Declan Lynch Free Money

ISBN 13: 9781848270305

Free Money

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Travel a road rich in possibilities and fraught with danger ...

Journalist Declan Lynch's journey begins with a deposit of €100 in an online betting account, kicking off an honest attempt to explore the mysterious allure of gambling. Braving Paddy Power, the Premiership and Belgian women's tennis tournaments on Eurosport, Lynch's darkly humorous diary entries reveal the strange logic behind the punt - and of course there's always the chance of winning a little free money along the way.

Drawing on the wise words of sages from Dostoevsky to Corleone to explain, justify and occasionally even excuse his predilection for a punt, Lynch offers a rare glimpse inside the mind of that ever-sanguine individual - the gambler.

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"You're going to read about [internet gambling] everywhere but I doubt you'll read anything more entertaining and well-written than this book." (Donal Lynch Sunday Independent)

"A breakneck, Big Dipper ride through the world of online betting. Declan Lynch's skill as a writer is to be genuinely thought-provoking while never less than dazzlingly entertaining. He's also picked more winners than all the brains on Wall Street." (Paul Howard)

"Declan Lynch was one of the first to flag the growth of gambling [in Ireland] in recent years." (Paul Cullen Irish Times)

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One man's darkly humorous diary of the road to hell via internet gambling, from the acclaimed author of The Rooms and Poor Ould Fellas.

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