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The ultimate guide to free bridge, casino and card books online.

by Alex J. Coyne © 2017 Great Bridge Links

Between being a journalist, author, editor and fan of books, he’s probably read tens of thousands in his lifetime – and there’s always time for more. Check out Alex’s ultimate list of free card, casino and bridge books to add to your virtual library …

Bridge

A Beginner’s Guide to Contract Bridge
http://physics.bu.edu/~cserino/Bridge/TeachingGuide.pdf

 Twenty-seven pages, straight to the point, and no BS: Here’s where you should be starting if you’re still finding your way around the game of bridge.

Beginner Bridge Lessons

https://www.princeton.edu/~bridge/Beginner_Bridge_Book.pdf

This here ebook is only about 35 pages, but it’s size is no reason to skim through it. It’s courtesy of Princeton.edu – and likely forms part of a larger course. Topics like Declarer Play, Opening Bids, Minor and Minor Suit openings are just some of what’s covered. 

Contract Bridge Complete

https://archive.org/details/contractbridgeco029953mbp

This 573 page tome was uploaded by Osmania University, and can be downloaded directly from Archive.org – it covers pretty much everything, so it’s a more than worth it addition to your library.

Cavendish on Whist

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/51039

The longer title, bear with us, is… “The Laws and Principles of Whist Stated and Explained and its Practice Illustrated on an Original System by Means of Hands Played Completely Through by ‘Cavendish’ – Eighteenth Edition”.

Hoyle’s Games Modernized

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/39445 

Hoyle’s Games Modernized covers a couple of card games, not just Bridge – so feel free to brush up on your other game skills while you’re at it.

The Rubiyat of Bridge

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/23792

A Beginner’s Guide to Contract Bridge

http://physics.bu.edu/~cserino/Bridge/TeachingGuide.pdf

Twenty-seven pages, straight to the point, and no BS: Here’s where you should be starting if you’re still finding your way around bridge.

Beginner Bridge Lessons

https://www.princeton.edu/~bridge/Beginner_Bridge_Book.pdf

This here link is only about 35 pages, but it’s size is no reason to skim through it. It’s courtesy of Princeton.edu – and likely forms part of a larger course. Topics like Declarer Play, Opening Bids, Minor and Minor Suit openings are just some of what’s covered.

Contract Bridge Complete

https://archive.org/details/contractbridgeco029953mbp

This 573 page tome was uploaded by Osmania University, and can be downloaded from the link.

Cavendish on Whist

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/51039

The longer title, bear with us, is… “The Laws and Principles of Whist Stated and Explained and its Practice Illustrated on an Original System by Means of Hands Played Completely Through by ‘Cavendish’ – Eighteenth Edition”.

Hoyle’s Games Modernized (Professor Hoffmann & Edmond Hoyle)

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/39445

The Rubiyat of Bridge (Carolyn Welles)

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/23792

You might already be familiar with the Rubaiyat by Omar Khayyam (and if you aren’t, check it out here: http://classics.mit.edu/Khayyam/rubaiyat.html). Now, here’s the slightly bizarre Bridge version…

From 1909, the book contains literary gems like: “And if the Card you hopefully Finesse / Capture the Trick,—your Partner Smiles! Oh yes! / And you smile Broadly! But, if it be Caught / By the Fourth Hand,—your Smiles are somewhat Less!”

Other Card Games 

Poker!

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/15902 

Not quite poker strategy, but an original play transcribed from playwright Zora Neale Hurston’s handwritten notes, and worth checking out!

Basic Rules and Strategies for Playing Baccarat

https://www.prismcasino.com/how-to/basic-rules-and-strategies-for-baccarat-free-ebook-download-4152/

Ever thought, “Hey, I should learn how to play Baccarat”? Here’s your chance…

Casino Royale

https://archive.org/stream/JamesBondBooks/Casino%20Royale_0001_djvu.txt 

Of course, this Ian Fleming makes a classic for any card player or secret agent… Read it over at Archive.org.

Blackjack (from Start to Strategy)

http://www.casinouk.com/online-blackjack/blackjack-ebook

Basic blackjack rules and strategy for those who want to try their hand at blackjack. Things like terminology, the dealer’s place in the game and what you can expect from the blackjack table are also covered here.

Winning at Slots

http://www.slottipsguide.com/free-casino.html

So, while this book might not tell you exactly how to win at slots every time – few books will – it makes for an interesting read if you want to get into online casino slots gaming for the very first time.

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