Whale Hunt in the Desert: Secrets of a Vegas Superhost

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Whale Hunt in the Desert divulges the unbridled lengths to which casinos go to bag the world's biggest gamblers--the whales. This definitive expose reveals the shrouded world of ultra high-rollers and the Faustian pacts they forge with their hosts, the casino representative whose job it is to part them from their fortunes. Private jets, personal chefs, show-up money, rebates on losses, and the most beautiful women on Earth--nothing is too excessive. Whale Hunt in the Desert is the only book ever to examine the ...
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Whale Hunt in the Desert divulges the unbridled lengths to which casinos go to bag the world's biggest gamblers--the whales. This definitive expose reveals the shrouded world of ultra high-rollers and the Faustian pacts they forge with their hosts, the casino representative whose job it is to part them from their fortunes. Private jets, personal chefs, show-up money, rebates on losses, and the most beautiful women on Earth--nothing is too excessive. Whale Hunt in the Desert is the only book ever to examine the lifestyles and motivations of this rarest of breeds, as well as the highly guarded inner workings of the most money-oriented culture known to man.
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" Dazzling...brilliant...sensitive...Castleman is a major talent. And Whale Hunt in the Desert is a major work."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780929712895
  • Publisher: Huntington Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2009
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 330
  • Sales rank: 417,943
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Deke Castleman has been in the gambling-media business for 20 years and the travel-publishing business for nearly 30. He's written numerous editions of Las Vegas and Nevada travel guides, and, as senior editor of Huntington Press, he's edited over 50 books on gambling and co-written over 200 issues of Las Vegas' most respected gambling newsletter, The Las Vegas Advisor.
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