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Then Came You

Then Came You

  • Author: Lisa Kleypas
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0061758132
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 400
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A woman with a secret . . . Reckless beauty Lily Lawson delights in shocking London society. She will break any rule to get what she wants . . . and she is determined to stop her younger sister from marrying Alex, Lord Wolverton, a handsome and arrogant earl who has vowed never to fall in love. A man who will do anything to possess her . . . To Alex's fury, the headstrong hellion presents a temptation he can't resist. He vows to make her pay dearly for her interference—with her body, her soul, and her stubborn, well-guarded heart. As Alex and Lily challenge each other at every turn, they are caught up in a white-hot desire that burns through every defense and exposes the mystery of Lily's past . . . and together they discover that love is the most dangerous game of all.

Dreaming of You

Dreaming of You

  • Author: Lisa Kleypas
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0061743518
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 400
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When shy and secluded author Sara Fielding ventures from her country cottage to research a novel, she inadvertently witnesses a crime in progress—and manages to save the life of the most dangerous man in London. Derek Craven is a powerful and near-legendary gambling club owner who was born a bastard and raised in the streets. His reputation is unsavory, his scruples nonexistent. But Sara senses that beneath Derek's cynical exterior, he is capable of a love more passionate than her deepest fantasies. Aware that he is the last man that an innocent young woman should ever want, Derek is determined to protect Sara from himself, no matter what it takes. But in a world where secrets lurk behind every shadow, he is the only man who can keep her safe. And as Derek and Sara surrender to an attraction too powerful to deny, a peril surfaces from his dark past to threaten their happiness . . . and perhaps even their lives. Together they will discover if love is enough to make dreams come true.

Gambling Wizards

Gambling Wizards

Conversations with the World's Greatest Gamblers

  • Author: Richard W. Munchkin
  • Publisher: Huntington Press Inc
  • ISBN: 0929712684
  • Category: Games
  • Page: 306
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Get into the minds of the greatest gamblers of all time. Read in-depth interviews with eight masters of the games. Learn how they think, how they play, and what made them successful. The interview subjects include: Billy Walters (sports betting), Chip Reese (poker), Doyle Brunson (poker), Mike Svobodny (backgammon), Stan Tomchin (backgammon and sports betting), Cathy Hulbert (blackjack and poker), Alan Woods (blackjack and horse racing), and Tommy Hyland (blackjack).

Gambling Theory and Other Topics

Gambling Theory and Other Topics

  • Author: Mason Malmuth
  • Publisher: Two Plus Two Publishing LLC
  • ISBN: 9781880685037
  • Category: Games
  • Page: 313
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Absolutely must reading for all serious gamblers. Most people who gamble are basically attracted by the action and the excitement that this form of entertainment offers. But a small number of people are quite successful at it. How is this so? What helps these few to make decisions that devastate their opponents? And what do you need to do to become successful at this extremely challenging occupation? This text attempts to answer these questions. You will be introduced to the dynamic concept of non-self-weighting strategies and shown how these strategies apply not only at the "very exciting gaming tables" but in real life as well. In addition, risk and fluctuations are discussed in terms of the standard deviation and their relationship to each other and to your bankroll. Some of the other topics addressed are bankroll requirements, win-rate accuracy, free bets, which blackjack count is best, lottery fallacies, dangerous ideas, poker tournament strategies (including when it is correct to rebuy), settling up in tournaments, pai gow poker, super pan nine, the world's greatest gamblers, and building pyramids.

Where's My Hero?

Where's My Hero?

  • Author: Lisa Kleypas,Kinley MacGregor,Julia Quinn
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 9780061756030
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 384
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Dear Avon Books, Where are my heroes? Whenever I'm reading a book by one of my favorite authors I find I'm falling for the wrong guy -- not the hero, but the other man -- and what I really want is for him to have his own story. Like Jake Linley, from Someone to Watch Over Me by Lisa Kleypas…that doctor could sit by my bedside if I ever got sick. And Ned Blydon in Splendid by Julia Quinn...he makes me want to learn to waltz! I never thought living in a drafty castle would be much fun until Simon of Ravenswood in Master of Desire by Kinley MacGregor came along. Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that these are my men -- when do they get their stories? Sincerely, A Romance Fan Some books are so special that there is more than one hero to love, but only a single story is told. So if you find yourself asking, "Where is my hero?" you'll discover the answer right here in this delicious collection by New York Times bestseller Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestseller Julia Quinn and USA Today bestseller Kinley MacGregor.

Three Weddings and a Kiss

Three Weddings and a Kiss

  • Author: Lisa Kleypas,Catherine Anderson,Loretta Chase
  • Publisher: Avon
  • ISBN: 9780380781225
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 400
  • View: 366
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Everyone loves a wedding... Nothing lifts our hearts like the joyous peal of wedding bells. Or the sight of a happy couple being showered with confetti and good wishes. Now the most exciting new names in romantic fiction and the bestselling author who started it all—escort you down the aisle to a place of honor at four glorious celebrations of everlasting love: Kathleen E. Woodiwiss reintroduces us to the beloved characters from The Flame and the Flower including Jeff Birmingham, who seals an impetuous proposal with one brief, precious and passionate kiss. Catherine Anderson calls us to meet a tempestuous pair of wild western hearts, in a tale of a frontier revenge that backfires. Loretta Chase melts our hearts with a story of an unconventional young woman's offer of marriage to a "mad" and presumed dying earl. Lisa Klepas shows us how true love will always win in a romance about one stubborn lady—and the persistent suitor who opens her heart. So come join the celebration and experience Three Weddings and a Kiss. Love for now...and always.

High Stakes

High Stakes

The Rising Cost of America's Gambling Addiction

  • Author: Sam Skolnik
  • Publisher: Beacon Press
  • ISBN: 0807006300
  • Category: Games & Activities
  • Page: 256
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What the explosive growth of legalized gambling means socially, politically, and economically for America. Forty years ago, casinos were legal in just one state. Today, legalized gambling has morphed into a $119 billion industry established in all but two states. As elected officials are urging voters to expand gambling’s reach, the industry’s supporters and their impassioned detractors are squaring off in prolonged state-by-state battles. Millions of Americans are being asked to decide: are the benefits worth the costs? With a blend of investigative journalism and poignant narratives of gambling addiction, award-winning journalist Sam Skolnik provides an in-depth exploration of the consequences of this national phenomenon. In High Stakes, we meet politicians eager to promote legalized gambling as an economic cure-all, scientists wrestling with the meaning of gambling addiction, and players so caught up in the chase that they’ve lost their livelihoods and their minds. From the Hardcover edition.

The Easy Way to Stop Gambling

The Easy Way to Stop Gambling

Take control of your life

  • Author: Allen Carr
  • Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
  • ISBN: 1782129219
  • Category: Games
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 1954
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Allen Carr's Easy Way has helped over 14 million people to date and counting! His revolutionary approach to the problem of addiction allows addicts to take back control of their lives. Here in this brand new book the renowned Easy Way method is applied to the subject of gambling. Most gamblers are convinced that it's almost impossible to stop gambling and free themselves from debt; they also feel unable to solve the widespread problems gambling causes. The wonderful news is that this book shows you how to stop immediately, painlessly and permanently. This book understands gamblers and how they think and, without being judgemental or patronising, takes them step-by-step through the process of how to free themselves of the gambling addiction. It demonstrates how gamblers fall into the trap of gambling, the psychology behind being addicted to risk and how to quit gambling once and for all.

Den of Shadows (Gambler’s Den series, Book 1)

Den of Shadows (Gambler’s Den series, Book 1)

  • Author: Christopher Byford
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0008257485
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 384
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“Den of Shadows was absolutely amazing. It is full of mystery, intrigue and felt a little bit magical.” Rebecca Evans The Gambler’s Den weaves its away across the desert... But will it stop at your station?

A Gambler's Heart

A Gambler's Heart

  • Author: Kay P. Dawson
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781539981787
  • Category:
  • Page: 192
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**A Sweet, Mail Order Bride Western Romance** Is Love Worth the Gamble? Fiona is tired of the London society, where status and looks are the most important traits a man is looking for in a woman. Wanting a chance at a new life, away from the pitying stares and loneliness of her life in England, she answers an ad as a mail order bride in America. Brooks is a gambling man, who wants revenge against his father's killer. His plans are complicated when Fiona lands in his lap after a winning hand. He doesn't have time to be looking after a woman, especially one who should have known better than to come to a strange country on her own. But, somehow, she has become his problem. Will the final wager cost him his heart?

Lovers & Gamblers

Lovers & Gamblers

  • Author: Jackie Collins
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1849836361
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 480
  • View: 6646
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Al King, the rock-and-roll super stud who is everything any sex-crazed groupie ever imagined her hero to be; and Dallas, the beauty queen whose sky-high ambitions stem from a sordid secret-the type that tabloids tingle to tell. Together, they're on a wild ride from London to New York, from Hollywood to Rio and the steaming jungles of the Amazon-where all their dreams and nightmares are about to come true…LOVERS & GAMBLERS

The Perfect Bet

The Perfect Bet

How Science and Math Are Taking the Luck Out of Gambling

  • Author: Adam Kucharski
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • ISBN: 0465098592
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 288
  • View: 7048
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For the past 500 years, gamblers-led by mathematicians and scientists-have been trying to figure out how to pull the rug out from under Lady Luck. In The Perfect Bet, mathematician and award-winning writer Adam Kucharski tells the astonishing story of how the experts have succeeded, revolutionizing mathematics and science in the process. The house can seem unbeatable. Kucharski shows us just why it isn't. Even better, he demonstrates how the search for the perfect bet has been crucial for the scientific pursuit of a better world.

Son of a Son of a Gambler: Winners, Losers and What to Do When You Win the Lottery; A World with Gamblers, Kentuckians, Addicts, Cincinnati, Al G

Son of a Son of a Gambler: Winners, Losers and What to Do When You Win the Lottery; A World with Gamblers, Kentuckians, Addicts, Cincinnati, Al G

  • Author: Don McNay
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780979364402
  • Category: Finance, Personal
  • Page: 380
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McNay reflects on the worlds of gambling, addiction, celebrities, and business, revealing a life through the prism of his childhood as the son of a professional gambler.

A Gambler's Anatomy

A Gambler's Anatomy

A Novel

  • Author: Jonathan Lethem
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 1101873671
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 304
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Alexander Bruno travels the world playing high stakes backgammon and hunting for amateur "whales" who think they can challenge him. Lately he's had a run of bad luck, not helped by the blot that has emerged in his field of vision, forcing him to look at the board sideways. As the blot grows larger, his game worsens, until he passes out in the middle of a match and receives an alarming diagnosis. Out of money and out of friends, he turns to the only person who can help and the last person he wants to see: a high-rolling former childhood acquaintance who agrees to pay for Bruno's experimental surgery in Berkeley. But Berkeley is the place where Bruno discovered his psychic gift and where he vowed never to return. There, forced to confront patchouli flashbacks and his uncertain future, Bruno confronts two existential questions: Is the gambler being played by life? And what if you're telepathic, but it doesn't do you any good?

Wanna Bet?

Wanna Bet?

A Degenerate Gambler's Guide to Living on the Edge

  • Author: Artie Lange,Anthony Bozza
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 1250181771
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 320
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"Lange’s entertaining book makes it clear that, no matter how wild and risky his lifestyle may be, he takes comedy more seriously than anything else." —Publishers Weekly When Artie Lange's first book, the #1 New York Times bestseller, Too Fat To Fish, hit the top of the charts, audiences learned what Howard Stern listeners already knew: that Artie is one of the funniest people alive. He is also an artist haunted by his fair share of demons, which overtook him in the years that followed. After a suicide attempt, a two-year struggle with depression, and years of chronic opiate addiction, Artie entered recovery and built himself back up, chronicling his struggle in brave detail in his next book and second New York Times bestseller, Crash and Burn. In his hilarious third book, the two-time bestselling author, comedian, actor, and radio icon explains the philosophy that has kept his existence boredom-free since the age of 13—the love of risk. An avid sports better and frequent card player, Lange believes that the true gambler gets high not from winning, but from the chaotic unknown of betting itself. He recounts some of his favorite moments, many of which haven't involved money at all. In this candid and entertaining memoir, he looks back at the times he's wagered the intangible and priceless things in life: his health, his career, and his relationships. The stories found in Wanna Bet? paint a portrait of a man who would just as quickly bet tens of thousands of dollars on a coin toss as he would a well thought out NBA or NFL wager. Along for the ride are colorful characters from Artie's life who live by the same creed, from a cast of childhood friends to peers like comedian and known gambler Norm McDonald. The book is a tour of a subculture where bookies and mobsters, athletes and celebrities ride the gambling roller coaster for the love of the rush. Through it all, somehow Artie has come out ahead, though he does take a few moments to imagine his life if things hadn't quite gone his way. Unrepentant and unrestrained, the book is Lange at his finest.

A Gambler's Jury

A Gambler's Jury

  • Author: Victor Methos
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
  • ISBN: 9781503949041
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 336
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Attorney Dani Rollins is bullish in the courtroom--pushing judges and prosecutors to their limits in defense of the innocent. So when she meets Teddy Thorne, a mentally challenged teen accused of selling drugs, Dani knows she's got this in the bag. She can easily settle the case with a couple of court appearances. But when prosecutors move for an adult felony conviction, Dani suspects Teddy's being used as a pawn in a sinister game. As the case moves forward, Dani is certain the judge and district attorney's office have motivations beyond the crime--a fair trial isn't in the cards. And when she takes on guardianship of Teddy, the case becomes personal as she fights her own demons and the government. Dani will stop at nothing to protect this innocent boy--there's no other option. Because if she loses, both she and Teddy could lose far more than just the case...

All In: Double or Nothing

All In: Double or Nothing

  • Author: Lane Hart
  • Publisher: Editor's Choice Publishing
  • ISBN: 0692343423
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 225
  • View: 1926
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Which man will she choose? Tyler and Caleb have been best friends for years, so they never imagined that anything, especially women, would ever come between them. How could they have known that they would both meet Lauren, the woman of their dreams, on the exact same day? Caught up in a confusing love triangle, Lauren can't stop thinking about Tyler, but at the same time, she also finds herself falling for Caleb. Since neither man is willing to give up on Lauren, they decide to take a gamble and share her until she chooses one of them. All bets are off, and emotions run high when these two men end up in a no-holds-barred game where the winner takes all.

All Bets Are Off

All Bets Are Off

Losers, Liars, and Recovery from Gambling Addiction

  • Author: Arnie Wexler
  • Publisher: Central Recovery Press, LLC
  • ISBN: 1937612759
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 252
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Wexler's compulsive gambling spiraled out of control....after forty-plus years in recovery, he's become a nationally known expert on gambling addiction.

Scarne's New Complete Guide to Gambling

Scarne's New Complete Guide to Gambling

  • Author: John Scarne
  • Publisher: Fireside
  • ISBN: 9780671630638
  • Category: Games
  • Page: 871
  • View: 4657
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Provides detailed information on strategy, methods of play, and rules in all games of chance and skill as well as explaining odds and house percentages, swindling methods, and sleight-of-hand tricks.

Roll the Bones

Roll the Bones

The History of Gambling (Casino Edition)

  • Author: David Schwartz
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780615847788
  • Category:
  • Page: 454
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Roll the Bones tells the story of gambling: where it came from, how it has changed, and where it is now. This is the new Casino Edition. which updates and expands the global history of gambling to include a greater focus on casinos, from their development in European spas to their growth in Reno and Las Vegas. New material chronicles in greater depth the development of casino resorts on the Las Vegas Strip and their spread throughout the United States. A new chapter better places Atlantic City's casinos into their correct context, and new material accounts for the rise of casinos in Asia and online gaming. From the first modern casino in Venice (1638), casinos have grown incredibly. During the 18th and 19th century, a series of European spa towns, culminating in Monte Carlo, hosted casinos. In the United States, during those same years, gambling developed both in illegal urban gambling halls and in the wide-open saloons of the western frontier. Those two strands of American gambling came together in Nevada's legal casinos, whose current regime dates from 1931. Developing with a healthy assist from elements affiliated with organized crime, these casinos eventually outgrew their rough-hewn routes, becoming sun-drenched pleasure palaces along the Las Vegas Strip. With Nevada casinos proving successful, other states, beginning with New Jersey in 1976, rolled the dice. From there, casinos have come to America's tribal lands, rivers, and urban centers. In the last decade, gambling has moved online, while Asia--with multi-billion dollar projects in Macau and Singapore--has become a new casino frontier. Reading Roll the Bones, you'll get a better appreciation for how long casinos and gambling have been with us--and what they mean to us today.