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In this lively and probing book award winning author Pete Earley traces the extraordinary evolution of Las Vegas from the gaudy Mecca of the Rat Pack era to one of the country's top family vacation spots He revisits the city's checkered history of moguls mobsters and entertainers reveals the real stories of well known power brokers like Steve Wynn and legends like Howard Hughes and Bugsy Siegel and offers a fascinating portrait of the life death and fantastic rebirth of the Las Vegas Strip Earley also documents the gripping tale of the entrepreneurs behind the rise and fall and rise again of one of the largest gaming corporations in the nation Circus Circus to which he was given uniue access In his trademark you are there style he takes us behind the scenes to meet the blackjack dealers and hookers the heavy hitters and bit players the security officers cabbies and showgirls who are caught up in the mercurial pace that pulses at the heart of this astounding city

10 thoughts on “Super Casino Inside the New Las Vegas

  1. says:

    Okay I'm a big fan of Vegas and I have been reading many Vegas books recently This is about a 500 page book and I finished it in 5 days Let it be known I'm a very slow reader so obviously this book is interesting easy to read and goodI liked the book The Green Felt Jungle which i recently read a lot as it was written in the 60's and went over all the mob ties and how Vegas was built Plus it was an expose on all the shady stuff Super Casino really picks up right after that book and leaves out the history which I already knew and discusses what happened when the corporations took over and got ride of all the mobsters The corporations put so much money into its remarkable and for a period of time they were extremely successful This book is extremely interesting and a definite page turner It jumps around from profiling Corporate CEO's a hooker a showgirl casino security and visitors It does a great job to show both sides of the spectrum the winners and the losers and so on The author obviously put his time in and it shows there are some great stories in here and nothing is held back What is great is that the author exposes everything for what it is without censoring the details In doing so a great book is created

  2. says:

    That was a fascinating read It tells the story of the Circus Circus company from it's beginnings with Jay Sarno being removed from Caesar's Palace to the mid 1990s The focus is on the development and inner workings of the Luxor resort Highly recommended for those interested in reading about how modern day corporate casinos work and how single owner casino companies have grown into the behemoths we see today Interviews with workers and patrons bring everything into perspective I found it both engaging and enlightening in terms of what I saw going on in Las Vegas as an occasional visitor through the 1990s

  3. says:

    This was a book club book that I worried was too dated to be interesting 2001 It was actually really good There are a number of peoplefamilies in the book that I know personally and it was kind of weird to read about them and the parts they played in the making of the Strip way before I ever met them

  4. says:

    Great book When I started playing slot machines I decided to read something about the casino games and this kind of entertainment in general And I was lucky to find this book It is easily read and interesting I really liked it

  5. says:

    Pretty good A bit dated

  6. says:

    A well written easy read The only downside of this book is that the new Las Vegas it talks about is 15 years old now This book must have been published in the late 90s because the Mirage is brand new and the Venetian wasn't built yet I would have liked to know the continuing story of the StripDespite that this book was very interesting Earley intersperses chapters about the rise of super casinos and the men behind them Steve Wynn and the guys behind Circus Circus with fascinating vignettes of the locals prostitutes bouncers showgirls and compulsive gamblers that make Las Vegas the one of a kind city that it is Not exactly G rated how could any book about Sin City be? but the adult material is handled well and overall I enjoyed this book

  7. says:

    A fascinating read with an amazing pace While there are plenty of facts about Vegas and its changing landscape some people might like this aspect most what stuck with me most were the personal relationships The relationship between one character and a prostitute goes well beyond what you might expect While it's an interesting glimpse into a darker world this relationship also reveals a lot about human nature I love Vegas and I have read a lot of books about it Despite that being the case this is the most memorable Vegas book I have read and I would highly recommend it to anyone even if you're not a fan of Sin City

  8. says:

    Great book on the history of Vegas However what makes this one special is the second half The author had unprecedented access to the staff and guests at the Luxor The chapters tell their stories weaving together locals dealers management and prostitutes While the stories mostly have a happy ending there are parts that will pull at your heart strings and leave you wondering what happened to those people If you're looking for a book which tells of the human story of Las Vegas give this one a go

  9. says:

    I don't particularly like Vegas and I definitely don't gamble But I heard this book was the most comprehensive tale on how Vegas became so decadent and disgusting which seemed kinda interesting to me You get the stories of people who own the casinos work in them and lose their paychecks there I read this while at Grace's house and I think she was afraid I was priming myself for a job as a shark of some sort

  10. says:

    This is a revealing look at how Vegas turned into a land of corporate owned mega resorts I enjoyed reading it because I know several of the casino execs featured in it; however I didn't particularly relish the emphasis on the sex industry I thought it was unnecessary and not important to the history of the casinos That said the book still provided some insight that I haven't read anywhere else