The Complete Idiot's Guide to Gambling Like a Pro [NOOK Book]

Overview

In one of Alpha's most popular titles, author Stanford Wong explores in detail the most current ways to gamble, from coinless slot machines, to scratch-off games, to online gambling.


Additionally, with the advent of the computer, Internet sports betting has become hugely popular. Even more popular is the gambling phenomenon of scratch-off games-there are seemingly hundreds of them available in a state-by-state basis. Wong offers the lowdown on this latest gambling technology, ...

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Gambling Like a Pro

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Overview

In one of Alpha's most popular titles, author Stanford Wong explores in detail the most current ways to gamble, from coinless slot machines, to scratch-off games, to online gambling.


Additionally, with the advent of the computer, Internet sports betting has become hugely popular. Even more popular is the gambling phenomenon of scratch-off games-there are seemingly hundreds of them available in a state-by-state basis. Wong offers the lowdown on this latest gambling technology, most notably virtual reality-put on a pair of special glasses and play in any casino in the world (with credit card, of course).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101222218
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/1999
  • Series: COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE Series
  • Sold by: DK
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 1,272,566
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Stanford Wong is one of the country's leading gambling authorities. Among his books are Basic Blackjack, Blackjack Secrets, Professional Video Poker, and others.
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Table of Contents

1 A Brief Look at the LONG History of Gambling 3
2 Let Me Count the Ways 11
3 An Odds Way of Looking at Things (Or, The Mathematics of Gambling) 19
4 What It Takes To Win (Or, The Psychology of Gambling) 27
5 Slots - The Reel Story 39
6 More on Slots (A Simple Strategy) 51
7 Roulette - American Style 65
8 Mostly Mini-Baccarat 77
9 Lottery: The Mother of All Numbers Games 91
10 Bingo Basics 101
11 Keno - The Ancient Art 109
12 Video Keno 123
13 Blackjack - The Preliminaries 133
14 Blackjack - Getting Down to Basics 145
15 Poker 159
16 Pai Gow Poker 175
17 Let It Ride! 185
18 Craps 195
19 Video Poker 217
20 Horse Racing: The Sport of Kings 235
21 Basic Sports Betting 251
22 Taking It with You (Or, Managing Your Gambling Money) 269
23 Looking Out for #1 (Protecting Yourself) 279
24 On the House (What You Need To Know about Comps) 287
Appendix A Gamb-lingo Glossary 295
Appendix B Selected Reading 309
Index 311
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