Superstition

To give you an idea about how weird professional gamblers really are, take a look at some of these articles about some of the ways they try to harness luck. From lucky oranges to dropping candy, unlit cigarettes, and sitting against the grain, there’s just something entertaining and strange about how gamblers get luck.

Online Poker Lowdown – Poker Superstitions

Gambler.org – Very Superstitious: Researchers Say Myth of the Lucky Gambler Lives On

VegasMaster.com – Get Lucky With Gambling Superstitions

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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.

Winning Statistics

For those of you curious what a professional poker player can make on a World Series of Poker tour, here’s 2016’s numbers of top winners take-home: http://www.wsop.com/players/stats/byyear/ 

There is also the option for “All Time” to see the most made in a professional gambling career, in case you want to rethink all of your life decisions.

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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