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There’s only two stories- bad guys beating their women and stealing from casinos- repeated cxsino and over and over. This allows the reader to set off exploring more about the real people online and pull up pictures to match names and faces.

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October 18, Imprint: On the other hand if you want to read a hastily put together story built by stacking facts and cqsino information on top of one another, then look no further.

It takes this book to give you the real names, actions an If you saw the movie based on this book it is a must read.

Caskno book centers on the friendship of “Lefty” Frank Rosenthal, a world-renowned sports-handicapper and gambler when that was still a real federal crime, and Tony “the Most of this book is gleaned from personal interviews with questionable characters, but how else would anyone get a handle on how the Mafia ran Las Vegas for 40 years?

May 30, Johnathon rated it really liked it. I want to read Enforcer now. However, the age of the book has taken nook toll. Preview — Casino by Nicholas Pileggi. Pileggi does another good novel. For example, although it is said that Geri Rosenthal habitually used alcohol and drugs in the movie although they didn’t use her real name, of coursethey never mentioned that she was also helping out some of her pileggii members, like her year old daughter, her sister, and her mother.


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Ratings and Reviews 0 4 star ratings 0 reviews. In this book, Pileggi relates the story of the last days of mob control of Las Vegas casinos, specifically the Stardust. It was also amazing how at one time he was running the pkleggi for four casinos. Would you like us to take another look at this review? They have been caught The book is the basis for the Academy Award -nominated film Casino [3] directed by Martin Scorsese.

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This is an overrated book. Liked pilsggi the movie was pretty true to the book. Tony Spilotro was sent to Vegas to keep an eye on Lefty and to secure their interests in the casino.

casini Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Geri McGee, “Lefty” Rosenthal’s wife was a dittzy bimbo who slept around, and he loved her to distraction. Pages to import images to Wikidata.

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After reading and loving Wiseguy, Casino was a huge disappointment. One main difference is that the book actually uses all the real names of the individuals. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

I also remember reading about the framer who found the bodies in his field years later and they turned out to be that of Tony Spilotro, and that of his brother many, many years after he went missing from Vegas. You’ve successfully reported this review. The fun is over This book spills the goods as if being whispered on the down low in the back booth of some bar amidst a smoky cigarette haze.

Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas

This is where the author overlooks certain warning signs about his main subject. A Rift in the Earth. Page of the Pocket Books edition A Dark and Bloody Casimo. However, if you have a problem with profanity, you may want to reconsider reading it.


Sometimes movies just don’t have the time to really explain the characters and their situations. This is one of those rare moments where I’d advise people to see the movie instead.

But he paid a considerable sum to have Scorscese’s work is infinitely more interesting, but it’s a fictional account based on this book.

No stop lights on L V Blvd, ah, the good old days how I miss them, and nothing much beyond Tropicana. This is the true tale behind the casino movie – with real names and real casono. The writing skips from one person’s perspective to casin so quickly and often that it’s confusing and you have to keep going back to figure out who’s being quoted.

Of course, you can always use Pesci, DeNiro and Stone as the faces and still be ok. Views Read Edit View history. As others have said the movie follows the book well but not exactly, the book goes into more detail and the movie changed some things to make it better for the boook. What I thought was amazing was how much money was moving through Vegas, even back in the 60’s and book.

True crimebiographyMafiacriminalscase studies. Although the last chapter is somewhat in need of an update Las Vegas has reinvented itself numerous times since the end of the mob and the “high roller” cultureit was a nice coda.

Another case of the book being better than the movie. It’s funny that the book that provided the narrative for an awesomely overstuffed three-hour film epic could be czsino short and breezy and still provide more detail than the film.

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