Running Scared: The Life and Treacherous Times of Las Vegas Casino King Steve Wynn

Running Scared: The Life and Treacherous Times of Las Vegas Casino King Steve Wynn

by John L. Smith
     
 

Steve Wynn is the former owner of the Bellagio — Las Vegas's latest monument to conspicuous consumption whose hotel and casino contain over $300 million in fine art and $1.5 billion in Wall Street money. He's a mogul whose empire at one point included the Mirage, the Golden Nugget, and Treasure Island. But how did he gain and wield his tremendous power in

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Steve Wynn is the former owner of the Bellagio — Las Vegas's latest monument to conspicuous consumption whose hotel and casino contain over $300 million in fine art and $1.5 billion in Wall Street money. He's a mogul whose empire at one point included the Mirage, the Golden Nugget, and Treasure Island. But how did he gain and wield his tremendous power in Nevada? And why did a confidential Scotland Yard report prevent him from opening a casino in London? When this biography, written by a local reporter, was first released in 1995, Steve Wynn brought suit against its original publisher and forced him into bankruptcy. Now available in paperback, the inside story of the biggest phenomenon to roil Las Vegas since Hoover Dam gives readers an intimate glimpse at the real business that's conducted beyond the gaming tables.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568581903
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
483,081
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.16(d)

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