Contents Introduction1. Gambling: America''s Biggest IndustryAmerica''s $500 Billion Gambling HandleDoes the Mafia Control Gambling in America?The Law vs. GamblingAnother Scarne Gambling SurveyTypes of GamblersGambling and the Federal Tax Problem2. The Mathematics and Science of GamblingWhat Is Gambling?Gamblers and ScientistsChance and How It WorksWhat Are Odds?Percentage and How It Works Against the PlayerGambling Operators Also Have HeadachesHot and Cold PlayersLuck and How It WorksGambler''s FallacyThe "Guesser''s Disadvantage,"Gambling SystemsSkill vs. ChanceHow to Better Your Chances of Winning3. Horse Racing: The King of SportsThe Historical Background of RacingBookmaking as an IndustryWin, Place, Show and Exotic BetsTypes of RacesThe Track Line and the Morning LineOrigin of Bookmaking and the Pari-mutuel Betting SystemHow the Totalisator and the Pari-mutuel System WorkHow Nickel and Dime Breakage WorksHow the State and Track Guts Beat Down the PlayersMinus PoolsRace Touts and Their MethodsBetting RingsCrooked Horse RacingHunch and Form PlayersSystem PlayersPortrait of a BookmakerWomen BookiesHorse Mobs Who Cheat BookmakersThe Inside Operation of a BookmakerScarne''s Advice on Betting the RacesScarne''s Advice on "Exotic" Pari-mutuel BetsLegalized Off-Track Betting vs. the Illegal BookieProtection and GraftLegalized Off-Track Betting in Various CountriesPuerto Rico''s Track and Off-Track BettingLegal Off-Track Bookmaking in NevadaNew York City''s OTB or Off-Track BettingWhat Congress Should Do About the 10% Federal Excise Gambling Tax LawScarne''s State Off-Track Betting Plan4. Betting on Sports EventsSports Offices and BookmakersMisconceptions About Betting ScalpersRace Bookies and Sports BettingThe Sports Line and How It Is MadeBetting on Baseball GamesBaseball''s 40 LineBaseball''s 20 LineBaseball''s 10 LineBaseball''s 5 LineWhy Some Sports Bookies Get UlcersHow to Figure Your Winning Baseball BetsBaseball''s Run Spread BetBetting on FootballBetting on BasketballBasketball''s Under and Over BetBetting on HockeyBetting on Greyhound Dog RacingScarne''s Advice on Betting the DogsBetting on Jai Alai, the World''s Fastest GameBetting on ElectionsBetting on PrizefightsBetting on Golf GamesScarne''s Legalized State Sports Betting Plan5. Lotteries, Sweepstakes, Pools and RafflesThe First Public Money LotteryThe British Lottery ManiaGreat Britain''s Premium Bond LotteryThe British Football PoolSmall British LotteriesEarly American LotteriesPolicy ShopsThe Louisiana LotteryThe Puerto Rican LotteryCrooked LotteriesTreasury Tickets: Father of Today''s State LotteriesBaseball and Football PoolsThe Irish Hospitals'' SweepstakesTaxes on Sweeps TicketsWhat are Your Sweepstakes Chances?Raffles6. State Lotteries and How They WorkScarne''s Proposed Triple-Action Lottery PlanThe Giant Sweepstakes and How It Works7. The Numbers GameOperationOrigin of Today''s Numbers GameTreasury TicketsClearinghouse NumbersThe Racket Boys Move InThe $6 Million Numbers SwindleThe Pari-mutuel Handle NumberProtection and the LawNew York City''s Numbers GameLucky NumbersNumber 614Numbers Bets and Payoff OddsThe Economics of the Numbers BankThe Numbers Game OddsThe Numbers Bank Percentage TakeScarne''s Proposed State Numbers Plan8. Bingo: The $3 Billion National PastimeLegal vs. Illegal BingoThe Origin of BingoThe Mechanics of the GameBingo EquipmentThe Play of the GameThe Bingo DebateBigtime GamesBingo MathematicsCheating at BingoYour Best Bet at Bingo9. Gambling Casinos: Carpet and Sawdust Joints Yesterday and TodayCarpet JointsSawdust JointsThe BarnThe Racket Boys Move InEarly CasinosFaroMonte CarloCanfield and BradleyNew Casino GamesThe History of the Las Vegas StripIs Gambling in Nevada Honest?Government Supervision of Puerto Rican CasinosCasino OperationGambling JunketsNevada Gambling and Big BusinessHonest Casinos vs. Steer JointsTips on How to Spot a Crooked CasinoCasinos'' Earning Power10. Craps: The World''s Fastest Gambling GameCasino and Candy Store DiceMen and Women Dice DegeneratesThe Unfinished Craps HandBank Craps, Money (or Open) Craps, New York Craps, Scarney Craps and Private CrapsOrigin and HistoryThe First Craps BookmakerThe Origin of VigorishScarne''s Official Rules for Private CrapsPrivate Craps: Hustlers and ChumpsBank Craps Las Vegas StyleBank Craps LayoutsBank Craps BetsNew York CrapsScarney CrapsHow to Gamble Sensibly at Bank CrapsMoney (or Open) CrapsHow to Detect Crooked DiceCheating with Honest DiceProtection Against Dice CheatsCraps Betting Systems11. Correct Odds in Dice Games Using Two, Three, Four or Five Dice12. Black Jack, or Twenty-One: Casino StyleCasino Betting LimitsThe $250,000 WinThe $1 Million Freeze-outBlack Jack MechanicsBlack Jack''s HistoryHow Black Jack Got Its NameCasino VariationsScarne''s Casino Black Jack RulesThe Black Jack Dealer''s Exact Percentage Take13. Black Jack StrategyThe Science of Black JackBeating the Black Jack TablesScarne''s Four-Deck Black Jack ShuffleStrategy for Drawing and StandingPlayer''s Soft Hand, or Two-Way CountSplitting PairsDoubling DownInsurance BettingAdditional Black Jack StrategyCheating at Black JackScarne''s Rules for Private Black Jack14. RouletteRoulette Wheels -- Yesterday and TodayStandard Roulette EquipmentRoulette Personnel and Their DutiesScarne''s Rules for Playing RoulettePossible Roulette Bets, Odds and PercentagesRoulette Betting LimitsThe $400,000 Roulette WinRoulette Betting SystemsCheating at RouletteGaffed Roulette WheelsCheating with an Honest WheelHow to Protect Yourself Against Short PayoffsHow to Gamble Sensibly at Roulette15. Slot Machines: The One-armed BanditsLegal and Illegal SlotsCharles Fey and the First Slot MachinesFederal Taxes and Law EnforcementHow to Spot a Crooked Slot MachineModern Slot Machines and PaybacksSlot Machine OddsCalculating the Payout Percentage on Other MachinesSlot PlayersBeating the One-armed BanditThe Rhythm SystemPinball MachinesAdvice to Slot Machine Players16. Chemin de Fer and BaccaratHistoryScarne''s Rules for Chemin de FerBaccarat Las Vegas StyleScarne''s Rules for Playing Baccarat Las Vegas StylePercentages Against the Player at Baccarat and Chemin de FerAdvice to Baccarat and Chemin de Fer PlayersCheating at Baccarat and Chemin de FerCrooked Dealing Shoes Used to Cheat at Baccarat and Chemin de FerPrivate Chemin de Fer, or SloggerBaccarat-en-Banque17. Scarney BaccaratHistory of the GameScarne''s Rules of Play for Scarney BaccaratScarney Baccarat StrategyScarney Baccarat Strategy Table18. Keno: Nevada''s Solitaire Bingo-Type GamePlaying RulesCalculating the House Percentage at Racehorse KenoThe Breakdown on the 10-Spot TicketThe House Percentage on the 10-Spot TicketHouse Percentages on All Tickets19. Casino Side GamesThe Big SixThe Money WheelThe Racehorse WheelCheating at Wheels of ChanceChuck-a-LuckHazardBeat the ShakerUnder and Over SevenBarbouthFour Five Six, or the Three-Dice GameMonteTrente et Quarante2Scarne, John is the author of 'Scarne's New Complete Guide to Gambling' with ISBN 9780671630638 and ISBN 0671630636.