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Scarne's New Complete Guide to Gambling

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The world still recognizes the legendary John Scarne as the most authoritative expert on gambling who ever lived. Author of dozens of books On the subject Scarne Collected and distilled everything he knew in this, the most comprehensive book on gambling ever written. Since its publication in 1961 and subsequent new editions, "Scarne's New Complete Guide to Gambling" has be ...more
Paperback, 871 pages
Published August 7th 1986 by Fireside (first published November 1st 1974)
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Jesse Irwin
Nov 01, 2007 rated it it was amazing
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The information on gambling cheating alone makes this worth a read; add in some gaming history, explicitly worked out odds and strategies, great vintage photographs, and Scarne's blatant self-promotion, and you have a must-read for anyone interested in the subject.
Michael  Baggetta
Aug 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
John Scarne got me started doing card tricks and card manipulations when I was around 14 years old. He was the best!
Trent Rock
Nov 01, 2009 rated it it was amazing
The part on cheating was interesting..lots of good odds tables to use..the old photos were cool too..great reference book....
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John Scarne was an American magician and book author who was particularly adept at playing card manipulation. He became known as an expert on cards and other games, and authored a number of popular books on cards, gambling, and related topics.