The most comprehensive reference book on sports betting on the market with over 500 entries. Wide ranging, often quirky, sometimes offbeat but never boring if you're interested in betting on sports or even just reading about it. Laid out in an A-Z format, the book takes a wide angled definition of the genre and also covers related areas such as political and prop betting. The history and growth of sports betting is examined in detail and the scams, scandals and coups scattered throughout its history are brought to life. Terminology and theories are explained in a highly readable manner and entries are systematically cross referenced so you can explore the most unlikely connections. The author knows what he's talking about and after reading this, you will too.