Las Vegas Nevada (PRWEB) October 29, 2012
In a new book filled with a series of rare casino insider anecdotes and stories, one of gambling’s most colorful (and controversial) modern day casino bosses tackles the inner workings of casinos, the games, the investments, the personalities, and the regulations.
Gary Green, a former Donald Trump Vice President and seasoned casino operator, promises advice, lessons, history, and wisdom for casino players, operators, vendors, analysts, and investors in his new book “Gambling Man”.
Like its over-the-top author, the book pulls no punches. Quickly pointing out that he is in the gambling racket and not in the gaming industry, Green entertains, educates, lectures, chastises, and praises the operatives, history, and processes of his “racket.”
Gambling Man is peppered with Green’s own colorful interactions with a host of casino-related personalities including Bill Bennett, Steve Wynn, Donald Trump, Bob Stupak, Dennis Gomes, Meyer Lansky, Tony Cornero; celebrities from Don Rickles to Charlie Daniels to Robert Goulet; and dozens of unsung “madman geniuses” in the casino world.
“So exactly how is it that residents of a tiny Southern village woke up one morning to find a casino with one slot machine for every ten residents in their little rural town?,” Green asks as he also answers such pop-culture questions as “What exactly is an “Indian casino”?; Can a player actually beat slot machines?; and in almost text-book fashion other frequent casino player questions.
Beyond players’ concerns, Green focuses on industry investors, analysts, and insiders, answering, “What makes one casino more successful than another?; What makes my joint successful and the one down the street suck?; How does a casino measure success?; How profitable should a casino be?; What return on investment should casino owners expect?; and How much debt can a casino realistically service?”
In the book, Green notes, “My favorite question to ask my Las Vegas colleagues in 2009-2010 was ‘Where is the largest non-Indian casino in the world?’ None, not one, zero of my contemporaries …nor the dozens of other “gaming” industry wags I sprung this on… ever answered correctly. Answer: Alabama. No, seriously… Shorter Alabama with a population of 367 people and almost 7,000 slot machines. Oh, and according to the Governor and the Attorney General of Alabama…casinos were then and still are illegal in their state.”
As much celebrity and television personality as casino boss, this former Donald Trump Vice President was once known as one of America's most intense folk singers and rock poets; his albums have been reissued by the Smithsonian. Twice-nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Journalism, a genuine pioneer of the dot-com era, for years he was also identified as a civil rights and union organizer and advocate of Native American rights. Green’s previous casino-related book was the 2009 Amazon Kindle eBook, “Marketing Donald Trump.”
Gambling Man (ISBN: 978-0-615-26697-8) is available from Amazon.com and other booksellers and from http://www.GamblingManBook.com.