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    • Grandissimo: The First Emperor of Las Vegas

    • How Jay Sarno Won a Casino Empire, Lost It, and Inspired Modern Las Vegas
    • By: David G. Schwartz
    • Narrated by: Eric Martin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 238
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      4 out of 5 stars 211
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 215

    Sarno's casinos - and his ideas about how to build casinos - created the template for Las Vegas today. Before him, Las Vegas meant dealers in string ties and bland, functional architecture. He taught the city how to dress up its hotels in fantasy, putting toga dresses on cocktail waitresses and making sure that even the stationery carried through with the theme. He saw Las Vegas as a place where ordinary people could leave their ordinary lives and have extraordinary adventures.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Listen - Thanks to Dr. Dave

    • By Andrew on 09-08-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Roll The Bones: The History of Gambling (Casino Edition)

    • By: David G. Schwartz
    • Narrated by: Eric Martin
    • Length: 16 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
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      5 out of 5 stars 12
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      5 out of 5 stars 12

     Roll the Bones tells the story of gambling: where it came from, how it has changed, and where it is now. This is the new Casino Edition, which updates and expands the global history of gambling to include a greater focus on casinos, from their development in European spas to their growth in Reno and Las Vegas. New material chronicles in greater depth the development of casino resorts on the Las Vegas Strip and their spread throughout the United States. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Everything you ever wanted to know about Gambling.

    • By cosmitron on 03-28-18

    Regular price: $24.95