One of the easiest and most convenient ways of finding good books on all the different kinds of gambling pursuits is online. Go to online bookstores such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble or even Alibris and then carry out a general search. Note that the market is filled with different gambling books, casino games tutorials and winning betting systems. As in any market, their quality and reliability vary from one book to another. Many books were written by experts in their fields and can provide valuable information, while others are not worth your time and money.
So how can you rummage through the vast mass of prints and online ebooks without getting drowned? One of the most important things to do is to read the different recommendations and reviews that others just like you have written. Pick those books that have been well reviewed and bought. Unless you feel particularly adventurous, stay clear from those books that have been rarely purchased. But there is a Golden exception: check the release date. If its very recent, then you will just have to wing it.
Think properly and write down exactly what you are looking to achieve from the book purchase. Then, and only then, move over to the internet. Whether you are looking for a basic guide or a more advanced tip book, once you note it down, your search will be easier. Also note the editors notes on their book. Usually, they state their audience. If you are a beginner and its stated that the book is for pros, give it a pass no matter how tempted you are. Do not fall for the marketing pitches: pick what you need only. Likewise, if you are not a beginner, go straight for the advanced strategies.
When you are choosing a gambling book, think of it as if you are shopping for a personal tutor. You would want to known about his or her knowledge and experience no? Therefore, take the time to research about the different authors. Look for information on their gambling experience and search and then read examples of their writings in internet magazines, ezines, online websites.
Even try and find other things they have written such as in print magazines and other print books. Also look up their printing history. Check whether this is their first book or one of many. Generally speaking, but not always, if the author has a history of other publications, you can check his credibility by looking at the reviews written on his works even if the specific review pertains to another book.
The price of the book is another thing that should be taken in consideration. Generally, not all the pricy books are worth their price even if they promise to solve all your financial problems for good. On the other hand, losing your money in a casino while trying to save money on a gambling book is not such a brilliant idea. Anyway, determine in advance how much you are willing to pay for a book on gambling.
If you are looking for a book on a specific subject within a vast topic such as on playing Texas Holdem at online casinos or in an online tournament, you need to be extra cautious. Your choice will be slim, but still, check out whether others have read it. Check whether others are buying it too.