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Beth Raymer: A Life of High-Stakes Gambling
Beth Raymer: A Life of High-Stakes Gambling

AIR DATE: June 4, 2010

When you write a book about high-stakes sports gambling, what do you include? Your job waitressing in a strip mall? Your 280 pound boss named named "Dink?" Or your bets on Miss America pageants and hot dog eating contests? That's Beth Raymer's story. The former Las Vegas resident spills insider secrets on working for one of the city's biggest pro sports gamblers and how it opened the door to a world of crazy characters. From the NFL to offshore betting, Beth Raymer talks life in the betting lane... and what it was like being one of the only females in the business.

Beth Raymer, author, Lay the Favorite: A Memoir of Gambling
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    I heard your interview of Beth Raymer and I beg to differ with "real journalist". Nothing is obvious about Beth except that she is a refreshing writer.
    SharonJun 25, 2010 16:44:35 PM
    "Lay" the favorite, a bimbo author (likely a realtor), an obvious dim wit, and you ask her basically nothing. KNPR and Columbia University must be so proud. I will remember the water you carried for the Gamblers Book Store next time you beg for pledges.
    Real JournalistJun 25, 2010 10:42:32 AM
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