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Revised 'Betting Thoroughbreds' better than ever; 'Pick 6' book hot

2 September 2009
Steve Davidowitz's classic Betting Thoroughbreds is back in action, this time with an addition to the title -- for the 21st Century. This marvelous book, which was first published in 1977, has undergone a multitude of changes, all for the better, as the betting game has evolved. The new edition, a 379-page ... (read more)
 

Finally, some software to help you handicap football

27 August 2009
It's been a few years since I've seen any new computer software for handicapping pro and college football. In essence, an old friend has returned. PDS, out of Illinois, is back, after a long absence. PDS has two programs, each selling at $119.95 for the software and yearly data downloads. Just what ... (read more)
 

For stories and advice, read 'Deal Me In,' 'Ultimate Edge'

19 August 2009
One of the more interesting books for poker players fascinated with how world-class players achieved their success -- mixed with advice for hopefuls -- is Deal Me In, compiled by Stephen John and Marvin Karlins (287 pages, paperbound, $24.95). Another new arrival might be categorized as a "sleeper" in the ... (read more)
 

College football spread analysis; pot limit Omaha split book instructive

13 August 2009
Andy Iskoe's newest football statistical study is packed with all kinds of statistical revelations, his latest focusing on colleges (147 pages, 8x11 plastic spiralbound, $29.95). This book, along with Dan Deppen's Pot Limit Omaha 8 Revealed (186 pages, paperbound, $29.95), should keep sports bettors and poker players busy during the waning days of summer. ... (read more)
 

Extreme pace handicapping; Hachem poker biography colorful

30 July 2009
The best payoffs Randy Giles ever had at a racetrack were generated by extreme pace aberrations. His book, Extreme Pace Handicapping (122 pages, paperbound, $19.95), is designed to uncover overlays. It arrived within just days of Joe Hachem's poker biography, Pass the Sugar (311 pages, hardbound, $25.95). ... (read more)
 

Black Book, Workbooks packed with betting angles, systems

23 July 2009
With pro and college football around the corner, the smartest, most disciplined bettors have begun serious searching for information about teams, patterns, angles. In effect they are arming themselves for a six-month war — their bankroll against that of bet-takers — and a few pieces of betting ammunition are already available. ... (read more)
 

College, pro football trend notebooks make handicapping fun

16 July 2009
For more than 20 years Bob Frederick has provided football bettors with an easy, fun way to handicap hundreds of games annually. His books are excellent for that occasional "need a winner quick" maven or for those who need guidance and shortcuts to enter a weekly contest. The College Football Trend ... (read more)
 

Iskoe's teaser, totals study; Lawrence's FB playbook hot

9 July 2009
Two of the most popular proposition bets for football handicappers are teasers and totals, and each year Andy Iskoe of Logical Approach produces the finest computer analysis ever for these props, showing how each NFL team and all teams do, year by year, for three years or six years. This is a tremendous time-saver for every level player looking for an angle, an edge, a future spot play. ... (read more)
 

'Kill Everyone' revised; finally -- a new book on harness racing

2 July 2009
Kill Everyone, 2nd Edition, by Lee Nelson, Tysen Streib and Steven Heston(373 pages, paperbound, $34.95), freshens up and expands the original, this time with material by Bertrand (Elky) Grospellier, World Poker Tour Player of the Year. There are four major sections to this important work: Early-Stage Play; Endgame Strategy; Other Topics; and Online Short-handed No-Limit Hold'em Cash Games. ... (read more)
 

What factors help teams cover the spread? -- Iskoe's books explain

25 June 2009
The nagging question of which factors impact whether or not a team might cover the spread is asked each year by beginners and old pros alike. Not everyone will agree about the answer, but Andy Iskoe's two annuals, the Pro Football Statistical Pattern Report ($10, 8x11, stapled, 18 pages) and the companion ... (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