Download PDF by Richard Roeper: Bet the House: How I Gambled Over a Grand a Day for 30 Days

By Richard Roeper

ISBN-10: 1569762473

ISBN-13: 9781569762479

Over 30 days in early 2009, Richard Roeper risked greater than a quarter-million funds on essentially each approach to playing presently to be had in the US. wager the home chronicles his wild trip. stick with Roeper as he travels from celebrity-filled Vegas tournaments to podunk puppy races, negotiates unlawful activities bets with shadowy bookies, trolls overseas-based net gaming websites, wagers opposed to a radio comic, haunts blackjack tables, and flips cash at a bar. because the wins and losses mount, you’ll percentage his suspense over that subsequent large wager, the person who may, simply may perhaps, get him again to black through the tip of his odyssey. Bet the home additionally explores: •         What it’s prefer to wager cash you don’t have, realizing that when you lose, you’re in a few critical trouble.•         The worst referee’s choice within the NFL within the final decade, and the way it expense the writer hundreds of thousands of dollars.•         The time Roeper gained greater than $20,000 on a unmarried horse race. •         Why the slots are this type of undesirable play, why Roeper hates baccarat, and why nation lotteries are worse than any numbers online game run through the mob.•         the ten top playing videos of all time. The real nationwide hobby isn’t baseball or soccer or basketball. It’s gambling--on fable soccer, March insanity, poker, slots, the lottery, keno, church raffles, bingo, and extra. wager the home recounts with humor and delight the last word thrill trip of 1 American gambler.

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No doubt we’re going to see a parade of three-point shots by the desperate Cornell and free throws by tryingto-ice-this-game Missouri. By the way, this game is being played in Boise. As is often the case with these early-round games, the stands are half-empty. How many students can afford to make the journey from Columbia, Missouri, or Ithaca, New York, for one or two games? More to the point, why is Mizzou heading to the rim for a dunk when they should be taking time off the clock! Another breakaway, another dunk, and suddenly it’s a 16-point game.

It’s now Pittsburgh 11, San Diego 10—and the announcers are chirping about how this will be the first 11–10 final score in the history of the NFL. Yeah, I care about that. I slump in my leather chair, contemplating the tickets in front of me. Fans who bet on the Chargers are already high-fiving each other and counting their winnings. After the kickoff, there are but five ticks left on the clock— time enough for one play. San Diego has the ball on its own 21. There’s not even enough time for a 50-yard bomb and a field goal attempt.

What! &ing kidding me. The TV announcers make note of this “meaningless” ruling—after all, the Steelers still won the game—and the graphics change to reflect the score. 56 Bet the House I slump in my seat. I know there’s cheering and bitching going on all over the sports book, but I don’t really hear it. I’m too busy staring at my dead tickets and cursing under my breath. It’s amazing how gambling directly contributes to an insanely sharp leap in foul language. In my regular life, I can go weeks if not months without uttering the word motherfucker.

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