The top 5 casino strategy books

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The Top Five Casino Strategy Books

Lots of different games in the casino require different strategies, and here we describe the best five books you can use to learn how to play a variety of popular games.

If you want the best chances of winning in the casino, you need to know how to pick the right games and how to play them to the best of your ability. 

Gambling 102: The Best Strategies for All Casino Games

This book by Michael Shackleford has a very ambitious title, and though he doesn't quite cover every casino game ever made, he covers a lot of them. This is a good starting book for players who want to see what different strategies are like for a variety of games. He focuses on shallow, easy-to-learn strategies for a lot of games that will give you decent odds of winning.

This is the best survey of casino games out there. The rest of our recommendations are for specific types of games.

Video Poker for the Intelligent Beginner

In this medium-sized paperback, Bob Dancer lays out the basic theory behind playing strong video poker. He then walks you through the fundamentals that are behind all styles of video poker, and he then gets into the details of how to play specific styles in as perfect of a way as you can. If you want a guide to getting really good at video poker, this is an excellent place to start.

Professional Blackjack

Of our five recommendations, this is the oldest. It was published in 1975 and was written by Stanford Wong, and it's a classic text on the game of blackjack. Its predecessor, which is a bit easier of a read, is Basic Blackjack by the same author. This is a particularly in-depth treatment of what may be the most mathematically advanced game in the casino, and it's a must for anyone who wants to learn to beat the game and get a true edge against the casino.

Slot Machine Strategy: Winning Methods for Hitting the Jackpot

MacIntyre Symms is the author of this manual for getting the best odds with slots. There generally aren't any options for playing slots in a way that will be profitable in the long run, outside of group play when a progressive jackpot reaches a certain level. However, this guide will help you to get the best from your play and maximize your chances of coming out on top.

Casino Craps: Strategies for Reducing the Odds against You

This book by Robert Roto covers craps, the game with the single largest number of "trap bets" of any game in the casino. If you know the right strategies, this game can have one of the lowest house advantages of any casino game out there. However, if you play incorrectly, then you'll find yourself losing money very quickly. This book breaks down how the game works on the most basic level, and it takes you from there into advanced strategies while showing you how to avoid the traps that bust tons of players.