Gambling For Life

The Man Who Won Millions And Spent Every Penny

Author: Harry Findlay

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910335604

Category: Gamblers

Page: 352

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Imagine what it would be like to turn your back on the nine-to-five drudgery of normal working life and risk everything you've ever had on the fate of a horse race or the outcome of a ball game. In the gambling fraternity, Harry Findlay has earned legendary status. He has been skint dozens of times, won over £20 million and spent just as much. But he will not change. Fearless and formidable, bullish and bombastic, there is no one in the gambling game who can match Harry's style and seismic impact. When he first ran a betting slip through his fingers as a 16-year-old, Harry said he had been handed the keys to the Magic Kingdom. Gambling has taken him all around the globe, enjoying five-star travel and a gourmet indulgence at the world's biggest sporting events. In his much-awaited book, Harry recounts the mind-boggling tales behind the thousand and million pound multi-sport bets that will make ordinary punters shudder including the day he wagered £2.5 million on a rugby match. It is a remarkable life story of ups and downs. Aged 21 years old, he served nearly a year in some of Her Majesty's toughest jails. Who'd have thought he would go on to own Big Fella Thanks, winner of the Derby at Clonmel and the most famous dog to come out of Ireland and be part owner of the legendary racehorse Denman, who carried his colours to Gold Cup glory. Harry's subsequent controversial disqualification from racing destroyed him, despite the ruling being overturned on appeal. Most fascinating of all, Harry tells how he has survived and continues to work his magic in the gambling world, and still believes in his own special talent to read sports events and to continue to stay one step ahead of the internet companies that flood our minds with the temptation to risk so much. Harry Findlay: Gambling For Life reflects one man's extraordinary passion for gambling. How he cannot live without it. And how he knows that, even if he loses all of his money, he can never be a loser.
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Gambling for Winners

Your Hard-Headed, No B.S. Guide to Gaming Opportunities With a Long-Term, Mathematical, Positive Expectation

Author: Ward Wilson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Games

Page: N.A

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This book is for you only if you gamble to make money. If your idea of "fun" and "entertainment" includes giving away your hard-earned money to casinos, I can't help you. If you enjoy sitting in a mindless, bright lights/dinging trance while you drop quarters down a slot, this book is not for you. If you think casinos are built and run by stupid people, you better stay out of them. If you think you can beat a blackjack dealer by wild-assed guessing, think again. If you play poker just because it's now so popular . . . you don't need my book. If you believe you can just happen to be "lucky" enough to beat the odds, you live in a fantasy world and you'd hate this book for destroying your illusions. But if you're hard-headed, serious, willing to work, and tired of the mainstream gambling books that simply teach you how to lose less rather than win . . . If you understand casinos don't stay in business by giving out more money than they take in . . . This is an extensive examination of the most popular forms of gambling. If you can find any positive expectation bets, and how. Some of the material is controversial. Some of it is unique. It's not for beginners. If you don't already know how to play blackjack or craps, buy and read the basic books first. This one assumes you know and understand the rules of play. If you have emotional or psychological issues around money -- my strong advice is, don't gamble. If you want to believe casinos are playgrounds built for your amusement, this is not the book for you. I use statistical concepts and common sense to strip away the bright lights and glamor to reveal the mathematical realities of gambling. For the most part, it's not pretty. Not if you want to make money instead of lose it. But there are opportunities there for people willing to work hard and understand the obstacles so they can surmount them. If you're still an emotional child needing the adrenaline rush and excitement of "winning" money, this is not for you. And not only the casinos want to take your money -- hordes of online scammers selling bogus systems online also are after the money belonging to would-be pro gamblers. Until you can enter a casino and remain blind to the red carpeting, the flashing lights, dinging slots and the entire aura of glamorous partying -- you'll remain a loser. If you have enough money to pay for a mirage, that's up to you. Most people don't.
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When Gambling for Resurrection is Too Risky

Author: Divya Kirti

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: 1484314441

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 59

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Rather than taking on more risk, US insurers hit hard by the crisis pulled back from risk taking, relative to insurers not hit as hard by the crisis. Capital requirements alone do not explain this risk reduction: insurers hit hard reduced risk within assets with identical regulatory treatment. State level US insurance regulation makes it unlikely this risk reduction was driven by moral suasion. Other financial institutions also reduce risk after large shocks: the same approach applied to banks yields similar results. My results suggest that, at least in some circumstances, franchise value can dominate, making gambling for resurrection too risky.
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Choices for Living

Coping with Fear of Dying

Author: Thomas S. Langner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 030647462X

Category: Medical

Page: 308

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Although many books are written about bereavement, very few are written about the fear of one's own death and most of these focus chiefly on terminal illness. In contrast, this book looks at the ways in which the fear of death operates on a back burner throughout our lives and how it influences the choices we make and the paths that we follow in life. The author presents a `moral hierarchy' of behavior used in coping with the fear of death and dying.
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Gambling Addiction Cure

Author: Stefan Wilkenson

Publisher: Usama Ahmed

ISBN: 1508066973

Category: Self-Help

Page: 21

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Gambling can be intoxicating for people. It can have many highs, but the downs are horrific and life changing. Are you suffering from a gambling addiction? There are millions of people around the world who are dealing with a similar problem. Stefan Wilkenson and his experience with gambling addicts has led him to pen a book to help those who are in a similar position.2
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The Gambling Addiction Cure

How To Overcome Gambling Addiction And Problem Gambling For Life

Author: Michael Johnson

Publisher: Michael Johnson Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Self-Help

Page: 13

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Discover How To Overcome Gambling Addiction For Life You're about to discover a proven strategy on how to overcome gambling addiction and problem gambling for the rest of your life. Millions of people suffer from gambling addiction and throw away their finances and destroy their family's future through this destructive habit. Most people realize how much of a problem this is, but are unable to change their addiction, simply because it's been apart of their lifestyle for so long. The truth is, if you are suffering from gambling addiction or problem gambling and haven't been able to change, it's because you are lacking an effective strategy and haven't yet changed your associations to your gambling addiction. This book goes into a step-by-step strategy that will help you free yourself from gambling addiction and help you to be able to take control of your life. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn...How To Recognize Your Gambling ProblemHow To Get The Right Treatment For Gambling AddictionHow To Overcome Gambling AddictionMaintaining Your ProgressHow To Help A Family Member With A Gambling ProblemHow To Prevent A Relapse Take action right away to overcome your gambling addiction and problem gambling today by downloading this book, "The Gambling Addiction Cure", for a limited time discount of only $2.99! Download today! Tags: gambling addiction, problem gambling, addictions, addiction recovery, gambling recovery, gambling problem
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Gambling for Profit

Lotteries, Gaming Machines, and Casinos in Cross-National Focus

Author: Kerry G. E. Chambers

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442661194

Category: Social Science

Page: 298

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Over the past forty years, Western governments have increasingly liberalized and deregulated gambling, which is now used to deliver state revenues and commercial profit in many jurisdictions. Gambling for Profit is a cross-national history of the emergence of legal gambling, including lotteries, gaming machines, and casinos. Gambling for Profit is unique among studies of gambling's twentieth-century growth thanks to Kerry G.E. Chambers's strong analytical framework — investigating not only the political aspects of legalization, but also the sociocultural factors that influence popular adoption. Chambers provides a useful chronological examination of the electronic gambling phenomenon, as well as comparative data on dates of introduction and revenues across twenty-three countries. Gambling for Profit provides a dynamic model to explore the legalization of gambling and stresses the inadequacy of seeking universal explanations for gambling's entrenchment within particular cultures.
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Stop Gambling for Good

Overcome Reckless Risk Taking with Dr. Prasad's Proven Program

Author: Balasa Prasad

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781583332351

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 134

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A guide to overcoming the compulsive risk-taking associated with gambling addiction encourages readers to identify the psychological factors that motivate gambling behaviors, outlining a six-step plan for taking responsible risks without compromising one's security. Original. 10,000 first printing.
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Change Your Gambling, Change Your Life

Strategies for Managing Your Gambling and Improving Your Finances, Relationships, and Health

Author: Howard Shaffer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118171039

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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A research-based guide to controlling the destructive urge to gamble From Howard Shaffer, PhD, a noted expert on gambling addiction, and Harvard Health Publications comes Change Your Gambling, Change your Life, a landmark new book which explains how gambling problems are related to other underlying issues: such as anxiety, mood fluctuation, difficulty with impulse control, and substance abuse problems. Dr. Shaffer offers a series of self-tests to help evaluate the degree of gambling problem and analyze the psychological and social context of the behavior, with specific strategies and approaches for ending the problems with simple tools that anyone can do. Explains why many people have a problem controlling their urge to gamble and how that can be corrected Includes a toolbox of resources for anyone who wants to stop the vicious cycle of gambling Offers advice for avoiding slips and preventing backslides and how to deal with the consequences With candor and expert advice, Change Your Gambling, Change Your Life provides proven techniques for controlling the urge to gamble.
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Casino Gambling For Dummies

Author: Kevin Blackwood

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118052706

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 384

View: 8374

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Earn comps and avoid big losses Bet wisely, beat the house, and bring home the bucks! Crazy about casinos, but worried about losing your shirt? Relax! This hands-on guide is filled with insider secrets and tips for maximizing winnings and minimizing losses in the most popular casino games --blackjack, poker, craps, roulette, slots, and more. You get the scoop on everything from game rules and jargon to making the best bets (and knowing when to quit). Discover how to * Understand the odds * Develop winning strategies * Avoid gimmicks and bad bets * Manage your money effectively * Gamble on the Internet * Deal with the IRS
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