The Greatest Gambling Story Ever Told is an inspiring personal narrative about a filly who broke through the male-dominated world of horseracing and inspired crowds of men and women alike, along with a trio of gamblers who embark on an unforgettable adventure that’s as epic as the historic victory of Winning Colors.It’s Seabiscuit meets Narcos, and the best true-life gambling story ever told.
As you may have gleaned from the title, the book follows the true story of Benny Binion, a mob boss who would eventually come to pioneer the World Series of Poker. Binion is known as one of the biggest and most controversial names in gambling history. He was a larger-than-life figure who used a combination of shrewdness, violence and showmanship to solidify himself as one of the pioneers of.
What sets She Bets Her Life apart is Mary Sojourner's ability to take both an objective and a deeply personal look at the psychological and physiological impact of gambling addiction on women. Having lived it, Sojourner is brutally forthcoming, and with her penchant for research and fact-finding, the narrative is teeming with important information and resources to help steer women with.
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The Greatest Gambling Story Ever Told is the colorful story of a spectacular three-year-old female racehorse in the male dominated world of thoroughbred racing. The book is a dramatic narrative of an exciting and frightening time in my life. It's based on personal experiences leading up to and during the Kentucky Derby. Hundreds of hours of research allowed me to portray and re-create the.
Molly Bloom (born April 21, 1978) is an American entrepreneur, speaker, and author of the 2014 memoir Molly's Game: The True Story of the 26-Year-Old Woman Behind the Most Exclusive, High-Stakes Underground Poker Game in the World. She had trained for years to become an Olympic skier, but was injured while trying to qualify for the Olympics. In April 2013, she was charged with running a high.
From the author of the bestseller Bringing Down the House, another extraordinary real-life thriller, a true story of money, risk and life lived close to the edge, set in the Wild East of 1990s Japan. Ugly Americans tells Malcolm's story, and that of others like him, in a cross between Mezrich's own best-selling Bringing Down the House and Michael Lewis' Liar's Poker.
Last Bets is about gambling but it is also a compelling study of an entire court case. McGuire follows the trial of the Crown Casino bouncers, describing intricately the atmosphere of the courtroom: the procedures, the witness testimonies, the lawyers’ squabbles, her own doubts and responses—even the gossip of the work experience kids—as the trial unfolds. Interspersed with the trial are.
Not only the best system to beat the casinos out of big money even today BUT an exciting true story of Thorpe’s around the world adventures with casinos, bosses, sharks, cheats, mechanics and more. Thorpe was Professor of Mathematics at Las Vegas U who enjoyed the random statistics and excitement of the casinos. He was the first to have access to NASA’s super computers for BLACKJACK.
Considering how many people like to have a bet, there are relatively few good books about the gambling. True, there do exist slim volumes of esoteric mathematically-based rhetoric of the sort that make the outpourings of Einstein and Russell seem like pulp fiction, but accessible, interesting books about punting are few and far between. This makes Alan Potts's book all the more refreshing.
An interesting read that contains 14 separate true stories that all some kind of gambling theme. The story of the Chicago nun who regularly beats the bookies alone makes this book worth reading. Well written and thoroughly entertaining, you can probably learn a few lessons from it too. Fiction Books With a Gambling Theme. Casino Royale. Ian Fleming. Casino Royal was the first James Bond novel.
A true-story movie about one man’s spiritual journey through the natural world, Into the Wild reflects the many conflicts and problems that trouble those uneasy with a materialistic life. It’s underpinned with a wish to be free and independent, escape the norms of society and discover transcendence in nature. After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher.
The Green Book true story reveals that Don Shirley was actually born in Pensacola, Florida on January 29, 1927. His parents were Jamaican immigrants. His father, Edwin, was an Episcopal priest and his mother, Stella, worked as a teacher. She died when he was 9. A prodigy, Shirley began playing piano at the age of 2 and first started playing professionally at age 18 with the Boston Pops.
Synopsis: The true story of Warren Nelson, one of gambling’s most influential characters. Review: Always Bet on the Butcher follows Warren Nelson from unemployed teenager to casino game innovator. During the beginning of the Great Depression, Nelson fell into illegal gambling circles where he became an oracle of gambling knowledge. A change.May 30, 2015 - Books I recommend for. See more ideas about Gambling, Books, Gambling addiction.Based on the true (if embellished by author Ben Mezrich) story of the MIT Blackjack Team that beat the house for nearly a decade, 21 turns an interesting math and business story into a sort of.