The Encyclopedia of Gambling
by Peter Arnold
Publisher: Chartwell Books 1977
Number of pages: 256
The encyclopedia of gambling : the game, the odds,the teclmiques, the people and places, the myths and history. Arnold's coffee table size book is still one of the most comprehensive collections of information on and about gambling. First published in 1978 the book has become dated although it remains a great starting point for anyone who wants a general overview that would otherwise require reading a collection of books on different aspects of gambling.
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