Although there is a wealth of information about sports trading online, sometimes it’s nice to read a book. Perhaps it makes you look more clever, perhaps you actually learn something. Either way, they’re pretty good. Here’s a list of a few that are sat on my bookshelf and have really helped me become a better sports trader. You will notice that some are not primarily about sports but are still gambling/trading/psychology related and WILL help you become a better sports trader. I am not going to recommend any book that I haven’t found helpful or enjoyed reading myself.
Zen & The Art of Poker – Larry W. Phillips
Obviously, this little gem is centred around the world of poker but too many of the points in here are closely related to sports trading. It just could not be left out of the list. I don’t even play poker myself (professionally, anyway) but have found this book to really help get myself in the right frame of mind before a long days trading.
Sports Trading on Betfair – Wayne Bailey
Great book covering some psychology and sports trading strategies. It even has a few paragraphs on a financial trading strategy which might open your eyes a little bit to other options! In my opinion, this book is most helpful if you are thinking about trading horses pre-race. It talks about crossover points, ladder interfaces and pretty much all you need to know to get started!