First published in 2010, Cory the Oracle Marcinuk, has written an amusing book, How to Beat the Casino, about gambling casino, blackjack horse racing, roulette, craps and other kinds. His style flows easily.
Marcinuk states that This book is not politically correct; its intended to be honest, funny, sarcastic, rational, and entertaining when discussing the perils of gambling.
He provides entertaining historical tidbits. In referring to Blackjack, he says that the writer of Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes, mentioned it in an earlier book. Under Baccarat, he points out that it was an aristocrats game which has now trickled down for hoi polloi.
The chapters are broken into sections with names such as Theres a sucker born every minute system and, under Slot Machines, Its my money and Ill do what I want to do with it system.
This is the most interesting part. If you ever have heard about Craps but didnt know anything about the terms used, this is a book for you. Keno gives a statistical chart that lists potential hits, odds, and corresponding percentages of casino hits.
Marcinuk humorously says in his Notes: This literary classic is intentionally printed on single sided pages for easy reading. The space is intended for your personal notes, doodling, etc. My copy had missing or half-printed type, an error that is being corrected, Im told, in the upcoming second printing.
How to Beat the Casino is available on Amazon.com with a preview feature. You might want to check it out.
How to Beat the Casino: Humorous Systems Revealed by Cory The Oracle Marcinuk; available on Amazon.com, $15.95