Beating The Casinos At Their Own Game: Book Review . March 2001

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Beating The Casinos At Their Own Game: Book Review

by Howard Berenbon

Beating The Casinos At Their Own Game, by Peter Svoboda, is a book you should consider if you'd like some help playing at the casinos.  It's a well written, and nicely illustrated, 278-page gambling guide with instructions and strategies for Craps, Roulette, Blackjack, Caribbean Stud Poker, Baccarat, Slots, Keno, Wheel of Fortune and Let it Ride.   The author, Peter Svoboda, knows his math because he has the credentials: a degree in both mechanical and civil engineering.

You'll find casino basics in chapters 1 and 2 including some history, odds of winning and losing, what the casinos do to get you there, the house advantage, advice on managing your money and when to quit (while you're ahead or behind).  And if you have a gambling problem, Peter will direct you to the right place.  Chapters 3 through 13 list rules of the ten most popular casino games, with playing strategies and some betting systems you can try.   The illustrations will help you learn the games and the math listed will explain the odds and probabilities of winning.

Several known strategies are listed for Craps, Roulette and Baccarat.  So, if you're inexperienced at any of these games, you can take an expert with you to the casino.  Peter also presents some of his own winning systems.

If you've never been to a casino, but interested in trying several games offered, I'd recommend studying this book before you enter.  It has all the basic playing information you'll need to improve your chances of winning.

Beat The Casinos At Their Own Game, by Peter Svoboda, retails for $19.95 but is available at for $15.96.  For more information contact Square One Publishers at 1-516-535-2010.