Thu, 25 June 2009
Andy Iskoe, author of many books on college and pro football betting and an expert on sports betting for more than 30 years, offers advice and tips on betting smartly, and in his own machine gun-like style of presenting material, highlights what he believes bettors should be alert for; what the impact might be if New Jersey got into the legal sports betting business and what bettors should look for before placing a wager in the 2009 college and pro football season.
Sal Piacente, a most respected surveillance expert, born in Brooklyn, now working in Florence, Ky., visited GBC and talks about protecting yourself when playing poker; scams he has seen, heard about, detected-- plus his opinions on betting poker online. Piacente, who knows the games of three-card monte and the shell game. A true student of all the games, he's colorful, never boring and offers true-to-life advice about detecting cheats and protecting yourself.
Fri, 12 June 2009
Guest number one for our first podcast in our new store location is Ed Hattori, a longtime customer now living in Canada. Ed talks about "finding" our new store (located three miles from our original spot), which is less than a half-mile from the famous Liberace Museum. The enthusiastic Hattori, who makes Gambler's Book Shop a must-visit place, offers his observations about what makes the store unique, the kind of books he shops for, how the city has changed since he first visited Las Vegas.
Mike Spinetti, owner of Spinetti's Home Gaming Supplies, a member of a pioneer Nevada Family (one of his relatives was mayor of Ely,NV generations ago) and a historian in his own way, discusses collecdtible gambling paraphernalia, including the buying and selling of old chips. Spinetti describes the boom in poker--what made it all happen, the characters he's met and played against, about the types and quality of poker chips, scam artists, attending gambling collectible shows.