Tales of casinos, poker nerds, slot monkeys, and assorted high (and low) rollers from Tom Chiarella, Walter Kirn, and others.
Mountains of cash, beautiful women, and a nonstop round-the-world party. Life was good for Calvin Ayre, founder of the online gambling powerhouse Bodog. Then he was gone.
Fairways and greens all day; cards, dice and whiskey all night. Honestly, is there anything better than a casino-golf trip?
You can learn a lot about a man by playing poker with him. Especially a man who doesn’t know how to bluff.
Everything’s frozen. Cards are what we do instead.
With its bold new hotels and booming economy, Las Vegas has beaten the odds—at least for now. Tad Friend goes for broke in the last oasis of the American dream.
You cannot deconstruct Reno. It’s ruddy and rock hard, self-evident and openhearted. Reno is of a whole. It is a city, not an event.
People act differently at a convention than they do at home. Way different.