GENERAL GAMBLING INFORMATION, INCLUDING HOW GAMES ARE PLAYED
Scarne, John. Scarne’s Complete Guide to Gambling. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1961.
This book is out of print but can be found used online. It contains almost everything you would want to know about gambling from an intelligent point of view. Scarne was a distinguished gambling expert, very well respected by both gambling insiders and academics. Much of the material is out of date, but it still gives a feel of what gambling was like before it became legal all over America. With a terrific sense of the mathematics behind each game, Scarne’s book prosaically explains the math clearly without much symbol fuss.
Schwartz, David. Roll the Bones: The ...