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  • WANNA GET LUCKY? by Coonts, Deborah.
    Coonts, Deborah.
    WANNA GET LUCKY?

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Forge / TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2010) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, set in Las Vegas, where Lucky O'Toole is head of customer relations at the plushest megacasino, when a young woman plunges from a sightseeing helicopter. ISBN: 978-0765325433.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 76973
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  • ON A BLANKET WITH MY BABY. by Kent, Bill.
    Kent, Bill.
    ON A BLANKET WITH MY BABY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1995) dj. Hardcover first edition - Third mystery featuring Louis Monroe - an "anomaly in Atlantic City: a truly honest cop in a town eroded by corruption." 275 pp. ISBN: 0-312118708.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (as new, but with a remainder mark)

    Book ID: 71902
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  • Kuhlken, Ken.
    MIDHEAVEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (1980.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - First novel by this mystery writer, set in the Tahoe region of California and Nevada, a story of an 18 year old girl and the conflicts between the serenity of the Sierras and the lure of the casinos. SIGNED on title page. 265 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library, although tight and clean, in a laminated dj.

    Book ID: 16029
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  • Kuhlken, Ken.
    MIDHEAVEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (1980.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - First novel by this mystery writer, set in the Tahoe region of California and Nevada, a story of an 18 year old girl and the conflicts between the serenity of the Sierras and the lure of the casinos. SIGNED on title page. 265 pp. ISBN: 0-670-417572.

    Condition: Near fine in a good only dustjacket (remainder dot, some short closed tears to dj, folded off-center on book.)

    Book ID: 14197
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  • THE COMPANY THAT BOUGHT THE BOARDWALK: A Reporter's Story of Resorts International Came to Atlantic City. by Mahon, Gigi.
    Mahon, Gigi.
    THE COMPANY THAT BOUGHT THE BOARDWALK: A Reporter's Story of Resorts International Came to Atlantic City.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1980) dj. Hardcover first edition - "A detailed examination of Resorts International's financial dealings and of the company's connections with Watergate and such figures as Bebe Rebozo and Robert Vesco draws on FBI Justice Department records." Review copy with author's photo laid in.Index. 262 pp. ISBN: 0-394509781.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 71618
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  • THIS IS THE PLACE. by Rock, Peter.
    Rock, Peter.
    THIS IS THE PLACE.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: Anchor Books / Doubleday, (1997). SIGNED first edition - "Sixty-four-feet tall and made of metal, the neon giant Wendover Will stands in front of the Stateline casino in Wendover, Nevada, facing east. The sign under him reads This Is the Place. Over a hundred miles away in Utah, across the salt flats, stands the statue of Brigham Young, atop his monument, also proclaiming This Is the Place. In this sinister, heartbreaking story, an aged and lonely blackjack dealer who lives in Wendover becomes obsessed with a nineteen-year-old Mormon girl from Bountiful, Utah." The author's first novel, SIGNED on the title page. 244 pp. ISBN: 0-385-485980.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers with French flaps.

    Book ID: 60535
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  • THIS IS THE PLACE. by Rock, Peter.
    Rock, Peter.
    THIS IS THE PLACE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Anchor Books / Doubleday, (1997). SIGNED first edition - "Sixty-four-feet tall and made of metal, the neon giant Wendover Will stands in front of the Stateline casino in Wendover, Nevada, facing east. The sign under him reads This Is the Place. Over a hundred miles away in Utah, across the salt flats, stands the statue of Brigham Young, atop his monument, also proclaiming This Is the Place. In this sinister, heartbreaking story, an aged and lonely blackjack dealer who lives in Wendover becomes obsessed with a nineteen-year-old Mormon girl from Bountiful, Utah." The author's first novel, published as a trade paperback original. SIGNED on the title page. 244 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers. .

    Book ID: 60536
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  • LOADED DICE. by Swain, James.
    Swain, James.
    LOADED DICE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (2004) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fourth thriller featuring Florida ex-cop Tony Valentine, set in the gambling world of Las Vegas casinos. SIGNED on the title page. 310 pp. ISBN: 0-345-463269.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61130
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  • SUCKER BET. by Swain, James.
    Swain, James.
    SUCKER BET.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third thriller featuring Florida ex-cop Tony Valentine, who is still nabbing crooks, but a very special breed of them - hustlers trying to rob casinos, I SIGNED on the title page. 304 pp. ISBN: 0-345-461754.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61131
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  • SUCKER BET. by Swain, James.
    Swain, James.
    SUCKER BET.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Ballantine, (2003). First edition - The third thriller featuring Florida ex-cop Tony Valentine, who is still nabbing crooks, but a very special breed of them - hustlers trying to rob casinos. 304 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 73823
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  • THE BIG PLAYER: How a Team of Blackjack Players Made a Million Dollars. by Uston, Ken (1935-1987) with Roger Rapoport.
    Uston, Ken (1935-1987) with Roger Rapoport.
    THE BIG PLAYER: How a Team of Blackjack Players Made a Million Dollars.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1977) dj. Hardcover first edition - From 1972-1974, Uston (who was also a senior vice president of the Pacific Stock Exchange) gained widespread notoriety for perfecting techniques to do team card counting in numerous casinos worldwide, earning millions of dollars from the casinos - when the table was "hot" the Big Player - Uston - came in to bet. He was banned from casinos around the world, although he continued to gamble in disguise. He filed a lawsuit against the casinos, and successfully received a ruling from the New Jersey courts that casinos could not bar someone simply for counting cards. In response, many casinos changed their systems in response, increasing the number…

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    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1977) dj. Hardcover first edition - From 1972-1974, Uston (who was also a senior vice president of the Pacific Stock Exchange) gained widespread notoriety for perfecting techniques to do team card counting in numerous casinos worldwide, earning millions of dollars from the casinos - when the table was "hot" the Big Player - Uston - came in to bet. He was banned from casinos around the world, although he continued to gamble in disguise. He filed a lawsuit against the casinos, and successfully received a ruling from the New Jersey courts that casinos could not bar someone simply for counting cards. In response, many casinos changed their systems in response, increasing the number of decks in games, or setting betting limits, etc. In 2005, Uston was the subject of the History Channel documentary, "The Black Jack Man". Glossary. 217 pp. ISBN: 0-030169216.

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    Condition: Very good in a good only dust jacket (toning to pages, edgewear and short tears to dj, sunning to spine).

    Book ID: 76612
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  • 17 AND BLACK. by Waer, Jack.
    Waer, Jack.
    17 AND BLACK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1954) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a hard-boiled novel about the manager of a Mexico City gambling casino - Waer's own occupation in Las Vegas: "Jim Foster, manager of gambling casinos and an honest man in a dubious profession, transfers his curious talents to Mexico City . . . The irregularities happen to include two murders, an international crime ring, various beautiful women, none of whom could ever be accused of innocence, a bewitched roulette wheel, and any number of operatives from the police and underworld." While all 3 of Waer's novels were set in the world of gambling, this was the only one to be published in hardcover. 241 pp. Dust jacket design by Bill English.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (a lovely copy - the rather striking green and red dust jacket has a short closed tear at the bottom edge with associated creasing but is now in a protective cover and is quite attractive.)

    Book ID: 57376
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