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When the story broke in July 2007 that an NBA referee was involved in a point-shaving scandal, the news struck at the hearts of sports fans. Basketball refs make hundreds of decisions each game; even when we disagree with them, we assume they are honest. Gaming the Game goes beyond the FBI investigation into the lives of game-caller Jim Donaghy and professional gambler Jimmy "Baba" Battista, his co-conspirator and longtime friend. To ferret out the full story, Author Sean Patrick Griffin combines his talents as an investigative journalist with his Ph.D. training in criminal justice.