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- DescriptionA fearless gambler who got breast implants to win a $100,000 bet. A hard-core dice shooter who turned a borrowed stake of $10,000 into $17 million. A marketing genius who developed a line for selecting winners of NFL football games -- and had his 4-year-old son make the picks. These are some of the characters that populate this collection of the rewned gambling writer's best magazine pieces. Konik, the long-time gambling columnist for Cigar Aficionado, ushers readers into the arena of risk and reward, introducing them to the subculture of high rollers, hustlers, professional card counters, horse handicappers, and poker champions. These stories take you to the final table of the World Series of Poker where a $1 million prize awaits the winner, to a secret golf course reserved for the biggest gamblers in Las Vegas, and to the inner sanctum of an international bookmaking operation. Konik profiles America's greatest golf hustler and most accomplished blackjack cheat. He reveals the best and worst games in the casi. And he shares some of his own hilarious attempts at achieving gambling nirvana. Entertaining and stylish, this books offers a literary look inside the world of gambling.
- Author BiographyA former professional sports gambler and television poker commentator, Michael Konik has earned the honorific Dean of the Worlds Gambling Writers. The best-selling author of acclaimed books about risk and reward, including The Man With the $100,000 Breasts, Telling Lies and Getting Paid, and The Smart Money, Konik lives in Southern California, where he tends to a vegetable garden and shares his provocative Thought of the Week essays at his official site, MichaelKonik.com.
- Author(s)Michael Konik
- PublisherHuntington Press
- Date of Publication01/01/1999
- SubjectHobbies, Pastimes & Indoor Games
- Place of PublicationLas Vegas
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintHuntington Press
- Content NoteB&W photos
- Weight490 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine24 mm
- Format DetailsCloth over boards
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