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Casino Confidential: Unveiling the Mysteries Behind the Tables

ANONYMOUS would face serious consequences if he published this book under his own name. But he’s willing to risk everything to reveal the secrets that casinos don’t want you to know. In Casino Confidential: Unveiling the Mysteries Behind the Tables, this licensed pit boss shares insider tips and tricks that make the difference between winning big or going broke.

You’ll learn why the odds are always stacked in favor of the house (there’s a reason you won’t find any 90-degree angles on modern dealer tables) as well as essential strategies for blackjack, poker, roulette, craps, baccarat, and slot machines. While America swoons over Alan Thicke and poutine, Canadians have been flocking to TLC’s back-to-back episodes of “Casino Confidential,” a show about the staff at Binion’s Casino on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas.

Filmed in the summer of 2011, the series follows casino bosses, dining staff, security, and Cowgirls — the young, booty-shorts-and-fishnets-wearing dealers. It’s all hands on deck as casino managers and staff work to keep their gambling hot spot afloat. In this week’s episode, hard-edged Security Supervisor Dorothy goes undercover to face down a trio of drunken party girls looking for a fight. Meanwhile, management holds auditions to beef up their stable of sexy Cowgirls.

And up on the top floor, Cowgirl Roxy fends off a player whose lewd comments threaten to break up her game. Also on tap: Karri, a 40-year veteran casino supervisor, clashes with customers and new recruits while trying to read the riot act to a troubled table gamer. Meanwhile, management holds auditions to find the perfect model for their new poster campaign, while security struggles to keep local scam artists at bay.