Introduction to modern poker
Introduction to modern poker In his other classic books that are universally recognized as the most definitive and informative volumes about games and gambling, the Introductions invariably carry a line to the effect that "only John Scarne could have written this book." Once again, that claim is true, for here, in turning his talents and expertise to the most popular of all card games—America's 65 million Poker players compile the astronomical sum of $100 billion a year in the amounts wagered—Scarne has gone far beyond anything ever previously published on the subject. This book will become a necessity for every Poker club, or for regular less-organized sessions for that matter, because it includes everything required to settle arguments that inevitably arise during play. Once games were played "According to Hoyle," but now smart-money players throughout the world know that the modern rules of all gambling are "According to Scarne." And the game of Poker, never static, has evolved and changed so much over the years that the countless so-called Hoyle authors would probably barely recognize it.
Scarne's goal in this book
Scarne's goal in this book is to give the Poker player the most scientifically reliable information and the best possible playing strategy for each of the more than one hundred most popular and commercialized Poker games extant. He presents a host of highly guarded Poker secrets which, if used intelligently, will make the average player as Poker wise as the top professionals in Las Vegas and other gambling havens. He teaches the reader how to protect himself, or herself (more than half of the Poker players in this country are women), against the Poker cheat, who isn't necessarily only the professional cheat but might well be someone you invite into your regular friendly Friday night game.