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Bigger Deal: A Year Inside the Poker Boom
by Anthony Holden
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Holden's original book, Big Deal, presented a great read about his quest to play and win his way to the top of the heap, the World Series of Poker Championship. Since that year, poker has turned out to be the hottest product in the world and that's the focus of this title. Holden' presents his vision of the book and of the future of poker. He becomes a guide to the world of the "new" poker -- to the players who dominate the modern game and the personalities behind the multibillion-dollar business it has become -- as he tries once again to win the world title. Holden is friends with most of the important people in the world of poker, from players to to managers to promoters, but his roots (an ongoing home poker game) haven't shifted as he brings both worlds together here for a totally captivating work.
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Poker History

The history of poker reaches back many centuries if you include games similar to poker but with different names.  Poker as we know and play it today is a product of 19th century America.  The following articles and bibliographies will point interested readers to an introduction to the history of poker and to the many books that have poker as their subjects.

Bibliography of Poker Books by Genre
Rich McComas and other dedicated poker fans have compiled the best list of poker books on the web. Here is the list ordered by genre.
Bibliography of Poker Books by Date
Rich McComas and other dedicated poker fans have compiled the best list of poker books on the web. Here is the list ordered by date of publication.
Bibliography of Poker Books by Author
If you ever needed to see almost every book published about poker, here is your source. Compiled by Rich McComas, this extensive bibliography is organized by author last name.
The Spread of Gambling and Poker
Poker became part of American culture as the game spread north and west of New Orleans. From the riverboats, to the streets of San Francisco, to the boom towns of the Old West, the game was a popular success.
The Origins and History of Poker
Poker is one of the world's most popular card games. The question of who invented this great game may never be fully answered, but there are some tantalizing clues.
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