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The Odds: One Season, Three Gamblers And The Death Of Their Las Vegas

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2010

    This is madness!

    Short, quick read. Pretty entertaining for the most part, and perfect timing too as it was written when Vegas sportsbooks were on the brink of becoming the ugly step children of the betting world...especially the Stardust.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2002

    Sportbook gambling from both sides of the counter

    If you enjoy sports betting, you might enjoy this book. It takes a brief glimpse of a season as a professional sportsbook bettor, and of the bookmaker. Joe is the bookmaker at the Stardust in Vegas. Rodney and Alan are wise guys, the knowlegeable professional sports bettors not afraid to risk everything just to make a living. Joe depends on people making bets against a number he sets for each game. This includes both the tourists, and wise guys. He has to set the numbers well enough in order to not get killed by wise guy action, yet balancing for tourist action. Throw in the recent sportsbook activity on the internet, and you upset the dynamic of both the bookmaking and sports betting. This book illustrates just how difficult, and the pressures involved, of trying to make a living on either side of the counter.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2014

    Gives you a nice look into the sports betting world from both si

    Gives you a nice look into the sports betting world from both side, gamblers and books. Pretty nice and quick read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2001

    Gamblers Anonymous

    This book will take you through all the high and lows of sports betting and will let you know you are not the only lunatic with compulsive betting habits that find loser after loser. Great characters, depictions, and real stories.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2001

    A Sure Fire Bet For Sports Wagering Fans

    The author takes you into the heart of Vegas Sports Betting and how its been changed by the Internet. Gambling fans of all types will be shocked at the seedy/grinding life of three professional gamblers. A great read!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2001

    You'll never watch sports the same way again!

    Excellent perspective of where the lines are made and the inner struggle of real bookmakers and professional gamblers. Nerves of steel, these guys are true risktakers. Day after day, they battle each other for prominence and respect, while hundreds of thousands of dollars way in the balance.

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