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Beyond Bluffs by McKenna; Ramsey ‘Visual’ guide helpful

Beyond Bluffs by McKenna; Ramsey ‘Visual’ guide helpful

Shane Smith November 10, 2012 0

As the never-ending march of poker books for advanced players and absolute beginners continues, two more titles trying to fill an informational space have arrived at Gambler’s Book Club. Beyond Bluffs by James McKenna

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Mob-Oriented Books — Four New Colorful Titles Arrive At GBC

Mob-Oriented Books — Four New Colorful Titles Arrive At GBC

Shane Smith November 10, 2012 0

For a while it was quiet. A new book on the Mob turned up here or there but overall, interest had waned. With John Gotti dead and many an ex-Mafioso in the witness protection

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Blue Ribbon Hoops, Gordon Blue Book Hot Stuff

Blue Ribbon Hoops, Gordon Blue Book Hot Stuff

Shane Smith November 10, 2012 0

College basketball is just around the corner, and pokerremains number one in the hearts and minds of millions — so it’s a perfect 1-2 punch when two terrific books arrive at Gambler’s Book Shop

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Four Gambling-Related Titles Add Some Variety to Your Library

Four Gambling-Related Titles Add Some Variety to Your Library

Shane Smith November 10, 2012 0

Sometimes when it rains, it pours and when you’re in the desert, you appreciate the downpour. At Gambler’s Book Club, we get to appreciate it in two ways — first for the welcomed moisture

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Need Fresh Ideas on Betting the Ponies? Try These New Titles

Need Fresh Ideas on Betting the Ponies? Try These New Titles

Shane Smith November 10, 2012 0

Breeders Cup time always seems to bring out the best horses, the ones that are worth betting. Annually, it also seems to generate new books for the handicappers. So it is with this year

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Basketball On Paper — Unique Book Analyzes Stats, Performance

Basketball On Paper — Unique Book Analyzes Stats, Performance

Shane Smith November 10, 2012 0

You can count on one hand all the new basketball handicapping books that have come available to bettors in the past decade. Football, on the other hand, remains king and the focus seems to

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Winning Secrets of Poker; Adams’ Novel Fine Reading

Winning Secrets of Poker; Adams’ Novel Fine Reading

Shane Smith November 10, 2012 0

Peter Thomas Fornatale, a very talented writer with a skill for interviewing the best in poker, has a new book on the game, while Brandon Adams adds a fresh view of the game in

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New Poker Books by Vorhaus, Largay Take Fresh Approaches

New Poker Books by Vorhaus, Largay Take Fresh Approaches

Shane Smith November 10, 2012 0

If your poker library is already bulging and you’re wondering what else there is to say about the game, consider this bit of logic and you’ll understand why there is no end to what

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Learning a New Language

Learning a New Language

Shane Smith November 10, 2012 0

Let’s face it. No matter how much poker you see on TV, no matter how much time you spend playing online, you are not going to get the full flavor of poker until you

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Two Iskoe Systems Analysis Books; Power System Workbook Fresh New Football Books

Two Iskoe Systems Analysis Books; Power System Workbook Fresh New Football Books

Shane Smith November 10, 2012 0

Andy Iskoe’s Pointspread Encyclopedia – College Football (143 pages, 8×11 plastic spiralbound, $29.95) and his NFL Teams & Situations (141 pages, 8×11 plastic spiralbound, $29.95) are the latest arrivals at GBC, along with the

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