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Poker Faces

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Paperback, 217 pages
Published August 1st 1983 by University of California Press (first published January 1st 1982)
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Aug 09, 2016 Jeff rated it liked it
A sociologist studies the world of draw poker in California. Can't remember the era, but i believe it was the 1980s. Interesting in the contrast between what The Poker Scene looked like before the poker boom (created by the Internet & televised tournaments). Hayano's goal was to mine their deepest motivations for playing the game. To do so, he had to become a Playa and get into the game.

I really enjoyed this book but Hayano's text seems insistent on being dry and cool and detached enough to
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Apr 11, 2011 Steve Gupta rated it it was amazing
Incredibly well researched book on California Poker rooms. The games information is dated, but the rest is timeless. I want this for my shelf at home
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