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12 WAYS TO BEAT YOUR BOOKIE
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TONY STOFFO Item #: 3334 -

    Subtitled "Proven Money Management Programs for the Professional Sports Bettor". Stoffo, former race and sports director of the old Desert Inn, knows how bettors who plunge without reason and bankroll control can self-destruct early in a season. In this updated work, he teamed up with Williams to expand his original book, putting betting and bankroll into perspective based on the player's overall personality and comfort level. He presents 12 money management ideas that have been...

    BASEBALL FIELD GUIDE: IN-DEPTH GUIDE TO THE RULES OF BASEBALL
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    Item #: 9781560257004 -

      The Field Guide to Baseball is an armchair reference guide to the sport. It organizes and explains the vague, misleading, confusing, inconsistent and obscure rules governing America’s favorite pastime. This book is thorough, covering all of the rules from the most basic to the most obtuse. Easy-to-use, it is designed to facilitate quick and intuitive searches. The guide offers several tools to help navigate through the thicket of information, including a logical sequence of topics, a...

      BASKETBALL HANDICAPPING
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      GAMBLER'S BOOK CLUB Item #: 260 -

        The late Mike Lee was the premier basketball handicapper between the 1970's and 2003. He was a columnist, a theorist and a bettor. He condensed his line-making theory and handicapping theories into this technical paper which has been the foundation of many players, and which was presented at a seminar to a sold-out crowd of novice players. 16 Pgs. 1979

        BEATING THE ODDS: THE RISE, FALL AND RESURRECTION OF A SPORTS HANDICAPPER
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        SKYHORSE PUBLISHING Item #: 289 -

          Biography of the man on whom the movie Two for the Money was based. Tells about Lang's youth, how he rose from poverty to become a handicapper, the rich and famous people he met, and his eventual downfall. 272 Pgs. Hardcover 2009

          BECOMING THE NATURAL: MY LIFE IN AND OUT OF THE CAGE
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          Item #: 3963 -

            Randy Couture wins fights with the seemingly effortless ease with which lesser mortals eat or breathe. He's the only athlete to have held championship titles in both the heavyweight and light heavyweight divisions of the UFC, and he's the only six-time title earner in UFC history. In Becoming the Natural, Couture tells his story for the first time, beginning with a childhood spent in search of an elusive father figure, followed by the pure adrenaline rush that accompanied his first wrestling...

            BETTING THE BASES
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            Item #: 616043917085 -

              Lee's classic describes the importance of comparing opposing teams and analyzing statistical trends, including freak occurrences. Covers strategies for beginning baseball handicappers and more experienced bettors. How to bet teams on a streak, peaking teams, the effect of home stands, betting on doubleheaders and the effect of a layoff on starting pitchers. Among the first books to concentrate on handicapping baseball, this classic has stood the test of time with information that can be...

              BILL JAMES SOLID FOOLS GOLD: DETOURS TO CONVENTIONAL WISDOM
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              Item #: 335 -

                Since he first began publishing his Baseball Abstracts in the 1980s, Bill James has constantly challenged conventional wisdom by asking simple questions like, "Is that really true?" or "What if we looked at the question this way?" He has sparked a virtual revolution in the way the game of baseball is understood and played, from how players are evaluated or positioned to whether or not they should attempt to bunt or steal a base. In Solid Fool s Gold James continues his...

                BLITZED: WHY NFL TEAMS GAMBLE ON STARTING ROOKIE QUARTERBACKS
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                SKYHORSE PUBLISHING Item #: 9390 -

                  In today’s NFL, every team has a “win now” mentality. There’s no time for rebuilding or down years. You need to compete each and every day, or else you’re out; and that goes for the players, coaches, and front office. You either win today or you’re gone tomorrow. Because of this trend, struggling teams have foregone the training of old and slowly build from the ground up for the immediate payoff. And when it comes to gaining the interest of the fans and media, there’s one go-to decision for...

                  CASHING BIG ON RACINGS BIGGEST DAYS
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                  Item #: 4561 -

                    For the last several decades, Steve Davidowitz - author of the best-selling handicapping classic Betting Thoroughbreds For the 21st Century - has been honing his superior handicapping and wagering skills to fine-tune a winning strategy that can be applied on racing's biggest days. From isolating key contenders to constructing crafty Superfecta or Pick 4 tickets, Davidowitz has left no stone unturned in Cashing Big on Racing's Biggest Days by providing players with a quality game plan for...

                    CHEATING IS ENCOURAGED: A HARD-NOSED HISTORY OF THE 1970s RAIDERS
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                    SKYHORSE PUBLISHING Item #: 8416 -

                      Straight from the mouths of the legends of the Silver and Black, Cheating Is Encouraged recapitulates the many infamous stories from the last team to play “outlaw” football. Regardless of whether you loved them or hated them, the Oakland Raiders of the 1970's were an amusing cast of outlaws, misfits, and anomalies that made up one of the greatest pro football teams of their era. The Raiders’ roster consisted of a collection of mavericks and rebels, some with behavioral issues, such as John...

                      COLLEGE BASKETBALL HANDICAPPING: A PROFESSIONAL APPROACH
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                      Item #: 616043916491 -

                        Fields explains how odds-making has changed over the last 20 years because of the Computer Group, a group of bettors who were able to make a killing with NCAA betting. Fields explores fundamental handicapping that is effective today and reveals why statistical-based power rating is not as effective as a blind handicapping tool. Gives a behind-the-scenes look at modern odds-making and power ratings such as Sagarin's USA Today ratings. 150 Pgs. Spiral-bound 1999 Table of Contents Chapter 1:...

                        CONQUERING FANTASY FOOTBALL: DRAFTING & TRADING
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                        ELIHU FEUSTEL Item #: 576 -

                          Do you dominate your fantasy football league? Now is the time to raise the level of your game. "Conquering Fantasy Football: Drafting and Trading to Victory" explains advanced strategies for evaluating players and for making the moves that give your team the edge it needs to consistently win. You need not be the first person in your league to read this book, but you certainly don't want to be the last! 134 Pgs. 2011

                          CONQUERING RISK: ATTACKING VEGAS AND WALL STREET
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                          Item #: 9781450723008 -

                            How do you win at sports betting? Hard work and lots of modeling. This book walks you step by step through four winning computer models in NFL, NCAA Football, NBA, and MLB. Sharpen your trading skills. How can you get the best numbers? Included are Spread-Moneyline and Push-Charts for spreads and totals in the NFL, NCAA Football, NBA, and MLB. Are you gambling or investing in the Stock Market? Is the market really efficient? How can you safely get the best of it? Two very different approaches...

                            DAVE BARRS BETTING ANGLES AND MONEY MANAGEMENT
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                            Item #: 616043917481 -

                              A quick look at different ways to parlay, cash tickets, and possibly even win when you lose. Barr discusses parlay cards and teasers; explains numerous combinations of round robin betting; and compares flat betting to the round robin. His principles and theories apply to all sports, but are best for basketball and football. 32 pgs, paperback, 1990

                              ELITE FIGHT MAGAZINE
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                                FANTASYLAND
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                                Item #: 758 -

                                  Walker relates the story of his involvement in fantasy football and, ultimately, a story about the state of baseball and the odd assortment of characters who orbit around it. But its also about a guy who went from being a happily married sportswriter who wore a tie to work, to a caffeine-addled insomniac who spent tens of thousands of dollars, traveled 19,000 miles, interviewed nearly 200 major-leaguers, skipped three weddings, and ignored a fire raging in the building next doorall in the name...

                                  FOOTBALL PICKING WINNERS AGAINST THE SPREAD
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                                  Item #: 783 -

                                    How to set up power rating for both colleges and pros, keep accurate meaningful records and general advice on smart handicapping. This book is a classic on the subject and should be helpful for any beginning bettor looking to get started. 64 Pgs.1980

                                    HOW TO BEAT THE PRO FOOTBALL POINTSPREAD: PICKING WINNERS
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                                    Item #: 994 -

                                      In this second edition that takes into consideration the perpetually evolving NFL rules, How to Beat the Pro Football Pointspread continues to set bettors on a confidence-building path lined with high-priority realities that for decades have flown under the typical football bettor’s radar. Smith emphasizes that pure football knowledge must be absorbed and then applied to the world of point spreads. He teaches his readers to look at the game with the bettor’s eye instead of the fan’s, and...

                                      JAI ALAI: PUT YOUR MONEY ON THE SWINGING BASKETS
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                                      Item #: 616043917122 -

                                        ORIGINALLY $2.95 REDUCED TO $1.00. Though the sport is losing ground rapidly in the United States, jai alai and handicapping it are still popular in other parts of the world. In this book the author recounts the history of this legendary game, how it's played, the equipment used, the men who play it and the wagering angle. It's a basic book that can be used by someone who is about to attend a Jai Alai game and wants to know what's in store and needs some quick information about how to bet. 50...

                                        JAI ALAI: WALLS AND BALLS
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                                        Item #: 616043917139 -

                                          In this hard-to-find book, published by GBC, are chapters that include" Walls and Balls, The Game/The Court, The Cesta, The Ball, Uniforms,, Officials, The Game, Betting Propositions, Handicapping, Exotic Wagering, and Maggie. 61 pages Paperbound 1978

                                          LAS VEGAS LINEMAKERS 2020 PRO FOOTBALL HANDICAPPING BOOK SPECIAL EDITION Football,Sports betting, handicapping
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                                          MICHAEL HILLIN Item #: 43 -

                                            Professionally designed starting power ratings with weekly team update pages. Last season’s playoff teams, division games, and prime time games are highlighted. Early starts back east for west coast teams and 3rd road game in 4 weeks are noted on the schedule. Columns for power rating plays, spread range plays, and system or situational plays. 2019 NFL power rating results above each team’s estimated line chart. 77 Pgs.

                                            LEM BANKERS BOOK OF SPORTS BETTING
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                                            BLAINE BANKER Item #: 1201 -

                                              This legendary book was out of print for more than 15 years. Banker, a veteran of over 40 years in sports betting, focuses on betting football, basketball, baseball and boxing. He discusses what it was like in the pre-computer days and how information was gathered, evaluated and bet on. He gives his insights on why it's important to know how to watch a game on television, his views on handicapping services, his reasoning for when to be early or late and his insight into fixed games. Both a...

                                              MONEY MANAGEMENT AND WINNING NFL HANDICAPPING
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                                              KILLERSPORTS.COM Item #: 1318 -

                                                This publication includes information on money management, buying a half point (never-before-published info), playing streaks, teasers and propositions. There are sections on key numbers in the NFL, how to manage a bankroll, optimizing your return on risk, buying a half point on sides and totals, parlays, teasers and middles, playing the NFL moneyline, NFL proposition plays and 12 keys to winning NFL handicapping. Features the SDQL (Sports Data Query Language) which allows anyone with internet...

                                                PLUG-IN PARLAY SYSTEMS
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                                                MICHAEL DEMARCO Item #: 1504 -

                                                  Day has figured out the bottom line (payoff) for parlays by providing simple charts for you to fill in that work for sports, racing and lotteries. If you pick five teams, he gives you blanks to fill in 5 different four-team parlays from those teams and tells you that 4 of 4 wins guarantees a single parlay win and, of course, 5 of 5 guarantees 5 winners. If you choose 6 teams, you can play 20 different three-team parlays. With 3 winners, you'll cash one ticket; with 4 winners you'll cash 4...

                                                  POINTWISE - WEEKLY
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                                                  POINTWISE SPORTS Item #: 3401 -

                                                    Chock full of stats and predictions for NCAA football and basketball and the NFL. GBC does NOT guarantee delivery for weekend games. Photograph is illustrative purposes only.

                                                    POWER PLAYS
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                                                    NORTHCOAST SPORTS Item #: 1588 -

                                                      Every week, Northcoast prepares this weekly that previews games for the upcoming week. Includes predicted scores based on power ratings and the sheet's projected line. Also features at least one and usually four key releases. Second section includes analysis of spread results by team (NBA, NFL, and NCAA) and other stats. GBC does NOT guarantee delivery for weekend games. Photograph is for illustrative purposes only.

                                                      PRIZEFIGHTING: AN AMERICAN HISTORY
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                                                      MCFARLAND AND CO. Item #: 1613 -

                                                        This work brings a fresh perspective to the history of modern prizefighting as it evolved over several centuries to become one of the most lasting and valued sporting attractions. With his primary focus outside the ropes, Lang shows how organizers, publicity agents, and political allies overcame both legal and moral roadblocks to make fisticuffing a lively commercial enterprise. Begins with the clandestine bare-knuckle fights in 18th century London, and ends with the vibrant, large-scale...

                                                        RED SOX RULE: TERRY FRANCONA & BOSTONS RISE TO DOMINANCE
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                                                          An inside look at the ascendancy of a bold new baseball dynasty and the men who built it. 205 pgs, hardcover, 2008

                                                          RUNNIN REBEL
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                                                            No matter where his basketball travels took him during his 31 seasons in NCAA Division I college basketball, controversy was never far behind Jerry Tarkanian. The legendary former coach of the UNLV Runnin' Rebels proved himself to be one of the greatest coaches in the game's history, amassing an incredible overall record of 778-202, more wins than all but a handful of other coaches. He also had 29  20-win seasons, second all-time only to fellow legend Dean Smith of North Carolina,...

                                                            SAYIN ITS SO: CULTURAL HISTORY OF BLACK SOX SCANDAL
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                                                            Item #: 9780252027659 -

                                                              Subtitled A Cultural History of the Black Sox Scandal this is the story of 'Shoeless' Joe Jackson and his teammates purportedly conspiring with gamblers to throw the World Series--a story that has lingered for more than eighty years. With baseball so closely linked to American values and ideals, the Black Sox Scandal of 1919 disenchanted baseball fans, changed the way Americans felt about the national pastime, and fostered changes in the game. Here author Nathan is less concerned with...

                                                              SPORTS BETTING 101
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                                                              Item #: 616043918518 -

                                                                Lang answers 101 questions about betting sports, some that even the most experienced bettor has trouble understanding or explaining to others. What are key numbers? What is a middle? Who makes the betting line and the outlaw line? Who determines the rotation? When can a bookmaker alter the terms of a bet? How relevant are betting trends? What is the Kelly Criterion and the good and bad sides of it? 190 pgs, paperback, 1992

                                                                STEPHEN NOVERS LAS VEGAS SPORTSBEAT
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                                                                Item #: 1859 -

                                                                  A collection of more than 40 articles by former Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist covering sports, sports figures, sports betting, and general gaming. Nover incudes biographies of bookmaking legends (Bob Martin, Roxy Roxborough, Gene Mayday), handicappers and touts, bad beats, compulsive gambling and a miscellaneous section where the author gives out his "awards" for the best and worst of the year. 104 pages Paperbound 1997

                                                                  STEPHEN NOVERS SPORTSGAMING BEAT
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                                                                  Item #: 1860 -

                                                                    Nover understands the world of sports handicapping and the people who make up that special world of bet-makers and bet-takers. Here he writes about wise-guys, scammers, whales, touts, profiles pioneers and the well-respected sports book operators, upsets and longshots, the very lucky and the impact of offshore wagering between 1997-2003. This collection of his best columns exposes a world the public rarely sees. 104 Pgs. 2003

                                                                    THE BASEBALL GEEKS BIBLE
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                                                                    Item #: 9781840728002 -

                                                                      Is your off-field knowledge of the great game as sound as your batting averages and pinch hits? Do you know how many baseball players have been buried in their uniforms or the number of home plate marriages that have been performed? Can you name the only three foot player to ever walk in a baseball game? Youll find the answers to these and much, much more in this book. So, brush up on your baseball trivia and relive some of the sports greatest moments and indulge in more than 200 pages of...

                                                                      THE BOOK ON BOOKIES
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                                                                      PALADIN ENTERPRISES Item #: 1967 -

                                                                        This book looks at gambling basics for the first 60 pages (examining what the player is up against in wagering on all major sports (along with boxing, NASCAR, soccer, horse racing, and golf) plus the various bets, including parlays, teasers, totals, and futures. The author next describes how to Set Up Shop as a legal or illegal bet-taker, including what you need to know about location, phones, supplies, hiring office clerks, getting customers and office hours. The book describes how to tape...

                                                                        THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL HANDICAPPER: HOW TO BEAT THE SPREAD
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                                                                        Item #: 1987 -

                                                                          A statistical guru, Bravenec has been picking college football winners since 1994. He explains in plain English how he uncovers statistical mismatches that lead to high-percentage point spread winners. He teaches how to use published statistics to pick teams to bet on each week; what games to avoid entirely; and which types of bets to make and which to avoid. He gives his views on money management and betting units, and his analysis behind every pick made last season with a recap of the...