How A Casino Works

You’ve seen casinos in the movies: mob-run joints with tough pit bosses, friendly dealers and attractive waitresses serving drinks. But how does an actual casino operate? Who runs the floor? How do they catch cheaters? How do they make money? How far back do casinos go in history? Check out this article to find out:

http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/casino.htm 

Also in that link is a link to a podcast called “Stuff You Should Know” that goes into how online gambling works

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Poker Slang

If you’re looking for a reference for terms like “Pocket Jacks” or “splash the pot”, here is a link to popular poker slang. The terms are alphabetical for quick use.

Texas Hold ‘Em

For those of you whose card game knowledge starts with Go Fish and ends with Old Maid, here’s a tutorial about the rules of Texas Hold ‘Em, one of the world’s most popular gambling card games.

Colson Whitehead Interview

As always, your monthly author interview. NPR interviewed Whitehead in 2015

http://www.npr.org/2015/02/27/389515110/from-poker-amateur-to-world-series-competitor-in-the-noble-hustle 

June’s Book: The Noble Hustle

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This month’s book is The Noble Hustle by Colson Whitehead. Our discussion of the book will be June 26th in the 3rd floor board room as usual. If you need a copy or have a friend who wants to join the group, there are copies of the book to be checked out at the Circulation Desk.

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