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Casinos are usually places of misfortune and gambling. Most times, people believe that luck is a concept bound to help them one way or another throughout their lives. However, as you may see in best-seller audiobooks about casinos, the truth is much more complicated. If you want to learn more about the exciting world of Casino Royale, just take a peek at this amazing list of audiobooks.
Mob and Casino, a love-hate relationship. Let’s start with the classics. From Nicholas Pileggi, you can read Casino: Love, greed, and betrayal in the Las Vegas mob. This dazzlingly told tale of love, murder and revenge Mafia-style shows how the mob lost its grip over the multi-billion-dollar casino gambling industry of Las Vegas. It is, without a shroud of doubt, a real-life story of how Casino used to work back in the old days, but it does show you many elements that transcended to present days.
Risking is the only way to win in Las Vegas. Another excellent tale is that told by Tom Breitling and Cal Fussman in their book Double or Nothing: How Two Friends Risked It All to Buy One of Las Vegas’ Legendary Casinos. This audiobook will show how a couple of friends that started from nothing grew to become owners of a Casino worth millions of dollars. Likewise, it sheds some light regarding common problems that Casino owners have to deal with to hold up “The House”. This story is full of childhood dreams, money, corruption, cheating and violence.
Steve Wynn, the Las Vegas Casino King. Another wildly entertaining Casino real-life story is Running Scared: The Life and Treacherous Times of Las Vegas Casino King Steve Wynn. This book was written by John L. Smith. It teaches all about Steve Wynn, former owner of the Bellagio, the Casino with the highest worth of fine art and Wall Street money in Las Vegas. John Smith captured the essence of Wynn and deciphered how this man amazed a huge fortune and chain of Casinos. Don’t miss the chance to hear this book who cost its author pretty much everything after the lawsuits by Wynn himself.
Learn about the Casino Emperors. Just as Steve Wynn, there were other Casino legends like Kirk Kerkorian or Gary Loveman whom professional Casino story is nerve-racking. Thanks to Christina Binkley, you can read all about their success from their very particular perspectives and personalities. Winner Takes All: Steve Wynn, Kirk Kerkorian, Gary Loveman, and the Race to Own Las Vegas is a race among these three individuals to prove who will reach the top of the Casino world. Enjoy the personal access that Binkley had to these men as a Wall Street Journal reporter. Relive the never-before-seen high stakes gambling story.
The Casino world is remarkable and these audiobooks proved it. Since the time of The Godfather, some interesting stories have come up regarding the functioning of such institutions. That’s why due to the millions of dollars in stake, losing is never an option you are ready to embrace.