How and Why I Conned the Bookies: Lessons from a Loser for Gamblers the World Over

How and Why I Conned the Bookies: Lessons from a Loser for Gamblers the World Over

by Jason Haddigan



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781909976511
Publisher: Waterside Press
Publication date: 08/21/2017
Pages: 258
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

For many years Jason Haddigan lived off the proceeds of gambling of various kinds, including betting on horses, dogs and his own snooker/pool skills. On the road for years, he took to scamming bookmakers across England and Scotland. He also regularly gambled in Las Vegas and for a time Mexico. A winner and loser of sometimes breath-taking amounts, he eventually 'lost everything' and ended up in prison, banned from most betting shops nationwide. He now advises politicians, professionals and reformers as well as encouraging youngsters to steer clear of temptation. He is currently involved in the campaign to restrict the scope of fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs).

Table of Contents

Prologue: Like Father Like Son; On-the-Run; The Sting; Up and Down; Bang on Top; Her Majesty’s Pleasure; The Palace: Twelve Years Earlier; Playing Tap with Guns; Going Straight for Twelve Months; Social Clubs and Poker Dens: The 1970s to 1980s; Back in the Crown Court: On-the-Run Once More; Florida and Vegas; Five Numbers and the Bonus Ball; The Busty Blonde; Don’t Get Married in Vegas!; The Lure of Vegas Yet Again … And a £500 Treble; ‘Racing is Strictly for The Birds’; That Damned Security Chap Mike; Playing Pool with Bob; My $52,645 Win!!; Crazy Dreams; Flying to Vegas on a False Passport!; An Appointment with the Mexican Mafia!; Epilogue.

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