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Summary

Chris Andrews was destined to be a bookmaker. 

Growing up under the watchful eye and influence of his Uncle Jack Franzi, legendary Pittsburgh wiseguy and Las Vegas sportsbook pioneer, Chris started booking sports bets in the fifth grade. He followed Uncle Jack to Las Vegas shortly after graduating college in the mid-’70s, landing his first job in the sports book at the Stardust right after the bad-old Frank Rosenthal and Chicago mob regime. Next, he moved to the Barbary Coast where he started handling major action, one time “losing” $250,000 on an eight-hour shift. 

At age 25, Chris became the youngest sports book director in the business at the Club Cal Neva in Reno. He started to make his mark on the industry, inventing the pleaser and 10-point teaser cards, introducing Super Bowl-style prop bets for Monday Night Football games, and, perhaps most importantly, giving Roxy Roxborough, Las Vegas’ most influential oddsmaker, his first paying job. 

Then One Day... delves deeply into the consciousness of a legitimate bookmaker and sports bettor. By the time you finish this memoir, you’ll be an expert in the language and customs of legalized gambling on sporting events, which, now that the Supreme Court has opened the door, is finally set to explode throughout the nation.

©2019 Huffington Press (P)2019 Paradise Audio

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  • 11-12-20

Stunk

The audio book stinks. The stories that were supposed to be funny were not. The level of writing was middle school and it became an unending carousel of the same

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  • 29-09-20

Great Read !

excellent read if you love sports betting . funny stories about Chris Andrews 40 years as a Sportsbook director.

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  • 13-02-20

Daves Headline.

Great book!! I gained some very interesting knowledge!! Lost on the Duhon shot as well.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-02-20

F*ing Awesome

As a Pittsburgh guy myself and a fan of vsin, this was great. I could not put down. it's almost like I know Chris or saw him in Pittsburgh

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  • Charles Williamson
  • 10-10-19

Great book for sports lovers and gamblers

What an amazing book. This book combines two things I love sports and Gambling along with some great stories that are also funny. I Highly recommend it.