Deal Me In-Twenty of the World’sTop Poker Players Share the Heartbreaking and Inspiring Stories of How They Turned Pro

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Deal Me In: Twenty of the World’sTop Poker Players Share the Heartbreaking and Inspiring Stories of How They Turned Pro By Stephen John, Marvin Karlins
No-Limit Texas Hold’em: A Complete Course
Natasha Dow Schull, “Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas”
Jean Scott, Marissa Chien, “Tax Help for Gamblers: Poker & Other Casino Games”
Dario De Toffoli, Margherita Bonaldi, “Blackjack: A Champion’s Guide”

Deal Me In: Twenty of the World’sTop Poker Players Share the Heartbreaking and Inspiring Stories of How They Turned Pro By Stephen John, Marvin Karlins

Deal Me In showcases 20 of the world’s top poker players as they share their colorful and inspiring stories of how they became professionals. Poker’s biggest players, such as Phil Ivey (2009 WSOP Main Event Finalist and potential winner), Johnny Chan, Phil Hellmuth , Doyle Brunson and Daniel Negreanu give first-person accounts of their personal journeys and the key moments in their rise to the top of the poker pantheon. These stories will teach, inspire and make you laugh. Deal Me In humanizes the larger-than-life personalities, allowing the reader to understand more about poker strategy through the trials and errors of the best players in the game. Each poker legend tells his or her own story in the book including: Doyle Brunson, Phil Hellmuth , Daniel Negreanu, Phil Ivey, Annie Duke, Johnny Chan, Chris “Jesus” Ferguson, Carlos Mortensen, Chau Giang, Jennifer Harman, Allen Cunningham, Howard Lederer, Erik Seidel, Chad Brown, David “Devilfish” Ulliott, Layne Flack, Scotty Nguyen, Annette Obrestad, Tom Dwan and the 2008 Main Event winner Peter Eastgate.

No-Limit Texas Hold’em: A Complete Course

oker enthusiasts of all skill levels can learn how to improve their play by following the strategies and techniques of renowned poker educator Angel Largay—one of the world’s most consistent winners in maximum buy-in, no-limit games—in this effective distillation of his professional classroom instruction. A progressive system of learning that examines the intricacies of no-limit Texas Hold’em on a step-by-step basis, the lessons advance from absolute beginner to professional level while exploring common tips to determine rates of success and offering methods to get beyond the game’s most difficult concepts.

Natasha Dow Schull, “Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas”

Recent decades have seen a dramatic shift away from social forms of gambling played around roulette wheels and card tables to solitary gambling at electronic terminals. Slot machines, revamped by ever more compelling digital and video technology, have unseated traditional casino games as the gambling industry’s revenue mainstay. Addiction by Design takes readers into the intriguing world of machine gambling, an increasingly popular and absorbing form of play that blurs the line between human and machine, compulsion and control, risk and reward.
Drawing on fifteen years of field research in Las Vegas, anthropologist Natasha Dow Schüll shows how the mechanical rhythm of electronic gambling pulls players into a trancelike state they call the “machine zone,” in which daily worries, social demands, and even bodily awareness fade away. Once in the zone, gambling addicts play not to win but simply to keep playing, for as long as possible–even at the cost of physical and economic exhaustion. In continuous machine play, gamblers seek to lose themselves while the gambling industry seeks profit. Schüll describes the strategic calculations behind game algorithms and machine ergonomics, casino architecture and “ambience management,” player tracking and cash access systems–all designed to meet the market’s desire for maximum “time on device.” Her account moves from casino floors into gamblers’ everyday lives, from gambling industry conventions and Gamblers Anonymous meetings to regulatory debates over whether addiction to gambling machines stems from the consumer, the product, or the interplay between the two.
Addiction by Design is a compelling inquiry into the intensifying traffic between people and machines of chance, offering clues to some of the broader anxieties and predicaments of contemporary life. At stake in Schüll’s account of the intensifying traffic between people and machines of chance is a blurring of the line between design and experience, profit and loss, control and compulsion.

Jean Scott, Marissa Chien, “Tax Help for Gamblers: Poker & Other Casino Games”

Tax Help for Gamblers, now fully revised and updated to reflect changes in tax law since it was first published in 2007, deals with the innumerable nuances and gray areas of gambling and taxes. It covers all the whys and wherefores of this complex subject, including tax-code specifics, record-keeping, filing your tax return, state-tax considerations, and audits and other tax problems. Numerous charts and forms help you see the practical application of the information. This book is for recreational and professional gamblers, including low and high rollers, table-game and machine players, video poker and live poker players, online enthusiasts, international and cruise ship players, and people who live or gamble in states with income taxes. Whether you re a do-it-yourself tax filer or you use a tax professional, Tax Help for Gamblers is an indispensable guide to staying square with the taxman.

Dario De Toffoli, Margherita Bonaldi, “Blackjack: A Champion’s Guide”

If you believe that winning at casino games depends entirely on chance or luck, then this is not the book for you. If, on the other hand, you think that it’s crucial to have an effective strategy in order to win, then you simply can’t do without it. The green table is the most democratic place to play, where the inequalities between you and the dealer are at a minimum and players can significantly increase their chances of victory. You just need to know how. Simply told and with a touch of irony, ‘games king’ Dario De Toffoli guides us through rules, secrets, tactics and advice, in a book that is as much for beginners as experts. So prepare yourselves to explore the world of Blackjack, which is ‘deconstructed’ and analysed in all its mathematical glory for the first time, making readers more conscious and successful when they play. Whether you are in front of a croupier in the flesh and blood or in front of your computer screen playing an online game, now is the time to abandon all those good luck charms and understand that your success depends on you. Because it’s fun to play, but it’s even more fun to win. So, what are you waiting for? Play the game, but don’t let the game play you…