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1 ALLEN, J. EDWARD. The Basics Of Winning Video Poker.
Cardoza Publishing, New York: 1995. 0940685345 / 9780940685345 New Revised Edition. Third Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Learn to be a Winner! In just one reading, this handy, easy-to-understand guide shows you everything you need to know to play and win money at video poker - the rules and variations, the machines available, the payoffs, the odds, and GRI's inside secrets and strategies for winning! 
Price: 9.50 USD
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2 ASHTON, JOHN. The History Of Gambling In England.
Burt Franklin, New York: 1968. Reprint Edition. Research & Source Works Series 320. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Covers: Difference between Gaming and Gambling, Latimer and Cards, Legislation as to Cards, Gambling early Eighteenth Century, Gambling at Bath, The Gambling Ladies, The Gambling Clubs, Hanging, Crockford's Club, Hells in the Quadrant, Select Committee on Gambling, Wagers and Betting, Gluttonous Wager, Horse Racing, March between Mrs. Thornton and Mr. Flint, Gambling on Race Courses, Betting Houses, The Lottery, Blue coat boys, Promotors and Projectors, First Mention of the Stock Exchange, The Comic Side of the Railroad, and Permissible Gambling. 
Price: 68.88 USD
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3 BARNES, H. LEE. Dummy Up And Deal: Inside The Culture Of Casino Dealing.
University of Nevada Press, Reno: 2005. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Dummy Up and Deal offers a candid view of the Las Vegas casino industry from the blackjack dealer's side of the table. Told in the voices of dozens of dealers, male and female, young and old, it details the work, the players, and the after-hours life. For anyone who has ever wondered about the people who make their living in the casinos' fantasy and glitz, this book is essential reading—the colorful, unvarnished account of a keen observer who has seen it all, many times. The dealer's life can invite cynicism and bitterness; it can erode the soul and deaden the spirit. But can also offer moments of humor, pride, or professional solidarity, and humane encounters with generous and kindly players. Readers will discover how dealers are hired and assigned to shifts and tables, how they interact with each other and with their supervisors, and how they deal with players—the winners and the losers, the "Sweethearts" and the "Dragon Lady," the tourists looking for a few thrills and the mobsters showing off their "juice." They will observe cheaters on both sides of the table, and learn about the dealers' lives after-hours. H. Lee Barnes has been a sergeant with the Army Special Forces in Vietnam, a deputy sheriff, a narcotics agent, a private investigator, a construction laborer, and a blackjack dealer. He is now professor of English at the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas. The many honors he has received for his writing include induction into the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame in 2009 and the Excellence in the Arts Award from the Vietnam Veterans of America in 2013. "He charges you with the four horsemen of desperation, degradation, dehumanization and despair. This book is a must-read not only for anyone interested in the casino industry or the culture of the city known as 'Lost Wages,' but also for anyone interested in humanity." —Las Vegas Magazine 
Price: 18.00 USD
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4 BURBANK, JEFF. License To Steal: Nevada's Gaming Control System In The Megaresort Age.
University of Nevada Press, Reno: 2000. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
These seven precedent-setting case studies taken from the files of the Nevada Gaming Control Board and Commission illustrate vital issues addressed in the first decade of Las Vegas' megaresorts. Jeff Burbank is an award-winning journalist who has covered the casino industry in Las Vegas for national and local publications, radio, and TV. He is currently an instructor in the English Department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. "It's a fascinating book. Rich in story and the kind of historic detail one hears from casino professionals at the end of a long night. In using the state's gaming control institutions to tell the story of Las Vegas, however, Jeff Burbank gets the truth and from the sources and people who can document what happened. For fans of Las Vegas, and I am one, start reading and you can't stop." -Nicholas Pileggi, author of Casino and Wise Guy "License to Steal is the first ever, detailed examination of the regulation, and occasional non-regulation, of licensed gambling in Nevada. Jeff Burbank looks at the world with the eye of an experienced journalist: he presents concrete facts, not speculation or opinions. A good thing, because many of the stories he relates would be rejected as completely implausible if presented as fiction: the forger who did not know how to spell the name of his life-long friend, or the casino owner who threw parties with swastika-covered birthday cakes on Hitler's birthday. Burbank's straight presentation of the facts behind the ruling paints a complete picture of how the system really works." —I. Nelson Rose, author of Gambling and the Law 
Price: 28.45 USD
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5 BURBANK, JEFF. License To Steal: Nevada's Gaming Control System In The Megaresort Age.
University of Nevada Press, Reno: 2000. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
These seven precedent-setting case studies taken from the files of the Nevada Gaming Control Board and Commission illustrate vital issues addressed in the first decade of Las Vegas' megaresorts. Jeff Burbank is an award-winning journalist who has covered the casino industry in Las Vegas for national and local publications, radio, and TV. He is currently an instructor in the English Department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. "It's a fascinating book. Rich in story and the kind of historic detail one hears from casino professionals at the end of a long night. In using the state's gaming control institutions to tell the story of Las Vegas, however, Jeff Burbank gets the truth and from the sources and people who can document what happened. For fans of Las Vegas, and I am one, start reading and you can't stop." -Nicholas Pileggi, author of Casino and Wise Guy "License to Steal is the first ever, detailed examination of the regulation, and occasional non-regulation, of licensed gambling in Nevada. Jeff Burbank looks at the world with the eye of an experienced journalist: he presents concrete facts, not speculation or opinions. A good thing, because many of the stories he relates would be rejected as completely implausible if presented as fiction: the forger who did not know how to spell the name of his life-long friend, or the casino owner who threw parties with swastika-covered birthday cakes on Hitler's birthday. Burbank's straight presentation of the facts behind the ruling paints a complete picture of how the system really works." —I. Nelson Rose, author of Gambling and the Law 
Price: 20.85 USD
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6 COBB, WHITNEY L. The Basics Of Horseracing.
Gambling Research Institute, New York: 1985. 0960761888 / 9780960761883 s Softcover. Good condition. 
"How to play and how to win for casual and everyday players." 
Price: 12.11 USD
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7 GREENLEES, E. MALCOLM. Casino Accounting And Financial Management, Second Edition.
University of Nevada Press, Reno: 2008. Second Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
In this work, author E. Malcolm Greenlees provides detailed information about the role of state governments in the regulation of gaming. He also discusses the dominance of slot machines as the major revenue source in most casinos, and provides information about changes in the types and operation of slot machines, as well as accounting procedures for slot revenues. The book covers every aspect of the financial management of a casino, from the details of licensing and regulation to revenue taxation; the management of slot machines and other gaming devices, table games, and betting operations; revenue flows and internal cash controls; cashiering; accounting; and financial reporting. Casino Accounting and Financial Management has been recognized as the essential manual for gaming industry professionals since its first publication in 1988. This 2008 edition is updated throughout and greatly expands the original text, addressing growth and changes in the casino industry as gaming has spread into new venues both nationwide and internationally, incorporated new games and new technology, and become subject to new management policies and new government regulations. Malcolm Greenlees received his PhD from the University of Washington. He is the Jackson Professor of Business at Linfield University in McMinnville, Oregon. "This book provides valuable background information for anyone who expects to work in or serve casinos. Industry terminology is covered, along with internal procedures and methods for measuring revenues and expenses for each of the major games of chance." -Stephen L. Fogg, Journal of Accountacy 1988. "One of the best documentations of casino accounting that is available to the public. More specifically, Greenlees' book is a good documentation of accounting procedures used by northern Nevada casinos, particularly smaller gaming properties." -Bill Hartman, Business Monday 1988 
Price: 71.25 USD
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8 HANSEN, KENNETH N.; SKOPEK, TRACY A. The New Politics Of Indian Gaming: The Rise Of Reservation Interest Groups.
University of Nevada Press, Reno: 2015. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The New Politics of Indian Gaming uses case studies of major Indian gaming states to analyze the interplay of tribal governance, state politics, and federalism and to illustrate the emergence of reservation governments as political power brokers on the local, state, and national levels. The contributing authors come from several disciplines, including law, public administration, and political science, and consider such tribal strategies as lobbying and campaign contributions. They examine the efficacy of these strategies in helping tribes achieve their development goals. Finally, they consider some instances where reservation gaming did not succeed in achieving the tribes' goals for development, in particular the case of New York State. Here they identify the reasons for this failure in competitive interest-group advocacy, contentious public policy making, and internal tribal dissension. This book is a pioneering examination of the political impact of reservation gaming on Native American tribal governments and on the evolution of government-to-government relations between diverse sovereign entities—tribes and local, state, and federal governments. Kenneth N. Hansen is professor of political science and former co-coordinator of the American Indian Studies Program at California State University, Fresno. Tracy A. Skopek is associate professor of political science and director of the Master of Public Administration Program at the University of Wyoming. "The changing dynamics of the political and governmental relations between Indian tribes and state governments in the U.S. is an underexamined phenomenon in the literatures of political science, public administration, and public policy. This book makes an important and substantial contribution to filling that gap." -Claude Louishomme, University of Nebraska at Kearney "An invaluable contribution to Native American studies shelves examining how legalized gambling continues to transform tribal and national political discourse, The New Politics of Indian Gaming is highly recommended." -The Midwest Book Review 
Price: 33.20 USD
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9 HANSEN, KENNETH N.;SKOPEK, TRACY A. The New Politics Of Indian Gaming: The Rise Of Reservation Interest Groups.
University of Nevada Press, Reno: 2011. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The New Politics of Indian Gaming uses case studies of major Indian gaming states to analyze the interplay of tribal governance, state politics, and federalism and to illustrate the emergence of reservation governments as political power brokers on the local, state, and national levels. The contributing authors come from several disciplines, including law, public administration, and political science, and consider such tribal strategies as lobbying and campaign contributions. They examine the efficacy of these strategies in helping tribes achieve their development goals. Finally, they consider some instances where reservation gaming did not succeed in achieving the tribes' goals for development, in particular the case of New York State. Here they identify the reasons for this failure in competitive interest-group advocacy, contentious public policy making, and internal tribal dissension. This book is a pioneering examination of the political impact of reservation gaming on Native American tribal governments and on the evolution of government-to-government relations between diverse sovereign entities—tribes and local, state, and federal governments. Kenneth N. Hansen is professor of political science and former co-coordinator of the American Indian Studies Program at California State University, Fresno. Tracy A. Skopek is associate professor of political science and director of the Master of Public Administration Program at the University of Wyoming. "The changing dynamics of the political and governmental relations between Indian tribes and state governments in the U.S. is an underexamined phenomenon in the literatures of political science, public administration, and public policy. This book makes an important and substantial contribution to filling that gap." -Claude Louishomme, University of Nebraska at Kearney "An invaluable contribution to Native American studies shelves examining how legalized gambling continues to transform tribal and national political discourse, The New Politics of Indian Gaming is highly recommended." -The Midwest Book Review 
Price: 59.33 USD
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10 KLING, DWAYNE; MELTON, ROLLAN. The Rise Of The Biggest Little City: An Encyclopedic History Of Reno Gaming, 1931-1981.
University of Nevada Press, Reno: 2010. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The history of Reno during the first half century is to a great degree the history of Reno's gaming industry. Between 1931 and 1981, the economy, skyline, and lifestyle of "the Biggest Little City in the World" were strongly influenced by the city's casinos and the people who created and operated them. In The Rise of the Biggest Little City, longtime Reno gaming executive Dwayne Kling records the fruits of his fourteen years of research into the history of Reno's casinos, from the backroom (and often illegal) dives of the industry's beginnings to the elegant casino-hotels of today. Arranged in encyclopedic form with historic photographs (many never before published), the book offers the stories of such famous establishments as Harolds Club, the Cal-Neva, the Sands, and Harrah's, as well as defunct clubs like the Cedars, the Silver Spur, and the Bank Club. We also find the stories of the men and women who created Reno's gaming industry—such as James McKay and Bill Graham, who came from the rough-and-tumble saloons of boom-town Tonopah and developed a chain of illegal gambling clubs and brothels into Reno's first major casino, the Bank Club; the Smith family—Raymond I. "Pappy," Harold Sr., Raymond A., and Harold Jr.—whose Harolds Club was a prime downtown attraction for over fifty years and brought Reno national fame as a destination for fun and gambling; Bill Bailey, an African-American whose Harlem Club—one of the first integrated casinos in Reno—attracted such show-business luminaries as Louis Armstrong and Pearl Bailey (his cousin) for late-night jam sessions; William Harrah, who parleyed a string of small bingo parlors into a major gaming empire; and Jack Douglass, a slot-route operator in the early days of legal gaming who became a major figure in Reno's modern casino industry. There are more. Kling records the stories of hundreds of gaming establishments, most of them long forgotten, stretching geographically from the Mount Rose Highway to the north end of town, from Verdi to Sparks; and of dozens of men and women who shaped the industry, for better and for worse. We learn from that Reno was the true pioneer of the gambling industry. It was here that big-name entertainment was first offered in a casino setting; that elegant hotel rooms and fine dining were first offered as amenities of the casino experience; that a casino corporation first traded its stock on the New York Stock Exchange; that ethnic minorities first owned and operated casinos, and first integrated them. The Rise of the Biggest Little City will engage readers with its authoritative account of the rise of modern Reno and of the colorful history that lies beneath today's neon and glitz. Dwayne Kling worked in the casino industry for over forty years before he retired in 1995. "It surely would be a welcome gift to a Reno resident or frequent gambler there." -Steve Goddard's History Wire 
Price: 28.45 USD
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11 RAENTO, PAULIINA; SCHWARTZ, DAVID G. Gambling, Space, And Time: Shifting Boundaries And Cultures.
University of Nevada Press, Reno: 2011. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The eight essays in Gambling, Space, and Time use a global and interdisciplinary approach to examine two significant areas of gambling studies that have not been widely explored—the ever-changing boundaries that divide and organize gambling spaces, and the cultures, perceptions, and emotions related to gambling. The contributors represent a variety of disciplines: history, geography, sociology, anthropology, political science, and law. The essays consider such topics as the impact of technological advances on gambling activities, the role of the nation-state in the gambling industry, and the ways that cultural and moral values influence the availability of gambling and the behavior of gamblers. The case studies offer rich new insights into a gambling industry that is both a global phenomenon and a powerful engine of local change. Pauliina Raento is research director at the Finnish Foundation for Gaming Research, professor of human geography at the University of Helsinki, and associate editor of Political Geography. David G. Schwartz is director of the Center for Gaming Research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is also the author of Cutting the Wire: Gambling Prohibition and the Internet (University of Nevada Press) and several other books about gambling and history. "This book extends the available research on gambling, and therefore makes a significant contribution to the literature. There is no doubt that the contributors have done careful and extensive original research." -James Smith, author of The Business of Risk: Commercial Gambling in Mainstream America "This book looks at gambling spaces from a number of perspectives: legal, political, social, and geographic; and discusses how such spaces have evolved over time. The essays provide insights into how this rapidly expanding but controversial activity has evolved in America and Europe, and where it will emerge in cyberspace." -William R. Eadington, Director, Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming, University of Nevada, Reno "A riveting read that proves highly educational on this often misunderstood aspect of education, much recommended reading." -Midwest Book Review 
Price: 47.45 USD
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12 SCARNE, JOHN. Scarne On Dice.
Wilshire Book Company, North Hollywood: 1980. 0517541246 / 9780517541241 8th Revised Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 23.51 USD
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