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Hamilton
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Las Vegas Books.

I have been reading a lot on Las Vegas and wondered if anyone had any further suggestions. So far I have read:

Eating Las Vegas..The 50 must see restaurants.

Under the Neon Sky...A Las Vegas Doorman's Story.

Bet on the House. Richard Roper makes 30 bets over $1,000 in 30 days.

Whale Hunt in the Desert. Following a Super Host as he brings in big gamblers to his casino.

Busting Vegas: You saw the movie. MIT BJ counting cards crew.

Postively 5th Street Poker and Binoin's murder.

The Professor the Banker and the Suicide King. Inside the biggest cash game in Vegas.

Storming Las Vegas. Guy plans a few heists on the strip but gets stupid and caught.

If you have any suggestions please post. If you need a further review of any of the books, let me know and I will share.

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Winner Takes All: Steve Wynn, Kirk Kerkorian (MGM), Gary Loveman (CET), and the Race to Own Las Vegas - I added the parentheses for those who may not know those names.

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Lost Vegas: The Redneck Riviera, Existentialist Conversations with Strippers, and the World Series of Poker by Paul McGuire

It's a great read if you follow poker and supports a great blogger.

Edited: 18 May 2011, 15:30
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The Battle for Las Vegas--Mob Stories

Of Rats and Men--Oscar Goodman story

Bringing Down the House--MIT Folks taking down casino

When the Mob Ran Vegas--Multiple old Vegas Stories

My week at the Blue Angel--Non traditional Vegas stories

Hamilton
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4. Re: Las Vegas Books.

Thank you all for the posts. Will start my summer reading list.

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always have to add "Fear and Loathing" to these lists. a personal must read about a month before the trip...

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Maybe not truly Vegas, but for gamblers, it's worth a read:

Titanic Thompson: The Man Who Bet on Everything.

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7. Re: Las Vegas Books.

Great ideas!

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8. Re: Las Vegas Books.

Super Casino is one that springs to mind that hasn't yet been mentioned.

Also Double or Nothing is worth a read.

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And how could I forget 24/7 Living it up and doubling down. I loved this one.

Hamilton
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10. Re: Las Vegas Books.

Thanks for the further suggestions.

Looking for some of them now.