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Item #: 616043917672 -
Looks at 21 movies with a gambling theme, some more serious and in depth on the subject than others. Dement analyzes them from the point of responsibility or irresponsibility: The filmmakers ability to address the problem of compulsive gambling, and the film's strengths and weaknesses. Simply, how realistic and accurate were these films, seen by millions of people in theaters and on television throughout the world? Titles include 'The Gambler' with James Caan, 'California...
Item #: 9780345463234 -
Explores old-time gamesmanship in America from riverboats to racetracks, and the legal and illegal history of gambling in pre-World War I America. From notorious gambling havens like Chicago and New Orleans to lesser-known outposts in Indiana and Ohio, Asbury examines the gambling houses, big and small. Details the lives of some of America's most famous gamblers, including Mike McDonald, John Morrissey, and Richard Canfield, and their infamous counterparts like Canada Bill and Charley Black...
Item #: 2075 -
Konik is a contributor to Cigar Aficionado, Sports Illustrated, GQ, Forbes and Travel and Leisure, covering the gaming world for the trendy and upscale magazines, talking about cheats and legitimate players, interviewing professional gamblers, exposing touts, and giving readers an inside, close-up look at what it’s like in the world of gambling. As for the title of this collection of articles (which appeared in some of the magazines mentioned above), Konik interviews a fearless gambler (male)...
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA PRESS
Item #: 3230 -
Las Vegas was largely shaped by a handful of colorful and astute casino operators who turned a dusty desert town into the gaudy, booming holiday mecca that it is today. The essays in this book introduce us to these players. We discover how early leaders like Cliff Jones, Moe Dalitz and Benny Binion first grasped Las Vegas’s potential as a center for high-stakes gambling, and we read of mobster Bugsy Siegel’s efforts to bring to reality another man’s dream of a glamorous...