A fearless gambler who got breast implants to win a $100,000 bet. A hard-core dice shooter who turned a borrowed stake of $10,000 into $17 million. A marketing genius who developed a line for selecting winners of NFL football games--and had his 4-year-old son make the picks. These are some of the characters that populate Michael Konik's The Man With the $100,000 Breasts and Other Gambling Stories, a collection of the renowned gambling writer's best magazine pieces. Konik, the long-time gambling columnist for Cigar Aficionado, ushers readers into the arena of risk and reward, introducing them to the subculture of high rollers, hustlers, professional card counters, horse handicappers, and poker champions. These stories take you to the final table of the World Series of Poker where a $1 million prize awaits the winner, to a secret golf course reserved for the biggest gamblers in Las Vegas, and to the inner sanctum of an international bookmaking operation. Konik profiles America's greatest golf hustler and most accomplished blackjack cheat. He reveals the best and worst games in the casino. And he shares some of his own hilarious attempts at achieving gambling nirvana. Entertaining and stylish, The Man With the $100,000 Breasts and Other Gambling Stories is a literary look inside the world of gambling.
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Some people will do anything for money. Take Brian Zembic, recipient of the world's most notorious boob job. After a fellow gambler bet $100,000 that Brian wouldn't subject himself to the breast implants he so admired in women, Brian found himself going under the knife to become a 38C--and $100,000 richer.
Anchored by this incredible tale, gambling expert Michael Konik introduces readers to the quirky subculture of high rollers and hustlers in dozens of other outrageous true stories profiling gamblers who make wagering a way of life.
You'll meet the man who turned $10,000 into $17 million with a pair of dice, the man responsible for determining the point spread of the Super Bowl, and the world's most notorious golf hustler. In addition to the bizarre and hilarious escapades of hard-core gamblers, Konik shares insider tips for how to score more in comps than you lose at the tables, how to identify casino games that should be avoided, and how to gain a legal advantage over the house.
In this rollicking collection of stories, Konik celebrates the glamour, glitz, and excitement of gambling culture in Vegas and beyond, giving readers a behind-the-tables look at one of the nation's most lucrative entertainment industries.
"If we were gambling men, we'd give big odds you'll like this book."
"The people in The Man With the $100,000 Breasts operate in a hairier zone of human behavior, where desire and risk are intertwined and the normal social customs don't apply. Wickedly fascinating."
--Las Vegas Sun
"A fun look at the lengths some people will go to make that easy living . . . Konik has a deft touch with the personality profile."
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Descrizione libro Huntington Press, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. New item. May have light shelf wear. Codice libro della libreria 170606064
Descrizione libro Huntington Press, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0929712722
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Descrizione libro Huntington Press, Las Vegas, Nv., 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. New / Unread Signed and dated "4/30/99" by author on half title page who also added " Los angeles" . Nice collectible book. Although edition and printing not stated, believed to be 1st. edition, 1st. printing since was signed right after publisher's release. Dust jacket covered by a clear mylar archival Brodart DJ cover. Our books are shipped protected by bubble wrap with delivery confirmation. Signed by Author(s). Codice libro della libreria 000359
Descrizione libro Huntington Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0929712722 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW7.0514652