Archive for the Roll the Bones Category

New Lower Price for Roll the Bones ebook

In a little experiment on price sensitivity in the ebook format, I’ve decided to slash the price of the e-version of Roll the Bones: The History of Gambling by nearly 20%. The list price for all versions of the RTB ebook is now $7.99. You can learn more or buy it at your favorite ebook retailer:

New Bookseller Partner

There is now another place to get Roll the Bones: The History of Gambling (Casino Edition).

The Gamblers Book Club, probably the biggest seller of books about gambling in the world, is now stocking signed copies of the book. 

You can buy them in person at the store (5473 S Eastern Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89119) or purchase them online

Each copy that is for sale through the Gamblers Book Club is signed by me, so if you’ve wanted a signed copy, this could be your chance to get one.

In this video, I talk about my plan to summarize the book in a…

In this video, I talk about my plan to summarize the book in a few short videos and discuss the prologue and first chapter.

In this video, I talk about my plan to summarize the book in a…

In this video, I talk about my plan to summarize the book in a few short videos and discuss the prologue and first chapter.

In this video, I talk about my plan to summarize the book in a…

In this video, I talk about my plan to summarize the book in a few short videos and discuss the prologue and first chapter.

Q & A with Newsworks New Jersey

Q & A with Newsworks New Jersey:

It’s always great to talk to people from my native New Jersey, particularly Jen A. Miller, who has written a great book about the Jersey Shore

Go here to read the whole interview, where I put an Atlantic City spin on the book, which already has some great material about the seaside resort. 

You can also read an excerpt from the book’s Atlantic City chapterl The Rise of Atlantic City.

I’ve definitely got Atlantic City covered in this new edition.

Q & A with Newsworks New Jersey

Q & A with Newsworks New Jersey:

It’s always great to talk to people from my native New Jersey, particularly Jen A. Miller, who has written a great book about the Jersey Shore

Go here to read the whole interview, where I put an Atlantic City spin on the book, which already has some great material about the seaside resort. 

You can also read an excerpt from the book’s Atlantic City chapterl The Rise of Atlantic City.

I’ve definitely got Atlantic City covered in this new edition.

Q & A with Newsworks New Jersey

Q & A with Newsworks New Jersey:

It’s always great to talk to people from my native New Jersey, particularly Jen A. Miller, who has written a great book about the Jersey Shore

Go here to read the whole interview, where I put an Atlantic City spin on the book, which already has some great material about the seaside resort. 

You can also read an excerpt from the book’s Atlantic City chapterl The Rise of Atlantic City.

I’ve definitely got Atlantic City covered in this new edition.

From the book: The first poker machine

Lots of people have heard of San Francisco mechanic Charles Fey’s Liberty Bell, which was the first auto-pay reel slot to gain popularity. He unveiled it in 1899.

Fewer people know that the first coin-operated slot machine, a device that flipped through five decks of cards, with winners paid off in kind (not in cash) for “winning” hands.

It was an early, analog video poker machine. And it was invented in 1891, 8 years before Fey’s Liberty Bell, in Brooklyn, New York.

That’s just one of the many fascinating things you’ll read about in Roll the Bones: The History of Gambling.

Interview about RTB at Betfair

Interview about RTB at Betfair:

In this interview with Betfair’s Short-Stacked Shamus (whose great blog you can read here), I talk a little about where Roll the Bones came from, and current events in poker.

http://betting.betfair.com/poker/news/the-betfair-poker-interview-david-g-schwartz-080213-77.html