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Record-keepers for basketball help bettors track winning, losing streaks

5 November 2009
Basketball bettors who are disciplined, who manage their money, keep careful records and anticipate when a team might be fresher or fatigued based on scheduling or travel, are likely to survive and flourish financially. Following a team's surprisingly good road performance or anticipating a key conference battle is part of the discipline. ... (read more)
 

Brunson's latest a revealing autobiography; 'Gold Sheet' logs easy reference

29 October 2009
Good poker biographies are rare, great ones even rarer. Doyle Brunson's autobiography is that rare exception -- brilliantly compiled and detailed, well-written and organized. It will forever be read as an honest record of an exceptional individual and a true pioneer of the game. Titled The Godfather of ... (read more)
 

'Stat Attack' -- fine time-saver to research college hoop angles

22 October 2009
Wondering how a pro or college team did as a favorite, dog, as a 20-point favorite on a Wednesday? No worries. Stat Attack's software (it works on both Windows and Mac) should save you hours of time. The Stat Attack Pro Basketball database of games goes as far back as the 1990-91 season and allows researchers to do "team-specific" or even league-wide, conference-wide or divisional searches. ... (read more)
 

'Blue Ribbon' hoops book mandatory reading for college bettors

16 October 2009
Like the swallows returning annually to Capistrano, the lue Ribbon College Basketball Book has arrived on time for the 29th year in a row. The book serves to inform smart, researching bettors who the iron-men, sleepers and most-improved teams might be in the 2009-20l0 season. Now operating out of new ... (read more)
 

'Super System 2' revised; 'Powerful Pai Gow Poker ' helps sharpen skills

7 October 2009
Super System 2 has been unavailable for a few months but now it's back in stock with some minor updates. To avoid confusion, remember the original Super System was published in 1978. Much has changed in the past three decades, and the follow-up tome now reflects those changes, including sections titled Niche ... (read more)
 

New 'Pot-Limit Omaha' focuses on game for every level player

1 October 2009
More than 25 years ago, the great Bill Boyd, considered one of the great five-card stud players ever, brought the game of Omaha to Las Vegas. Boyd enthusiastically explained the game to me and many others, but it was a while before it caught on. After all, hold'em and seven stud were THE games in the 1980s and they got plenty of action. ... (read more)
 

'Conrad on Casino Marketing' vital, packed with profitable ideas

24 September 2009
Dennis Conrad, who penned Conrad's Corners -- Uncut and Uncensored in 2008, has now written Conrad on Casino Marketing (240 pages, hardbound, $49.95). The book contains seven major sections, with something for everyone, it seems, energetically packed with innovative, money-making ideas, which should be even more vitally important to the industry in today's economic setting. ... (read more)
 

Learn the 'language' of gambling through special books, dictionaries

17 September 2009
It's a given! Anyone entering the gaming industry must learn the special language dealers, supervisors and of course players use almost daily. It's a necessity! Any new player who wants to know the ins and outs of the gambling lexicon should learn the special language of dealers, supervisors and other players. ... (read more)
 

'Havana Nocturne,' 'Tales of Old Las Vegas' colorfully done

10 September 2009
Whether it's Cuba or Las Vegas, anytime someone tells some new stories or outlines past, colorful history about the people, the characters, those special times gone by, it's usually good reading. T.J. English's Havana Nocturne -- How the Mob Owned Cuba and Then Lost It to the Revolution (396 pages, ... (read more)

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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