Gambling Books You Ought to Read

Do you enjoy reading as much as you play online slots? You could then certainly get the better of your deals with additional information sourced from some of the best-written guides available on gambling. From learning how to count the cards to reading on success stories of gamblers who changed the face of the gambling industry, these books could bring a fascinating gambling details wrapped up in humble fonts.

Some of the best authors have summarised the fascinating world of gambling in the form of great books. Here goes the list:

Interestingly, some great gamblers from the industry have taken writing out their experiences, presenting many strategies to the readers that could help them survive and seal winning deals, wherever they play, whether it’s a UK online casino or any other brick and mortar casino. Some of these precious books might serve as your survival gear in playing your favorite online slots, classic Blackjack, Roulette, Poker and many other casino games.

1. Scarne’s Complete Guide to Gambling: Written by John Scarne, this book covers the history and rules of almost every popular casino games. It includes some of the prominent gambling formulas and even cheat-tips. Scarne was an eminent figure in gambling, and his treatise on gambling brings you some real workable advice.

2. Beating the Casinos at Their Own Game: The first look of the book will steal your heart with its colourful illustrations spread over glossy pages. Having great content for amateurs, this book minutely details basics of every game. A great possession if you are laying your hands on online slots or any other casino game for the first time.

3. The Professor, the Banker and the Suicide King: Authored by Michael Craig, this book is thrilling for poker lovers. Reflecting the casino glamour of Las Vegas, this volume is suited to those who enjoy high-stakes in poker. It unfolds events including those around some of the best poker players like Andrew Beal.

4. Roll the Bones: Roll the Bones by David G. Schwartz reveals gambling secrets. The author is also the Director of the Centre for Gaming Research at the University of Nevada, and his extensive knowledge is visible in his writing. The book shares some great stories of famous card masters of the 18th century who grasped the trick to winning lotteries and amassing jackpots.

5. Lay the Favourite: Written by Beth Raymer, who spent a few years as a bookie, this book vividly explains sports-betting. As a semi-fictional book, the book gives an understanding of how professionals can beat the house.

6. Video Poker for the Intelligent Beginner: If you enjoy video poker, then this book by Bob Dancer is an ultimate guide that explains the most effective techniques for looking up games that reap highest returns on your online slots.

7. The Best Strategies for All Casino Games: Written by Mike Shackleford, The Best Strategies for All Casino Games has been illustrated through 19 chapters and successfully shares strategies on all casino games. It elaborates on how calculations could be used to win a hand.

While there is an unending list of well-written books that can be accessed by players trying their hand on online slots, you could pick the one that suits your interest and requirement the most. No doubt these books will bring you the best of the results while playing online slots and other casino games.

“The Lorax” Helps Celebrate Read Across America 2012

March 2, 2012 – The New York Public Library was filled with Truffala trees this morning in celebration of the kickoff of Read Across America 2012 and the release of The Lorax on Dr. Seuss’ 108th Birthday.

Three hundred NYC public school children, dressed in bright orange Lorax shirts and his trademark yellow mustache, were treated to a reading of the original Dr. Seuss classic by the film’s stars Danny DeVito and Zac Efron at the event hosted by the National Education Association (NEA).

Since 1998, Read Across America has motivated kids of all ages to continue reading every day as research shows those children who do so wind up becoming better students at school. DeVito, who plays the Lorax himself, spoke at the event about the importance of reading at home, “We should encourage youngsters and their parents, and their aunts, their uncles, grandfathers, to read to them. And let them read to you. It’s a really great way to broaden your horizons and it’s a stepping stone to a better life.”

In addition to a reading of The Lorax, the audience got a sneak peak at the film which opened today. In it Efron plays Ted, a 12-year old boy who sets out to impress his dream girl Audrey (played by Taylor Swift) by finding her a real live tree. There are no more where they live, and in flashbacks we learn of the Lorax who had fought to save them. DeVito recalled another one of his movies when talking about the story’s positive environmental message: “I did a movie called Death to Smoochy and Smoochy was a very big environmentalist and he used to say when they were commercializing him, ‘You can’t save the world,’ one person can’t save the world, ‘but you could make a dent!’ You know? You can really start it. So one boy or girl or adult or anybody who just clicks in and thinks, ‘I can make a difference, I can shut the lights in the house, I can plant seeds, nurture the garden. I could take care of other people…’ You take from the Earth, you take from each other, but you give back. It’s a two way street.”

The curious students at the library were also given the chance to ask questions of the two cheerful actors, such as:

Third Grader: How do you make the characters look so real?
DeVito: Okay, well the first thing we do is we read the script. Zac and I read the script…and we perform in front of a video camera the way we read the lines.
Zac Efron: Then they take all the crazy things that he does when he reads his lines–
DeVito: And he does!
Efron: He gets really crazy when he reads his lines.
DeVito: And then they use those to draw with the computer and they try to capture the movements of the actors in the movie, so it looks real.

Third Grader: How do you think Dr. Seuss came up with The Lorax?
DeVito: Well I think that Dr Seuss wrote this book forty years ago and it’s still current and going on today because he probably–I’m just guessing now–he probably was looking around at what was going on in the world and saying a lot of people are doing certain things like taking the rain forests down and wasting things…and what he was looking for was a champion. The trees can’t speak, they have no voice, so he was looking for somebody to be the speaker for the trees and a champion for the trees…I think that’s where it all comes from, The Lorax. And then he just figured it couldn’t be a Lorax going out speaking for the trees, but it needs to be a human being…who cares enough for the trees.

Third Grader: Why is the Lorax so hairy?
Devito: Well the thing about it, in the forest even though it looks like it’s always summer, sometimes it gets a little cold. And that’s why he has the mustache and all the fur on. He also does live down underground, under that stump, so it’s pretty chilly at night down there. Especially when he’s eating, he likes to keep his mouth warm!

At the conclusion of the event, all of the students recited the NEA’s Read Across America Pledge and the costumed Lorax character joined NYC’s PS 22 chorus in performing the song “Let it Grow.”

You can read more about Read Across America, including the NEA’s Lorax Student Earth Day, at their website: www.nea.org/readacross

All article photos by Mike Sonesen

“Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated” Prize Pack Giveaways [ENDED]

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Are you a fan of horror? Are you a fan of zombies?  Then I am sure you have heard of “Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated”…right? MovieMikes would like to giveaway the follow DVD’s and posters from the film. If you would like one of these, please leave us a comment below or send us an email and let us know you your favorite zombie movie. This giveaway will be open until Monday August 1st at Noon, Eastern Time. Once the giveaway ends, Movie Mikes will randomly pick out winners and alert the winners via email.

5 – Official DVD’s
2 – Official Bootleg DVD’s
10 – Mini Posters (2 Different Versions)

“Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated” is a mass collaborative artistic re-envisioning of George A. Romero’s 1968 cult classic, “Night of the Living Dead”. International artists and animators were invited to select scenes from the film and reinvent them through their artwork. Open to all styles, media and processes the results ran the gamut with scenes created in everything from puppet theater to CGI, hand drawn animation to flash, and oil paintings to tattoos. This cacophony of works was organized and curated across the original film’s time line in order to create a completely original video track made entirely out of art. The result of this project is an experimental take on the cult classic. What it forfeits in visual continuity, it gains in variety.

If you are looking for a tried and true horror film, then go see “George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead”. If you are looking for a film that approaches the horror genres from an entirely new direction, then prepare yourself for the mindbending artistry that is “Night of the Living Dead: Reanimated”.

 

In other news…do you want free NOTLDR shirts!!?? Well you are in luck…Here’s the link to the sheet with all the info: http://www.notldr.com/shirt.jpg.  Here’s just the tag (http://www.notldr.com/shirt2.jpg) and just the graphic (http://www.notldr.com/shirts.png).

Let me break it down for you…basically you mail in 10 shirts. Tag the 1 of 10 they want printed with your ink selection and return address. The shirts get printed, press, and shipped to you free of charge. (Button downs, sweatshirts, etc are allowed as well as long as they meet the specs on the sheet and are screen- printable).