Top Gambling Books Of All Time

“Fear and Loathing” the drug-induced gambling classic in Las Vegas tops the list.  Casino Online has compiled a list of the Top 50 Gambling Books of All Time.  Included in the list is all manner of gambling books, from novels to “how to” guides.

Come to think of it, it’s rather phenomenal that a book that has been published in 1971 is still popular today, in particular in the fast-paced world of gambling,” said Holly Emblem, editor of “The majority of our readers and the staff at believe that Hunter S. Thompson’s “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” indicates Las Vegas’ worst and best. Disgraceful and peculiar, Thompson’s account of Sin City is considered to be one of the best gambling related books published to date.”

Short on the heels of Thompson’s modern classic is Ian Fleming’s James Bond novel, “Casino Royale”, and Edward O. Thorp’s “Beat the Dealer”, coming second and third correspondingly. Additional books to hit the top list included Michael Shackleford’s “Gambling 102”, a casino strategy guide, and Ben Mezrich’s “Bringing Down the House”, the film 21 was based on the book. Mezrich, who also wrote “The Accidental Billionaires” (now the motion picture The Social Network), commented that “It’s a fantastic feeling to be on the list, I’ve always said I’m Hunter S. Thompson with no the drugs and guns, my book only ranking six spots below his work of art is a immense delight!” drafted the top 50 requesting guests to pick their favourite five gambling books. The rest of the top 50 was formed using both editorial selections and recommendations.

Herewith the top 10 list:

1. Hunter S. Thompson,

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

2. Ian Fleming,

Casino Royale

3. Edward O. Thorp,

Beat the Dealer

4. Michael Shackleford,

Gambling 102

5. Kevin Blackwood,

Casino Gambling for Dummies

6. Dennis N. Griffin,

The Battle for Las Vegas

7. Ben Mezrich,

Bringing Down the House

8. John Grochowski,

The Video Poker Answer Book

9. Stanford Wong,

Blackjack Secrets

10. Arnold Snyder,

Blackbelt in Blackjack




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