Gaming the Game: The Story Behind the NBA Betting Scandal and the Gambler Who Made it Happen

Gaming the Game: The Story Behind the NBA Betting Scandal and the Gambler Who Made it Happen

by Sean Patrick Griffin
     
 

Now in paperback, Gaming the Game delves inside the FBI investigation of illegal gambling involving former basketball NBA referee, Tim Donaghy. The story examines Donaghy's relationships with professional gambler Jimmy Battista and Tommy Martino (the intermediary between Donaghy and Battista), the involvement of Italian-American crime families in the scheme, and

Overview

Now in paperback, Gaming the Game delves inside the FBI investigation of illegal gambling involving former basketball NBA referee, Tim Donaghy. The story examines Donaghy's relationships with professional gambler Jimmy Battista and Tommy Martino (the intermediary between Donaghy and Battista), the involvement of Italian-American crime families in the scheme, and the FBI's failed efforts to "flip" Battista into a cooperating witness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781569804759
Publisher:
Barricade Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/16/2013
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
548,980
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Sean Patrick Griffin holds a PhD. and is Associate Professor in Criminal Justice at Penn State Abington. He has received considerable critical acclaim for his work on African-American organized crime in Philadelphia. The author resides outside Philadelphia, Pa.

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