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ISBN 10: 1929625111 / ISBN 13: 9781929625116
Verlag: New Hope Books, 1999
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Nonstop action, tailgating chills, and savory passion shuffle faster than a fresh deck on a thousand-dollar-a-hand blackjack table. Feeling lucky? Then join a potent ensemble of men and women to your fulfill every dream on the next toss of the dice. Roll for love or money. Just don't forget nobody shoots sevens and elevens forever. Where you're venturing losing costs life's sweet breath. Say, life's a gamble anyway! Throw yours in to stir the stakes. Megasino . . . a feel-good roller coaster ride that's riveting reading.

Vom Autor: The 13th Casino Joey A is one of the finest hoods who ever scared the peejezus out of me. Over dinner he simply asked me to pass the salt. That's all it took. He has a way with a lifted brow and the smile of a hungry carnivore. Recently released from a federal prison rap stemming from racket charges, Joey reviewed my works. He loved the honest portrayal of mob life in A Run to Hell, a story that mates fact and fiction. This tale troubled him. A different kind of page turner one that rips for pure fun touches stuff guys like Joey know about, but differently. This yarn mates fiction with innuendo.

Suggested by real-life battles between casino moguls Donald Trump and Steve Wynn, Megasino places their conflict in fictional hands and heats their discord one degree. That's an amazing feat considering what's already happened in the Atlantic City marina district.

Wynn, that golden boy with Bill Gates' savvy and John Travolta's looks, which is the preferable way to align those qualities, is chairman of Mirage Resorts, Inc. The gaming guru conceived plans for a colossal resort the thirteenth casino in Atlantic City. Scaled with more grandeur than any classic wonder of the world, he even planned financing a tunnel to run miles, linking his game palace with the nearest expressway.

Trump, the most entertaining entrepreneur in the past half-century, developer and woman slayer extrordinaire, who never seems to have a decent haircut, opposed the complex rising so close to his bayside Castle casino. He and his associates challenged it in the courts. Trump obstructed and frustrated his rival.

Boys playing for huge stakes ripped off their white gloves to brawl. Published accounts have Wynn declaring of his vociferous opponents, Trump and Arthur Goldberg: "It's very unfortunate for Atlantic City to be dependent on lightweight, second-string adolescents like Goldberg and Trump. Atlantic City, to a great extent, is captive to these two half-baked mentalities. And we are going to change all that straight away." Bare knuckles raised to gnash square jaws. Now fictional counterparts launch those punches into lips that long for a different kind of mugging from softer assailants. Sit ringside for every blow. Megasino is a joyride for everyone, not just my hard-nosed pal Joey and his buddies. It melds tales from tabloids with gossip circulating under the glitter domes in Atlantic City and Las Vegas. There's fodder for great storytelling. Of course absolutely no truth ties anyone in life to the creatures stirring in this book. But the women and men you'll meet, as you turn these pages, are anxious to pierce your heart with a bullet or a kiss. Pucker up. Just don't turn your back. Oh, yes. Joey heartily recommends you read this story. Better start fast as I passed the salt. And consider something else as you turn these pages. Shortly after Wynn picked up this book, he announced plans to sell the thirteenth casino to MGM Grand, Inc., in a 6.7 billion-dollar deal.

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Titel: Megasino

Verlag: New Hope Books

Erscheinungsdatum: 1999

Einband: Soft cover

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