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Gambler : secrets from a life at risk / Billy Walters ; with Armen Keteyian.

"Anybody can get lucky. Nobody controls the odds like Billy Walters. Widely regarded as "the Michael Jordan of sports betting," Walters is a living legend in Las Vegas and among sports bettors worldwide. With an unmatched winning streak of thirty-six consecutive years, Walters has become fabulously wealthy by placing hundreds of millions of dollars a year in gross wagers, including one Super Bowl bet of $3.5 million alone. Competitors desperate to crack his betting techniques have tried hacking his phones, cloning his beepers, rifling through his trash, and bribing his employees. Now, after decades of avoiding the spotlight and fiercely protecting the keys to his success, Walters has reached the age where he wants to pass along his wisdom to future generations of sports wagerers..." -- Page 2 of cover.

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  • ISBN: 9781668032855
  • ISBN: 1668032856
  • Physical Description: viii, 374 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Avid Reader Press hardcover edition
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Avid Reader Press, 2023.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Chicken or feathers -- Kentucky home -- On my own -- Man on fire -- Falling apart -- Thirty days to live -- Barkeeping & Bookmaking -- Heaven -- The eighteen hole hustle -- The computer group -- The investigation -- Spinning Wynn's wheel -- Making the turn -- Two steps forward & back to court -- Cat & mouse -- Turning pleasure into business -- Betting big -- Dodging the vampires -- Land of opportunity -- Lefty & me -- Master class -- Advanced master class -- War stories -- Market play -- 60 minutes to five years -- Pensacola -- Doing time -- Full circle.
Subject: Walters, Billy, 1946-
Gamblers > United States > Biography.
Sports betting.
Gambling > Sports.
Sports betting > United States > Biography.
Las Vegas (Nev.)
Genre: Autobiographies.

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  • 2 of 9 copies available at SPARK Libraries. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Clinton County Libraries.


  • 6 current holds with 9 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Annie Halenbake Ross Library 795.092 Wal (Text)
Memorial: In Memoriam of Charles M. Flaig
00160267 New Adult Checked Out 10/11/2023

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