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About Howard Schwartz

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Howard Schwartz has been marketing director at Gambler's Book Shop (Gambler's Book Club) since 1979. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, he earned graduate degrees from Kansas State University in Manhattan and University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, in Technical Journalism and Secondary Education (Reading Specialist). He worked for newspapers in New York, Montana, Nevada, California and Missouri, plus the Associated Press. He considers himself in reality, a "librarian for gamblers," and has helped edit more than 40 books published by Gambler's Book Club. He writes book reviews for five gaming publications, weekly and monthly and reads more than 100 books a year related to the gaming industry.

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Latest Howard Schwartz Articles

Extreme Pace Handicapping; Colorful Hachem Poker Bio
Looking for the best racetrack payoffs generated by extreme pace aberrations, or a colorful biography of Joe Hachem's World Series of Poker championship? These two books are winners.
College, Pro Football Trend Strategy Notebooks Make Handicapping Fun
For more than 20 years Bob Frederick has provided football bettors with an easy, fun way to handicap hundreds of games annually. His books are excellent for that occasional "need a winner quick" maven or for those who need guidance and shortcuts to enter a weekly contest.
What Factors Help Pro and College Football Teams Cover The Spread? These Books Explain
The nagging question of which factors impact whether or not a team might cover the spread is asked each year by beginners and old pros alike. Not everyone will agree about the answer, but Andy Iskoe's two annuals, the Pro Football Statistical Pattern Report and the companion work, College Football Statistical Pattern Report should help clarify it for everyone.
40,000 Spins - Excellent Guide to Cluster Progression Roulette Strategy
Author J.R. Freeman, a 40 year veteran to Roulette, discloses all the details of his approach and philosophy to the game with a new system called Cluster Progression Roulette (CPR).
Phil Steele's College Football Preview - Still the Best Available Anywhere
For 15 years Phil Steele's College Football Preview magazine put out by Northcoast Sports has been one of the greatest values ever for those who bet college football--and it's not changed. One of the hardest working researchers in the nation, Steele has a superior reputation for evaluating teams, players, conferences, offering projected starting lineups and five years of results and spreads, for he caters to bettors, coaches and fans of the game and does it on a year-round basis.
Problem Gambling Books - They Can Help Before It's Too Late
Too often, families with a problem gambler or individuals who lose control have nowhere to turn until it's too late. There's denial or avoidance, and when individuals hit rock bottom many wonder if something could have been done sooner. Sadly, there are few books out there to help individuals or families but some do exist. Here are a few select resources that can help those who care save a life or find a sense of direction
Matusow's Poker Bio an Honest, Revealing Read
Few ex-priests, rabbis or academic geniuses have made it big in cut-throat poker tournaments and cash games over an extended period of time. Some might have risen to the top but the nature of the game doesn't fit that mode. Mike (The Mouth) Matusow bio clearly shows what this world is made of.
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