Anyone interested in the worlds of betting and gambling should have at least a few of these books on their shelf:

10) The Greatest Gambling Stories Ever Told – A compilation of thirty one stories about gambling (duh) that range from the super funny to the super tense.

9) Bringing Down the House – The true story of a bunch of MIT whippersnappers who took Vegas for millions with a brilliant multi-player card counting strategy. You can’t count cards here, but you can play Blackjack.

8) Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – This cult classic isn’t about gambling per se, but it is about a drug-fueled trip to Vegas by the notorious gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.

7) The Baccarat Battle Book – Everything a beginner needs to master the skills and strategy of baccarat. It’s written by one of the top authors in the field, Frank Scoblete.

6) The Horseracing Guide to the Galaxy – A beginner’s guide to betting and handicapping the horses. And if you love horses, check out our online slot Derby Dollars.

5) Casino Gambling for Dummies – Yes, it’s one of those ubiquitous “for Dummies” books, but that doesn’t mean it’s not loaded with super valuable information. Just don’t bring it into a casino with you or you’ll look like a big nerd.

4) Spin Roulette Gold – Another gem from master gamer Frank Scoblete, this one is good for beginner’s, and more advanced players. He debunks a lot of the popular roulette strategies, and lays out his own technique for owning the wheel.

3) Casino Royale – Hey, you’ve seen the movie, or both the movies, and you’re a fan of 007. So why not check out the book that started it all?

2) Lucky Bunny’s Tips for Hobby Gamblers – Breezy, easy to read, and full of tips for everything from bankroll management, to casino etiquette, this book is fun and useful. \

1) The Theory of Poker – this is the grand-daddy of poker theory books, by the big guy himself, David Sklansky. If you play poker, read it. If you want to play some video poker, click here.

Peter Alexander

With over ten years experience as an online writer and content specialist, Peter has written for a wide variety of clients and industries. At various points, he has helped define the online voice for clients such as Nintendo, Nike’s Jordan brand and Electronic Arts. For the last number of years, he has specialized in writing for the online gaming world, for clients such as Bodog and Silver Oak Casino.