How and Why I Conned the Bookies

Lessons from a Loser for Gamblers the World Over


Author: Jason Haddigan

Publisher: Waterside Press

ISBN: 1909976512

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 9099

How and Why I Conned the Bookies is the true story of a gambler out of control. Author Jason Haddigan spent much of his life on the road, scamming bookmakers to fuel a gambling addiction that simply meant him returning virtually every penny in lost bets. It is a roller-coaster story that begins on England’s south coast as a child feeding fruit machines with pocket money and only ends following his extradition from the USA after playing and losing in the casinos of Las Vegas. In-between are his daunting accounts of a chaotic early life in the shadow of his father, also an inveterate gambler one step ahead of his creditors, always needing to sell up, move on, and finally to go on the run. It tells of how the parallel world of gambling can destroy everything: marriages, relationships, home life and all normal values. A compelling, true account of problem gambling. Opens-up a twilight world of betting, casinos and scams. Highlights temptation and manipulation of gamblers. Highly topical due to Parliamentary and media debates.

The Little Book of Insider Dealing


Author: Gregory J Durston,Mohsin Zaidi

Publisher: Waterside Press

ISBN: 1909976539

Category: Law

Page: 192

View: 8546

Since the Financial Crisis of 2008, criminal prosecution has moved to centre-stage as the Financial Conduct Authority’s preferred means of punishing and deterring insider dealing (the illegal practice of trading with access to sensitive non-public information). The Little Book of Insider Dealing looks at all aspects of the ‘insider’ offences established by the Criminal Justice Act 1993, including their history, punishment and rationale, as well as their (slightly uneasy) relationship with the overlapping civil regulatory regime that also governs such financial misconduct. Topics covered also include: detection, compliance, surveillance, suspicion, reporting obligations, enforcement and (civil and criminal) penalties and warnings, plus there is a strong focus on evidential aspects and a wealth of examples from real life cases. Suitable for beginners and practitioners alike. The first concise treatment and highly topical. A gem that deals with wide scale problems and complexities identified by an article in The Times (see Chapter 1).

Tony 10

The Astonishing Story of the Double Life of the Gambling Postman Who Lost E10,000,000


Author: Declan Lynch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780717179701


Page: 304

View: 4562

Tony 10 was the online betting username of Tony O'Reilly, the postman who became front-page news in 2011 after he stole e1.75 million from An Post while he was a branch manager in Gorey. He used the money to fund a gambling addiction that began with a bet of e1 and eventually rose to e10 million, leading to the loss of his job, his family, his home - and winning him a prison sentence. From the heart-stopping moments in a hotel room in Cyprus with his wedding money riding on the Epsom Derby, to the euphoria of winning half a million over a weekend, to the late goals and the horses falling at the last fence, Tony 10 is the story of an ordinary man's journey from normality to catastrophe. At times, he vowed to get out while he was ahead, only to be taken by another surge of adrenaline, falling deeper and deeper into a compulsion that consumed his life. His disappearance on the morning the fraud was discovered led to a surreal three days on the run in Northern Ireland, and ultimately his arrest, conviction and sentencing to four years in jail. Tony 10 is a mesmerising story of the secret life of a pathological gambler - as well as the most compelling account yet of the damage wrought by the online gambling industry.

The Perfect Punter

A Year of Losing Everything and Trying to Win It All Back


Author: Dave Farrar

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408164914

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 2965

Like millions of other sports-mad gamblers around the world, Dave Farrar loved taking on the bookies. But when the girl that he loved walked out on him without explaining why, it all went wrong and he embarked on an ill-disciplined six-month losing streak that made him decide that he was done with punting forever. As he started to get over the fact that the girl wasn't coming back, he resolved not to give up without a fight. But this time, he was going to do it properly, making sure that he did enough research to take on the bookmakers and win. In The Perfect Punter, Farrar delves into the detail of every sporting event he'd lost money on in that bad run to make sure that, whenever he placed a bet in the future, he would know more about it than anyone else. He travels around the world following the sporting calendar, meeting experts who help him get to the bottom of each event so he can try to win back every penny that he lost. From snooker at the Crucible and racing at Cheltenham, to tennis at Roland Garros, golf's Ryder Cup and the US Superbowl, The Perfect Punter is the engrossing story of one man's journey to overcome the odds.

The Country House

England Literature


Author: John Galsworthy

Publisher: 谷月社


Category: Fiction

Page: 120

View: 6433

A PARTY AT WORSTED SKEYNES The year was 1891, the month October, the day Monday. In the dark outside the railway-station at Worsted Skeynes Mr. Horace Pendyce's omnibus, his brougham, his luggage-cart, monopolised space. The face of Mr. Horace Pendyce's coachman monopolised the light of the solitary station lantern. Rosy-gilled, with fat close-clipped grey whiskers and inscrutably pursed lips, it presided high up in the easterly air like an emblem of the feudal system. On the platform within, Mr. Horace Pendyce's first footman and second groom in long livery coats with silver buttons, their appearance slightly relieved by the rakish cock of their top-hats, awaited the arrival of the 6.15. The first footman took from his pocket a half-sheet of stamped and crested notepaper covered with Mr. Horace Pendyce's small and precise calligraphy. He read from it in a nasal, derisive voice: "Hon. Geoff, and Mrs. Winlow, blue room and dress; maid, small drab. Mr. George, white room. Mrs. Jaspar Bellew, gold. The Captain, red. General Pendyce, pink room; valet, back attic. That's the lot." The groom, a red-cheeked youth, paid no attention. "If this here Ambler of Mr. George's wins on Wednesday," he said, "it's as good as five pounds in my pocket. Who does for Mr. George?" "James, of course." The groom whistled. "I'll try an' get his loadin' to-morrow. Are you on, Tom?"

Castle Gay


Author: John Buchan

Publisher: Booklassic

ISBN: 9635221134

Category: Fiction

Page: 191

View: 6342

Castle Gay was written in the year 1930 by John Buchan. This book is one of the most popular novels of John Buchan, and has been translated into several other languages around the world. This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Steal this Book


Author: Abbie Hoffman,Izak Haber,Bert Cohen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781568582177

Category: Anarchism

Page: 318

View: 3601

Classic counterculture literature.



Author: James Joyce

Publisher: First Avenue Editions

ISBN: 1512406562

Category: Fiction

Page: 854

View: 6221

An extraordinary look at an ordinary dayJune 16, 1904in the life of a middle-aged Jewish man living in Dublin, Ireland. Leopold Bloom, who is sure that his wife is being unfaithful, must come to terms with how that affects their marriage and whether it changes the nature of their love for one another. Richly detailed stream-of-consciousness narration immerses the reader in the thoughts and emotions of the characters as they deal with the normal events of daily life in Dublin, as well as grander issues like sexuality, prejudice, birth, and death. This is an unabridged version of Irish author James Joyce's groundbreaking modernist tale, which parallels Homer's Odyssey. It was first published serially in the American journal The Little Review between 1918 and 1921, and published in novel form in 1922 in Paris.

Enemy Number One

The Secrets of the UK's Most Feared Professional Punter


Author: Patrick Veitch

Publisher: Racing Post

ISBN: 9781905156702

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 3644

The sensational inside story of how the UK’s most feared professional punter overcame adversity to take the bookmakers for more than £10 million in an eight-year period. This book offers a brutal, often controversial, but utterly fascinating insight into Patrick Veitch’s life of punting. Told in Veitch’s own candid ice-cool style, with an intelligent wit throughout, this is quite simply a compelling read.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

50th Anniversary Edition


Author: Ken Kesey

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101575271

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9466

A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of a counterculture classic with a foreword by Chuck Palahniuk Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey’s 1962 novel has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time. Now in a new deluxe edition with a foreword by Chuck Palahniuk and cover by Joe Sacco, here is the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants, especially the tyrannical Big Nurse Ratched and Randle Patrick McMurphy, the brawling, fun-loving new inmate who resolves to oppose her. We see the struggle through the eyes of Chief Bromden, the seemingly mute half-Indian patient who witnesses and understands McMurphy’s heroic attempt to do battle with the powers that keep them all imprisoned. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Global Pirates

Fraud in the Offshore Insurance Industry


Author: Robert Tillman

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781555535056

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 174

View: 6775

In 1990, a congressional subcommittee warned of "financial knaves and buccaneers" in the insurance industry-unlicensed and largely unregulated companies that operate out of countries like Antigua and the Cayman Islands and sell hundreds of millions of dollars in worthless insurance policies to unsuspecting Americans every year. Increasingly, when a fire, car accident, or medical emergency strikes, policyholders suddenly find themselves victims of a global con game as phone calls are not returned and claim settlements fail to materialize, resulting in financial ruin if not physical harm. Robert Tillman portrays the often surreal world of the burgeoning offshore insurance industry; a world in which sophisticated white-collar criminals operate beyond the reach of government regulators to set up elaborately orchestrated scams that drain illegal profits out of the $3 trillion U.S. insurance market. He also describes how the new global economy allows these scam artists to take advantage of rapidly changing financial markets and the regulatory environments that surround them. Drawing on congressional hearings, court documents, published articles, and interviews with law enforcement officials, Tillman uses numerous case studies to illustrate degrees of insurance fraud: simply ignoring auto, medical liability, and worker compensation claims while citing NAFTA exemptions to local regulations; selling bogus policies to businesses in "redlined," low-income neighborhoods and to high-risk drivers abandoned by legitimate auto insurers; and falsifying multinational subsidiaries, assets, and even identities of company principals. He examines how "fantasy islands" are created, explores emerging connections between offshore entities and money laundering, drug cartels, and organized crime, and discusses how outlaw insurers evade prosecution by setting up complex financial networks that crisscross national boundaries. Tillman's timely analysis of this rapidly growing transnational criminal activity concludes with solid recommendations for steps that governments can take to protect their citizens from global insurance fraud.

Born to Punt

Steve Palmer's Betting Year


Author: Steve Palmer

Publisher: Raceform

ISBN: 9781905156832

Category: Gambling

Page: 288

View: 5035

'Born to Punt' brings the best of Steve Palmer's often hilarious anecdotes and stories together under one roof for the first time. These stories frequently involve the hideous misfortune and sometime joy which befalls the many of millions of punters who regularly bet each week.

The Secrets of Pricewise

The World's Number One Racing Tipster Revealed


Author: James Milton

Publisher: Raceform

ISBN: 9781908216427

Category: Horse racing

Page: 176

View: 6995

Tells the story of Pricewise, the world's foremost tipping service, and the secrets of its success.

A Random Walk Down Wall Street

Including a Life-cycle Guide to Personal Investing


Author: Burton Gordon Malkiel

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393320404

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 499

View: 2963

Argues that a randomly selected portfolio of stocks will do as well or better than those selected by a financial expert, and describes successful investment strategies

The Poker Face of Wall Street


Author: Aaron Brown

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118161106

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 2162

Wall Street is where poker and modern finance?and the theory behind these "games"?clash head on. In both worlds, real risk means real money is made or lost in a heart beat, and neither camp is always rational with the risk it takes. As a result, business and financial professionals who want to use poker insights to improve their job performance will find this entertaining book a "must read." So will poker players searching for an edge in applying the insights of risk-takers on Wall Street.

Decision Behaviour, Analysis and Support


Author: Simon French,John Maule,Nadia Papamichail

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139480987

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 500

View: 1376

Behavioural studies have shown that while humans may be the best decision makers on the planet, we are not quite as good as we think we are. We are regularly subject to biases, inconsistencies and irrationalities in our decision making. Decision Behaviour, Analysis and Support explores perspectives from many different disciplines to show how we can help decision makers to deliberate and make better decisions. It considers both the use of computers and databases to support decisions as well as human aids to building analyses and some fast and frugal tricks to aid more consistent decision making. In its exploration of decision support it draws together results and observations from decision theory, behavioural and psychological studies, artificial intelligence and information systems, philosophy, operational research and organisational studies. This provides a valuable resource for managers with decision-making responsibilities and students from a range of disciplines, including management, engineering and information systems.

Overcoming Gambling


Author: Philip Mawer

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 1847093426

Category: Self-Help

Page: 128

View: 8340

Problem gambling is on the rise. It affects a wide range of people, from teenagers and students to housewives and the retired. Problem gamblers are at greater risk not only of financial disaster, but of relationship breakdown, poor physical health, mental-health problems such as anxiety and depression, and suicide. This book looks at how to stop gambling once and for all. Topi include: • the effects of gambling • looking at whether gambling is an illness • deciding to stop • how to support the gambler • changing behaviour patterns and routines • creating a support team • a lifestyle to help keep you from gambling