Friday, May 10, 2013

Gamblers Fight Back - Fun Read Friday

book cover art for Gamblers Fight Back by Greg Elder Gamblers Fight Back: A Professional Gambler's Journey of How to Survive and Thrive in the Casino
by Greg Elder
Genres: Nonfiction, Autobiography

     I'm not much of a gambler but we have several casinos in the area that I'm constantly getting dragged to by friends. If it wasn't for bad luck, I'd have no luck so gambling really isn't very entertaining to me. However, I figured that learning a little strategy couldn't hurt and maybe by increasing my skill I could make up a bit for my rotten luck.

     This book is definitely more geared towards the serious gambler but still has some decent tips for those who frequently like to visit casinos. While Elder doesn't attempt to recreate the plays that he memorized, he does give references as to the websites and computer programs that he learned these lessons from. What he provides is practical application lessons. Strategy to camouflage that you are a serious gambler and attempt to stay below the casinos radar. Advice and warnings of pit falls that either he fell into or that many others have found along the way.

     I'm not going to tell anyone to quit their jobs, buy this book, move to Vegas, and they too can become professional gamblers. But if this does seem like something that you would be interested in then you definitely should read this book. There is a lot of work involved, it isn't all just fun, games, and lady luck and one should always be informed of the different aspects of any profession before jumping headlong into it.

I give it 4 star review graphic 4 stars!

     Disclaimer: As always, if you think you may have gambling problems please seek help. Addictions are next to impossible to get out from under without assistance of some kind.

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