The famed magazine writer
The famed magazine writer and editor Sidney Carroll aptly wrote, "To call Scarne an outstanding expert on games of skill and chance is to praise him with a faint damn. He is by all odds the world's greatest." And the late John Lardner wrote, "Scarne is to games what Einstein is to physics." John Scarne's previous books on gambling have proven the validity of such statements, and have become the standard works on such topics as casino gambling, cards, dice games and magic. (Scarne is no less a magician than he is a gambling authority. John Northern Hilliard, manager of Thurston the Magician, said of Scarne when he was only nineteen, "I have yet to see anyone who surpasses him in originality and sheer skill of hand; his skill is unbelievable.") John Scarne is a man of such outstanding talents and knowledge in such varied fields that it would be well to stop quoting what others have said about him, and put down what he himself says about this new Poker book. Quite simply it is: "This is the best and most practical book for a games player that I have ever written."
AMERICA'S $100 BILLION GAMBLING HANDLE
AMERICA'S $100 BILLION GAMBLING HANDLE Poker is without a doubt the most popular international card game in history. The major reason for this worldwide popularity is due to the countless Poker variations that suit the temperaments of card players of all nations. In addition, Poker fits any card-game situation, whether it is a serious money game among top-notch gamblers in New York or Las Vegas or a penny ante game for the entertainment of family and friends in the United States, Italy, England, Hong Kong, and the world over. Poker, for sure, is by far the most popular gambling game in America today and is as characteristically American as baseball, hot dogs and apple pie. In fact, many of our most famous Presidents were Poker enthusiasts.