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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (112 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Konik Narrator: Michael Konik Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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. Download and start listening now!


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  • “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.” 


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jason | 3/19/2013

    " Another excellent book from Konik. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jonathan | 12/9/2012

    " Interesting read about a subject I know pretty much nothing about, high stakes sports betting. This gives a view into the large gambling syndicates that (try to) bet huge amounts based on their computer models. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mike | 7/2/2010

    " I found this book to be quite entertaining and I looked forward to reading it every time I picked it up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ian Peir | 5/15/2010

    " Read this book on a flight to vegas. An entertaining, quick read. But the ending isn't so good. "

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