• The Smart Money

  • How the World's Best Sports Bettors Beat the Bookies Out of Millions
  • By: Michael Konik
  • Narrated by: Michael Konik
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 11-21-06
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (210 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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.
©2006 Michael Konik. All rights reserved (P)2006 Simon and Schuster Inc. All rights reserved.
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Critic Reviews

"Fascinating....The book feels like a mixture of true-life expose and high-stakes fiction....A definite must-read for the gambling crowd." (Booklist)
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5 out of 5 stars
By steve on 11-29-11

Could not have been more interesting

This ia a true story that reads like fiction. The storyline is unbeleivably interesting and really takes you into another world. made me want to gamble like crazy on sports.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By T. Richards on 09-15-07

Disliked it

I tend to enjoy stories with the theme of gambling, handicapping or Vegas. Not this time. I found the authors' tone to be a distraction, often blowing his own horn rather than telling the story. When the main character is arrogant and unlikable, the story is hard to embrace. The story itself was nothing to rave about; aimless and eventually downright dull. I dropped the book about halfway through; life's to short to listen to jerks.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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