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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (61 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tom Breitling Narrator: Patrick Lawlor Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Breitling is the kid who lives next door if you grow up in Burnsville, Minnesota. He never saw a hundred dollar bill or The Godfather until he went to college.

Poster comes from a family of oddsmakers who reach for the Doritos on football Sundays and scream for the point spread. He was whistling Sinatra and booking games at his Las Vegas high school.

Their unlikely friendship began in college over an $8 veal parmigiana sandwich that led to a partnership in a hotel reservation business. Starting with a desk, a chair, a pillow, and a telephone, Tim and Tom grew a company that they sold during the dot.com boom for $105 million. This allows Tim to pursue his childhood dream of owning a casino and bringing back the glory days of Vegas.

When Tim ups the odds and raises the limits to give gamblers the best game in town, a craps player nicknamed “Mr. Royalty,” who’s on one of the hottest winning streaks in history, heads for The Nugget. When he begins to take Tom and Tim for millions, the partnership is put to the test. But Tim refuses to back off on the odds or the high limits, telling his partner, “It’s a ballsy proposition here. It’s gonna be a roller coaster ride. But we don’t have a public company to answer to. It’s just you and me.” When Mr. Royalty rolls twenty-two consecutive passes and rakes in a mountain of chips, he takes Tim and Tom to the brink. They must figure out a way to hold up The House. Just as they do, the roller coaster ride really gets rolling—and the ride becomes crazier than they’d ever imagined.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jason | 11/17/2013

    " Interesting book, but expect more after the reviews I read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lisa | 4/28/2013

    " I liked the first half of this book better than the second. You have to read it for the story, not the writing - the writing reminded me of someone just telling me their story, without edits, without perfecting their grammar, and over-repetitive use of some phrases and adjectives. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Daniel Humphries | 4/18/2013

    " Fun read about our favorite casino/hotel in Vegas. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Noah | 1/13/2013

    " I thought an account of what it's like to suddenly get rich and own a casino would be interesting. I was wrong. "

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About the Author

Tom Breitling cofounded Travelscape.com, which later sold to Expedia for one hundred million. He and his partner then bought and sold the legendary Golden Nugget hotel and casino, and they are the main subjects in the FOX reality series The Casino. Breitling also runs an independent film production company in Las Vegas.