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on 9 January 2015
Bought this book on a whim for a recent holiday. Started it on the plane, had finished by touchdown, stopping only for the in-flight meal, 2 toilet breaks (i took the book with me for my 3rd one) and a spot of turbulence that rendered reading impossible. Thoroughly engaging read, taking you through the peaks and troughs of what is basically a playboy lifestyle, with plenty of suspense and amusing anecdotes thrown in for good measure. By the end of the holiday all 4 of us had read it. We all enjoyed it, and we all decided we wanted to become courtsiders, watch this space
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on 10 June 2014
Ok, I am biased.

I am an international trader, like the author - but, in another sport.

This book, shares some insight, but, misses huge amounts of detail.

No profit/loss figs are ever shown (prob for tax reasons .. ok), no mention of Betfair Premium charge - which
they must be on/incurring - no mention of other ways to 'court-side' - by intercepting feeds/renting hospitality/bribing TV
officials - no detail of software used, or techincal kit.

Basicaly, its all gloss, and how they got drunk.

It left me wanting a lot more - but, get the feeling, there is too much value, to just release it in a book, for a nominal sum - which is why, these books wont get written .. in any depth, for a decade or so.
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on 26 July 2014
megarain

i am also a sports trader

the reason there is no detail about P&L is that it looks like the guy who wrote the book is not a sports trader or a gambler
all he was is a button pusher to send the score back to gamblers who where then winning vast amounts exploiting the time advantage that sending someone to the tournaments allowed,

calling himself a gambler and a trader

1.01 he never risked any of his own money trading the events he was at
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on 4 March 2016
Loved it! For anyone interested in sports trading or betting, you will not put it down.
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on 6 February 2015
Love it, from the 1st page..couldn't sleep,couldn't eat until I have finished it.
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on 1 June 2014
If you've ever dreamt of escaping the monotony of your 9-5 then this book is for you. Hutchins describes a world that's almost too good to be true. An adrenaline-fuelled, jet-set lifestyle of sun, booze, parties and most importantly high speed, high risk tennis trading. But like everything in life the huge highs come at the risk of some deep lows. Even if you have no tennis or gambling knowledge then prepare to have your eyes opened and you will love it. Fascinating insight into a world only a privileged few are even aware of.
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