What's Luck Got to Do with It? The History, Mathematics, and Psychology behind the Gambler's Illusion

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FURTHER READING

GENERAL GAMBLINS INFORMATION, INCLUDING HOW ARE PLAYED

Scarne, John. Scarne's Complete Guide to Gambling. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1961.

This book is out of print but can be found used online. It contains almost everything you would want to know about gambling from an intelligent point of view. Scarne was a distinguished gambling expert, very well respected by both gambling insiders and academics. Much of the material is out of date, but it still gives a feel of what gambling was like before it became legal all over America. With a terrific sense of the mathematics behind each game, Scarne's book prosaically explains the math clearly without much symbol fuss.


BACKGROUND HISTORY

Schwartz, David. Roll the Bones: The History of Gambling. New York: Gotham, 2006. This is a magnificent book, written by a historian at the University of Nevada's Center for Gaming Research. Schwartz is a masterful writer with a thorough knowledge of gambling in Western Europe as well as the United States. The book is as entertaining as it is thorough with plenty of anecdotes and useful facts. A very readable book with a broad scope that extends from ancient history to Internet gambling.


THE HISTORY OF OLD GAMES

Cotton, Charles. The Compleat Gamester, Or Instructions How to Play at All Manner of Usual and Most Genteel Games. Barre, MA: Imprint Society, 1970.

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