Author: Jack Moore
Publisher: Lyle Stuart
Moore draws on his extensive experience as a criminal trial attorney, handling countless gambling cases, to explain betting concepts in easy-to-grasp terms. He uses amusing and memorable anecdotes to reveal the ideas that most successful bookmakers already know.
Author: Dan Gordon
Publisher: Cardoza Pub
A guide on how to make money by betting on professional football dedicates more than forty chapters to basic through advanced strategies, drawing on expert advice on everything from betting on underdog teams to understanding bets at the Super Bowl level. Original.
Author: Andrew Beyer
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Just as football evolved with the introduction of the forward pass and basketball with the development of the jump shot, so too was handicapping forever changed by the use of speed figures--and it all started with Andrew Beyer's Picking Winners. This edition features a new foreword in which the author discusses the changes that have swept the sport since the book's original publication. Picking Winners remains a classic in the field of thoroughbred racing.
Author: Donald B. Hausch, W.T. Ziemba
Its basic empirical research and investigation of pure theories of investment in the sports and lottery markets make this volume a winner. These markets are simpler to study than traditional financial markets, and their expected values and outcomes are uncomplicated. By means of new overviews of scholarship on the industry side of racetrack and other betting markets to betting exchanges and market efficiencies, contributors consider a variety of sports in countries around the world. The result is not only superior information about market forecasting, but macro- and micro-analyses that are relevant to other markets. * Easily studied sports markets reveal features relevant for more complex traditional financial markets * Significant coverage of sports from racing to jai alai * New studies of betting exchanges and Internet wagering markets
Author: True Pokerjoe
In any other game you can learn how the pros play by watching them. Not in sports betting. You can watch the "experts" on television forever and not learn a thing. This book fixes that. It isn't for beginners, it's for the 99% of sports bettors who lose because they don't know what they don't know. There are no easy systems or gimmicks here because there aren't any in real life. There's just hard work and math and the key formulas necessary to be a professional sports bettor or an astute part-time player, and the key ideas to get you started properly handicapping. No book can give you talent but this book should make anyone a break-even player, and point those who DO have talent in the right direction.
Author: Robert J. Williams, Robert T. Wood, Jonathan Parke
Internet gambling is a rapidly growing phenomenon, which has profound social, psychological, economic, political, and policy implications. Until recently, Internet gambling has been understudied by the research community, but now a growing body of literature is emerging, on all aspects of Internet gambling and its attendant implications. As jurisdictions around the world grapple to understand the best way to respond to Internet gambling from a commercial, regulatory, and social perspective, scholarly studies of Internet gambling are becoming an ever more crucial resource. The Handbook of Internet Gambling consolidates this emerging body of literature into a single reference volume. Its twenty chapters comprise groundbreaking contributions from the world's leading authorities in the commercial, clinical, political and social aspects of Internet gambling. It is sure to be a foundational resource for academics, students, regulators, politicians, policy makers, commercial providers, and health care professionals who have an interest in understanding the history, dynamics, and impacts of Internet gambling in a global context.
Author: Adam Kucharski
Publisher: Basic Books
For the past 500 years, gamblers-led by mathematicians and scientists-have been trying to figure out how to pull the rug out from under Lady Luck. In The Perfect Bet, mathematician and award-winning writer Adam Kucharski tells the astonishing story of how the experts have succeeded, revolutionizing mathematics and science in the process. The house can seem unbeatable. Kucharski shows us just why it isn't. Even better, he demonstrates how the search for the perfect bet has been crucial for the scientific pursuit of a better world.
Author: Michael L. Chiavone, Simon Inglis
From its first century Roman amphitheatre to the 21st century Olympic Stadium at Stratford, London has always been a city of spectacles and sporting fever. In the 12th century crowds would gather at Smithfield to watch horse racing and ball games. In Tudor times they flocked to the tiltyards of Whitehall and Westminster to enjoy jousting, while in the 17th century the Stuarts were keen exponents of a game with the familiar name of Pall Mall. But it is not only to archaeology, manuscripts or maps that we must turn to trace London's sporting heritage. At Hampton Court the world's oldest covered tennis court, completed in 1625, remains in daily use. Every July on the Thames there takes place the world's oldest rowing race, initiated in 1715, while the crack of leather on willow may still be heard at the Artillery Ground in Finsbury, where cricket has been played since the 1720s. From more recent times Wembley, Wimbledon, Twickenham, Lord's and the Oval are known around the world. As the first city to have hosted three Olympic Games, London has also led the way in the development of athletics, boxing and gymnastics and, in the 20th century, of greyhound and speedway racing, and even of darts, once a fairground favourite, now contested in front of massive crowds at one of the capital's latest colosseums, the O2 Arena at Greenwich.Profusely illustrated with detailed maps and in-depth research, Played in London is the most ambitious offering yet from the acclaimed Played in Britain series. Capital sport guaranteed.
Author: Nick Mordin
Publisher: Aesculus Press Ltd
How to take advantage of recurring patterns in the results of horse-race Basic principles that govern racing results and the betting market Mistakes commonly made by the general betting public - and how to exploit them Full details of betting systems used by professional gamblers that have made them millions How to predict and profit from new trends How to use computers to increase your returns from betting
Author: Nicolae Sfetcu
Publisher: Nicolae Sfetcu
Gambling as a betting action – wagering money or something of material value on an event with an uncertain outcome with the primary intent of winning additional money or material goods. A guide about what is gambling (with a special section for online gambling), casino games with both beatable casino games (poker , blackjack, video poker with progressive jackpot, pai gow poker, sports betting, horse racing – parimutuel, slot machines and other gambling machines) and unbeatable casino games (baccarat, craps, roulette, keno, casino war, faro, pachinko, sic bo, let it ride, 3-card poker, 4-card poker, red dog, Caribbean stud poker, etc.), and non-casino gambling games (bingo, lottery, mahjong, backgammon, bridge, etc.). Fixed-odds gambling in sports is also present in this book with horse racing, greyhound racing, football (particularly association football, American football and rugby), golf, tennis, cricket, baseball, basketball, ice hockey, snooker, motor sports, boxing, darts, cross-country skiing and biathlon. Please, don’t forget to take a look to the legality of the gambling and online gambling, as well as to the articles, warnings and links dedicated to the gambling addiction. Extreme cases of problem gambling may cross over into the realm of mental disorders.
Author: Steven S. Skiena
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
A story of using computer simulations and mathematical modeling techniques to predict the outcome of jai-alai matches and bet on them successfully.
Author: Dan Gordon
Publisher: Cardoza Publishing
Dan Gordon, who is widely regarded as one of the three best football handicappers in the world, shares his inside tips and strategies on making big money betting on NFL football. Much of the information here is available nowhere else. More than 40 chapters cover basic, advanced and expert concepts that will give readers the most powerful winning information available anywhere. Readers learn how to set up betting models and use power ratings and how to separate performance from perception. Gordon shows how to beat the point spreads and money lines, and how to bet underdogs, propositions, teasers, parlays, futures, and much, much more.
Author: Kevin Pullein
This book is a distillation of Racing Post expert Kevin Pullein's extensive knowledge on how to make money when betting on football. His weekly column in the Post is hugely popular with sports betting fans. In this masterwork Pullein explains how you can work out what is likely to happen during a football match and how you might be able to exploit this knowledge profitably by betting. In each chapter there will be both theory and practice, in separate but complementary sections. The theory will always be simply explained and illustrated, and will satisfy both the more-specialist and the less-experienced reader alike, each of whom will be able to get out of it want they want most - as well as a lot of other things beside.
Author: David Sumpter
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
'Football looked at in a very different way' Pat Nevin, former Chelsea and Everton star and football media analyst Football – the most mathematical of sports. From shot statistics and league tables to the geometry of passing and managerial strategy, the modern game is filled with numbers, patterns and shapes. How do we make sense of them? The answer lies in the mathematical models applied in biology, physics and economics. Soccermatics brings football and mathematics together in a mind-bending synthesis, using numbers to help reveal the inner workings of the beautiful game. This new and expanded edition analyses the current big-name players and teams using mathematics, and meets the professionals working inside football who use numbers and statistics to boost performance. Welcome to the world of mathematical modelling, expressed brilliantly by David Sumpter through the prism of football. No matter who you follow – from your local non-league side to the big boys of the Premiership, La Liga, the Bundesliga, Serie A or the MLS – you'll be amazed at what mathematics has to teach us about the world's favourite sport.