24/7

Living It Up and Doubling Down in the New Las Vegas
Product Number: EB00157616
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307828682
Publisher: Dell
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Description

In the spring of 1998, mild-mannered, Ivy League-educated AndrEs Martinez took $50,000-most of the advance his publisher was paying for this book-and headed to Las Vegas for thirty days, ten casinos, and a wild ride through the belly of a neon beast. The result: this brilliant, often hilarious chronicle of flesh, flash, and gambling in a city where everyone dreams of hitting the jackpot-and once in a while, someone actually does. From seedy strip clubs to sprawling suburbs, from the sumptuous Bellagio to the Liberace Museum, Martinez meets a host of colorful characters...gathering tricks of the trade from blackjack dealers and fellow bleary-eyed gamblers, attending Easter Sunday mass on the Strip, befriending a family man who raised six kids while losing eight million dollars as a sports gambler. An exhilarating joyride of a read, 24/7 is a breathless tour of America's Sin City...as seen through the eyes of a man making $1.65 million in wagers in a single month. Guess how much he took home?

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Author(s): Andres Martinez
Original Publish Date: Feb 13, 2013

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