Abington holds book signing event for just-released 'Gaming the Game'

Sean Patrick Griffin, associate professor of criminal justice at Penn State Abington and critically acclaimed author, will hold a book signing and discussion reception at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, in Lares Building. “Gaming the Game,” a true-crime work, tells the story of the recent NBA betting scandal and Jimmy Battista, the Philadelphia-area professional gambler who made it happen. The much anticipated non-fiction book was released on Feb. 17. To watch Griffin in an interview about the book that aired on Fox 29 in Philadelphia, visit http://bit.ly/hvZZkW online.

In the book, Griffin exposes, for the first time, Battista’s remarkable decades-long bookmaking and betting career, including his role as architect of the widely publicized scandal involving NBA referee Tim Donaghy. Battista, unlike his co-conspirators, never spoke with federal authorities, and reveals in this book the intricate details of the scheme. “Gaming the Game” looks inside the FBI’s investigation and beyond to provide the definitive account of the scandal.

This event is free and open to the public. Due to the book’s highly popular and publicized subject matter, registration is required at http://www.abington.psu.edu/gaming online. For more information, contact Pamela Brobst at 215-881-7634 or [email protected].

For an in-depth review of “Gaming the Game,” go to ESPN or the Philadelphia Daily News online.