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'Read This: Sound advice before you vow to give up on the gee-gees on January 1. The recommendation 'Back Pakistan to win every Karachi Test match' is probably a good starting point.' - The Times
''There are elements that could benefit any gambler, whether novices, weekend punters or full-time experts' ' - Racing Post [read the full review]
Apparently 500 Greatest Gambles wasn't enough and 1000 Racing Quotations wasn't quite sufficient either, so Graham Sharpe has stretched himself to provide us with 1001 Great Gambling Tips.
The prolific author - he also released last year's A Gentleman's Guide to Calculating Winning Bets from the High Stakes stable - has, as it says on the blurb, "recruited some of the great and good of the gambling world to divulge their favourite betting suggestions, hints, tips and strategies". As a four-page bibliography suggests, he has also plundered a number of publications for this useful compilation.
The blurb also says how "you'll find plenty in this unique book to benefit and enhance your own style of betting", and there can be no arguments here either, as there are elements that could benefit the entire spectrum of gamblers, whether novices, weekend punters or full-time experts.
The highlights include Betfair's Tony Calvin and Mark Davies on exchanges, a few pertinent points from Karim Fatih on spreads (from a series of Racing Post articles this year), Jeremy Chapman on golf, Andrew Ayres with an excellent, concise page on paddock judgment, and Phil Bull's timeless ten commandments that appeared in the Daily Telegraph in 1970.
The thoughts of Nick Mordin and Dave Nevison are summarised neatly, a recurring theme that sums up the beauty of this book as Sharpe has put in much groundwork to produce the best bits from the experts.
Sharpe himself is responsible for a superb piece on the avoidance of premium tipping services, but there are some sections that should have been discarded completely - such as the 50 systems from the 1950s that cover a tiresome 14 pages - and the punters' log that is a mess and seems to have been done in a rush.
There are many schools of thought as to how to become the ultimate punting machine. Studying the gambling philosophy of elite betting brains can't be a bad place to start, and there are a multitude of them in this book.
Even if you take on board only one of the 1,001 tips, in the future that could well pay for the book, although bear in mind the advice of Sharpe himself on page 20: "Open as many online accounts as possible to take advantage of the best price available."
It's £6.99 on Amazon.Racing Post
'One for the hardcore hustler.' - Zoo Magazine [read the full review]
This William Hill tipster regales us with pearls of gambling wisdom, ranging from the obvious - never gamble drunk - to the essential if you're serious about making money from the gee-gees, the dogs or at the poker table. One for the hardcore hustler. Zoo Magazine
'Graham Sharpe's collection of insider tips and pearls of gambling wisdom will give you a super little heads-up.' - Sport Magazine [read the full review]
Whether you're into horse racing, the dogs, spread-betting, casinos or poker, Graham Sharpe's collection of insider tips and pearls of gambling wisdom will give you a super little heads-up. Sport Magazine