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Casino Veteran Mark Pilarski Releases Updated Version Of His Audiobook, Hooked on Winning

Casino Veteran Mark Pilarski Releases Updated Version Of His Audiobook, Hooked on Winning

by WireService.coAugust 22, 2013

Traverse City, MI – 35-year casino veteran Mark Pilarski has just released an update to his seminal audiobook Hooked on Winning. The update brings the audio in line with current trends in the casino business and discusses the changes that have taken place inside casinos in recent years. As always, the audio let’s readers peak inside the casino business and understand the inner workings of that industry.

Mark Pilarski

Pilarski believes that if gamblers follow the advice given in the updated version of Hooked on Winning and implemented the guidelines offered that casinos would have to close their doors. As Pilarski points out in the book, casinos are in business to make sure their patrons lose and leave the casino empty handed. In fact, he relates the story of a common casino bet that has been around since 1936 that no one has ever won! Pilarski’ best advice to gamblers is to only make casino bets that have a house advantage of two percent or less. Pilarski is certain that if every gambler followed that advice, the casinos of Atlantic City and Las Vegas would be boarded up in six months!

“Venturesome gamblers need this essential information, so they can enjoy gambling without being wrung dry by a cannibalizing industry that preys on the uninformed player,” says Pilarski, who spent 18 years in seven different Nevada casinos. For the past 16 years he has written a nationally syndicated column called Deal Me In. He knows and understands that for most uninformed casino players, the probability of winning against the house is slim to none. “The casinos prefer the uneducated masses, and count on them making dumb bets and wagers that have a house edge higher than the interest their customers pay on their Visa card. Against those obstacles, education, not luck, is the most important element to beating the casino.”

Through this audio and his other ventures, Mark Pilarski gives his readers and listeners the advantage of his 35-year career in the casino business. His sound advice lets gamblers navigate a casino like a pro. His advice includes lessons in how to survive at slots and video poker, how to place the best bets in the casino, how to win at blackjack and how to simplify the game of craps just to name a few. He also offers strategies for sensible money management, and offers hundreds of tips, techniques and winning strategies that will have gamblers leaving any casino with money in their pockets.

The updated version of Hooked on Winning also has an updated price of just $0.99, and Pilarski has updated it with 30 minutes of bonus material on changes to the casino landscape since his first version. The new material covers topics like how to win at the newer games like Let it Ride and Three Card Poker, it makes gamblers aware of the latest rule variations such as six-to-five for blackjacks, and covers technological upgrades like continuous shufflers, ticket-in ticket-out machines, and the value of Casino Player Cards. Together, there is over two and a half hours of gaming material that Pilarski has perfected over the years, even using it to teach a college course on gambling.

Pilarski’s creed to those who gamble is: “The smarter you play, the luckier you’ll be.” Gamblers can get these “smarts” by listening to Hooked on Winning. The Hooked on Winning audiobook is currently available for digital download at and Google Play for only $0.99, or on iTunes for $1.99.


Mark Pilarski is a recognized authority on casino gambling. He spent 35 years in the casino industry, 18 of those on the inside working in seven different Nevada casinos. Mark now writes the nationally syndicated gambling column Deal Me In, is a university lecturer and a reviewer, and contributing editor for numerous gaming periodicals.


Mark Pilarski
Post Office Box 1234
Traverse City, MI 49685
Office: (231) 499-6919
Twitter: @markpilarski

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