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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...

    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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        SIMON & SCHUSTER 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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            SIMON & SCHUSTER 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...

              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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                ELIHU FEUSTEL Item #: 577 -

                  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-Money-line 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

                    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

                        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

                            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...

                                  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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                                    Item #: 9780061458545 -

                                      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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                                      Item #: 1708 -

                                        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...

                                          SHARP SPORTS BETTING
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                                          HUNTINGTON PRESS Item #: 1771 -

                                            Wong, known for his popular books on blackjack, video poker, pai-gow poker and tournament play, explains many of his theories on money management, betting teasers, totals and other props, comparing the money line vs. the spread and thoroughly examining the home field advantage. He gives experienced bettors a diverse, fresh approach to betting football, with segments on testing specific theories, problems and solutions. And for those looking for a mathematical edge, Wong shows how to apply...

                                            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 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 JOY OF KEEPING SCORE
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                                                    Item #: 616043918778 -

                                                      Starting with how to set up a scorecard with a grid, codes and numbers, Dickson moves to various scoring techniques, including amplifications, marginalia, color, and using symbols, and follows up with a complete history from A to Z of baseball and scoring. Pictures an interesting section of famous score cards including a filled-in card from the 1932 World Series game where Babe Ruth is alleged to have called his home run. 117 pgs, hardcover, 2007

                                                      THE THEORY & PRACTICE OF LAS VEGAS STYLE SPORTS BETTING
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                                                      Item #: 616043915593 -

                                                        Using a question-answer, lecture format, the author covers all major sports and explores the components of winning sports betting, including, getting value, power analysis (how to determine one team is more powerful than another and by how much). The line, action moves, quality of opposition, schedule handicapping, middling and money management. Answers many questions for both beginners and seasoned wiseguys. 112 pgs, paperback, 1997

                                                        THE ULTIMATE FOOTBALL TRIVIA BOOK
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                                                        SIMON & SCHUSTER Item #: 10697 -

                                                          Subtitled "600 Questions For the Super-Fan". Become a football trivia expert with these tough questions! The Ultimate Football Trivia Book tests and expands your knowledge on the sport of football—covering players’ careers from Draft Day to the rookie season, the Pro Bowl, and beyond! In this collection of six hundred questions, seasoned football writer Chris Price tests your level of expertise on all things football. Some of the many questions that Price poses include: Who was the last player...

                                                          THE UNEMOTIONAL FOOTBALL BETTOR
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                                                          Item #: 616043918815 -

                                                            Kellen presents 27 strategies for football wagering that stand the test of time, having shown a 62.3% winning figure over 20 seasons. He explains how and why he worked on developing these strategies, including his mistakes along the way. The book is divided into college and pro with stats, revenge, bounce backs, letdowns, momentum and negative momentum, totals, rivalries, bowls, playoffs. 182 pgs, spiralbound, 2003   Table of Contents Money Management Flat Betting vs. Percent of Bankroll...

                                                            WANNA BET?
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                                                            Item #: 616043914886 -

                                                              Golf and gambling go together like caddies and bags. To prove it, Wade has compiled the greatest true anecdotes and stories about gambling on golf, featuring yarns from today's PGA tour to tales about celebrity money matches to classic hustling stories from the game's glory days. Ever hear about the time Babe Ruth played Ty Cobb in a 54-hole, three-state match? Or the time JFK resorted to presidential persuasion to win a golf bet? Filled with tales about everyone from Ben Hogan to Jack...

                                                              WATCHING BASEBALL SMARTER
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                                                              PENGUINRANDOMHOUSE Item #: 2286 -

                                                                There are trivia books and there are unusual trivia books. This is one of the latter, though it covers a not-so-unusual topic. According to the back cover, this is for the major league couch potato, the life-long season ticket holder or the person teaching the game to a beginner. According to popular readership, it's one of the best and most interesting books about pitching, hitting, running, fielding, and other activities on the baseball field. It handles practical information and unique...

                                                                WIN MORE LOSE LESS: MAXIMIZING PROFITS ON NFL WAGERING
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                                                                Item #: 616043919058 -

                                                                  The author, concentrating on the NFL, gives step-by-step in-depth analyses unseen in any gambling book.  Half points, futures, parlays, synthetics, round robins, hedging, middles, the secret that no teaser tout will tell you, the best teaser to play (6,6-1/2 or 7), the stat that determines the pointspread outcome (and how to use it to your advantage), and how to track a sport service live - all designed to pad your wallet.  With equal parts of insight, logic and experience, Peszynski...

                                                                  WINNING FANTASY FOOTBALL
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                                                                  Item #: 9781580421805 -

                                                                    One of Americas foremost fantasy football experts shows, step-by-step, everything you need to know to play and win at fantasy football. Includes the basic rules of play; when to draft players how to get value deep down in the rounds; tricks to finding sleepers and avoiding busts, and more. Includes the 10 basics of fantasy football, head-to-head, rotisserie, salary cap, keeper leagues, and draft/auction strategies. 275 pgs, paperback, 2005

                                                                    WINNING STRATEGIES OF FOOTBALL HANDICAPPING
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                                                                    Item #: 616043919089 -

                                                                      The Gold Sheet, founded by publisher Mort Olshan in 1957, has guided many a player to the thinking-man side of handicapping by providing ideas, examining trends, and debunking or supporting theories. The publication's Power Ratings are among the industry's most respected. A collection of articles previously published in this prestigious weekly, the book covers general handicapping ideas and philosophies; the handicapper's checklist; the value of the number; tips for totals betting; and...

                                                                      YOU CAN BET ON IT!
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                                                                      Item #: 9781580421409 -

                                                                        A collection of Grossman's magazine columns with profiles and advice from people like Lem Banker, Arne Lang, Mike Lee, Roxy Roxborough, Andy Iskoewho discuss sports betting; making the line; understanding the basics; shopping for value; and keeping records. Covers football, basketball, baseball, money management. 200 pgs, paperback, 1994