Sports books could soon be taking bets on things like election outcomes and winners of reality shows. The Nevada Gaming Commission recently approved rule changes that would allow casinos to take bets on non sporting events.
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.
Author Alan Jay Zaremba joins us to talk about the betting culture that surrounds March Madness, and why Vegas is the best place for it.
Alan Jay Zaremba, Prof of Communications, Northeastern U, and author, The Madness of March: Bonding and Betting with the Boys in Las Vegas .