"The Frugal Gambler"
by Jean Scott
"Jean Scott has taken the beatable game of … video poker, …and
given us a practical plan for turning today’s casino system inside out."
- Anthony Curtis, Editor of the "Las Vegas Advisor"
One of the All-Time Best-Selling Gambling Books Now Updated!
Learn the low-roller secrets for:
- Staying free at hotel-casinos
- Beating casino promotions
- Eating and drinking on the house
- Playing video poker for profit
- Getting bumped from airplanes and flying free
Though Jean Scott was well-known to a select few Las Vegas
aficionados throughout the '90s, it wasn't until the publication of The
Frugal Gambler in 1998 that she became a household name to casino
players across the country. Since then, it's likely that no gambling
personality has been featured more often in the media than this
"Gambling Grandma." Her frequent national publicity, her long-term
success in casinos around the world, and the solid low-rolling
advantage-play techniques she's divulged along the way have all helped
catapult The Frugal Gambler into the ranks of best-selling gambling
And now The Frugal Gambler is completely revised and updated. New
information includes a completely revamped chapter on video poker,
updated coverage of getting the most out of slot clubs, recent examples
of exploitable gambling promotions, and a brand new Resources section,
identifying the best sources of player information available-from books
to software to the Internet.
Here is a brief summary of the table of contents...
INTRODUCTION – From Uncle Wiggley to Deuces
Read Jean’s unique history, tracing her path from "preacher’s
kid" to the "Queen of Comps" in casinos.
CHAPTER 1 - Raining on the Casino’s Parade
This chapter debunks the various myths people may believe about
casinos, i.e., all casino personnel know everything there is to know
about gambling and casinos are apt to offer comps without being asked.
CHAPTER 2 - Great Expectations - A Reality
Jean introduces a "pyramid of gamblers", from the multitudes of
confused, wandering the casino hoping for luck, to that small group at
the top, who know that study and perseverance is the only way to success.
Worth the price of the book are the informative charts showing the cost per
hour of play for each casino game.
CHAPTER 3 - Slot Machines - Handle With
Learn in this chapter how you can keep more money in your
pocket as you play the slots. Jean explains how to "read" the machines,
and how to choose the ones that fit your goals.
CHAPTER 4 - Video Poker - The Meat and
This chapter teaches the most important skill of how to
choose a video poker machine by analyzing the pay schedule, explaining
the difference between positive- and negative-expectation games. Also
covered are practical applications such as low-roller bankroll
considerations and when to change machines.
CHAPTER 5 - Slot Clubs - Join Or Else
Jean shows you the ropes so you can maximize your use of a
slot club, scoring more cash and comp benefits. Read about the buddy
system, choosing a core club, and how you can use cashback to add value
to any casino machine you play.
CHAPTER 6 - Comps - Your Just Desserts
"Comp" is short for "complimentary," which means free –
Jean’s all-time favorite word. Most people think only high rollers can
get free rooms, free food, or free show tickets, but Jean will show you
how the low-rolling gambler can get these freebies too.
CHAPTER 7 - Promotions - Casino Gravy
Promotions are just as important to Jean’s play as expert
video poker strategy, slot clubs and comps. Sometimes they mean the
difference between positive and negative expectation and they can cut
your losses significantly. In this chapter you will learn where to find
promotions and how to use them wisely.
CHAPTER 8 - The Bump - Airline Comps
Airlines want to give you "gifts" too, just as a casino
does. If you fly, then this chapter is one of the most invaluable,
revealing the secrets of the airline bump system.
CHAPTER 9 - Long Term in Las Vegas - or
Having a Life
Jean and Brad spent months at a time staying in comped casino
hotel rooms. How did they keep from getting bored, since you can’t gamble
24 hours a day? How did they tackle the chores of every-day living?
This chapter deals with the issues of spending long periods of time in
Las Vegas or any gambling destination.
CHAPTER 10 - Pyramid Power
Learn about some "real-life" gamblers in this chapter, all
with different low-roller agendas and routines. By reading about these
people, Jean hopes you’ll be able to construct a low-roller program that
best suits you.
CHAPTER 11 - Ethics & Gambling - Odd
How do you wade through the gray ethical smoke of a casino?
This chapter discusses many different areas where you may have to make
an ethical decision – coupons, tipping, malfunctioning machines, and
CHAPTER 12 - Breaking Even is a Terrific Thing
Free rooms at the casino, free food, free shows - you’ve actually made
money, even if you only break even on the games!
Jean Scott personally autographs all books sold
through this web site. When you order, you can enter the name(s)
to whom you would like this autograph addressed.