Whale Hunt within the wasteland divulges the unbridled lengths to which casinos visit bag the area s greatest gamblers--the whales. This definitive exposé unearths the shrouded international of ultra-high rollers and the Faustian pacts they forge with their hosts, the on line casino representatives whose activity it's to half them from their fortunes. deepest jets, penthouses, own cooks, show-up cash, rebates on losses, and the main appealing ladies on Earth--nothing is just too over the top. Whale Hunt within the wilderness is the one publication ever to ascertain the life and motivations of this rarest of breeds, in addition to the hugely guarded internal workings of the main money-oriented tradition identified to guy.

Show description

Read Online or Download Whale Hunt in the Desert: Secrets of a Vegas Superhost PDF

Similar Biography books

Sing to Me: My Story of Making Music, Finding Magic, and Searching for Who's Next

During this long-awaited memoir, illustrated with over a hundred never-before-seen pictures from his own assortment, the groundbreaking list manufacturer chronicles his struggles, his good fortune, and the prestigious artists that made him a legend. over the past twenty-five years, mythical tune manufacturer and list guy l. a. Reid—the guy in the back of artists reminiscent of Toni Braxton, Kanye West, Rihanna, TLC, Outkast, Mariah Carey, purple, Justin Bieber, and Usher—has replaced the song enterprise perpetually.

Believer: My Forty Years in Politics

“A portrait of political campaigning that's extra like what we are hoping than what we worry . . . a stout defense—indeed, the simplest i've got read—of the Obama years. ” —David Gergen, the recent York occasions e-book evaluation   long island occasions BESTSELLER   David Axelrod has regularly been a believer. no matter if as a tender journalist investigating urban corruption, a crusade advisor guiding underdog applicants opposed to entrenched orthodoxy, or as senior adviser to the president in the course of one of many worst crises in American background, Axelrod held quickly to his religion within the energy of reports to unite various groups and ignite transformative political swap.

Kafka: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Franz Kafka is without doubt one of the so much exciting and influential writers of the final century. in the course of his lifetime he labored as a civil servant and released just a handful of brief tales, the easiest identified being The Transformation. His different 3 novels, released after his dying, helped to came upon his popularity as a uniquely perceptive interpreter of the 20th century.

Django: The Life and Music of a Gypsy Legend

Django Reinhardt was once arguably the best guitarist who ever lived, a huge impression on Les Paul, Charlie Christian, B. B. King, Jerry Garcia, Chet Atkins, and so on. but there's no significant biography of Reinhardt. Now, in Django, Michael Dregni deals a definitive portrait of this nice guitarist.

Additional resources for Whale Hunt in the Desert: Secrets of a Vegas Superhost

Show sample text content

In these circumstances, the subsequent smartest thing used to be to do whatever great for his assistant. Tina was once 22 years outdated, dwelling in a hovel, using a heap, but some of these wealthy men have been giving her flora, present certificate, on line casino chips, journeys to California. And every little thing, all over the place city, was once comped. Dinners, indicates, limo rides—everything! It wasn’t all roses and chocolate. Tina additionally turned an item of envy and pettiness. She’d pass all the way down to the field place of work to select up a dozen tickets to Starlight exhibit, the Andrew Lloyd Webber roller-derby musical, and run headlong into resistance. “Hi, I’m right here to select up Mr. N’s tickets for Steve Cyr. ” “Oh yeah? ” a 21-year-old woman clerk may scowl. “Who are you? ” “I’m Tina Jones. I’ve labored the following for 8 months. You’ve obvious me a dozen instances. i've got a beeper, a reputation tag, and here’s my worker badge. ” “Well, we can’t provide the tickets to simply an individual who comes down the following and asks. I’m sorry. You’ll need to convey the shape. ” Tina might return upstairs and inform Steve that she’d simply wasted a visit to the field place of work. Then he’d need to run down—not name down, yet hurricane all the way down to the field office—so he may rip into the clerk, ideally in entrance of her boss. It wasn’t simply the field place of work. It used to be the hostesses within the VIP workplace. It used to be the restaurant-reservations employees. It used to be the opposite advertising secretaries. all of the women have been jealous. lots of the younger women who labored entry-level on the Hilton, 1000's of them, desired to alternate areas with Tina. To them, her task was once to chill and be spoiled. And in a manner, it used to be actual. Steve, his orangutans, the players—they all coddeled Tina in a single approach or one other. What a lifestyles. What’s extra, she had freedom. And why wouldn’t she? She used to be assistant to the final word free-spirit—Steve Cyr. It was once continuous insanity for 2 years. Tina had by no means imagined a global akin to the single on line casino advertising executives inhabited. None of her buddies believed her whilst she attempted to explain it. She needed to take them alongside while she may possibly, simply to turn out it was once actual. • • • by means of early 1997, the challenging Rock, Stratosphere, Monte Carlo, New York-New York, and a half-dozen local casinos had opened in Las Vegas. the contest for players—and participant reps—was cutthroat. loads of host wannabes attempted to step up. New advertising and marketing executives have been employed for a ability they already possessed, equivalent to telemarketing, a moment language, or revenues adventure. Or they got here up the conventional manner via operations, deciding upon up a bit of the host exchange the following as a broker, a bit there as a floorman, one other piece maybe as a pit manager. Cyr’s experience—growing up within the inn enterprise, incomes a level in resort management with an emphasis on playing, aiding organize one of many first VIP prone departments, operating in a diet boiler room, and doing his time as a slot and money host—was a fortuitous education floor for the big-time ass-kissing and hand-holding, seducing and fleecing, fascinated with dealing with excessive rollers. any other host, even if, got here from a unique historical past and had a unique event.

Rated 4.52 of 5 – based on 24 votes