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Best Gambling Books Reviewed & Ranked

Looking for the best Gambling books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

1. Casino Gambling For Dummies (2006)

 Best Gambling Books Reviewed & RankedEarn comps and avoid big losses Bet wisely, beat the house, and bring home the bucks! Crazy about casinos, but worried about losing your shirt? Relax! This hands-on guide is filled with insider secrets and tips for maximizing winnings and minimizing losses in the most popular casino games –blackjack, poker, craps, roulette, slots, and more. You get the scoop on everything from game rules and jargon to making the best bets (and knowing when to quit). Discover how to * Understand the odds * Develop winning strategies * Avoid gimmicks and bad bets * Manage your money effectively *…
Author(s): Kevin Blackwood

2. The Logic Of Sports Betting (2019)

 Best Gambling Books Reviewed & RankedHow do sportsbooks make their lines? Which types of bets are the best? Can you beat the house?The Logic Of Sports Betting answers all these questions and more with a dash of humor and a whole lot of real talk about how it all works. Peek behind the counter and learn how sportsbooks operate. Combine that insider knowledge with why-didn’t-I-think-of-that sports betting logic, and you have the winning formula. is a best-selling (over 300,000 copies sold) author of books on poker and gambling. This is his first book on sports betting, but maybe his favorite book to write so far. is a sports modeler, using…
Author(s): Ed Miller, Matthew Davidow

3. The Perfect Bet: How Science and Math Are Taking the Luck Out of Gambling (2017)

 Best Gambling Books Reviewed & RankedFor the past 500 years, gamblers-led by mathematicians and scientists-have been trying to figure out how to pull the rug out from under Lady Luck. In The Perfect Bet, mathematician and award-winning writer Adam Kucharski tells the astonishing story of how the experts have succeeded, revolutionizing mathematics and science in the process. The house can seem unbeatable. Kucharski shows us just why it isn’t. Even better, he demonstrates how the search for the perfect bet has been crucial for the scientific pursuit of a better world….
Author(s): Adam Kucharski

4. Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas (2014)

 Best Gambling Books Reviewed & RankedRecent decades have seen a dramatic shift away from social forms of gambling played around roulette wheels and card tables to solitary gambling at electronic terminals. Slot machines, revamped by ever more compelling digital and video technology, have unseated traditional casino games as the gambling industry’s revenue mainstay. Addiction by Design takes readers into the intriguing world of machine gambling, an increasingly popular and absorbing form of play that blurs the line between human and machine, compulsion and control, risk and reward.Drawing on fifteen years of field research in Las Vegas, anthropologist Natasha Dow Schüll…
Author(s): Natasha Dow Schüll

5. The Ultimate Beginner’s Gambling Guide:: Learn How to Play Craps, How to Play Texas Hold’em Poker, & How to Play Blackjack by Learning the Rules, Hands, Tables, Chips, & Strategies (2017)

 Best Gambling Books Reviewed & RankedHow to Play Craps , you’ll learn the ins and outs of this classic casino game in a flash! This easy-to-understand guide explains the rules of the game, the basics of craps strategy, and even the “beyond the basics” tips you need to truly master craps. Soon, you’ll have the confidence to leave the sidelines and run the table! You’ll also discover a complete section on craps lingo, like “new shooter coming out!” How to Play Texas Hold’em Poker is your complete guide to this exciting and very popular game. From the basic rules, hand types, and table…
Author(s): Steven Hartman

6. Sex, Drugs, Gambling, and Chocolate: A Workbook for Overcoming Addictions (2003)

 Best Gambling Books Reviewed & RankedThere is an alternative to 12-step! You can reduce almost any type of addictive behavior — from drinking to sex, eating, and the Internet — with this practical and effective workbook. Treats addictive behaviors in general, not one at a time — because if you’re prone to addictions, you’ve probably got more than one. Addictive behavior can result from the use of almost any substance, or involvement in almost any activity. The harm that results from the addictive behavior, and the individual's difficulty in controlling it, is what matters….
Author(s): A. Thomas Horvath

7. Gambling 102: The Best Strategies for All Casino Games (2005)

 Best Gambling Books Reviewed & RankedPlenty of gambling books explain how to play the games; that’s Gambling 101. Gambling 102 takes you to the next stage, where you’re playing in the best way with the least amount of effort. Within these pages, gambling’s “Wizard of Odds” provides proven strategies for all the casino games–from baccarat to video poker to sic bo to craps–in terms that are easy to understand and implement. Nineteen quick chapters (some as brief as two or three pages) cut right to the heart of each game. They give you, first, an assessment of the odds you face, then the basic strategies you need to lower them as much as…
Author(s): Michael Shackleford

8. Blackjack essays (1991)

 Best Gambling Books Reviewed & RankedBlackjack essays…
Author(s): Mason Malmuth

9. All Bets Are Off: Losers, Liars, and Recovery from Gambling Addiction (2015)

 Best Gambling Books Reviewed & RankedArnie Wexler’s life as a gambler began on the streets of Brooklyn, New York, flipping cards, shooting marbles, and playing pinball machines. At age fourteen he found the racetrack, a bookie, and started playing the stock market. His obsession with gambling accelerated until a fateful day in 1968 when it all came crashing down.Wexler’s gripping narrative leads us through the dungeon of a compulsive gambler’s world—chasing the big win and coming up with empty pockets—and how his addiction drove him and his wife, Sheila, to the edge of life. With help, they managed to escape,…
Author(s): Arnie Wexler , Sheila Wexler, et al.

10. Winning at Casino Gambling by Lyle Stuart (1994-12-01) (1656)

 Best Gambling Books Reviewed & RankedPaperback Publisher: Barricade Books (1994-12-01) (1656) ASIN: B01FGK5P4Y Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,330,250 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
Author(s): Lyle Stuart

11. Mathematics in Games, Sports, and Gambling (Textbooks in Mathematics) (2015)

 Best Gambling Books Reviewed & RankedMathematics in Games, Sports, and Gambling: The Games People Play, Second Edition demonstrates how discrete probability, statistics, and elementary discrete mathematics are used in games, sports, and gambling situations. With emphasis on mathematical thinking and problem solving, the text draws on numerous examples, questions, and problems to explain the application of mathematical theory to various real-life games.This updated edition of a widely adopted textbook considers a number of popular games and diversions that are mathematically based or can be studied from a mathematical…
Author(s): Ronald J. Gould

12. Endgame Virtuoso Anatoly Karpov: The Exceptional Endgame Skills of the 12th World Champion (2007)

 Best Gambling Books Reviewed & RankedWith his fine endgame technique Anatoly Karpov managed to win positions which nearly everybody else assessed as a draw. This book takes, for the first time, a closer look at his endgame skills, which have always remained something of an enigma, explaining the finer points better than Karpov himself has ever cared to do. A highly instructive and entertaining book….
Author(s): Tibor Karolyi, Nick Aplin

13. The Easy Way to Stop Gambling: Take Control of Your Life (Allen Carr’s Easyway) (2014)

 Best Gambling Books Reviewed & RankedAllen Carr’s Easy way is the most effective stop-smoking method of all time and has also been successfully applied to a wide range of other issues, including drinking, overeating, and overspending. In this book the method addresses the fastest-growing social problem of modern times: gambling. Allen Carr explains how gamblers fall into the trap and why they keep gambling despite knowing that it’s ruining their lives. By explaining the nature of the trap, he removes the desire to gamble and the fears that keep you hooked. Most important of all, you will not feel that you’ve made a…
Author(s): Allen Carr

Best Gambling Books Reviewed & Ranked

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some gambling books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Gambling Disorder

Author(s): Andreas Heinz, Nina Romanczuk-Seiferth, Marc N. Potenza
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2354229

The Psychology of Chinese Gambling: A Cultural and Historical Perspective

Author(s): Chi Chuen Chan, William Wai Lim Li, Amy Sau Lam Chiu
Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2019, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2355618

Macau and the Casino Complex

Author(s): Stefan Al, Kah-Wee Lee, Natalia Echeverri
Publisher: University of Nevada Press, Year: 2018, Size: 61 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2228488

Gambling on War: Confidence, Fear, and the Tragedy of the First World War

Author(s): Roger L. Ransom
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 2018, Size: 17 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2247891

Gambling Policies in European Welfare States

Author(s): Michael Egerer, Virve Marionneau, Janne Nikkinen
Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2018, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2251716

Gambling, Crime and Society

Author(s): James Banks
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK, Year: 2017, Size: 11 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1701252

Speculation: A History of the Fine Line between Gambling and Investing

Author(s): Stuart Banner
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2017, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1704409

Evidence-Based Treatments for Problem Gambling

Author(s): McIntosh, Cameron; O'Neill, Katy
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2017, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2134823

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really record-breakers according to The New York Times, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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