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Eyes in the Sky
by Karen Leslie




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A Blast of Vegas Past Who built the box that stored Benny Binion's silver dollars decades before they were uncovered in the Pahrump desert? How did Steve Wynn leverage Caesars Palace into buying land that would enable him to purchase the Golden Nugget? Who threw Willie Nelson out of the Mint Hotel long before he became a country icon? And how did over two million dollars in silver coins disappear from a Las Vegas Hilton slot machine without someone noticing? Join the "Mouse Pack," six Las Vegas insiders and old-timers with careers spanning decades in the gaming industry, as they provide a fascinating glimpse into the inner workings of the city they helped create. Beginning during the days of organized crime and extending well into the corporate era, the experiences of a sign-builder, casino executive, attorney, publicist, food & beverage director, and chief engineer provide a delightful and refreshingly different peek at the behind-the-scenes machine that built Las Vegas. They arrived in Las Vegas as ordinary young men, their futures uncertain in an untamed land of dust storms and tumbleweed. But the extraordinary opportunities they encountered as they pursued their dreams rewarded them with rich and unique lives and a special place in the history of one of the most remarkable cities in the world. Their stories of rubbing elbows with the mob, the superstars and the gambling elite during the Las Vegas glory days are sure to please young and old alike. What really happened in Las Vegas? Look inside these pages and find out

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A Blast of Vegas Past Who built the box that stored Benny Binion's silver dollars decades before they were uncovered in the Pahrump desert? How did Steve Wynn leverage Caesars Palace into buying land that would enable him to purchase the Golden Nugget? Who threw Willie Nelson out of the Mint Hotel long before he became a country icon? And how did over two million dollars in silver coins disappear from a Las Vegas Hilton slot machine without someone noticing? Join the "Mouse Pack," six Las Vegas insiders and old-timers with careers spanning decades in the gaming industry, as they provide a fascinating glimpse into the inner workings of the city they helped create. Beginning during the days of organized crime and extending well into the corporate era, the experiences of a sign-builder, casino executive, attorney, publicist, food & beverage director, and chief engineer provide a delightful and refreshingly different peek at the behind-the-scenes machine that built Las Vegas. They arrived in Las Vegas as ordinary young men, their futures uncertain in an untamed land of dust storms and tumbleweed. But the extraordinary opportunities they encountered as they pursued their dreams rewarded them with rich and unique lives and a special place in the history of one of the most remarkable cities in the world. Their stories of rubbing elbows with the mob, the superstars and the gambling elite during the Las Vegas glory days are sure to please young and old alike. What really happened in Las Vegas? Look inside these pages and find out


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  • ISBN-13: 9780998503646
  • ISBN-10: 0998503649
  • Publisher: Karen Carmichael
  • Publish Date: July 2019
  • Page Count: 290
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.51 x 0.61 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.74 pounds


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