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Publisher Comments:

In the spring of 1998, mild-mannered, Ivy League-educated Andrés 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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Now in paperback comes the critically-acclaimed round-the-clock chronicle of life where America's fastest-growing city and gambling intersect: the glittering casinos of Las Vegas.

About the Author

Before setting off to Vegas with his wad of traveler's checks, Andrés Martinez, a native of Mexico, had once been a sober journalist and attorney. He studied history at Yale University, obtained a master's degree from Stanford, and then earned a law degree from Columbia, where he made Law Review. After a judicial clerkship and a brief stint at a law firm, Martinez joined the editorial board of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He has also been a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal. He lives in New York City with his wife, Kathy, and their cat, Trotsky. He is currently writing a novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780440509097
Author:
Martinez, Andres
Publisher:
Dell Publishing Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
Gambling - General
Subject:
Gambling
Subject:
United States - Pacific - Las Vegas
Subject:
Las vegas (nev.)
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Casinos
Subject:
Nevada
Subject:
Las Vegas
Subject:
General Current Events
Subject:
Americana-Nevada
Subject:
Travel-US Western States
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
3.
Publication Date:
20001131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6 x 1.1 in .75 lb

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