Just imagine you had a home reference library filled only with the best books available on sports betting.
You’d probably consider that a valuable investment.
Well, now you have the chance to create such a collection.
And the advice you’ll receive is completely free.
The following guide introduces you to the best 20 sports betting books.
- 1 Sports Trading on Betfair
- 2 How to find a black cat in a coal cellar: The Truth about Sports Tipsters
- 3 Taking Chances: Winning with Probability
- 4 Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden role of chance in life and in the markets
- 5 Thinking, Fast and Slow
- 6 The Signal and the Noise: The art and science of prediction
- 7 The Success Equation: Untangling Skill and Luck in Business, Sports and Investing
- 8 What I learned losing a million dollars
- 9 Market Wizards: Interviews with top traders
- 10 Trading Bases: A Story about Wall Street, Gambling, and Baseball
- 11 Antifragile: Things that gain from disorder
- 12 The Real Story of Risk: Adventures in a Hazardous World
- 13 Mean Markets and Lizard Brains: How to Profit from the New Science of Irrationality
- 14 Trading in the Zone
- 15 Efficiency of Racetrack Betting Markets
- 16 Secrets of Successful Betting
- 17 The Compleat Horseplayer
- 18 The Punter’s Revenge
- 19 Information Efficiency in Financial and Betting Markets
- 20 Calculated Bets: Computers, Gambling and Mathematical Modelling to Win
These are books that have helped many others improve their betting performance.
And they can help you to achieve your goals and understand how to make your profits grow.
The reviews below will show you what you’ll learn from each of these books.
Whether you’re betting on football or on horses, this collection is where you’ll find the edge that every sports gambler needs.
Here are your top 20 sports betting books.
Sports Trading on Betfair
Since this book is about trading on betting exchanges, it begins with an explanation of how such exchanges work.
Next it covers the type of software that you can benefit from when trading.
With the basics covered, it moves on to the interesting stuff – understanding techniques and systems that can help you make a profit.
Author Wayne Bailey is an experienced trader and betting journalist.
He makes no secret of focusing on the structure of betting markets and their numbers rather than any individual sport.
This means he’s interested in the way market numbers rise and fall, as well as the psychology behind such market movements.
Early in this book he introduces readers to some important facts about betting odds numbers, which many regular punters fail to notice.
These are the key prices, or crossover points, at which the quoted price increments on an exchange change.
For example, the metric odds that range from 1.0 to 2.0 increase by single digit increments, e.g., 1.00, 1.01, 1.02, 1.03 … 1.98, 1.99, 2.0.
But above 2.0, the increments are double in size, e.g., 2.0, 2.02, 2.04 … 2.96, 2.98, 3.00.
A similar situation occurs, but with larger increments each time, at each of the key crossover prices (2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 6.0, 10.0, 20.0, 30.0, 50.0, 100.0).
And this can make a significant difference when choosing whether to back or lay.
So, if you were trading and selected to lay at 2.0, there is greater upside if the price drifts out, and resistance will be stronger to the price falling below 2.0.
This reasoning applies at each of the key crossover odds prices.
Any of the crossover points is a good price to place a lay, because if the price increases by one tick you gain more than you would lose if it moves down one tick below the crossover price.
Note that the reverse would be true if you are back betting – so that is something to avoid.
This simple, but important logic, which many casual gamblers miss, is typical of the practical advice that runs through this book and raises it above the quality of others.
The next subject tackled by Wayne Bailey is scalping, or taking profit on small, single-tick changes in odds.
Scalping is often presented as a simple way to accumulate money.
The author corrects this illusion, but introduces the logic behind two successful methods of his own.
With the right psychology, and the proper software, they’re worth a try.
Wayne Bailey’s experience in financial markets also comes to the fore in this book, with practical explanations of well-tested technical trading systems.
Among these techniques are: support and resistance trading, swing trading, arbitrage, weight of money and Dutching.
For those interested in in-play betting, the author also provides analysis of his own tentative developments of in-play systems trading.
This book takes a profit-focused approach to sports market trading and is highly recommended for beginners and intermediate traders looking to develop new ideas.
How to find a black cat in a coal cellar: The Truth about Sports Tipsters
In this work, Buchdahl seeks to help the betting community by offering various ways of evaluating the performance of professional tipsters.
Be aware that his starting point, and conclusion, is that most tipsters are either unskilled amateurs or plain scammers defrauding people of subscription fees.
However, in helping readers to uncover rare tipsters with real skills, this book also provides a systematic way of evaluating any programmed approach to betting.
This means you can also use Buchdahl’s methods to evaluate your own betting strategies.
To begin, you’ll find an explanation of how different forms of betting work.
The emphasis, especially for newbie gamblers, is on understanding that winning alone isn’t enough for a long-term betting strategy.
Since you’re bound to encounter losses, your winners need to overcome your losers.
Therefore, the odds you choose should be higher than market predictions if you are to make sustainable profits.
Next, you’ll find an explanation of the over-round, or the sum of the odds bookies place on a match or a race.
Manipulating the over-round is how bookmakers make their profits.
Market inefficiencies, such as over-betting on underdogs and under-betting of favourites, are also covered, as well as some basics on money management and staking.
Here, he favours the Kelly staking system for maximizing returns.
The second chapter introduces methods of evaluating different betting systems.
Terms such as yield and return on investment (ROI) are covered, and it’s noted that a positive yield doesn’t necessarily mean you’re making big money.
Next, the important factor of variance in results is explained.
Buchdahl points out that due to variance a losing strategy can still yield profits maybe 1/3 of the time.
Just as you’d expect betting on a few games to produce greater variance in results than betting on many games, so the lower your edge over market odds also increases variance.
Similarly, the higher the odds you choose the greater the variance.
A comparison of two betting systems that produce similar profit will show that the one dealing in higher odds has greater variance, and a bigger risk of losing the bank.
This chapter concludes by offering the reader the invaluable “T-test”.
This enables a statistical value to be placed on whether a tipster is being skilful or just achieving profits through chance.
Chapter three gives you useful advice about value for money.
Here you are reminded that indirect betting expenses, beyond your bankroll, still need to be factored into your costs – and your rates of return.
E.g., the costs of tipster subscriptions should be included.
The author then examines what can be achieved by an inexperienced gambler compared to any benefit gained from a tipster’s help.
The use of arbitrage is described as ensuring success without need for the so-called edge offered by tipsters.
And Buchdahl asserts that any tipster who cannot beat a straightforward arbitrage is not to be taken seriously.
The author also provides a personal account of the practice of value betting.
In the following Chapter four, Buchdahl digs deeper into the claimed success rates of tipsters, with a mathematical analysis of the records of many self-named experts.
Unprofessionalism and charlatanism are prominent in the evidence he gives.
This includes the naïve strategy of chasing losses to try to boost profits.
Many tipster websites initially appearing profitable close down once profits are no longer made.
Chapter five carries Buchdahl’s appraisal of tipsters in general.
He says the majority are amateurs, with perhaps half able to make a profit.
Most post profitability through luck not expertise, as he has proved.
And once tipsters with false books are formally evaluated by a service like Buchdahl’s own, at http://www.sports-tipsters.co.uk, their profits generally fall.
The final chapter gives Buchdahl’s advice on how to evaluate tipsters in a professional way.
This includes not only financial assessment, but also web searches and domain checks that can reveal if they are genuine or phony.
This revue can only hint at the value in this book.
It will not only help you separate good tipsters from the mostly bad, but will also help you develop your own self-tipping strategies.
Keep a spreadsheet program handy so you can test the functions in this book yourself and store them for future use.
Taking Chances: Winning with Probability
Taking Chances is a comprehensive work that can teach you all you need to know about probability and games of chance.
The academic author is Dr John Haigh from Sussex University who gently explains the essentials of probability theory before applying the principles to the reality of various gambling settings.
The games covered include football betting, horse racing, casino games of chance, and other gaming environments where risk, probability, and cash winning are put to the test.
John Haigh also supplies an intensive work-out of the Kelly Criterion for determining appropriate stakes on single and multiple bets.
This is a book you’ll want to keep at hand at all times.
Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden role of chance in life and in the markets
Nassim Nicholas Taleb is a philosopher, commentator, and aphorist who takes pleasure in undermining experts.
Although he’s often criticized for arrogance and a random writing style, his books are celebrated for their perception of how we deceive ourselves over the relative importance we attach to events.
Fooled by Randomness – The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets cleverly points out how we repeatedly ignore the importance of statistical probability, and misjudge consequent results.
Taleb draws on his veteran experience in finance as a trader and dealer in risk, but his observations are as valid for gamblers as for city traders.
The point of his message is that we confuse results that occur from luck or chance with the manifestations of skill.
His evidence comes from finance, history, and life of random events that are misconstrued as purposeful acts and mistakenly taken to establish principles.
In his dialogue he introduces probability concepts, behavioural bias, and basic statistics to enforce his message.
All of Talib’s books have been surprisingly timely in warning of damaging world events.
Although Fooled by Randomness doesn’t supply profit-making systems or tips, it does expose how much of risk analysis ‘expertise’ is worthless.
In gambling terms, the same could be said of tipsters.
Talib’s advice is that risk-takers should rely mostly on their own research.
Thinking, Fast and Slow
At first glance this book might seem very distant from betting.
In fact, its subject matter deals with the kind of choices gamblers make each time they place a bet.
The author of Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, is a veteran behavioural scientist who won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2002 for his work on prospect theory.
Prospect theory defines how people choose between probabilities that involve risk, where the probabilities of the outcomes are known.
Kahneman’s thesis states that in making such choices we are influenced more by the potential for loss or gain than by any specific outcome.
That is a concept that anyone making betting decisions will fully understand.
More important still is the observation that we usually make these decisions using simplistic judgements, or heuristics, that are tainted by personal bias.
The psychological decision-making processes Kahneman describes are faced by gamblers repeatedly.
Understanding prospect theory, heuristics, and the twin thinking systems, fast and slow, that he explains will introduce you to whole new ways of approaching your betting choices.
This book also includes plenty of puzzles and logic tests to keep you and your friends entertained.
But most of all, it will help you make better probability decisions.
The Signal and the Noise: The art and science of prediction
The fame of Nate Silver arose from his correct prediction of voting results for every state in the 2012 US Presidential elections.
He has successfully taken his career into many forms of prediction, particularly for financial gain, but his basic interests still include the analytics of baseball.
The sub-title of the original edition of The Signal and the Noise is Why most predictions fail – but some don’t.
This sums up this book, which explains various methods of testing probabilities, but challenges the certainties of mega-data when so many predictions – in finance, earthquakes, or volcanic eruptions – remain unreliable.
Nate Silver provides primer lessons on many concepts of risk and probability analytics.
But in addition to listing the many failures in scientific predictive ability he also examines cases where analysts get it right, such as in weather forecasting.
Silver also identifies a successful professional gambler as one of his personal predictive heroes, explaining that his success comes from quantifying all known facts before any decision.
This leads to a discussion of Bayesian statistical analysis, which Silver favours over other predictive methods.
As data analytics has come to play an ever-larger role in sports debate, The Signal and the Noise helps to remind us that more data doesn’t automatically mean better predictions.
The Success Equation: Untangling Skill and Luck in Business, Sports and Investing
This book illustrates many examples of successful events and outcomes.
Some are due to luck, others are down to skill.
Separating these two quite different causes is something we often find difficult, but that is the mission of this book.
Mauboussin suggests there is a paradox to skill.
Using the sporting arena as example, he notes that skills have improved remarkably over the years.
Yet many sporting records have remained unbroken for decades.
No test cricketer has improved on Sir Don Bradman’s 100 runs batting average set in the 1940s.
No football team has come close to the Real Madrid 1950s record of winning 5 consecutive European Cups.
And no major baseball player has beaten Ted William’s 0.4 season batting average in 1941.
The answer to this apparent anomaly is that sporting skill levels have improved all round.
Taking the baseball example, pitchers have improved as well as hitters.
This means that although absolute skills have improved, in relative terms they have narrowed.
The consequence of this more competitive, higher performance environment is that the role of chance, or luck, becomes far more significant.
Overall, everything we try to achieve involves a mixture of skill and luck.
Some activities involve more skill than luck, others the reverse. Each has its own place on the skill–luck continuum.
Over the short term, the uncertainty found in betting means luck plays a big part.
But over the longer term, skill can even out the extremes of chance.
We are reminded, however, that as all players become increasingly skilled, the opportunities for profitability become harder.
Mauboussin’s book, nevertheless, will help you untangle the influence of skills over the uncertainties of luck.
What I learned losing a million dollars
This book tells the story of a bright lad who moved from college to the trading floor to the boardroom.
Over 15 years he amassed considerable wealth, but then in no more than a few weeks he lost it all.
Jim Paul’s tale is told with some ironic humour as a warning to others, and begins with how trading on the financial markets made him rich.
But the real story is his serious analysis of the weaknesses of human nature, and how focusing on gain makes us overlook the potential for loss.
Some of the psychological weaknesses he identifies from the trading floor are:
- Personalizing corporate market positions
- Internalizing corporate losses
- Confusing different types of risk
- Following crowd decisions.
Real-life examples show the disastrous results of over-identifying with both successes and failures.
This book points out how our ego easily leads us to confirmation bias, in which we only acknowledge analysis that confirms our point of view.
And he reminds us that following the herd is an emotional response that disregards reason or logic.
The examples are taken from trading on financial markets, but all can be seen as equal insights into the hazards that face those involved in betting on sports.
Market Wizards: Interviews with top traders
This book is all about some of the world’s top financial market traders and how they achieved their success.
A series of interviews with the author reveal the background of each subject, their financial career, the philosophy they follow, and many personal anecdotes.
Here we get the thoughts of respected top traders about successes and failures, problems and solutions, and the qualities needed for trading success.
Although first published some years ago, it still delivers critical insights into the thought processes of individuals who have crafted success, together with analysis of what their experience teaches us.
Despite the title, this book shows us that wizardry is not required.
Rather, it stresses the need for discipline, methodology, focus, and conviction in taking a risk.
Trading Bases: A Story about Wall Street, Gambling, and Baseball
Trading Bases is the story of a young Wall Street trader who in 2011 turned his predictive skills to baseball and outwitted the Vegas bookmakers’ odds.
Baseball is a complex sport to bet on.
There are so many variables, and so many stats, that it’s hard to know which factors will be important.
With time on his hands due to an accident, and a love for the game, Joe Peta decided he’d apply his statistical trading knowledge to develop a baseball betting system.
The method he came up with was based on sabermetric principles, with the twist of eliminating “clusterluck”, or lucky results, to determine fundamental team performance.
The effect was to reveal which teams were over or undervalued.
By the end of his first year of trading he had gained a remarkable 41 per cent return.
This book explains his system, carries us through his many wagers, and exposes the cultures of Wall Street traders, Vegas bookmakers, and New York baseball bars.
It also reveals the familiar gambler’s doubts he had to work through before knowing he had a success.
Antifragile: Things that gain from disorder
Antifragile is another book from Nassim Nicholas Taleb, which complements his previous works about uncertainty, The Black Swan and Fooled by Randomness.
The main theme of this book is Taleb’s observation that many objects in nature gain from disorder.
To describe this he invents the word antifragile.
This quality implies more than the opposite of fragility.
It represents newly acquired strength achieved by subjection to stress and adversity.
We thus have three types of objects or systems:
- Those that are fragile and bust easily
- Those that are resilient and do not change
- Those that are antifragile, which creatively benefit from uncertainty, distress, and disorder.
Taleb recommends that for long-term survival systems are built in an antifragile manner, so that volatility will make them stronger rather than weaker.
From a betting perspective, application of Taleb’s theories may depend on the sport.
But one response to escaping the uncertainty of picking winners could be to reverse principles by using knowledge to subtract losers instead.
The Real Story of Risk: Adventures in a Hazardous World
Here we have a book that examines risk.
That should be familiar enough to gamblers.
But Glenn Croston takes a far wider view, identifying risk in every facet of our modern world, and concluding that we are ill-prepared to manage it.
In evolutionary terms, the human race has been very successful.
We have overcome life-threatening challenges, such as wild animals, hunger, and disease, to thickly populate the Earth.
But the risks we face in our artificial modern environment are entirely different.
Our lack of judgement in assessing probabilities makes us more afraid of shark attacks than heart attacks, or becoming the victim of an air crash rather than a car crash.
Our historical programming, over millennia, has led us to be loss averse, to interpret our habitat through story-telling rather than predictive numbers, and to insist on naming causes when there may be none.
Sports betting provides the most extreme example of our inherited need to find causes for effects – no matter how tenuous the links may be.
Satisfying ourselves with reasons for our betting decisions is essential for our state of mind, regardless of whether luck is a more important feature than ascribing results to skill.
Following superstitions is also an unfounded means we use to feel control over uncertain events.
For example, a footballer wearing his ‘goal-scoring’ socks.
Providing causality for our results allows us the impression that we are in control.
And many psychologists regard the need for a sense of control as a fundamental motivation for all living creatures.
Yet, in evolutionary terms our need to find illusory patterns can be a positive trait.
It lends us a sense of control over our environment and limits our anxieties or fears.
Regrettably, in gambling, making judgements based on spurious thinking usually leads to the poorhouse.
And those who believe most firmly in their predictions probably have least control.
However, Croston shows us that control is fundamental to our approach to balancing risk-taking with rewards.
In effect, we gamble because winning at games of chance makes us believe we are in control of our lives.
Mean Markets and Lizard Brains: How to Profit from the New Science of Irrationality
Terry Burnham’s 2005 book, Mean Markets and Lizard Brains, precedes Kahneman’s behavioural analysis in Thinking, Fast and Slow.
Burnham identifies the two thinking processes of the brain as the rational front cortex and the irrational back of the brain, which is an ancient ancestral structure he calls the “lizard brain”.
The lizard brain still powerfully influences our instinctive behaviour, making us look backward to identify repeating patterns and the appropriate responses to events.
It’s now agreed, however, that markets are not rational either.
Burnham says that applying our rapid and reactionary instincts to market conditions is the cause of much of the losses in financial markets.
Burnham examines behavioural inefficiencies through the ‘science of irrationality’, especially in relation to decision making and investment.
He identifies our lizard brain as seeking patterns where none exist, failing to recognise fundamental shifts in process, and being content to follow the crowd.
To capitalise on this market inefficiency means recognising the irrational, for instance, the noise generated by the majority who are following an unsubstantiated but popular trend.
In sports markets this could mean laying the favourite, ignoring over-hyped match setbacks, recognising decline in top team/individual capabilities, or spotting changing long-term trends.
Readers only interested in sporting references will find:
Part 1: The New Science of Irrationality
Part 4: How to Profit from Irrationality
…the most rewarding.
Trading in the Zone
This is an essential book for gamblers who want to know how to develop consistent profits – and understand why it is that they don’t.
In a thorough analysis of the pressures of market trading, Mark Douglas suggests that better market analysis isn’t the solution.
What is required is the correct state of mind.
The uncertainties of the market and stresses of decision making lead to unconvincing trading and expectations of negative results.
Traders – and gamblers – need to develop the right psychological attitude.
Seeking market certainty is the sign of a failing trader.
Instead, the ability needs to be found to take appropriate action at all times, by transcending feelings of elation, pain, or fear.
Eventually, knowing how to act when opportunities arise, or losses must be cut, should become second nature.
This confidence is what every trader needs for consistent success; when it is absent then traders fail.
Efficiency of Racetrack Betting Markets
This is a fundamental classic work of research, which you probably need on your bookshelf to confirm the realities of how markets move.
It represents a collection of academic research papers into various aspects of the horseracing betting market in particular.
The most essential feature of interest is that of identifying race track inefficiencies.
Inefficiencies indicate where pricing is biased to overrate or underrate the probability of actual performance.
Such mispricing presents both opportunities and risks for the alert gambler, so you need to be aware of how both public and bookmaker pricing biases affect the odds.
Evidence is gathered from both fixed odds and parimutuel betting systems around the world.
Peer-to-peer betting exchange markets now reveal the similarities between gambling on a sports exchange and in financial markets, and this research has validity in many risk prediction contexts.
Sections are included on market efficiency, exotic bets, horse racing, and football.
You may find the probability mathematics hard to follow but the conclusions shouldn’t be ignored.
Secrets of Successful Betting
Written by Michael Adams, this book is filled with 23 chapters of useful information about bookmakers, bookmaking, and most of all how to bet at today’s racecourse.
It begins with a history of bookmaking up to an explanation of how modern betting markets operate.
Various betting systems are covered next, with all varieties of hedge betting (photo finish, ante-post, price coupling, backer’s book), followed by an analysis of staking methods.
Controversial betting systems are avoided, but proportional, progressive and Kelly staking methods are fully explained.
The importance of managing your bankroll is described, with sensitivity to the psychological stresses and temptations placed on money discipline.
The next sections deal with multiple and each-way bets, handicapping, racing conditions, and managing losing streaks.
This is followed by the various options open for selection systems.
A chapter on the chances of estimating win and place positions includes an easily read explanation of the Harville method of pricing places.
A run-down of both British and Irish race courses is also helpfully provided.
The final chapters are filled with considerable reference material that can stimulate new thinking.
Secrets of Successful Betting is essential reading for the racetrack betting beginner and will fill many knowledge gaps for the expert.
The Compleat Horseplayer
The Compleat Horseplayer’s nine chapters begin with a basic introduction to the fundamental requirements to bet on horse racing:
Of these, information will be of most interest to readers; how it’s obtained and what it’s worth.
Clearly, the better your information the greater your chances of betting success, but the best information is insider knowledge that is not widely available.
Edelman helps by offering a formula to evaluate information and its value.
Chapter two is concerned with money management and focuses especially on the Kelly Criterion.
Also included are formulas for value and volatility.
The Sharpe’s Ratio is introduced as a method to evaluate systems.
Chapter three provides a technical explanation of pricing, which involves arbitrage, hidden information, and exotic betting.
Chapter four is headed as concerning fundamental analysis.
Here equine features of class, weight, fitness, speed, and other matters are discussed.
Assessing the relative importance of these multiple variables is assigned to multinomial logit analysis.
Chapter five addresses models for pricing placings and exotic bets such as pairs.
And Chapter six discusses placing of bets.
Chapter seven gets quite intellectual with ways to evaluate a betting system.
The discussion involves regret, deconstruction, and application of information theory to determine information value.
Chapter eight looks ahead to automation (this book was first published in 2001).
While the final chapter concludes with further helpful advice.
Although written in a previous betting era, this small book remains an information-packed essential for the sports betting person’s library.
The Punter’s Revenge
This is another classic book that has been influential in the development of modern era betting.
The content includes instruction on statistics, bookmaking, and prediction of horse races and of football matches.
There are also sections on roulette and poker.
This book was ground breaking for its time in terms of using computers as a guide to gambling, and it was inspirational for future gambling computing developments.
Its evolutionary computation includes samples of BASIC code, which can still be interpreted today.
This book was published in a pre-Internet era (1981) of fixed odds and football pools coupons, with betting exchanges perhaps not even imagined.
However, sound betting principles, judgement, and a futuristic vision make this book ideal to complement a beginner’s library.
Information Efficiency in Financial and Betting Markets
This book is largely a collection of research papers edited by the prolific Professor Leighton Vaughan Williams of Trent University, an economist who understands how financial and betting markets are closely related.
The first part is a survey of existing literature on information (in)efficiencies in both financial and betting markets.
The second part presents a range of recent analyses by leading academics on subjects such as:
- Market efficiency
- Market bias
- Insider trading
- Spread betting
- Price modelling
- Some quite exotic betting markets
The advantage of using betting markets for study is that each bet terminates with a result, in contrast to the open-ended recycling of financial dealing.
The impact on markets of favourites, biases, and insider trading are fully covered.
This is a highly effective book for gaining a better understanding of betting markets.
Calculated Bets: Computers, Gambling and Mathematical Modelling to Win
Steven Skiena is Associate Professor of Computer Science at Stony Brook University, New York, and a recipient of several awards for discrete mathematics.
In addition to an addiction to mathematical modelling, Skiena also has a passion for the sport of Jai Alai, which is a squash-like game from Spain played with baskets attached to the hand.
In this book, he documents how he used computer modelling and simulation to develop a technique to predict the outcome of Jai Alai matches.
Subsequent outstanding success betting on Jai Alai matches proved that his system works.
Over several chapters, Skiena explains:
- The sport’s rules
- The advantage to players of order of play
- The opportunities presented for arbitrage
- How he built a performance model for each senior player that included player ratings
In the next stage, he relates how he built an automated betting system to capitalise on his prediction modelling.
After presenting the proof of his techniques, Skiena expands on how computer modelling and mathematics are used to develop prediction systems in business, sports, and politics.
He gives advice on how to apply his methodology to other gambling markets, and offers his predictions for the future of online gambling.
This may not always be an easy read, but it is certainly a fascinating presentation from someone with the skills and determination to devise a betting system that works.
It must be said that the average gambler is not often found with head buried in books with the aim of improving knowledge and performance.
But sports betting is much more than just placing bets.
The close relationship between sports betting and financial trading shows the scope and depth of skills that serious gambling can involve.
Successful sports betting requires a deep understanding of your chosen sport.
And an intelligent appreciation of betting systems and gambling techniques.
To maintain and improve performance, you need to constantly invest in developing new sports betting strategies and skills.
These 20 classic betting books will set you confidently on that road.
Are there other sports betting books you would recommend?