Gambling Books Reviewed

Weighningtheodds

King Yao explains how to play hold'em poker. Topics covered includes sizing up your opponents, counting "outs", figuring pot odds, the value of position, determining when to raise, call, or fold, bluffing, semi-bluffing, slowplaying, check-raising, regular games, shorthanded game...

Crapbible

The book is 300+ pages of meat and potatoes, no fluff. About 50 pages of the material is new, and the rest is distilled from the hundreds of essays the Mad Professor has written on craps and posted on dicesetter.com.

The essays have not been merely reproduced word for word; instead t...

Dice

Wong on Dice is mostly material that does not appear in any other book on craps. Many of the topics have been discussed on the Craps page of BJ21.

Sample topics discussed in the book: how skillful shooters get an edge, how to practice efficiently, how to test yourself to ...

Ssb2009 large

Millions of dollars are wagered on sports events each year. Most people give up a part of their bet to the house, while some "sharp" bettors actually turn a profit for themselves. Sharp Sports Betting by Stanford Wong is a revolutionary text on get...

Optimal strategy

Pai gow poker uses a deck of 53 cards (joker for aces, straights, and flushes). You are dealt seven cards that you must separate into a five-card hand and a two-card hand. The only restriction is that your five-card hand must have higher poker value than your two-card hand. Pai gow poker is on...

Casino tournament strategy

Tournaments are exciting -- your palms sweat even if the prize you are trying to win is no larger than an amount you are willing to bet on one hand of blackjack. Sometimes much larger amounts are involved; sometimes one card can make a difference of tens of thousands of dollars. Your competito...

Probj291x445

Professional Blackjack is 350 pages of card-counting advice for beginners to experts. It presents the high-low and the halves. The high-low is the best combination of simplicity and power, and probably is the most popular system used by card counters. Halves is a level-3 system tha...