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Item #: 616043917566 -
A reissue of a classic book on gamblers. Bradshaw interviews and profiles six professional gamblers, men who deal with propositions day in and day out and are well-known among their peersJohnny Moss, Puggy Pearson, Titanic Thompson, Bobby Riggs, Minnesota Fats and Tim Holland. He uncovers what makes them successful, how they survive, dramatically describes the games they play and the kinds of moves they make. He probes their minds and hearts as he attempts to define what makes some men winners...
Item #: 9780929712628 -
Odessky's name is legendary in Vegas. He was a Bugsy Siegel flack, press agent and newspaper writer. In this work he gives an old-timers history of the city, including some juicy tidbits about the mob, the scams, the gentle and not-so-gentle people who were responsible for Las Vegas early days. Stories about Benny Binion, Lefty Rosenthal, the Greenspuns, Walter Winchell, and other luminaries of Glitter City. 245 pgs, paperback, 1999
Item #: 9780929712611 -
Odessky's name is legendary in Vegas. He was a Bugsy Siegel flack, press agent and newspaper writer. In this work he gives an old-timers history of the city, including some juicy tidbits about the mob, the scams, the gentle and not-so-gentle people who were responsible for Las Vegas early days. Stories about Benny Binion, Lefty Rosenthal, the Greenspuns, Walter Winchell, and other luminaries of Glitter City. 245 pgs, hardcover, 1999
Item #: 616043917818 -
In 1972, Benny Binion, patriarch of the Binion Family and founder of the world famous Binion's Horseshoe Casino in Las Vegas, agreed to participate in the Oral History Project conducted by the University of Nevada at Reno. Glass spent two days taping interviews with Binion, who reviewed the transcripts and made no changes. In typewritten question-and-answer format, the book covers myriad stories and opinions, including thoughts about crooked politicians, gamblers and memories of early Las...
Item #: 616043917825 -
In this memoir, Denton, one of Nevada's modern pioneers, chronicles his career. Born in Nevada in 1925, he was befriended by Pat McCarran, the powerful U.S. Senator, and began working with him. After earning a law degree, he became one of the influential young Nevadans widely known as McCarran's Boys. Denton was a liberal while McCarran was often an extreme conservative. Though he wasnt elected to high office, Denton masterminded the careers of other politicians, including Grant Sawyer (3-time...
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Subtitled 'The Rise and Fall of Bob Stupak and Las Vegas' Stratosphere Tower', this book focuses on one of the more controversial people in the gaming industry, the self-proclaimed Polish Maverick who rose from humble origins as the son of a Pittsburgh boss gambler to head one of the largest privately-owned casinos in Las Vegas. Stupak parlayed a small slot joint into a $100-million-a-year operation by manipulating the media with outrageous stunts and promotions. Newspaper columnist Smith...
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Subtitled " A History of Casinos Cheating the Public and One Gambler's Revenge" A true account exposing crooked casinos and poker games and the people who retaliated against them called "Crossroaders." It reveals the methods both sides used as seen through the eyes of the author who participated in these events. They led to adventures throughout the United States, Europe, the Caribbean Islands, and on cruise ships, where there's intrigue, danger, and celebrity. The author's raw youth and his...