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Of the various books available that teach bar bets and similar material, what would your recommend as best?
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Diamond Jim Tyler has three pocket-sized volumes of "Bamboozlers" which is all anyone should ever need!
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I'm sure you can find a bunch of other posts with the same question that give better answers but Simon Lovell has a lot written on bar bets
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On Aug 28, 2019, LarryD wrote:
Diamond Jim Tyler has three pocket-sized volumes of "Bamboozlers" which is all anyone should ever need!

The three book set of Bamboozlers by Diamond Jim Tyler (available from him here) proved to be a great recommendation, thanks for the tip. His Penguin Lecture (Diamond Jim Tyler LIVE 2) covers a lot of content straight from the books, and is a good companion source.

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101 Bets You Will Always Win by Richard Wiseman (from the terrific youtube channel Quirkology) also turned out to be a great choice, and has similar material; I also highly recommend it.

I can't recommend Paul Zenon's 100 Ways To Win a Tenner. The bar betchas included are decent enough, but the explanations are not - they're overly wordy, and don't just get straight to the teaching.

Brian Brushwood also has a couple of good books with bar bets and more that he's produced under his Scam School title.
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I second the Brushwood books, they are written in a simple, clear style without unnecessary complications.
However I appreciated the Zenon's book too ( although I prefer the one on pranks, Dirty Tricks ).
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