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Sport Gambling 101 [Kindle Edition]

Oliver Jones
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The world of gambling on sports is a controversial and provocative place.  Author Oliver Jones has written a neat book entitled SPORT GAMBLING 101.  It is an educational, tell-it-like-it-is work of research. What to do, how and where to do it, and what not to do, are fully described in this user-friendly reference guide.  With facts, details, opinions, and anecdotes, its simplicity and honesty make it unique from the competition.  This book is written for the novice who wants to learn, the pro who wants to refresh, as well as the addict who needs help and wants to quit.  Learn more about the gambling industry and the sportbooks and how they operate.  SPORT GAMBLING 101 is a must-read for any gambler, sports fan, or anyone interested (whether one gambles or not). Its chapters include: 1.  Why Sports Gamble?, 2.  Things You Must Know, 3.  How and Where to Sports Gamble, 4.  ALL Sports: Football * Basketball * Baseball * Hockey, Nascar * Golf * Boxing * Soccer, 5.  General Tips and Strategies, 6.  The Cops, The Refs, The Beautiful Women, 7.  Be Your Own Bookie, 8.  Why Not to Sports Gamble, 9.  Terms and Definitions.  Oliver Jones grew up playing and watching almost all sports and he witnessed first hand the explosion of TV sports and sport radio as well as the gambling industry.  He was inspired to write ‘Sport Gambling 101’ because, while there is a lot written on the casino games such as Poker or Black Jack, there is very little good writing on sport gambling, in the broader picture.  Oliver succeeds in his book in informing the sport gambling public and entertaining the rest of the population.  Reading this book will prove the best bet you will ever make!  

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About the Author

Author Oliver Jones grew up playing baseball and football and followed almost every sport. Throughout the 80's, 90's and beyond, he watched the explosion of satellite TV, cable sports, and most of all, the gambling industry. Presently there is a lot written about poker, blackjack, and other casino games. Most books on sports gambling tend to be self glossing, commercial or overly complicated. He was inspired to write $port Gambling 101 because there is little good information written about sports gambling. He hopes to educate and entertain, and help people to do what they love. He wanted a book that is for everyone, from the novice who wants to learn, to the pro who wants to refresh, and the addicted who needs help.

Product Details

  • File Size: 754 KB
  • Print Length: 140 pages
  • Publisher: Electronic & Database Publishing, Inc. (November 11, 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004GB0KO0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,453,716 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An Idiot's Guide to Sports Betting October 21, 2008
Format:Perfect Paperback
This is strictly a book for the uninitiated. It explains the very basics in very simple terms. As such, it has some value for those who would like to learn more about sports betting but do not really know where to start. It is true that many of the books out there are designed for those who have at least some experience betting on sports and are looking for ways to improve their success. As the title suggests, this book is for the less experienced crowd and in this sense it fills a gap in the market. The danger is that after reading this book, one will know what to do but not how to do it well. It's like giving the reader a key to the tiger cage. Sure, it'll open the door, but what then? The truth is that very few people are good enough to make any money betting on sports and the few that are good enough often fall short due to poor money management. So, if you're interested in sports betting and think you might want to dabble in it as a hobby, a few bucks a game, by all means pick up this book. Just be careful not to assume that because you read this book you are anywhere near being able to make money at sports betting.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Cheap, and yet overpriced July 6, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Heh... well, I bought this book an hour or so ago. I've now read it and am reviewing it. I wanted a very basic overview of sports gambling terminology and such, and it did give me that. That's why it got 2 stars. The downsides...

- The book is extremely short. It would be even shorter if it wasn't so repetitive. Aside from the glossary of terms I wanted, there is almost no useful content in the book. The $12 book could have been a $3 pamphlet
- The formatting for the Kindle is awful. Line breaks all over the place, so it always feels like you're reading a book of haiku or something.
- The writing is extremely amateurish; the book feels as if it was written by a middle school child. There is a definition in the glossary for pundant which I reeeeally think is trying to define pundit. There is one section where the author randomly goes on a rant about US politics in the middle east. Spelling errors. A chapter on how you could become a bookie (which of course you wouldn't do) which is just embarrassing to read. A ridiculous (thankfully short) section on the role of beautiful women in sports gambling. And so on.

So if you want a glossary of sports gambling terminology, you'll get it. But you won't be getting much else. Just so you know what you're getting into...
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5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME READING August 29, 2007
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I am recommending this book to all my friends and family. Very easy reading and great tips that have helped me in my decision making. Definitely worth the money. Thank you Oliver!
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