Poker has inspired many literary writers, often as fictional themes or even with the events that have taken place in the competitive world of poker.
If you are looking for good reads related to poker, there are two poker novels based in the nineties, King of Small World by Rick Bennett and Shut Up and Deal by Jesse May. These might have been published way back, but they provide great insights into the world of poker. California and Las Vegas are two hubs of poker and have been so for a long time in the US. Regulated and legal poker started off in the nineties when the two novels are based.
For those who might not be aware of the history of poker and its legalization, it was in June 1993 when legal poker came to be in Atlantic City. (more…)