Every player who sits down at a gaming table to play any casino game should
have read at least one book on that particular game. A player who buys chips and
starts to play a game without the knowledge of how the game is played, is going
to get a very expensive lesson. There are many good books that can teach you the
basics of the games. Here are a few things to consider when buying a gambling
Determine You Interests
Before you buy a book you should determine
what you want to learn. Are you looking for a book that will give you a basic
understanding of all the games? If so, look for a general gambling book that
will give a brief explanation about all the games. If you want to learn a
specific game such as blackjack, then pick a book devoted to that game only.
Determine your skill level. If you don't know anything
about the game, then you want a book that will teach you the basics. A new
blackjack player will need to learn about basic strategy before he reads about
advanced card counting. If you already know how to play you will want a book
that will teach you advanced strategies that go beyond the basics.
There are many knowledgeable authors who also write for
gaming magazines and Internet websites. You can sample their writings before you
buy their books. Find one whose style you like. If you are looking for advanced
strategies, you should read the works of several writers in order to get
Gambling books can cost you anywhere from $5 to $50 or more.
You have to determine what the information is worth to you. Some players
complain that the books are too expensive. However learning to play the game by
reading about it will be much cheaper than getting your education at the tables.
is a vital part of learning but I'm not saying you should take
everything you read at face value. Sometimes there will be conflicting
opinions. The more you read about a subject, the more different views
you will be exposed to. By reading a lot of different information, you
will gain enough insight to be able to assimilate the information and
weed out the facts from the fiction.