Business of Betting reference list

Contents

The Business of Betting is the world’s leading gambling podcast. It features intelligent conversations with professional bettors, operators, academics and technologists.

Expert guests often recommend tools and resources, such as websites, books and software which helped them succeed in the gambling industry. I have collated and distilled all 700 recommendations into these lists

Business of Betting podcast profile

Format
One host interviewing guests in audio only.

Date range
April 20th 2017 – Present.

Number of episodes
170 (as of April 2021).

Episode length
Roughly 50 minutes.

Episode frequency
Roughly weekly.

Sponsors
Betfair Australia, from episode 26 to 166.
Dimers.com from episode 167 onwards.

Full reference list

This list is complete up to episode 170. Recommendations which are the guests own work are indicated with a portrait icon

Methodology

We record resources that guests (including the host) use or recommend. We don’t record resources that are merely mentioned in passing. We don’t record resources that are not related to gambling or personal or professional development. We don’t record resources that are mentioned negatively.

  • Authors

    In these cases authors were recommended without a specific book being mentioned. More authors are listed in the books table and I summarize the most recommended books and authors in the professional gambler’s reading list .

    Name Recommender Ep
    Amos Tversky Host 50
    Andrew Beyer Dominic Beirne 3
    Andrew Beyer Paul Daily 6
    Andrew Beyer Vince Accardi 12
    Andrew Beyer Marc Lambourne 126
    Andrew Beyer James Willoughboury 133
    Bill James George EVBettor 63
    Daniel Kahneman Ralph Horowitz 2
    David Edelman James Willoughboury 133
    Don Scott Dominic Beirne 3
    Don Scott Paul Daily 6, 136
    Don Scott Nathan Snow 11
    Don Scott Vince Accardi 12
    Don Scott Daniel O’Sulivan 17
    Don Scott Peter Todd 37
    Don Scott Rob Waterhouse 60
    Don Scott Adam Blencowe 65
    Edward O. Thorp Victor Haghani, Host 21
    Edward O. Thorp Host 63, 137
    Howard Sartin Vince Accardi 12
    Joseph Buchdahl Shaun Beirne 1
    Joseph Buchdahl Marius Norheim 120
    Malcolm Gladwell Host 4
    Malcolm Gladwell Scott Ferguson 35
    Michael Lewis Scott Ferguson 35
    Nassim Nicholas Taleb Ralph Horowitz 2
    Nassim Nicholas Taleb Host 57
    Nassim Nicholas Taleb Matt +EV 112
    Nassim Nicholas Taleb Harry Crane 146
    Nick Mordin Dominic Beirne 3
    Philip E. Tetlock Host 120
    Richard H. Thaler Victor Haghani 21
    Tom Brohamer Dominic Beirne 3
    Tom Brohamer Marc Lambourne 126
  • Books

    Authors who were recommended without any specific book being mentioned are listed in the authors table. I summarize the most recommended books and authors in the professional gambler’s reading list.

    Author Title Recommender Ep
    Aaron Brown Poker face of wall street Victor Haghani 21
    Adam Kucharski Perfect bet Dominic Beirne 3
    Alan Potts Against the crowd Matt Bisogno 45
    Andrew Beyer Picking winners Jason Beem 141
    Andrew Mack Statistical sports models in excel Andrew Mac 119
    Arti lang Wanna bet? Host 122
    Atul Gawande Checklist manifesto Adam Chernoff 4
    Atul Gawande Checklist manifesto Host 49
    Benjamin Graham Intelligent investor Adam Chernof 4
    Bob Wilkins Bioenergetics & racehorse ratings Dominic Beirne 3
    Brendan Moynihan, Jim Paul What I learned losing a million dollars Scott Ferguson 35
    Caan Berry Betfair trading made simple Caan Berry 53
    Carol Tavirs, Elliot Aronson Mistakes were made Dominic Beirne 3
    Cass R. Sunstein Ethics of influence Dr Sally Gainsbury 27
    Chris Andrews Then one day Host 113, 122
    Chris Andrews Then one day Better Bookmaker 162
    Chris B. Brown Essential smart football George EVBettor 63
    Daniel Kahneman, Victoe Haghani Thinking, fast & slow Ralph Horowitz 2
    Daniel Kahneman, Victoe Haghani Thinking, fast & slow Dominic Beirne 3
    Daniel Kahneman, Victoe Haghani Thinking, fast & slow Host 20
    Daniel Kahneman, Victoe Haghani Thinking, fast & slow Peter Webb 47
    Daniel Kahneman, Victoe Haghani Thinking, fast & slow James Willoughby 86
    Dean Oliver Basketball on paper Alok Pattani 54
    Dean Oliver Basketball on paper George EVBettor 63
    Dean Oliver Basketball on paper Ed Feng 67
    Daniel Weston Mastering tennis trading Mastering Tennis Trading 87
    Ed Fang How to win your NCAA tournament pool Ed Fang 67
    Edward O. Thorp, William Ziemba, Leonard MacLean Kelly capital growth investment criterion William Ziemba 29
    Edward O. Thorp A man for all markets Host 29
    Edward O. Thorp A man for all markets Host 40
    Edward O. Thorp A man for all markets Host 47
    Edward O. Thorp Beat the dealer Peter Webb 47
    Ed Miller, Matthew Davidow Logic of sports betting Ed Miller, Matthew Davidow 96
    Ed Miller, Matthew Davidow Logic of sports betting Dink 105
    Ed Miller, Matthew Davidow Logic of sports betting Suuma 115
    Eliot Jacobson Advanced advantage play Spanky 68
    Elihu Feustel, George Howard Conquering risk Scott Ferguson 35
    Elihu Feustel, George Howard Conquering risk Spanky 68
    Eric Ries Lean start up Dean Sisun 117
    Greg McKeown Essentialism Rufus Peabody 82
    Harry Findlay Gambling for life Harry Findlay 25
    Harry Findlay Gambling for life Darren Potter 40
    Hannah Fry Hello world Simon Rowlands 91
    I. Nelson Rose Gambling & the law Spanky 68
    James Grosjean Beyond counting Spanky 68
    James Surowiecki Wisdom of crowds Dominic Beirne 3
    James Surowiecki Wisdom of crowds Steward Davidson 42
    James Surowiecki Wisdom of crowds Juilian Gauld 58
    James Tippett Football code Ryan Carruthers 31
    Jared Tendler Mental game of poker Jared Tendler 62
    Jared Tendler Mental game of poker Luke MacDonald 87
    Jared Tendler Mental game of poker 2 Jared Tendler 62
    Jared Tendler Mental game of poker 2 Luke MacDonald 87
    Jim Albert, Mark E. Glickman, et all Handbook of statistical methods & analyses in sports James Willoughby 86
    Jonathan Rauch Happiness curve Luke MacDonald 87
    Joe Peta Trading bases Scott Ferguson 35
    Joe Peta Trading bases Host 104
    Joe Peta Trading bases Host 43
    Joe Peta Trading bases Host 84
    Joe Peta Trading bases Host 63
    Joseph Buchdahl How to find a black cat in a coal cellar Joseph Buchdahl 48
    Joseph Buchdahl Squares & sharps, suckers & sharks Joseph Buchdahl 48
    King Yao Weighing the odds in sports betting Eric Waz 81
    Lawrence Revere Playing blackjack as a business Richard Munchkin 151
    Leonard Mlodi Drunkard’s walk Dominic Beirne 3
    Logan Fields 20/20 sports betting Logan Fields, Host 165
    Malcolm Gladwell Outliers Dean Evens 39
    Malcolm Gladwell Outliers Rob Waterhouse 60
    Malcolm Gladwell Blink Gill Alexander 72
    Mark Douglas Trading in the zone Luke MacDonald 87
    Max Marchi Analyzing baseball data with R James Willoughboury 133
    Michael Craig The professor, the banker, & the suicide king John Reeder 160
    Michael E. Gerber E-myth revisited Juilian Gauld 58
    Michael Lewis Moneyball Ralph Horowitz 2
    Michael Lewis Moneyball Alok Pattani 54
    Michael Lewis Moneyball Ed Fang 67
    Michael Lewis Moneyball Gill Alexander 72
    Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Flow Marius Norheim 120
    Nassim Nicholas Taleb Fooled by randomness Dominic Beirne 3
    Nassim Nicholas Taleb Fooled by randomness Host 4
    Nassim Nicholas Taleb Fooled by randomness James Willoughby 86
    Nassim Nicholas Taleb Fooled by randomness Ryan Carruthers 31
    Nassim Nicholas Taleb Fooled by randomness Rufus Peabody 82
    Nassim Nicholas Taleb Fooled by randomness Matt +EV 112
    Nassim Nicholas Taleb Antifragile James Willoughby 86
    Nassim Nicholas Taleb Antifragile Host 4
    Nassim Nicholas Taleb Antifragile Host 26
    Nassim Nicholas Taleb Antifragile Host 31
    Nassim Nicholas Taleb Black swan Host 19.5
    Nassim Nicholas Taleb Black swan Scott Ferguson 35
    Nate Silver The signal & the noise Rufus Peabody 82
    Nicholas Lovell The curve Ralph Horowitz 2
    Nick Mordin Betting for a living Matt Bisogno 45
    Nir Eyal Hooked Dr Sally Gainsbury 27
    Patrick Veitch Enemy number one Darren Potter 40
    Peter Sainsbury Winning formula Peter Sainsbury 99
    Philip E. Tetlock, Dan Gardner Superforecasting Ralph Horowitz 2
    Philip E. Tetlock, Dan Gardner Superforecasting Spanky 68
    Pokerjoe Sharper Dan Shan 147
    Rem Plante Australian horse racing & punters guide Marc Lambourne 9
    Richard H. Thaler Misbehaving Adam Chernoff, Host 4
    Richard H. Thaler Misbehaving Host 21
    Richard H. Thaler, Cass R. Sunstein Nudge Adam Chernof 4
    Richard McElreath Statistical rethinking James Willoughboury 133
    Richard Munchkin Gambling wizards Host 151
    Stanford Wong Sharp sports betting Spanky 68
    Stanford Wong Sharp sports betting Gill Alexander 72
    Stanford Wong Sharp sports betting Eric Waz 81
    Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner Freakonomics Dominic Beirne 3
    Tobias Moskowitz, L. Jon Wertheim Scorecasting Juilian Gauld 58
    Tobias Moskowitz, L. Jon Wertheim Scorecasting Spanky 68
    Trevor Hastie, Robert Tibshirani Introduction to statistical learning James Willoughboury 133
    Trevor Hastie, Robert Tibshirani Elements of statistical learning James Willoughboury 133
    William Poundstone Fortune’s formula Darren Potter 40
    William Poundstone Fortune’s formula Host 63
    William Poundstone Fortune’s formula Matt +EV 112
    William Ziemba, Donald B Hausch Efficiency of racetrack betting markets William Ziemba 29
    William Ziemba Calendar anomalies & arbitrage William Ziemba 29
  • Movies

    See summaries, previews and Rotten Tomato scores for all sportsbetting movies here.

    Title Recommender Ep
    2 for the Money Host 14
    8 Men Out BitEdge 14
    Bookies BitEdge 14
    The Gambler BitEdge 14
    Owning Mahowny BitEdge, Host 14
    Rounders Chris Connelly 10
    Rounders Brett Richey 59
  • Operators (offline)

    I detail the most recommended operators here.

    The Hong Kong Jockey Club were recommended so often that I don’t list them all.

    Name Specialization Recommender Ep
    Aria Vegas sportsbook Christian Pina 34
    Barona Casino Blackjack hall of fame Richard Munchkin 151
    BetFred UK High Street Tom Brownlee 166
    CG Technology B2B sportsbooks Brendan Poots 5
    CG Technology B2B sportsbooks Chris Connelly 10
    Circa Sports US sportsbook Adam Chernoff 128
    Circa Sports US sportsbook Matthew Trenhaile 134
    Circa Sports US sportsbook Spanky 135
    Circa Sports US sportsbook Brok Landers 153
    Circa Sports US sportsbook Harriot moosunyan 157
    Circa Sports US sportsbook Mike Roselli 169
    Crown Melbourne Australian casino Daniel Kelly 78
    Golden Nugget football contest Vegas sportsbook Vegas Matty 33
    M Resort Vegas sportsbook Christian Pina 34
    South Point Casino Vegas sportsbook Christian Pina 34
    Station Casino Vegas Vegas sportsbook Eric Waz 81
    Venetian Vegas sportsbook Christian Pina 34
    Westgate SuperBook Vegas sportsbook Christian Pina 34
    Westgate SuperContest Vegas sportsbook Joe Fortenbaugh 15
    Westgate SuperContest Vegas sportsbook Host 18
    Westgate SuperContest Vegas sportsbook Host, Kevin Braig 22
    Westgate SuperContest Vegas sportsbook Vegas Matty 33
    Westgate SuperContest Vegas sportsbook Brady Kannon 44
  • Operators (online)

    I detail the most recommended operators here.

    Betfair and Pinnacle were recommended so often that I don’t list them all. Although Betfair has also been negatively mentioned a few times.

    Name Specialization Recommender Ep
    Augur Cryptocurrency Tom Kysar 101
    Ball Street Trading Event market Scott San Emeterio 84
    Ball Street Trading Event market Lloyd Danzing 116
    Bbet Australian sportsbook Luke Behrmann 79
    Bet Prophet Secondary market Dean Sisun, Jake Benzaquen 117
    Bet365 Gambling Parlay Queen Monique 38
    BetCris US offshore Joey Tunes 122
    Betdaq Exchange Peter Webb 47
    Betdaq Exchange Caan Berry, 53
    Betdaq Exchange Matthew Trenhaile 56
    Bettor edge Exchange James Sielis 154
    Black Type Gambling Peter Ling 20
    Bookee app Social betting Adam Chernoff 4
    Bookmaker US offshore Dan Shan 147
    Centsports Free-to-play sports Dean BetProphet Special
    Citibet Exchange Julian Gauld 58
    Colossus Bets Totalizer Harry finnley 25
    Colossus Bets Totalizer Scott Ferguson 35
    Colossus Bets Totalizer Matthew Trenhaile 56
    Colossus Bets Totalizer Bernard Marantelli 74
    Coolbet European sportsbook Marius Norheim 120
    Draft Fantasy Josh Lloyd 7
    Draft Fantasy Brett Richey 59
    Draft Kings US regulated Lloyd Danzing 116
    Draft Kings US regulated Josh Lloyd 7
    Draftstars Fantasy Peter Jennings 140
    Draftstars Fantasy Nathan Rothschild 8
    Eadgeless Cryptocurrency BitEdge 14
    Fans unite Gaming Stephen Rothwell 70
    Fanvest Exchange Player trading Lloyd Danzing 116
    Fanvest Exchange Player trading John Culver 125
    Football Index Footballer market Pet from FIG 106
    Football Index Footballer market Jake Benzaquen, Dean Sisun 117
    Grande US offshore Joey Tunes 122
    IG Index Spread betting Matthew Trenhaile 56
    Interactive Brokers Simulated sports Lloyd Danzing 116
    Just Dice Cryptocurrency BitEdge 14
    Marathon bet European sportsbook Matthew Trenhaile 134
    Matchbook Betting exchange Dominic Beirne 3
    Matchbook Betting exchange Host 18
    Matchbook Betting exchange Peter Ling 20
    Moneyball Fantasy Josh Lloyd 7
    Nitrogen (review) Cryptocurrency Whatle Capper 36
    Nitrogen Cryptocurrency Stephen Rothwell 70
    Nitrogen Cryptocurrency Shawn 83
    Nordicbet Sportsbook Marius Norheim 120
    Paddy Power Fixed odds Fintan Costello 148
    Pointsbet US & Australia regulated Lloyd Danzing 116
    Pointsbet US & Australia regulated Tom Waterhouse 143
    Poker Stars Poker Jared Tendler 62
    Prop Swap Vegas bet market Ian Epstein, Luke Pergande 18
    Prop Swap Vegas bet market John Culver 125
    RealBookie Australian horses Mark Sampiery 150
    Satoshi Dice Cryptocurrency BitEdge 14
    SBK Sportsbook Jason Trost 94, 130
    Scientific Games B2B Benjie Cherniak 168
    Score Exchange Fantasy George EVBettor 63
    Smarkets Exchange Jason Trost 94, 130
    Sporting Index Spread betting Anthony Jump 43
    Sporting Index Spread betting Matthew Trenhaile 56
    Sportsbetting Gambling Ben Krahe 52
    Sportsbook.com US offshore Logan Fields 165
    SportStack Player market Nick Smith 104
    SportTrade US exchange Alex Kane 85
    TAB Retail monopoly Daniel Kelly 78
    Top Sport Australian sportsbook Daniel Kelly 78
    Top Sports Australian sportsbook Marc Lambourne, Host 126
    Top Sports Australian sportsbook Matthew Trenhaile 134
    Top Sports Australian sportsbook Paul Daily 136
    Top Sports Australian sportsbook Dave Dwayer 154
    UK Tote Horses Harry Findlay 159
    UniBet Sportsbook Marius Norheim 120
    Unikrn Cryptocurrency Rahul Sood 23
    Wager Blockchain David, Mark 123
    ZenSports P2P crypto Mark Thomas 149
  • Podcasts

    Name Recommender Ep
    Be better bettors Matthew Trenhaile 134
    Be better bettors Brok Landers, Host 153
    Beating the book Joe Fortenbaugh, Host 15
    Beating the book Gill Alexander, Host 72
    Beating the book Brok Landers 153
    Bet the board Joe Fortenbaugh 15
    Bet the process Rufus Peabody 82
    Bet the process Brok Landers, Host 153
    Better bookmaker Better Bookmaker, Host 162
    Bill Simmons Ralph Horowitz, Host 2
    Bill Simmons Kevin Braig 22
    Chat with traders Adam Chernoff 4
    Deep dive Whale Capper 36
    Deep dive Andy Molitor 114
    Doggy Juice Mike Roselli 170
    Gambling with an edge Host 151
    Gambling with an edge John Reeder 160
    Game theory with Sam Vecenie Josh Lloyd 7
    Heavy hands Gugabed 90
    Inside the pylons Jason Beem, Host 141
    Jason Beem horse racing Jason Beem, Host 141
    Locked on fantasy basketball Josh Lloyd 7
    Mental game Jared Tendler 62
    Personality hacker Mike Holden 97
    Points spread weekly Brady Kannon 44
    Power rank Ed Fang 67
    Revisionist history Host 54
    Risk of ruin John Reeder, Host 160
    Red rock fantasy basketball Josh Lloyd 7
    Rob Pizzola’s periscope Joey Knish 88
    RSN correct weight Adam Blencowe 65
    Sharp 600 Joe Fortenbaugh 15
    Simple handicap Adam Chernoff, Host 128
    Sports gambling Christian Pina 34
    Sports thoughts Jerry, Kieran 61
    The stepien Josh Lloyd 7
    Wharton moneyball Host 82
    William Hill golf Brady Kannon 44
    Wager pager Brok Landers, Host 153
    Football index guide Pet from FIG 106

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