Casino Gambling For Dummies Book Review

“Casino Gambling For Dummies” is aimed at the novice gambler and is packed full of information on the rules of the most popular casino games, as well as guides to the colourful language of the casino and information on which bets provide the best value. Full of insider secrets, advice and strategy, the book aids novices in every aspect of casino gaming.

The author, Kevin Blackwood, is a professional gambler who learned how to count cards and gave up his education to pursue a career as a Blackjack player, earning over a million dollars in the process; if anybody is qualified to teach us the basics of casino life, it is Blackwood and he does it well in the tried and trusted format of the “For Dummies” series.

Blackjack is just one of the casino games featured by “Casino Gambling For Dummies”, which also covers Roulette, Craps, Poker and Slot Machine across its 384 pages. The book will help the novice player to avoid poor value bets in all of these casino games, as well as offering advice as to the best strategy to adopt in order to maximise winnings and reduce losses.

“Casino Gambling For Dummies” has a section dealing with bankroll management that can be applied to all casino games, as well as advice on how to extract complimentary items from the casinos, to further enhance your gambling experience. The book is not strictly limited to brick and mortar casinos, featuring advice for users of online casinos too. There is even a feature on dealing with taxes.

A fun book to read, “Casino Gambling For Dummies” is also highly educational for those with next to no casino experience, though more serious players may glean little new information. But the title clearly indicates the type of reader being targeted and the book fulfils its brief well.

If you’re new to the world of gambling and are about to make your first trip to the casino, make sure to pay “Casino Gambling For Dummies” some attention first. The book will prepare you thoroughly; it lets you know what to expect and improves the chances of your experience being a pleasurable one, whilst protecting you from rip-off gimmicks and poor value bets into the bargain.

Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: For Dummies (July 31, 2006)
ISBN-10: 047175286X
ISBN-13: 978-0471752868