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Blood Aces: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, the Texas Gangster Who Created Vegas Poker | [Doug J. Swanson]

Blood Aces: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, the Texas Gangster Who Created Vegas Poker

The astonishing story of Benny Binion - a rip-roaring saga of murder, money, and the making of Las Vegas. Benny Binion was many things: a cowboy, a pioneering casino owner, a gangster, a killer, and founder of the hugely successful World Series of Poker. Blood Aces tells the story of Binion's crucial role in shaping modern Las Vegas. From a Texas backwater, Binion rose to prominence on a combination of vision, determination, and brutal expediency.
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The astonishing story of Benny Binion - a rip-roaring saga of murder, money, and the making of Las Vegas. Benny Binion was many things: a cowboy, a pioneering casino owner, a gangster, a killer, and founder of the hugely successful World Series of Poker. Blood Aces tells the story of Binion's crucial role in shaping modern Las Vegas. From a Texas backwater, Binion rose to prominence on a combination of vision, determination, and brutal expediency.

©2014 Doug J. Swanson (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    Ray West Deptford, NJ, United States 08-21-14
    Ray West Deptford, NJ, United States 08-21-14 Member Since 2013

    Retired Political Science professor from a community college. Especially like Legal Thrillers.

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    "FOLK ANTI-HERO"

    Benny Binion led an interesting life. I had watched the murder trial of his son Ted and thought I might find a book about his father interesting,but I was wrong. It didn't hold my interest. I have concluded that Benny had better luck than he deserved.

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    Jeremy roberts 05-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    "good history"

    Anyone into overall poker and the
    wild west, gambling, mobsters this is a must read

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    Skippy Next to Heaven 05-02-15
    Skippy Next to Heaven 05-02-15 Member Since 2014
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    I love Poker and Las Vegas. I think the book is worth the listen. I would listen to more stories like it.

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    A User 01-13-15
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    Okay biography but did not add too much to what I already knew. Good narration though. The story seemed a little rushed later in his life.

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