The Secret to How to Play Poker That Is Unknown by William Smith was written in 1981. It has sold millions of copies worldwide and remains in the top five best-selling poker books on Amazon. Many people remember the book when they hear the term “gambling” because of how Smith describes gambling as a predatory relationship between the gambler and the game. Although he does not directly address that subject, it is a discussion about gambling that should be read because of how much the book describes a person’s life and what the world of gambling looks like.
John believes that there are three basic types of gamblers that are relevant to many things in his life: “Street Gamblers, Poker Players, and Equity Players.” He gives examples from his own life that illustrate each type of player. He explains what he means with examples like the reason for his friend John’s inability to succeed with men and women. He states that women love nothing more than a fun, caring man who can make them laugh. John believes that to attract the right woman, you must win.
John believes that people who participate in live sports are some of the worst gamblers, but the reason for this is that they have an opportunity to win, either with friends or professional sport. John claims that if you do not participate in any form of competition, then you have no way to make money and you must do so somewhere. Also, John claims that there are also six types of players. The Gambler is a player who always gambles regardless of what happens in their lives and the Street Gamblers will always have a credit card. Equity Players will always play some form of poker and the Jack of All Trades is a player who can be played anywhere and at any time.