Books on Wagering for Bookies

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1. Weighing the Odds by King Yao.

The author states that the purpose of his book is to give the reader the tools to succeed at sports wagering, to show you how to evaluate, compare and view sports wagering from an analytical perspective, not from a wagering perspective. This book would be good for anyone. Cost: $13.99.

2. Conquering Risk: Attacking Vegas and Wall Street by Elihu D. Feustel.

Most of the book focuses on sports wagering. Four in-depth winning models are demonstrated for MLB, NFL, NCAA Football and WNBA. In addition to methods for handicapping these sports, there are explanations of a variety of approaches to exploit sports market inefficiencies and incorrect assumptions of bookmakers. There are more fresh ideas than we have ever seen in a single coherent publication.” This book is great for more advanced bettors who are competent in math and statistics. Cost: $24.95.

3. Sharp Sports Wagering by Stanford Wong.

This book explains the logic and math of sports bets, including such exotic bets as parlays, teasers, and props. Lots of NFL data. Good for all betters. Cost: $13.57.

4. Sports Wagering: Profiting from Point Spreads by Daniel Fabrizio & Joseph Hunter.

The authors present an introduction to strategies and tactics that turn the sports wagering and sportsbook market into a more businesslike activity. Great for beginners. Feustel’s criticisms are worthwhile, fair and valid. Cost: $13.99.

5. We Were Wiseguys by Scott Schettler.

Schettler presents a rare and unprecedented history of the early days of “old Las Vegas” and the sports wagering luminaries who set the standards and culture in the evolution of sports and Sportsbook wagering in Las Vegas.” Cost: $14.99

6. The Odds: One Season, Three Bettors, and the Death of their Las Vegas by Chad Millman.

This book paints a vivid portrait of Las Vegas in light and shadow and follows three players throughout the NCAA season, taking readers behind the scenes as they win, lose and eventually risk everything. Cost: $8.90.

7. Lay The Favorite by Beth Raymer.

Here is an eye-popping and hilarious joyride through the underworld of sports pay per head wagering. You couldn’t find a bad review about this book if you tried. Cost: $16.50.

8. Gaming The Game by Sean Patrick Griffin.

This book is well researched with dozens of interviews, court documents, wagering records, referee statistics, and unique access to witness statements and confidential law enforcement files, Gaming The Game looks inside the FBI’s investigation and beyond to provide the definitive account of the Tim Donaghy point shaving scandal. Cost: $16.55.

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