The Smart Money by Michael Konik audiobook

The Smart Money: How the World's Best Sports Bettors Beat the Bookies Out of Millions

By Michael Konik
Read by Michael Konik

Simon & Schuster Audio
6.12 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9780743564328

An inside look at the high-stakes world of professional sports betting -- by a journalist who lived a secret life as a key gambling ring operative. "Gamblers whisper about a legendary syndicate known as The Brain Trust because they seem to understand more about sports betting than anyone else. Though they operate in secret, everyone involved in sports gambling wants to know what The Brains are doing -- how they do what they do, and especially, what they'll do next. I'm one of the few people in the world who can tell you. Because for several years I was one of them." -- from The Smart Money In The Smart Money, Michael Konik takes listeners behind the veil of secrecy shrouding the most successful sports gambling operation in America, to its innermost sanctum. He reveals how they -- and he -- got rich by beating the Vegas lines and, ultimately, the multi-million-dollar offshore betting circuit. He details the perks and perils of a lifestyle in which staking inordinate sums of money on the outcome of a game -- sometimes as much as $1 million on a single event -- is a normal part of doing business.

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Summary

Summary

An inside look at the high-stakes world of professional sports betting -- by a journalist who lived a secret life as a key gambling ring operative.

"Gamblers whisper about a legendary syndicate known as The Brain Trust because they seem to understand more about sports betting than anyone else. Though they operate in secret, everyone involved in sports gambling wants to know what The Brains are doing -- how they do what they do, and especially, what they'll do next. I'm one of the few people in the world who can tell you. Because for several years I was one of them." -- from The Smart Money

In The Smart Money, Michael Konik takes listeners behind the veil of secrecy shrouding the most successful sports gambling operation in America, to its innermost sanctum. He reveals how they -- and he -- got rich by beating the Vegas lines and, ultimately, the multi-million-dollar offshore betting circuit. He details the perks and perils of a lifestyle in which staking inordinate sums of money on the outcome of a game -- sometimes as much as $1 million on a single event -- is a normal part of doing business.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This fascinating inside look at the gambling biz…reveals so much information that you would swear the author was breaking some sort of Omertà-like code of silence; in fact, the parallels between organized gambling and organized crime are numerous…The author conceals the identities of the principal players behind fake names, but his fictionalized stand-ins are so compelling…that the book feels like a mixture of true-life expose and high-stakes fiction…A definite must-read.”  Booklist

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Author Bio: Michael Konik

Author Bio: Michael Konik

Michael Konik, referred to as the dean of the worlds gambling writers, is the author of several books, including the gaming classic The Man with the $100,000 Breasts. Hes written for numerous publications, including the New York Times, Travel + Leisure, and Sports Illustrated. On television, Konik has competed in the World Series of Poker and the World Series of Blackjack and appears regularly as an expert commentator on FoxSports poker broadcasts.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 6.12
Audience: Adult
Language: English