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Vegas book recommendations gift ideas?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by surf87, May 11, 2017.

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  1. surf87

    surf87 MIA

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    Does anyone have any good Las Vegas book recommendations for a gift?
     
  2. Joe Strummer

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    Susan Berman has written several short novels about her experiences.
    Fast + easy reading about Vegas, of the past.
     
  3. Tarstarkas

    Tarstarkas High-Roller

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    Are you looking for guides or Vegas history or ? Lost las Vegas by Jeff Burbank or Las Vegas then and now by S.K Chung r pretty good
     
  4. frankb

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    Grandissimo, Jay Sarno's story
     
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    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    topcard Re-Open Vegas!

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    If one enjoys blackjack & card-counting stories, this book is a lot of fun... very entertaining!
    https://www.amazon.com/Blackjack-Autumn-Death-Splitting-Winnemucca/dp/0929712080


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    "Blackjack Autumn chronicles an odyssey that is by turns hilarious, enlightening, suspenseful and even, at times, a bit depressing. But it's always interesting, thanks to Meadow's eye for detail, brutal self-honesty and off-kilter sense of humor."-John Pryzbys, Las Vegas Review Journal

    "This is a funny, scary tour of Nevada casinos."-Susan Skorupa, Reno Gazette-Journal

    "Fresh, entertaining, and intelligent...Meadow's book is as good as it gets."-Howard Schwartz, Gaming Today

    "Witty, informative, and outrageous, Blackjack Autumn will appeal to anyone who has ever yearned to chuck it all and make their living with a deck of cards."-James Cox, Midwest Book Review

    "Blackjack Autumn is much more than just a diary. It's a tour of Nevada. It's a blackjack primer. It's a laugh a minute. And it's a look deep into the head of a highly provocative thinker." -- Anthony Curtis, Las Vegas Advisor

    "Get this book! It's educational and hilarious. Even if you're not a serious blackjack player, you will love this book if you like gambling tales." -- Arnold Snyder, Blackjack Forum
     
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    Agree on both Grandissimo and Whale Hunt.

    Right now reading Blood Aces, the story of Benny Binion. Well written and interesting.

    Also enjoyed Under the Neon Sky, which is the story of a doorman at the MGM.
     
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    The smart money by Michael Konik
     
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    All good choices posted in this thread. Especially the Sarno book. I'll add 3 more, Super Casino and 2 John L. Smith books, Running Scared (about Steve Wynn) and No Limit (about Bob Stupak)
     
  10. surf87

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    I have family who loves anything Vegas. They are mainly video poker players. One I just got "addiction by design" by Natasha Schull. Another I got "undeniable truth about video poker" by Rob Singer. I haven't read any of these books myself but it sounded interesting. Bob Dancer's "million dollar poker" is another one I'm thinking of gifting.
     
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    chef Resident Buffetologist

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    I've got decent library of Vegas books and my fave is Super Casino.
     
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    Got to go with, "Whale Hunt in the Desert: Secrets of a Vegas Superhost" by Deke Castleman.
     
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    I always tell people about Blackjack Autumn. Funny and also a travelogue thru all of Nevada.

    And of course Bringing Down the House is a fun read too...
     
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