Michael Konik dives into the world of sports betting and travels deep into the big money world of gambling syndicates. The Smart Money: How the World's Best Sports Bettors Beat the Bookies Out of Millions explores a side of sports wagering that your average gambler doesn't get to see.
The Smart Money: How The World's Best Sports Bettors... Book Summary
Journo Michael Konik dips into the seceretive world of gambling syndicates in his 2006 book The Smart Money: How the World's Best Sports Bettors Beat the Bookies Out of Millions and experiences firsthand the unique playground in which they inhabit.
A skilled hand at poker and blackjack, Konik enters this realm with a bit of gambling know-how but gets a special education courtesy of his work as a runner for a betting operation known as the Brain Trust. ronik shares details on what it's like to operate inside the operation and seasons his story with salacious details that aren't always included in your average book about gambling. It's an offering that's packed with tension as major sums wind up on the line and personal curveballs come at every turn.
Konik provides an intriguing vantage point on how big money gambling can make bookies nervous and constantly maneurvering to maintain their advantages. The stakes are high for everyone involved and syndicates like the Brain Trust seek to score big gains as things shift in their favour.
The Smart Money isn't designed to be a how-to. It's informative, but instructive. Instead, it's an immersion into the highs, lows and moments of extreme uncertainty attached to high sum gambling. It's also just a charming read for gambler and non-gambler alike.