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WSOP Retrospective
Writing about the WSOP

Books about the WSOP: Selected excerpts

from The Hand I Played: A Poker Memoir, David Spanier

from The Biggest Game in Town, A. Alvarez

from The Man with the $100,000 Breasts and Other Gambling Stories, Michael Konick

from Gentleman Gambler, "Oklahoma Johnny" Hale


World Series of Poker Bibliography

Alvarez, A. The Biggest Game in Town. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1985.

Bellin, Andy. Poker Nation: A High-Stakes, Low-Life Adventure into the Heart of a Gambling Country. New York: Harper Collins, 2002.

Cloutier, T. J., and Tom McEvoy. Championship no-limit and pot-limit hold'em: On the Road to the World Series of Poker. Cardsmith Publications.

McManus, James. Positively Fifth Street.: Murderers, Cheetah's and Binion's World Series of Poker. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003.

Smith, Raymond. The Poker Kings of Las Vegas. Dublin: Aherlow, 1982.

Spanier, David. The Hand I Played: A Poker Memoir. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2000.

The best resource for learning more about actual tournament play is the series of videotapes that chronicle each year of the World Series of Poker. Many are available for viewing to researchers at UNLV Special Collections, and many more are available for purchase in Binion's giftshop.

Within the Binion's Horseshoe Collection (collection #91-30 at UNLV Special Collections), there are several unique resources, including:

- Press kits
- Newspaper clippings
- Brochures
- Advertising copy
- Press releases
- Correspondence
- Magazine articles
- Photographs

Search UNLV's Library Catalog for books about poker

Visit the Gambler's Book Club to buy books about poker

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