Every other book on sports betting I have read has been very dry and reads like a text book. Most are focused on the analytical approach to betting. Others are strictly a how-to. There is a need for someone to cover those angles, but that isn’t my book.
There was a gap in the market. Sports bettors needed a book that entertains, but also educates. I did my best to write that book.
If you are looking for a step-by-step, how-to-bet book, then this isn’t the book for you.
If you are looking for a get-rich-quick scheme to betting, then this book isn’t for you.
If you are looking for strategies based on trends and analytics, again this book isn’t for you.
But if you are looking for a few good laughs, often at my expense; and some gambling nuggets that take most years to learn, then my book could be right for you.
What I’m most proud of about the book is the feedback from people who have actually read it. It is humbling how well it has been received. The book has 150+ five star reviews on Amazon, and highlights from those reviews are copied below.
For those that decide to purchase the book – I sincerely thank you. Please let me know what you think about it when finished.
Excerpt from Amazon Reviews:
“The advice the author gives about life in general is easily worth the price of this book.”
” I must say, I’m 34 years old and it is, by far, the best book I’ve ever read in my life regarding betting advice.”
“The best part is the life stories the author tells in the beginning of each chapter, often poking fun at himself, and how these stories relate to betting football…”
“Pat does a great job of mixing his real-life stories with excellent situational betting advice.”
“It’s also a hilarious read, which is part of the reason it’s so hard to put down. The author has some crazy stories and he does a great job of intertwining them with the overarching theme for each chapter.”
“And Pat does it humor, he has a great sense of humor and I had quite a few laughs along the way as I read it from cover to cover !”
“It was entertaining and funny but most of all I felt he was honest about his approach and what works for him.”
“Pat writes as though you are having a conversation with a good friend, and translates that into sports betting.”
“I feel as though I have lived a few of Pat life stories”
“This book is full of insights on situations to look for to bet and he gives you historical examples of every situation which he explains.”
” I’ve reached out to Pat since reading and he’s just as cool as he seems in the book over a few exchanged e-mails about games.”
“The tips Pat shares here (good ones by the way) come at you from all angles as they are intertwined throughout stories where we can all see ourselves being – or at least dreaming of being – in Pat’s shoes. The mix of entertainment and valuable, implementable advice is spot on.”
“It’s a pretty fast read where you can combine some entertaining antidotes along with betting strategies.”
“Pat uses a lot of humor but also gets right to the point in each chapter.”
“The book also serves somewhat as a self help book by discussing how it is important to have your life in order in order to have success in betting.”
“I love advanced stats and algorithms but it was refreshing to read a book that reminded me why people fall in love with picking sports games to begin with.”
“Pat provides real life examples that you can easily relate too which helps connect ideas that you may not clearly understand at first glance.”
“The stories are hilarious, and I remember just about every example he references from the 2015 season.”
“The advice is very straight forward with examples and discussions about the realities of sports betting.”
“This book intertwined a perfect blend of humor and wit, combined with statistical research to make it impossible to put down.”
“Pat has collected a cadre of interesting stories in his life and, with great skill, interweaves them into the various principals of sports betting.”
“The stories intertwined with the methods had me laughing. Truly enjoyable.”
“Does a great job of filling you in on little things you wouldn’t think of that end up making a big difference in your results if you bet sports.”
“Hilarious stories about life that interweave through some pretty insightful tips on betting football, a must read for any casual gambler who wants to take it to the next level and actually start making some cash.”
“The stories have real-world value, are entertaining, and insightful.”
“He puts into words a lot of important factors and relevant information that you need to think of, and then put them into real life betting situations and he gives examples of each point he makes from past games/bets.”
“It’s serves as a guide with real life examples and plays.”
“You can’t help but want to hang out with him, throw back a few, have some laughs, and celebrate your winnings.”
“I felt like I grew up with these guys on my block.”
“His writing will inspire you with a few laughs along the way.”
“The book is laugh-out-loud funny and I read it in one sitting.”
“Pat’s book is witty, insightful, and one that is hard to put down for the laughter and tips.”
“Pat gives sound advice and has specific examples to back him up.”
“This book has taught me to look at the ugly side of the game, and how to bet against the public.”
“Pat conveys all of his advice in a way that anyone can relate to and alleviates the confusion with stats/equations etc.”
“This book really made me put more thoughts into my bets which in turn has made me more confident as a bettor.”
“It is great at keeping it simple and putting it into terms that you can grasp and get quickly.”
“A hilarious look at the supposed adventures of an high-rolling gambler.”
“His bets are based off stats and love his message that in sports, always look to find the underdog when betting.”
“Great gift for any man’s man, sports minded boss or supercool brother-in-law..”
“Well worth the investment.”
“Without a doubt one of the most entertaining books on sports betting.”
“It’s not too often that a book makes you laugh out loud while also teaching you a thing or two or three.”
“Excellent practical book for the recreational better who doesn’t want to spend his life deciphering analytics.”
“Makes stories interesting while also educates on a successful system.”
“Well worth the buy if you’re looking to sharpen your game.”
“This guy mixes in real deal strategies while throwing a little comedy at you to make this read enjoyable.”
“Pat cleverly relates real-life stories to gambling on football. There are no shortage of child and adulthood tales of Pat’s alluring life and the comedy that comes with it is second to none. I have never cracked a smile so many times or chuckled at the hilarious material in a book before!”
“It is refreshing to be reminded or re-educated by Pat on the principals and his approach of evaluating, selecting, and playing underdogs. There are no magic formulas, meaningless statistics or fancy analytics here, just a common sense approach to football handicapping with real life and entertaining anecdotes.”
“If you are looking for a book that is fun to read (I promise it will put a smile on your face), that will teach you a lot of great things about gambling, I would highly recommend this book.”
“Pat also does a great job of interweaving relevant stories to the strategy he is describing to make it highly entertaining to the point you don’t want to put the book down.”
“It also allows for the thrill and enjoyment of in-game betting.”
“The author gives extensive tips on how to acquire some of the best bourbons that are really difficult to come by.”
“The Bourbon Hunter is a fun and easy read making it a great introduction into the world of Bourbon.”
“Lots of fun personal stories that tie into all things bourbon. I learned a lot of new and cool bourbon tidbits.”
“This was a super easy read and a great insight into the bourbon craze. Every bit of education came with a story that made me smile.”
“Very easy to read, yet knowledge filled book all written with a great sense of humor.”
Pat Hagerty started the Fishy Five about 10 years ago to entertain his buddies. As he kept winning his audience grew, and now thousands follow his picks each week. Pat is also the author of Good Teams Win, Great Teams Cover – which is the best book on sports betting out there.