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Tales From The Pit

Author: David Schwartz
Publisher: Unlv Gaming Press
ISBN: 9781939546098
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Dealing in a casino presents challenges and rewards not seen in many workplaces. With hundreds of thousands of dollars at stake every minute, table games pits are high-stress workplaces. Managing a workforce of dealers and attending to the needs of players brings stresses of its own. In 2015, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas's Center for Gaming Research received a grant from the UNLV University Libraries Advisory Board that enabled it to undertake an oral history project intended to capture the stories of table games managers, including both those currently working in the field and those who have retired. Drawn from these interviews, Tales from the Pit provides an overview of how the interviewees felt about a variety of topics, ranging from their experiences breaking in as new dealers to their transitions to management and the changes the industry has seen over their careers. The current and former managers speak candidly about the owners, bosses, dealers, and players who made each day challenging. This book illuminates the past several decades of casino history through the words of those who lived and made it.

The Age Of Addiction

Author: David T. Courtwright
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674737377
Size: 78.15 MB
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We live in an age of addiction, from compulsive gaming and shopping to binge eating and opioid abuse. What can we do to resist temptations that insidiously and deliberately rewire our brains? Nothing, David Courtwright says, unless we understand the global enterprises whose “limbic capitalism” creates and caters to our bad habits.

Tales Of Old Las Vegas

Author: Sam O'Connor
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1438984197
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Las Vegas in 1960 was a gas, according to Frank Sinatra. Even the visitor knew something deliciously sinister was not only constantly lurking in Las Vegas' dark underbelly, but some nefarious deed could be taking place at that very moment. Tales of Old Las Vegas describes some of the mystery and excitement the town held for visitor and native alike. Some of the characters are famous people you may have heard of. Others are the little known but colorful people of the streets of Las Vegas who enjoyed the good life in their own way. The Las Vegas atmosphere in the 50s and 60s was particularly heady and magical. It was the era of the Rat Pack and Ocean's Eleven. Dean Martin was dealing "21" at the Sands for fun and driving the pit bosses crazy. Frank Sinatra was getting into fist fights with hotel managers and driving his dentist crazy. Those were the days when $5 for the show room captain could get you a seat close to the stage for almost any show, except Frank and Dean's show. A $500 bill couldn't buy a seat at those performances. Those who lived in the city were smug in the knowledge that it was an insider's playground, a familiar turf that was fun to know and move around in. Tales of Old Las Vegas brings us into the lives of the adventurers who lived in that magical era. It shows how they were affected by a free rolling city and the violent people who made and enforced the rules. .

Tales From The Pits

Author: P.J. Lev
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781462855223
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What is it like to work inside a casino on the floor at one of the table games? Here is a brief view to give the run of the mill person a small glimpse of what really goes on at the table games from a floor person perspective. Greed, lust, deception, and personal hygiene (or not) play a major role when you throw the glitz and glamour of the gambling scene. When is enough, enough; what does money (around you all the time) lead the everyday person to do or not to do? How does the casino life effect someone who comes from a rural country family life setting? Well, venture inside and see what and how life can change in a blink of an eye and how it can change a persons personality not to mention the outcome of their life. Everything in life is said to be a crap shoot, well the dice aren’t always going to be on the up and up

Blackjack Autumn

Author: Barry Meadow
Publisher: Huntington Press Inc
ISBN: 1935396129
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When Barry Meadow decided to take two months off from his everyday life to play blackjack in every Nevada casino, he had no idea what he would find. Leaving behind his business, his fiancee, and his son, he set out on the road with a suitcase, a tape recorder, and $8,000 on the trip of a lifetime.He ran into cowboys and Indians, suffered the Stardust curse, split 10s in Winnemucca, and learned more about real-world gambling than anyone should have to know.With wit and wisdom, Meadow takes you on an incredible journeyliterally, figuratively, even spirituallyall within the context of a professional blackjack player's remarkable way of life.Gambling lessons, life's lessons, Nevada geography lessonsthis one's got it all. One of the most highly acclaimed gambling books in the past half-decade.


Author: Edmund Romilly
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 0993152376
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Twenty-eight year old casino worker, Giles Jones, is a disturbed and dangerous man. Having endured a tortured childhood and adolescence on account of his drug-addicted father, who later committed suicide, Giles has a lot of pent up anger. When Giles discovers that he has been defrauded of his inheritance from his late father’s estate, he vows to exact his revenge. The first to die is Aylmer Jones, one of the trustees of the estate, followed by solicitor, Derek Bradshaw, who is gunned down with his wife in their home. Next Giles targets his stepmother, Coral, and her father, the other estate trustee, who has moved into Giles old family home where Giles is eventually arrested. Whilst Giles waits in prison to discover his fate, he is visited by his friend, Jessica Wu, another victim of theft and what she has to come to tell him throws him into a whole new agony of mind. Victims explores what can happen when a man is pushed to the limit and how the past impacts our present. A powerful and, in places, gruesome novel that will leave all crime fans wanting more.