Lay the Favorite: A Story About Gamblers

Lay the Favorite: A Story About Gamblers

Beth Raymer


“Beth Raymer’s crackling, hilarious memoir ricochets in the course of the playing underworld in Las Vegas, and is peopled with all demeanour of cute wack-jobs, none of whom is sort of as wacky—or lovable—as Raymer herself.”—Marie Claire
 
Beth Raymer waited tables at a dive in Las Vegas until eventually a consumer despatched her to determine Dink, of Dink Inc., one of many town’s greatest specialist activities gamblers. Dink wanted a right-hand man—someone who may appear on time, who had a head for numbers, and who didn’t scouse borrow. Beth received the job.
 
Lay the Favorite is the tale of Beth’s years within the high-stakes, high-anxiety global of activities betting—a interval that observed the autumn of the neighborhood bookie and the start of the freewheeling, unregulated offshore activities e-book, and with it the elevation of activities having a bet in pop culture. because the enterprise explodes, Beth rises from assistant to specialist, working an offshore reserving place of work within the Caribbean. because the males round her succumb to their vices—money, intercourse, medicinal drugs, gambling—Beth improbably emerges together with her integrity intact, wiser, sharper, nobody’s idiot. A willing and compassionate observer of the adrenaline-addicted roguish kinds who develop into her mentors, her enemies, her kinfolk, Beth Raymer depicts an insanely colourful international teeming with pathos and ecstasy.
 
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“Candid, clever, humorous, wild and crazy.”—Elle
 
“Raymer gleefully shatters the parable of the trendy gambler. . . . Seduced by means of her tales, we lengthy for this unusual, sleazy and inviting landscape.”—Los Angeles Times
 
“[Raymer depicts] a sordid, florid microworld lurching alongside the sting of society, let alone legality. . . . She by no means condescends or indulges in reality-show comic strip; she reveals allure within the charmless, some extent of sunshine within the such a lot misplaced of souls.”—The ny instances publication Review
 
Lay the Favorite reads extra like a unique than a memoir. the wealthy characters are drawn intensive, but easily and honestly.”—The Wall highway Journal
 
“Entertaining (and usually particularly humorous) . . . a pride to read.”—The New Yorker

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