Jochumsen Henry posted an update 1 year, 3 months ago
A story of greed, deceit, greed, power, deception, and murder unfold between a powerful mafia boss and a recently bankrupt casino as they compete over a casino empire. The stakes are high: not only do they have to defeat each other to gain control of the casino they both secretly own, but the results of their battle will have an effect on their business and their lives. When the tables begin to turn, one person’s life is changed forever. This book is a fast read with plenty of action.
"Joker Seven: The Making of America’s Most Prosperous Casino" tells the story of James Bond’s top casino-boss enemy, J in Strasser. This is the first Bond novel I’ve read, but it was well worth the investment. Rich with details and terrific character development, this is the sort of book you’ll put down and pick up again to read later, because it keeps you entertained from beginning to end. In a nutshell, this is a must-read for all fans of casino games and gambling machines.
James Bond is a master of the casino games and the game concept behind them. He sets the scene in Mumblerock, Poland where he visits a world-renowned casino to win the largest jackpot in history. The massive quantity of money involved, the speed where the jackpot can be won (at least for now), and the fact that there are no true odds involved – these components combine to produce the world of casino games exciting and incredibly attractive to fans of gaming systems and statistics. J ivin, however, is also a master in keeping competitors at bay, putting out his plan in detail to foil every probable gamblers’ effort to foil his.
The plot centers on J in and his plans to take over Mumblerock. To do this, he wants to win the greatest slot machines in the world… and to do that he needs help from three daughters of the late Comrade Bob who owned the land that Mumblerock rests on, and one daughter that are absolutely mad about her mother’s neglect of her. However, the least of the problems for J in is the arrival of his old friend from school Artie, who happens to be on the case as well. On the way, Artie comes to know some very important facts about the world of gaming… like how to spot a good place on the slot machines, how to beat the odds, and how to win the big jackpots. In general, this book is a fun ride for casino and slot machine aficionados of all ages. A must-read for those looking for an entertaining casino action/apology yarn.
Another book that takes a look at casino games and their corresponding mechanisms is The House Edge Option by Steve Dent. The premise of the book is that while playing casino games, we human psychology allows us to perceive the match outcomes as having"holes" in them – what Dent refers to as the"house edge." Our analytical minds figure that if we can get an advantage – a better house edge – on any given spin of the wheel, then we’re going to walk away with a lot more cash than we came in with. This isn’t really such a new concept, though it has only recently caught on in the mainstream (and legitimate casino scene. And Steve Dent supplies the explanation why this idea works…
After discussing the random number games in previous novels, this one goes into the more popular casino games of poker, blackjack, slots, baccarat, and other table games. It touches on the various approaches people take to playing these games, including some very good examples of bluffing that are presented in detail. Also, learning how to read casino jargon and other approaches that casino game players employ is coated.
In a book that talks about casino games and the house advantage, Steve Dent makes a strong case that using less home advantage, normally, when playing a game of poker will cause more money won for the casino. Using the standard deviation for the standard error of probability, he calculates that the deviation from the expected value of casino money is really much worse than simply having no house edge in any respect. So while he admits that some gamblers play with a little house advantage, he thinks it’s better to have a much larger one. The problem is that the majority of gamblers are not even aware of it. I’d say that this book comprises the most comprehensive analysis of standard deviation, but one can say that it is quite useful for those who are already familiar with casino games.
This is an excellent short book that covers a good deal of casino gambling issues in a really short time. The information presented is accurate, detailed, intriguing, and easy to read. If you’re a gamer, this is the book for you. And if you are an aspiring casino gambling player, you’ll find this helpful and enlightening.