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From Publishers Weekly
Former Wall Street Journal reporter Binkley offers this story of the trio of tycoons who took over Las Vegas and transformed it from a crushed-velvet world with a libidinous frontier air into a place where, increasingly and sometimes surprisingly, entertainment and good taste go hand in hand. Binkley provides an inside look at deal-maker Kerkorian, casino visionary Wynn and professor-turned-mogul Loveman and their lavishly competitive lives: their exclusive and aggressive tennis games, the one-way conveyor belt created to transport customers away from a competing casino, the battle to build the biggest and the best. The author shares intriguing details about these power players—Wynn has a secret entrance, behind some fake books on a shelf, to a sprawling closet—and is also adept at portraying a seedier Vegas, where aged Mafia barons dined on the osso buco at Piero’s Italian restaurant, their canes hanging from their chairs. Sometimes her chronology gets a little murky. Still, Binkley offers plenty of nuggets mined from her years on the beat, producing a full, flashy tale of powerful men and their pride, vanity, envy, greed—and all the other cardinal no-nos that earned Vegas the name Sin City. (Mar.)
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From the Inside Flap
Sin City. Bright lights, high stakes, no sleep. Home to some of the world’s grandest, flashiest, and most lucrative casino resorts, Las Vegas’ multitude of attractions draws some forty million tourists from around the world every year. But Vegas hasn’t always been booming at the level it is today. This newest influx is largely a result of three competing business moguls–and their strategic and creative genius in the race to own Vegas. Meet Kirk Kerkorian, Steve Wynn, and Dr. Gary Loveman, men who couldn’t be more different from one another, yet share the same tunnel-vision determination to conquer the city that feeds the world’s fantasies.
No longer just a go-to city for gambling, as a result of Kerkorian, Wynn, and Loveman working to reach the top–and to top one another–Las Vegas is now home to restaurants run by some of the world’s top chefs, concert and entertainment venues headlined by Hollywood’s biggest stars, art galleries featuring some of the world’s most valuable pieces, and meta-resorts boasting the largest and most expansive casinos, spas, and more.
Having had personal access to these men, Wall Street Journal reporter Christina Binkley gives us a never-before-seen up close look at the trio of tycoons whose high-stakes gambles made Sin City soar.
Sharp, insightful and revealing, this is the gripping story of how billions of dollars and the unparalleled drive for power made the personal visions of three moguls evolve from dreams to larger-than-life reality.
About the Author
Christina Binkley is a columnist for the Wall Street Journal and spent ten years as their lead reporter covering Las Vegas. A graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, she lives in Los Angeles. This is her first book.