Issue 109
October 14-20, 2002
Volume 3
page 3

Lawrence's Black Book Back For Another Year
By Howard Schwartz

Annually, Marc Lawrence of Cleveland, Ohio produces his Black Book (108 pages, paperbound, $29.95) and players (including many who enter football contests) who love what are known as "100 percent trends" use it throughout the season to handicap. This book, along with a first-timer titled Stop Making Those Dumb Bets and Start Making The Tough Ones (107 pages, paperbound, $29.95) have arrived at Gambler's Book Shop), as the 2002 football season gets up a head of steam.

Subtitled A Guide to Picking College and Pro Football Winners, the Black Book (no relation to the books by the same title which either bar cheats or criminals or identify blackjack counters) gives the player betting systems that are totally for or totally against a team. For example, Dallas in the NFL: They are 11-0 against the spread when they are coming off a straight-up loss as a favorite when allowing 35 or more points. Also, looking at Atlanta, the Falcons are 0-6 against the spread after a straight-up win against the 49ers.

In addition, one can see the entire NFL schedule for each team, game by game and isolate angles for each contest. From page 46 on, the book concentrates on the colleges, from Air Force to Wyoming, with similar angles. The trends for colleges are particularly useful because there are so many of them that a handicapper has trouble keeping tables on each one. So for the player who wants to do a minimum amount of work, wants the research done and easy to use, and hopes history repeats itself, this book is a delight.

Books reviewed here are available from Gambler's Book Club, 630 South 11th St., Las Vegas, NV. 89101. Use MasterCard, VISA or Discover to order (no American Express) by phone, 1-800-522-1777 or by internet ( or by fax 1-702-382-7594 or send a check or money order to the store and add $6.50 for postage. The store's entire catalog of 1,000
books is on their web site or you may request a copy by phone, mail or fax.

Call to order from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific time, Monday through Saturday. Visit the store when in Las Vegas, located two miles from Downtown and about the same distance from where The Strip begins, a block west of Maryland Parkway, just off Charleston Boulevard.

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