A fearless gambler who got breast implants to win a $100,000 bet. A hard-core dice shooter who turned a borrowed stake of $10,000 into $17 million. A marketing genius who developed a "900" line for selecting winners of NFL football games-and had ...
his 4-year-old son make the picks. These are some of the characters that populate Michael Konik's The Man With the $100,000 Breasts and Other Gambling Stories, a collection of the renowned gambling writer's best magazine pieces.
Konik, the long-time gambling columnist for Cigar Aficionado, ushers readers into the arena of risk and reward, introducing them to the subculture of high rollers, hustlers, professional card counters, horse handicappers, and poker champions. These stories take you to the final table of the World Series of Poker where a $1 million prize awaits the winner, to a secret golf course reserved for the biggest gamblers in Las Vegas, and to the inner sanctum of an international bookmaking operation.
Konik profiles America's greatest golf hustler and most accomplished blackjack cheat. He reveals the best and worst games in the casino. And he shares some of his own hilarious attempts at achieving gambling nirvana. Entertaining and stylish, The Man With the $100,000 Breasts and Other Gambling Stories is a literary look inside the world of gambling.
Michael Konik is the gambling columnist for Cigar Aficionado. His work has also appeared in more than 100 magazines and newspapers worldwide, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Sports Illustrated, GQ, Elle, Travel and Leisure, Forbes FYI, and Men's Journal. He is an editor of Delta Air Lines Sky, where his monthly column, "Tee Time," has been honored by the Golf Writers Association of America. A resident of Los Angeles, Konik is a regular visitor to Las Vegas and has won numerous blackjack and poker tournaments, as well as the occasional sports bet.