Casino Gambling For Dummies

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  • ISBN13: 9780471752868
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Earn 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 … More >>

Casino Gambling For Dummies

5 Replies to “Casino Gambling For Dummies”

  1. I wonder why on page 170, the baccarat rules states that, for example, when the banker’s total is 6, then the banker will draw if the player’s new total is 6 or 7. The correct version is: the banker will draw when the “player’s third card” is 6 or 7, not the “new total”. On page 171 though, the table lists it as “player’s third card”. Incidentally, I found a bug in the Hoyle’s Casino 2007 for PC game, with it drawing a card for the banker when it shouldn’t… oh well… isn’t the rule somewhat important? It is a very basic set of rule… I wonder if we have that sometimes in the casino and nobody noticed.

    Otherwise, the book provides basic rules, strategies, and some interesting stories about the various games. It is a pretty good book for beginners, but make sure you pick another one up just to cross reference. Idiot’s Guide and the Unofficial Guide also have a good book on casino gambling.

    One thing I am sensitive about the book is that it stresses on etiquette quite a lot. Thing like, “don’t hand your money directly to the dealer; doing so is a breach of etiquette and brands you as a greenhorn. After you receive your chips, leave them on the table in front of you”. Oh well, a “breach”? so serious? I don’t know, I just feel that nowadays, we tend to have too much politeness and etiquette and too little true kindness among human beings, so I don’t like to read about etiquette for this and etiquette for that.

    Rating: 4 / 5

  2. This is an excellent beginner’s book on how to gamble. The author stresses budgeting, strategies, and playing the house for your maximuym advantage. It’s a good read for anyone interested in the subject.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. Complete and concise. If you want to know what’s going on inside a casino, this man tells you what you’re getting in for, and how to make the most of your experience. He explains the games, tells you the best way to win, and the chances that you might actually win. There is no judgement here. Just information, a bit personalized.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. I was mainly interested in slots, video poker, & blackjack. Presented good info in an uncomplicated style. Also full of info for practically any other game that may be your particular choice(s). I recommend it VERY highly for beginners or the more experienced player!!!!!
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. Kevin Blackwood is an expert blackjack player who has played all over the world; he is an expert poker player as well. His knowledge of the casino games is profound and this book gives you everything you need to know to go to the casinos and play properly. Ignore the title because you are not a dummy if you buy this book.

    You are smart!

    Frank Scoblete: author of Golden Touch Dice Control Revolution!
    Rating: 5 / 5

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