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Casino Gambling - Russell T. Barnhart

Souvenir Press, 1979, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges with a small stain to the top corner of the upper panel on the reverse, visible only at the top of the flap. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.

From the cover: “Anyone who intends to gamble in a casino will find this book helpful. Even if you bet at random you are actually adopting a strategy, and with an understanding of the rules, procedures and simple arithmetic of the games you want to play, it is easy to adopt a more rational and successful system. This is the first book to deal in depth with staking systems and the results to be expected from an evening’s play. In the short run — which is what concerns most of us — there will be runs of cards, dice or roulette numbers that are not the same as the strict mathematical odds over the long run. How to take advantage of this common phenomenon and increase your chances of winning is shown here. The author covers all the games played in casinos in Britain, Europe, the United States and the Caribbean, as well as bingo and slot-machines, with details of the rules and analyses of the odds. For those who want to know the theory behind what happens, there is a complete analysis of 50,000 actual consecutive spins of a Monte Carlo roulette wheel and an explanation of why the individual results are a fluctuation around a norm. This is the key to understanding the realities and therefore the basis of a rational staking system. All common systems and their relative merits are explained and compared. As any gambler knows, you can win: the problem is to know how. This book will show you how to adopt the best strategy for a winning evening.”

Size: 9½" x 6¼". Orange boards with Black titling to the Spine. 221 pages.

This one has already found a new owner.