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Top Books Serious Gamblers Should Definitely Read  
There have been many informational books written about gambling. Take a look at a list of those books that stand apart as the absolute cream of the crop.

The Best Books Written About Gambling

There are those gamblers that throw themselves into every game, relying on luck and hoping for the best. Then there are those who will take the time, do some research, and pour effort into getting better. For that second group, there is certainly going to be a great deal of reading involved. The question is; which books are worth the time, and which are loaded with nonsense and misinformation?

That is why we made this list of the best books ever written about gambling. Keep in mind, a book doesn’t have to be new in order to be good. We included more recent titles, but also those that date back a number of decades. Either way, they should be considered essential reading for those who are serious about getting better.

Scarne’s Complete Guide to Gambling By John Scarne

Many consider Scarne’s Complete Guide to Gambling, from 1986, as a sort Bible on the subject. It includes a broad overview of just about everything related to the subject, including a history of favourite games, a look into how rules have evolved over the years, a fair amount of gambling related mathematics, and even a brief look into how to cheat. Of course, the cheating information is for educational purposes only.

As far as books on the subject go, this one is a no-brainer. Beginners will get a thorough introduction into the world of casinos and gambling, while veterans will get a refreshing, grounded insight into the deeper workings of the industry.

Beating The Casinos At Their Own Game By Peter Svoboda

This is another no-brainer as far as gambling books go, although it is very squarely written for amateurs, rather than veterans. It has literally everything a beginner in the world of gambling could ask for, short of the best odds online. Those will still have to be found manually.

What it does offer over Scarne’s Complete Guide is a more direct look at winning techniques, focusing more on cash in your pocket than anything else. So in a perfect world the two books should be read side by side, Scarne’s Complete Guide as a broader informational guide, and Beating Casinos at Their Own Game for a more focused look on each game.

The Professor, The Banker And The Suicide King By Michael Craig

The Professor, The Banker And The Suicide King isn’t directly an informational book. Rather, it is a novel that follows three central characters through an extremely high stakes game of Poker.

However, the book also serves to be tremendously informational regardless, because it is written to be supremely grounded in reality, specifically focusing on what goes through the heads of those who play Poker at the highest level.

It is also, of course, written for those who already have an understanding of Poker, and how it works. So, a beginner would be smart to read the first two books on the list first before moving on to this. Either way, as far as being a deep dive into the psychology of Poker goes, you won’t get much better than this masterpiece.

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