There are few things more exciting in this life than visiting a casino. But the fun can quickly wear off if you find yourself down or even run out of money before you have had your fill. To stop this from happening, it is a good idea to study some of the basic strategies used by the pros. “But where do I learn things like that without knowing anyone who is a successful casino gambler?” I hear you ask!

Like many other things in life, the answer to the question above is “Books!” Fortunately for us, those with gambling wisdom have enshrined it in literary form to help us in our eternal battle to beat the house. Here are a few gambling books that you should not miss if you are gambling this year.

1. The Professor, the Banker and the Suicide King by Michael Craig

This book aims to give the reader an insight into the richest poker game of all time. The game took place in Las Vegas in 2001 between some of the best and most renowned poker players to have ever played the game. The game was made famous by the enormous pot of $20 million that was fought for by the players. The story is told in a uniquely suspenseful way that keeps you on the edge of your seat right up until the very end.

2. Beating the Casinos at Their Own Games by Peter Svoboda

This book uses colorful illustrations and helpful diagrams to explain the ins and outs of every game that you will find at the casino. Written for amateurs, the book goes into depth about the rules and the best strategies for winning at a wide array of card and table games. 

3. Complete Guide to Gambling by John Scarne

When John Scarne decides to give you tips on gambling, logic says that you should listen. Known the world over for his incredible magic and card skills, Scarne uses this book to educate the layperson on the mental tricks and slights of hand that can bring you success across a broad range of the most popular games in the live casino Canada has to offer.

4. Roll the Bones by David G. Schwartz

If you are interested in the origins of betting games rather than strategies, look no further than this beautiful and informative book. It is full of fascinating facts and insights as the author looks to recreate the gambling stories of some of the most famous gamblers throughout history. There is even a wonderful section about the legendary French philosopher Voltaire and the tricks he worked out to help him win the lottery in the eighteenth century.

Successful gambling takes a lot of know-how when it comes to strategy. The best way to get yourself up to speed with the latest techniques is by reading about other people’s experiences. Once you have learned the skills, putting them into practice at the casino can help you become a much better gambler.