The Smart Money

  • by Michael Konik
  • Narrated by Michael Konik
  • 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

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.


What the Critics Say

"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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Customer Reviews

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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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- T. Richards


Everything in the book seemed like an over exaggeration of the authors importance in the scheme. Just one mans pathetic attempt to boost his own ego. At no point was the author even necessary in his own book let alone pivotal, which leave a lot of questions to be answered about how accurate the book really is. If you are hoping to get some tips about sports betting you will be very disappointed as this isn't a how to.
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- Tim Conroy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-21-2006
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio