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Author: Beth Raymer
Publisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"An eye-popping and hilarious joyride through the underworld of sports betting. Beth Raymer arrived in Las Vegas in 2001, hoping to land a job as a cocktail waitress at one of the big casinos. In the meantime, she lived in a $17-a-night motel with her dog, Otis, and waited tables at a low-rent Thai restaurant. One day, one of her regular customers told her about a job she thought Beth would be perfect for and sent  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Raymer, Beth.
Lay the favorite.
New York : Spiegel & Grau, ©2010
(DLC) 2009047295
(OCoLC)326529003
Named Person: Beth Raymer; Beth Raymer; Beth Raymer
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Beth Raymer
ISBN: 9781588369857 1588369854 1299077188 9781299077188
OCLC Number: 680048820
Description: 1 online resource (228 pages)
Responsibility: Beth Raymer.

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"An eye-popping and hilarious joyride through the underworld of sports betting. Beth Raymer arrived in Las Vegas in 2001, hoping to land a job as a cocktail waitress at one of the big casinos. In the meantime, she lived in a $17-a-night motel with her dog, Otis, and waited tables at a low-rent Thai restaurant. One day, one of her regular customers told her about a job she thought Beth would be perfect for and sent her to see Dink, of Dink Inc. Dink was a professional sports gambler--one of the biggest in Vegas. He was looking for a right-hand man--someone who would show up on time, who had a head for numbers, and who didn't steal. She got the job. Lay the Favorite is the story of Beth Raymer's years in the high-stakes, high-anxiety world of sports betting--a period that saw the fall of the local bookie and the rise of the freewheeling, unregulated offshore sports book, and with it the elevation of sports betting in popular culture. As the business explodes, Beth rises--from assistant to expert, trusted and seasoned enough to open an offshore booking office in the Caribbean with a few associates, men who leave their families up north to make a quick killing, while donning new tropical personas fueled by abundant drugs and local girlfriends, and who one by one succumb to their vices. They lie, cheat, steal, and run, until Beth is the last man standing"--Publisher's web site.

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