Free Money

by Declan Lynch

Travel a road rich in possibilities and fraught with danger ...

Journalist Declan Lynch's journey begins with a deposit of €100 in an online betting account, kicking off an honest attempt to explore the mysterious allure of gambling. Braving Paddy Power, the Premiership and Belgian women's tennis tournaments on Eurosport, Lynch's darkly humorous diary entries reveal the strange logic behind the punt - and of course there's always the chance of winning a little free money along the way.

Drawing on the wise words of sages from Dostoevsky to Corleone to explain, justify and occasionally even excuse his predilection for a punt, Lynch offers a rare glimpse inside the mind of that ever-sanguine individual - the gambler.


  • Transworld; September 2009
  • ISBN: 9781409081821
  • Read online, or download in secure ePub format
  • Title: Free Money
  • Author: Declan Lynch
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital

In The Press

"A breakneck, Big Dipper ride through the world of online betting. Declan Lynch's skill as a writer is to be genuinely thought-provoking while never less than dazzlingly entertaining. He's also picked more winners than all the brains on Wall Street."


About The Author

Declan Lynch lives in Wicklow and is a columnist at the Sunday Independent. Previous publications include the acclaimed novel The Rooms and The Book of Poor Ould Fellas, with Arthur Mathews.