Here is the new, up-to-the-minute, expanded and modernized edition of the world famous card player's guide known and used by millions of players for over twenty-fife years.
Containing new material and more card games than ever before published in a single volume - answering every question for beginner as well as expert - this has become the prime authority on card games.
All the official rules are brought up to date to reflect the changes that have occurred over the years. Scarne includes new variations as well as new and mathematical values of the games and the probabilities reflected by his latest researches. Acknowledged as the world's authority on the methods of detecting cheating, Scarne shows how it's done with text and illustrations. And he shows his intimate knowledge of the strategy and fine points of winning play that have made him famous. All the original hundreds of games are here, and for Bridge buffs there is a new series on Contract and Auction Bridge, including detecting cheating such as Skarney, which may be the greatest Gin game ever; Monte; and Chinese Fan Tan; and new, expanded chapters on Poker, Gin, Canasta, Baccarat, banking card games, and others.
Scarne on Cards is not only a fundamental reference and rule, it is a dependable guide for anyone who wants to avoid being victimized by cheating and sharp practice, and for anyone who wants to play a better game and thereby improve his his chances of winning.