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    Gambling books

    Moving to tiny place! I have 34 or so books about gambling, poker and blackjack. Photos tough to upload. I am thinking $200 flat, including shipping, for for the lot of them.C33D3200-EBF0-43B1-ABEC-A5BD74B05102.jpg525CED70-D685-4726-BDA6-B23A3DF4A979.jpg

    email me at [email protected] if you are interested.

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    You can throw away Patrick, Thomason, Scoblete, and Roberts and save some postage.

    Don

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSchles View Post
    You can throw away Patrick, Thomason, Scoblete, and Roberts and save some postage.

    Don
    Don’t you think the readers of books by those authors Leads to more flawed card counters which in turn leads to less fear by casinos of card counters in general?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeeBabar View Post
    Don’t you think the readers of books by those authors Leads to more flawed card counters which in turn leads to less fear by casinos of card counters in general?
    No.

    Don

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeeBabar View Post
    Don’t you think the readers of books by those authors Leads to more flawed card counters which in turn leads to less fear by casinos of card counters in general?
    This is....just wrong!

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    My suggestion would be to start a bonfire with this pile of junk. $200 + shipping I guess there is a sucker born all the time. You should be ashamed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eye of the Eagle View Post
    My suggestion would be to start a bonfire with this pile of junk. $200 + shipping I guess there is a sucker born all the time. You should be ashamed.
    So, there are six or seven legitimately good books there. Not completely a pile of junk. But $200? Er, I don't think so.

    Don

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    There are some decent reads but a lot of junk in the stack as Don pointed out. I would agree with Don's assessment but offer that on a positive note, IMO John Patrick just looks like a pro gambler with the grey turtleneck and all. That said none of the full time and hardcore APs that I have met look anything like Patrick and his chips. Nonetheless - his books get my vote for best cover. Scoblete - never read one of his books all the way through but did peruse a couple of chapters where he recounted a typical gambling trip and it sounded like lots of fun. Not anything like I have personally experienced but between the spa, shows, dinner, pool, etc he always managed to have a great time and make $$. I just can never seem to get beyond the playing, scouting, sleeping rinse and repeat to do a Scoblete trip.Cohiba

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    The books that are worthwhile are anything that Wong wrote, Uston, Canfield (but dated), Meadow, and Andersen. I already mentioned those that should be used for toilet paper.

    Don

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSchles View Post
    I already mentioned those that should be used for toilet paper.

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    Don, please tell us how you REALLY feel. LOL

    Scoblete may not be long on technical gambling advice but he does have a humorous writing style. You should read his book about growing up Catholic. As a reformed Catholic, it had me laughing out loud. But while he does push his own counting program, he does talk about playing Hi Lo and gives info on it. So what he writes isn't totally BS. But I sure understand your viewpoint.

    Does John Patrick even have a gambling site or show any more? Haha
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