- Legendary sports bettor Billy Walters will release his autobiography this summer.
- Gambler: Secrets from a Life at Risk will drop on August 15 and was written in collaboration with journalist Armen Keteyian.
- Walters has been the most feared sports bettor in the industry for several decades.
I can’t remember the last time I got excited about a book months before it was released. This one definitely fits that description. Legendary sports bettor Billy Walters is releasing his autobiography this year. The book is entitled Gambler: Secret from a Life at Risk published by Avid Reader Press and written in collaboration with award winning journalist Armen Keteyian. It’ll be released on August 15, 2023.
Billy Walters, the famed sports bettor and Las Vegas businessman, will release his autobiography this summer.
“Gambler: Secrets from a Life at Risk” is set to publish Aug. 15 and was written in collaboration with award-winning journalist Armen Keteyian, according to a news release Wednesday from Avid Reader Press.
The book will provide the secrets of the reclusive Walters’ successful sports betting system along with previously undisclosed details of his gambling relationship with professional golfer Phil Mickelson.
Walters, 76, moved from Kentucky to Las Vegas in 1980 and was a member of the Computer Group sports betting syndicate, which utilized algorithms and data analysis to revolutionize the industry. He reportedly never had a losing year betting on sports.
Walters later used his data expertise in the stock market and built a successful business portfolio that included golf courses, automobile dealerships and other investments.
Walters’ success made him a target of the federal government and they would hound him for years. They eventually got him on a ridiculous ‘insider trading’ charge. He served over 2.5 years in prison before being released in 2020 to finish his five year sentence in home confinement due to the COVID pandemic. He was pardoned by Donald Trump on his final day in office in 2021.
Walters is donating all proceeds from his book to several of his favorite charities: Opportunity Village, Cedar Lake Foundation in Louisville, Kentucky, and the Hope for Prisoners Billy Walters Center for Second Chances. If you’re a fan of Penn & Teller you’ve no doubt heard of Opportunity Village–it’s a great organization for people with intellectual disabilities based in Las Vegas. In fact, they’ve currently got a donation matching promo featuring Walters on their website:
Here’s a recent VSIN interview with Walters that is well worth the 40+ minutes. He’s the real deal.