The Smart Money: How the World's Best Sports Bettors Beat the Bookies Out of Millions
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Date: November 2006
Duration: 6 hours 9 minutes
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.