"You've got to know when to hold them, know when to fold them--and these professional strategies for winning at the poker table will show you how to handle the cards, beat the odds, and win. Success at poker is a matter of mathematics, and the tactics are easy to learn with this clear-cut advice on starting hands, profitable table conditions, dangerous card combinations, techniques for reading opponents, and much more. A triumph at the table begins with the fundamentals, such as understanding the difference between luck and skill and being able to rank the hands. Find out exactly what separates private from casino poker; insider tips on betting, raising, and folding; and information on poker economics, the "flop" (when five cards are revealed), and poker variations. "Smarter Bet Factoids" appear throughout, providing at-a-glance poker wisdom. Possible scenarios that might occur at the casino are revealed, with suggestions for dealing with them."
128 pages, Basil Nestor.
"Some craps bets are good, some are not, and others are really for suckers. Here's how to separate the best from the rest and come out ahead. Everything is here in a really clear-cut and simple to learn fashion: table layout, dice-shooting techniques, a detailed analysis of every craps bet, and mathematically proven strategies that lower--and even eliminate--the casino's advantage. Take a crash course in the game, and check out the table "Good and Bad Casino Bets" to pinpoint advantageous shots. Discover the five most dangerous gambling mistakes, And, since craps is all about the dice, take some advice on the possible combinations when they're rolled. Special "Smarter Bet" tips help you sidestep some common mistakes. Best of all, a full rundown of the many possible wagers reveals the many sneaky and amazing ways that a casino gains a monster edge--so you can head them off at the pass and avoid being lured into losing situations."
"How do you follow a million-copy bestseller? With Hungry Hyenas, Puppy Snap, Game Warden, Little Fish, Brothers & Sisters. With old favorites like Catch the Cat, Safari, Creature Feature, Woof, Gorilla War. And classics with a twist-Girl Power, Amazon, Feed the Kitty, Jungle Rummy. A new book from the author of the enormously successful The Book of Cards for Kids, with over 1.1 million copies in print, Card Games for Little Kids offers over 30 card games specially designed for the littlest members of the family. They-along with their siblings, friends, and parents-will delight in these extra-fun, extra-noisy games that require barking, roaring, shouting, slapping, and sometimes even jumping around like a monkey.
Packaged with the two-color illustrated book is a customized, oversized, four-color 40-card deck that features ten different animal "suits" of a mother, father, brother, and sister. The illustrations are bright and cheerful-skateboarding elephants, jump-roping rhinos, giraffes, tigers, and other animals-and all but irresistible. Deal 'em."
Gail MacColl, 112 pages