Lay the Favourite: A True Story about Playing to Win in the Gambling Underworld

Lay the Favourite: A True Story about Playing to Win in the Gambling Underworld
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ISBN10: 
0099555395
ISBN13: 
9780099555391
Pages: 
240
Published: 
June 21st 2012 by Vintage
Rating: 
3.39

The Lucky Charm. The Sure Thing. The Long Shot. The Jinx.

Beth Raymer came to Vegas to live the dream. Instead she winds up waiting tables in a low-rent diner and living in a fleapit motel.

Then she meets Dink, the King of Last Vegas sports betting. Dink introduces her to the testorsterone fuelled underworld of high stakes gambling a dog-eat-dog realm of grifters, and strippers, wise-guys and hardened cons.

New to the game but with big ambitions, Beth must get smart to get ahead. The real money is off-shore, where gambling regulations don't count. But nor do other rules. In the free-wheeling caribbean Beth discovers that the difference between winning big and losing everything comes down to how sharp you play.

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