING CHAMPION, GOLFED WITH WORLD CHAMPIONS, HAS BEEN TO THE OLYMPICS, THE SUPER BOWL, AND THE INDY 500.
TERRY HAS HELD IN HIS HANDS THE HEISMAN TROPHY AND THE WORLD SERIES TROPHY AND RECORDED SIX HOLE-IN-ONE’S ON THE GOLF COURSES.
TERRY SAILED IN THE BERMUDIA TRANGLE, HAD AN ENCOUNTER WITH THE GREAT IGUANA SALES LADY OF MEXICO, INVESTED AND WORKED IN A GOLD MINE IN THE SERRIA NEVADA MOUNTIANS OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, RISKING IT ALL IN EACH ADVENTURE.
HE AND HIS WIFE WERE MARRIED BY THE CAPTIAN OF THE SHIP DURING A GAMBLING CRUSE IN FLORIDA.
THIS SERIES OF BOOKS IS PRESENTED TO THE PUBLIC IN AN EFFORT TO INFORM THEM ABOUT GAMBLERS, GAMBLING PLACES, AND THE MANY “INS AND OUTS” OF THE GAMBLING GAMES.
THE HISTORY, THE PSYCHOLOGHY, THE ECONOMICS, THE POLITICES, AND MUCH MORE IS MISSING FROM THE TEXT BOOKS WHEN IT COMES TO GAMBLING, THE STORY SHOULD BE TOLD
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2012

    Great book

    Interesting facts Learn something that will surprise you about the nation and gambling

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