Gaming the Game delves into the FBI investigation of illegal gambling involving former basketball referee, Tim Donaghy. The story examines Donaghy's relationships with professional gambler Jimmy Battista and Tommy Martino, the involvement of crime families in the scheme and the FBI's failed efforts to 'flip' Battista into a witness. Sean Patrick Griffin sheds new light to the scandal, helping to unravel this complex case, with a multitude of characters and organisations - all with their own motivations.
Sean Patrick Griffin holds a PhD. and is Associate Professor in Criminal Justice at Penn State Abington. He has received considerable critical acclaim for his work on African-American organized crime in Philadelphia. The author resides outside Philadelphia, Pa.