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Good Vegas Reads?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by PokerrNutt, Jan 3, 2017.

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  1. PokerrNutt

    PokerrNutt High-Roller

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    I'm going back to Vegas in a couple of weeks - and taking a 5 hour nonstop flight! Any suggestions for a good Las Vegas read that will get me in the Vegas mood when I land???
     
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    Dutch34 High-Roller

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    Whale Hunt in the Desert by Deke Castleman is a great read. It's about host Steve Cyr and his rise to prominence dealing with the high rollers.

    Bringing Down the House is another fun one (about the MIT card counting BJ teams)
     
  3. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    I agree about the Mezerich book. Super Casino is an older one, but an enjoyable read
     
  4. Dr Nostron

    Dr Nostron High-Roller

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    The Odds by Chad Milman is very good
     
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    mescalita old and in the way...

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    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is the quintessential Vegas book.....
     
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    dmr Registered Abuser

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    I might suggest When The Mob Ran Vegas, by {mumble - forget}. Most any libe or bookstore should have it. (LOL, I forget the author, but I actually have a signed copy, when the author was doing a book signing at a local B&N.)
     
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    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    Another quick rea you can knock out in a five hour flight is Lay the Favorite. Mainly focuses on sports betting, but there is plenty of vegas action in it
     
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    Agreed on Whale Hunt in the Desert, it was a good, interesting read. Also Under the Neon Sky, which is the story of a doorman at MGM in the 90s.

    For more poker content (non-strategy) check out Lost Vegas by Pauly McGuire.
     
  9. McGoo

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    Oscar goodman book
    License to pawn by rick Harrison
    Grandissimo, a book about Jay Sarno
    Under the neon sky
     
  10. PokerrNutt

    PokerrNutt High-Roller

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    Thanks for all the good suggestions - have ordered Whale Hunt in the Desert....hopefully, it will be here before I leave!
     
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    Great topic, I had been looking for good books on Vegas and not ran across some of these.
     
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