Even in the gambling industry, you may benefit much from reading a book. Nothing compares to the in-depth information you can find in a book. Yes, in the age of technology, every bit of information is now accessible with a quick Google search. There are plenty of articles, masterclasses, and even YouTube videos you can find. Yet, almost every gambling book has something to teach you, no matter how experienced of a gambler you are. And if you’re self-taught, there’s not much that can compare to actual hands-on experience and a good mentor to guide you along the way.
If you want to widen your knowledge about the gambling industry, such as the casinos, the games, the ways you should handle your money, and many more, here are some recommendations.
Bringing Down the House
According to the book “Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions,” a professor and his students really did figure out a way to cheat in blackjack by using a count-carding approach and make millions of dollars. The M.I.T. The Blackjack Team earned almost $10 million by developing a sophisticated “spotting” approach that enabled them to foresee which cards would appear.
Simon Kuper, a sports betting specialist, wrote a fascinating and somewhat underappreciated book in 2018 titled “Soccernomics.” In his book, he evaluated the 2018 World Cup and tried to create a pattern that would allow him to end up making more money than he would lose through sports betting in the long term. According to Kuper’s book, it’s impossible to create a universal formula for sports betting since each event is different. There are no easy solutions offered, but there are compelling arguments for how studying particular facets of games or seasons may help you create a winning strategy.
Scarne’s Guide to Modern Poker
“Scarne’s Guide to Modern Poker” is a great introduction and overview of the game for players at all skill levels. Scarne tries to extrapolate the concepts he discovers while playing draw poker to other games. Excellent insights on how to win the bluff game are provided by Scarne, who offers advice on anything from how to read your opponent’s body language and spot card cheats to how to change up your play. This book is perfect for the novice player who wants to learn the fundamentals of draw poker.
Beating the Casinos at Their Own Game
From the title itself, how to win at casinos by using the tricks they use against themselves is the subject of Beating the Casinos at Their Own Game, written by John Svoboda. This book provides an insider’s view of casino gaming, including strategies for winning consistently. No matter how much or how little gambling experience you have, he covered everything from picking the best games to managing your cash to interacting with the casino employees.
The Frugal Gambler
First published in 1998, several revisions have been made to this book since then. The Frugal Gambler is a beginner’s guide to casino gaming that also includes suggestions on how to save money and win more often. Bonuses, free plays, and other freebies offered by casinos are included as well. The Frugal Gambler is an excellent read for anyone interested in learning more about gambling at casinos on a budget.