Gambling Collectibles - A Pictorial Journey
Gambling Collectibles - A Pictorial Journey presents the stories behind the evolution of dice, playing cards, chips, tables and layouts, games, cheating, and more. The informal narrative is designed to be historically interesting, not pedantic, and the research is supported with over 2,600 color photographs of the Steve Forte Gambling Collection, making the work colorful, engaging, and entertaining for collectors and non collectors alike.
Unlike books dedicated to a specific collectible, Gambling Collectibles addresses several genres with only the most interesting artifacts selected to help tell the stories. Gambling Collectibles also offers chapters on gambling books, including chapters on vintage makers, cheating and con games, and even novelties (prints, posters, photographs, postcards, etc.).
Murray Ehrenberg - Legendary Casino Manager
One surprise after another . . . one artifact after another—most I didn’t even know existed.The scope, diversity, and presentation of Steve’s research is simply astounding!
Bill Malone - Professional Magician
You can bet your bottom dollar that Gambling Collectibles will fast become a must-have for anyone with even a passing interest in the gambling world.
Sal Piacente - President/Owner - UniverSal Game Protection
Forte’s new book is unlike any gambling title I have ever read.His perspective is second to none and the depth of his research and pictorial support is amazing.Classic Forte!
Mike Phillips - Veteran Casino Executive and Consultant
Just another masterpiece . . . extraordinary gambling collection . . . Forte does it again!
FJR - Retired Professional Player
I couldn’t put the book down . . . a bona fide stunner! Moreover, Steve’s collection of gambling apparatus, ephemera, and knowledge is undoubtedly one of the finest to ever exist.
Gambling Slight of Hand - Forte Years of Research
"Gambling Sleight of Hand - Forte Years of Research"is a two-volume set consisting of over 1,100 pages and 1,300 black/white photographs. The set details over 1,000 combined gambling moves, stunts, technical considerations, principles, and key observations. The research was specifically culled and written for the ‘hobbyist,’ e.g., magicians, cardmen, and cardwomen.