In-depth interview Marisa Lankester on Ron Sacco's Operation, Offshore Gambling Today

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Don't forget Major Wager. Still a handful of posters left.
 

John Kelly

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Thanks for checking in, CY18.

:cheers
 
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Nice interview Cy18.....Marisa was a very likable gal and was one of four females that worked in Ron's office in the beginning....but her relationship with Tony wasn't always all peaches and cream....Marisa and I sometimes didn't see eye to eye but she was a good person and a good mother to Tony's daughter...
 

Mr. Met

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In the middle of reading her book 'Dangerous Odds' now. It's interesting, but unfortunately not as good as Dink's 'Lay the Favorite'.

I guess as a sportsbook guy I wanted to hear more about the gambling and less about her relationship with Tony.
 
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In the middle of reading her book 'Dangerous Odds' now. It's interesting, but unfortunately not as good as Dink's 'Lay the Favorite'.

I guess as a sportsbook guy I wanted to hear more about the gambling and less about her relationship with Tony.
+1 I finished it a couple of weeks ago and those are my thoughts exactly... it wasn't a bad read just not what I expected.
 

Jb777

EOG Dedicated
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Way too many holes in the book, how about the big mistake she made in giving the player 3 instead of 3.5 and the game landed on 3 and the player won instead of lose.. That was just awful to read. I'm pretty sure when you lay 3 and it lands on 3 it's a push. These kind of mistakes along with her being a rat didn't sit very well with me. Pretty terrible read in my opinion.
 
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Way too many holes in the book, how about the big mistake she made in giving the player 3 instead of 3.5 and the game landed on 3 and the player won instead of lose.. That was just awful to read. I'm pretty sure when you lay 3 and it lands on 3 it's a push. These kind of mistakes along with her being a rat didn't sit very well with me. Pretty terrible read in my opinion.
there is not a bm around thats never made a mistake giving the wrong line at some point in their career.......
 

Jb777

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there is not a bm around thats never made a mistake giving the wrong line at some point in their career.......

Yes i I understand that, my point was that in the book she claimed that a player laid 3, his team won by 3 and the player won his bet! I really had to question whether she knew what she was talking about or not after that. I guess any idiot could answer phones and write bets but was she knowledgable about the industry she worked in? By reading this book I'd have to say no she didn't have a fucking clue about the business. Maybe vijeo can prove or disprove my opinion.
 
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Yes i I understand that, my point was that in the book she claimed that a player laid 3, his team won by 3 and the player won his bet! I really had to question whether she knew what she was talking about or not after that. I guess any idiot could answer phones and write bets but was she knowledgable about the industry she worked in? By reading this book I'd have to say no she didn't have a fucking clue about the business. Maybe vijeo can prove or disprove my opinion.
She was just an average clerk on the phone and missed changes...(it was up to the clerk to make changes when the head guy made them verbally) very important during the last hour before the games started....phone customers really liked getting a female on the phone because the thinking back then was maybe they could get over on them....remember, there were no computer wagers back then....actually had customers keep re-dialing until they got a weak clerk on the line....I'm sure Dink or Loman can confirm this.....back then Sacco had some very capable clerks working for him, some who went on to become head lines makers and part owners of sports books....
 

CY18

EOG Enthusiast
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Thank you all for your interesting thoughts. I appreciate you checking it out. Hope you are all well.
 
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i never redialed looking for a weak clerk..... i remember the girls and thought they were all competent...my clerks, before this office moved to the islands, were all female...of course I only needed three
 

CY18

EOG Enthusiast
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Like to know your thoughts about the book since you interviewed her....
It was very in-depth. She had a lot diaries I believe to truly pull from. I found it to be quite interesting and give an early view of offshore sports gambling. But she was fair showing the good, bad and ugly.

She thought our interview was the best she had conducted. I find her to be an interesting woman who went through a lot and survived. There are some who wouldn't have survived her situation. I give her credit for never giving up.
 
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females are't weak just unknowledgeable about sports--perhaps that's the same. a bettor could ask a question i wouldn't want a female clerk to answer, as it might be a setup for a claim and in a pph shop the player will win the claim. make it a point to always have the call passed to a knowledgeable gringo
 
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I've worked with some very good women clerks during my years in offshore....CRIS has some great ones in their front row.....even worked with a couple that could have run a shop if necessary....12io4j2w90
 

Jb777

EOG Dedicated
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It was very in-depth. She had a lot diaries I believe to truly pull from. I found it to be quite interesting and give an early view of offshore sports gambling. But she was fair showing the good, bad and ugly.

She thought our interview was the best she had conducted. I find her to be an interesting woman who went through a lot and survived. There are some who wouldn't have survived her situation. I give her credit for never giving up.
i did take that from the book as well. She seemed to be an extraordinarily strong woman, stronger than most women I know that's for sure. She let tony walk all over her way too much but she still stayed strong it seemed.
 

CY18

EOG Enthusiast
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I appreciate all your thoughts. Hope you all are having a great weekend. 5 weeks to real foots. Can't wait.
 
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i did take that from the book as well. She seemed to be an extraordinarily strong woman, stronger than most women I know that's for sure. She let tony walk all over her way too much but she still stayed strong it seemed.
She was no Saint......
 
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