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I'll Do My Own Damn Killin' | [Gary Sleeper]

I'll Do My Own Damn Killin'

In the early days, before he founded the Horseshoe Casino in Las Vegas and became the patron saint of the World Series of Poker, cowboy Benny Binion was a horse trader, a bootlegger, and the "boss gambler" of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. This book traces Binion's rise to power in the Dallas underworld during World War II. By 1946, more than two dozen "casinos" operated illegally in downtown Dallas in hotel suites, and Benny Binion owned at least half of them.
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In the early days, before he founded the Horseshoe Casino in Las Vegas and became the patron saint of the World Series of Poker, cowboy Benny Binion was a horse trader, a bootlegger, and the "boss gambler" of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. This book traces Binion's rise to power in the Dallas underworld during World War II. By 1946, more than two dozen "casinos" operated illegally in downtown Dallas in hotel suites, and Benny Binion owned at least half of them. The cowboy's only true rival for gambling supremacy in Texas was his former partner, Herbert Noble.

For the first time ever, Gary Sleeper reveals the intricacies of the bloody feud between Binion and Noble, and their brutal war for control of Dallas and Fort Worth. Included are details of the 13 attempts on Noble's life, the tragic murder of his wife, and Noble's bizarre plot to gain revenge by bombing Las Vegas from a private airplane.

©2006 Gary Sleeper (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    George carrollton, TX, United States 03-28-13
    George carrollton, TX, United States 03-28-13 Member Since 2011
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    What made the experience of listening to I'll Do My Own Damn Killin' the most enjoyable?

    Just to know the facts about the start of the dynasty...


    What did you like best about this story?

    How casually Binion could kill his competitors....and vice versa.


    What about David Carpenter’s performance did you like?

    All good.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The day Binion & a fellow conspirator planned a murder in downtown Dallas (where I live now) at a bank....and basically get away with it, and many more.


    Any additional comments?

    Pure facination how illegal gambling was tolerated in early Dallas, and what effect it had on Las Vegas....
    What a charactor this man was.

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    Kevin SCOTTSVILLE, VA, United States 11-02-12
    Kevin SCOTTSVILLE, VA, United States 11-02-12
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    "Interesting, but not overly captivating"
    What did you like best about I'll Do My Own Damn Killin'? What did you like least?

    I did learn that gambling was mainstream long before Las Vegas and that Benny got his start and made most of his money in Dallas/Fort Worth. I didn't like that the book was wrought with supposition and the true facts were few and far-between.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Certainly did not go out with a bang.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I think the narrator was poor. I found myself focusing in mispronounced words or poorly-delivered phrases and missing the content. I was not impressed.


    Do you think I'll Do My Own Damn Killin' needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No. Unless there's more from the UNLV interview that can be implemented, the rest was pure guess-work.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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