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Buy a gambling-related book as a holiday gift, stocking stuffer

3 December 2009

Depending on their taste or enthusiasm for a particular form of gambling, your friends and/or family members might appreciate a good book as the perfect holiday gift. Here are a few suggestions with a thumbnail description of each to help guide you:

The Ultimate Video Poker Pocket Book by Chris Newman (177 pages, paperbound, $19.99). This 2009 pocket-sized book offers strategy charts for 16 of the more popular games, including White Hot Aces; All American; Joker Poker; Deuces Wild; Loose Deuces Wild and Pick'em Poker.

Cluster Keno by L.J. Zahm (55 pages, 8x11 plastic spiralbound, $20). This third edition, subtitled "A Guide to Winning at Video Keno," includes stories, charts, tables, illustrations to guide the player to help make the game more fun and hopefully, profitable.

The Official U.S. Casino Chip Price Guide by James Campiglia and Steve Wells (4th Edition) (398 pages, paperbound, $39.99). This beautifully illustrated book has more than 12,000 chips in color with descriptions, values in various price grades. It's perfect for the collector-investor-bargain hunter. Covers Nevada, Colorado, Atlantic City, Deadwood and Riverboat states.

The Godfather of Poker by Doyle Brunson and Mike Cochran (384 pages, hardbound, $26.95). One of the great poker biographies, illustrated, indexed, Brunson's early health crises, colorful, inspiring life is packed with advice about winning, playing, surviving.

Cowboys Full (The Story of Poker) by James McManus (516 pages, hardbound, $30). Stories and history of America's Game from its earliest beginnings to the evolution of the game covering the Old West, riverboat gambling, hold'em, tournament play, presidents and military play. Great reference source, indexed, packed with research sources. Destined to an all-time great resource for future generations. The author also penned Positively Fifth Street.
Howard Schwartz
Howard Schwartz, the "librarian for gamblers," was the marketing director for Gambler's Book Club in Las Vegas, a position he held from 1979 to 2010, when he retired. Author of hundreds of articles on gambling, his weekly book reviews appear in numerous publications throughout the gaming industry.

Howard Schwartz Websites:

www.gamblersbook.com
Howard Schwartz
Howard Schwartz, the "librarian for gamblers," was the marketing director for Gambler's Book Club in Las Vegas, a position he held from 1979 to 2010, when he retired. Author of hundreds of articles on gambling, his weekly book reviews appear in numerous publications throughout the gaming industry.

Howard Schwartz Websites:

www.gamblersbook.com