Thursday, February 24, 2011

Beat the Bookies

Tipping Point: 1. Ailbhe Lee & Michael Hayes; 2. John Duggan & Paddy Power; 3. Roisin Ni Mhordha & Niamh Costello. (Pix. Kieran Harnett)

Many Irish people love a flutter on a sporting event. They want to win money and they want to be right. And they want to have fun along the way. John Duggan knows that and he knows the do’s and don’ts of sports betting from the pressure of giving a weekly tips in the media. John has given some brilliant winners (and a few hopeless losers!) down through the years. He’s learned a lot and now he wants to share it.

Written in a conversational and entertaining manner Beat the Bookies brings the reader into
Duggan’s world of betting with personal anecdotes, historical statistics and sage advice.
However, this is not one man’s diary. This is a guide that you will pick up again and again.

Among those at the launch of the book at the Radisson Royal were Louis Copeland, TV producer Andrew Byrne, comedian Mario Rosenstock and TV host Andrea Hayes. Hit that lot for tips if you ever see them at the races. Beat the Bookies is published by Poolbeg Press, retailing at €12.99, and is available in bookshops nationwide now.