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Posted March 11, 2008
Great book about gambling in Vegas
If you want to live 'vicariously' the life of a mid-level player in Vegas, this is the book. The only thing I can say against it is that the author's sense of tedium shows-through, whereas a real gambler would be enjoying himself and not feel any boredom. There are a few too many references to Dostoyevsky, the references to aspects of Vegas other than gambling seem a little forced, as if the publisher made the author include them, and, I don't know why, but I gained this impression that the author was one of the fat short little smug guys wandering the casinos in a too-small T-shirt, dirty jeans, and three-day stubble, smelling like a brewery and making lewd comments. I don't think I'd like the author if I met him in person, and as this impression grew, my enjoyment of the book decreased. Anyway, if you like reading about gambling, read the book and devise your own opinion.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 4, 2001
If only I had 50K to blow in Las Vegas
For those that love Las Vegas, this book is your dream come true. The author works his way through Las Vegas and shows you how to play like a 'high roller'. Those of us that go to Las Vegas can only dream about a chance to blow 50K of someone else's money. The author does a good job of covering different casinos/hotels and how they treat their gamblers. It was really interesting to see how even a 'non-gambler' can lose track of time and money in Las Vegas.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.