Год издания: 2007
Издатель: Skyhorse Publishing
Количество страниц: 272
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The son of a legendary New York bookmaker, Steve Budin learned the ins and outs of taking bets at an early age. By the time he was sixteen he was already taking action from his schoolmates, their parents, even his teachers. He graduated to running high-roller excursions to Las Vegas, where he plied his wealthy clients with sex and drugs and watched as the casinos made a fortune on their losses. But then one day Budin had a vision that would change the gambling industry forever. He moved to Central America and began taking bets over the telephone, wresting bettors from the clutches of the corner bookmaker and laying the foundation for the internet gambling revolution to come. First in Panama and later in Costa Rica, Budin's company raked in hundreds of millions of dollars. Along the way he had to navigate the treacherous waters of corrupt government officials, shady businessmen, and technological difficulties to emerge as the father of the modern offshore sports gambling...