Sports Betting for Winners: Tips and Tales from the New World of SportsBetting by Miech, Rob

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ISBN 9780806540306 – KENSINGTON – RANDOM HOUSE US Paperback 288 pp – Oct 2019

Rob Miech (pronounced “Mish”) has been a sportswriter for more than thirty years, having mostly written for the Pasadena Star-News, CBS SportsLine, and Las Vegas Sun. His work has also appeared in USA Today, The Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, and Basketball Times, among other publications. The Best American Sports Writing (2014 edition) highlighted his profile of former UCLA basketball player J.R. Henderson’s longtime immersion into the culture of Japan and its pro hoops league.

Miech is the author of The Last Natural–a behind-the-scenes account of the 2010 junior-college baseball season that launched Bryce Harper to fame and fortune–which the magazine Spitball short-listed as a top baseball book of 2012. He also authored Eleventh Heaven–the story of UCLA’s national hoops-title season of 1994-95, twenty years after the Bruins’ glory run–and Of Cowards and True Men, the adventurous and dramatic life of controversial boxing trainer Kenny Adams.

A longtime resident of Las Vegas, Miech is intimate with the sports-betting arena, its characters and colors, its lexicon and nuances, and the various ways in which punters capitalize on their action. Visit him at on Twitter @robmiech or on Facebook.

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How to conquer the lucrative high-stakes sports betting arena and win big now!

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2018 quashing of a federal bill that banned betting, sports gambling is spreading across the country and the industry is on the brink of exploding. Budget-strapped states will seek to tap into the formerly-illegal business estimated at $150 billion. But they, like new patrons giving sports wagering a go, must proceed carefully. Along with the opportunities come new challenges. Veteran sports writer and Las Vegas insider Rob Miech shows readers how to win and win big.

Every sporting event is an opportunity to win money. The legalization of sports wagering has increased the pot exponentially. But navigating the new systems can be tricky. If you’re a newcomer ready to bet on sports as an occasional pastime, veteran sports writer and Las Vegas insider Rob Miech delivers a vital primer on terminology, options, and procedures. If you’re already taking advantage of the sports betting world as a money-spinning career, he shares the latest approaches and all-new game-changing techniques by tapping the skills, secrets of success, and cautionary counsel of players on both sides of the counter.

For Joes and Pros alike, Miech explains the benefits of conveying your wagers succinctly and efficiently, the value of betting numbers not teams, and the canny art of middling and of side-stepping the vig. He also offers invaluable advice on managing a bankroll, dispensing with impulse, being aware of every option, and exhibiting discipline for minimizing loss, maximizing the winnings, and fattening your wallet.

Sports Betting for Winners shows how, with the right information and a sprinkling of luck, you can capitalize on the numbers behind the numbers and take the bettor’s game to the next level.