Have you always wanted to understand the tradition, history, and evolution of gambling in the United States and Europe? Whether you are a historian, a researcher, or just someone who wants to learn more about various betting methods, you’ll need to build a library that features some of the best books written about the growth and origin of gambling.
Here are some popular titles that you might find interesting.
Gambling and Speculation
Written by Gabrielle and Reuven Brenner, “Gambling and Speculation” is a 286-page book that was published in 1990. It is a great addition to your gambling library because it features a historical and sociological analysis of gambling throughout the years. It also has separate sections that explain why casinos were condemned in the past and discuss the impact of certain prohibitions on the gambling industry.
Knights of the Green Cloth
Robert DeArment wrote “Knights of the Green Cloth” in a very detailed and colorful way. In fact, it is considered as the most entertaining book written about players of poker, roulette, blackjack, and faro who risked everything, cheated, or made a living from gambling. All the legends, characters, and hustlers are also chronicled here, including Bat Masterson, Doc Holliday, and Poker Alice.
If you want to learn from the pros, you should certainly include “Gambling Wizards: Conversations with the World’s Greatest Gamblers” to your library. Written by Richard Munchkin in 2002, this book features a series of interviews with eight of the most successful gamblers in the world. It opens your eyes to the way professional gamblers think and gives you a glimpse of legendary gamblers who win millions of dollars a year.
Add these books to your library, and you will surely convince everyone that you are a gambling authority to be reckoned with. You will feel proud of yourself once you have collected all these titles and read them from start to finish.