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Lay the Favourite By Beth Raymer

Lay the Favourite
by Beth Raymer

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Dink introduces her to the testorsterone fuelled underworld of high stakes gambling a dog-eat-dog realm of grifters, and strippers, wise-guys and hardened cons. In the free-wheeling caribbean Beth discovers that the difference between winning big and losing everything comes down to how sharp you play.
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Lay the Favourite: A True Story about Playing to Win in the Gambling Underworld by Beth Raymer

The Lucky Charm. The Sure Thing. The Long Shot. The Jinx. Beth Raymer came to Vegas to live the dream. Instead she winds up waiting tables in a low-rent diner and living in a fleapit motel. Then she meets Dink, the King of Last Vegas sports betting. Dink introduces her to the testorsterone fuelled underworld of high stakes gambling a dog-eat-dog realm of grifters, and strippers, wise-guys and hardened cons. New to the game but with big ambitions, Beth must get smart to get ahead. The real money is off-shore, where gambling regulations don't count. But nor do other rules. In the free-wheeling caribbean Beth discovers that the difference between winning big and losing everything comes down to how sharp you play.

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Lay the Favourite Reviews


"It's a great true story, told with wit, candour and fizzing energy" -- Simon Shaw * Mail on Sunday *
"Candid, smart, funny, wild and crazy" * Elle *
"Dark, wildly affectionate and very, very funny. It is a world filled with scoundrels, thieves and gamblers, where everyone is looking to somehow come out on top while doing what they love" -- Stephen Frears, director of High Fidelity and The Queen
"With its rich characters drawn in depth, this reads more like a novel than a memoir" * Wall Street Journal *
"Seduced by her stories, we long for this strange, sleazy and alluring landscape" * Los Angeles Times *

About Beth Raymer


Beth Raymer lives in New York City. Lay the Favourite is her first book.

Additional information

GOR003885550
Lay the Favourite: A True Story about Playing to Win in the Gambling Underworld by Beth Raymer
Beth Raymer
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2011-06-15
240
0099555395
9780099555391
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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