Gamblers: Winners, Losers, Liars Peter Papadopoulos

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Published: April 23rd 2014

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109 pages


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Gamblers: Winners, Losers, Liars  by  Peter Papadopoulos

Gamblers: Winners, Losers, Liars by Peter Papadopoulos
April 23rd 2014 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 109 pages | ISBN: | 3.41 Mb

Why do people gamble when they almost always wind up losing money? It doesn’t seem to make sense. Then why do they do it and who are these people?Unravel the mystery through this unusual book that takes a look inside the lives of ten of the mostMoreWhy do people gamble when they almost always wind up losing money? It doesn’t seem to make sense. Then why do they do it and who are these people?Unravel the mystery through this unusual book that takes a look inside the lives of ten of the most notorious gamblers of our time, including:Pete Rose - He holds a trove of baseball records, including total career hits,but now is equally known for being banned for life for betting on baseball.Stuey Ungar - Possessed an incredible mind capable of memorizing longsequences of cards making him unbeatable at poker, gin and blackjack.Bernie Madoff - Not much of a gambler with his own money, but he took hugerisks with the Ponzi schemes he built with other peoples money.Art Schlichter - He was hailed as a God when the star quarterback at OhioState, but his gambling addiction eventually led to lengthy prison sentences.Titantic Thompson - An astonishing, versatile athlete who also excelled atcreating, and winning, bizarre proposition bets.“Gamblers” was written by Peter Papadopoulos, someone who became addicted to gambling at a very early age.

When he was a sophomore at Brown University, Peter borrowed a clubhouse pass to the now long-closed Lincoln Downs racetrack from his good friend Al Incerpi.Much to Al’s horror (it was not his own pass, but his uncle’s) every time you used the free pass the track punched the date on the card to indicate it had been used that day. When Al got the pass back, every one of the 48 dates on the pass had been punched! How would Al explain that to his uncle?



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