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Jun 26, Debbie rated it did not like it Shelves: It’s always better to read books first then watch movie. But in the glory days, it was organized crime, primarily out of Los Angeles and Chicago, who owned Vegas. Book of Ra deluxe online spielen. I kept wanting broader descriptions and background. May 12, Ben Tuthill rated it liked it.

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The town was his for nichollas taking and he took it all — including Geri. Being that Casino is one of my favorite Scorsesi films, I was interested in reading about the real life figures the characters were based on Nicholas Pileggi uses first-hand accounts to cobble together a chronicle of the rise and fall of mob influence in Las Vegas, centered around an expert gambler named Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal, who oversaw the casino skimming operations, and his childhood friend Tony Spilotro, who acted as an enforcer for the mob.

Content-wise, the book ilbro boring. The book is made up primarily of interviews and long stretches of story-telling by “Lefty” Rosenthal himself, various mob informants, and an assortment of federal and state law enforcement agents. 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 screen. At the heart of this true tale of love, revenge, and murder Mafia-style are some of the most memorable characters in mob lore: Overall this is a good book with the parts of Vegas bring back memories of the old casinos that are no longer there.


The central figure, Frank Rosenthal, is interesting although hardly the reticent gentleman portrayed by Robert DeNiro in the movie. Jun 16, Paul rated it really liked it. What an insane book!

The bits and pieces of this true-life crime drama, particularly the first-person narratives, are amazing in their ncholas. It flows very well but I did find it hard to remember who was talking at some points. Casino is a good story about the mob in Vegas. You will notice where film and fact deviate.

Don’t Tell a Soul. AES is a common ailment of b Fast reading and entertaining book on organized crime in the Las Vegas casino system.

How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot. Exile on Front Street. A Doctor on the Inside. This is the Las Vegas when the mob was there and the police were none too polite if you showed a shady side.

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So much so that I bought the book, watched the movie, read the book and then watched the movie again. In addition to The Stardust, the “takes” at Tropicana and The Sands were getting skimmed during those times – in addition to a lot of other smaller places.

Because they were so similar the book was not as exciting.

Refresh and try again. The 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?

How to write a great review. Tony Spilatro and his brother did end-up face down in a cornfield. The Search for the Green River Killer. The Taking of Getty Oil. As it is this, the book is very interesting at parts, but also felt a bit slow. 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.


The authors seem enamored of their subject’s casual violence.

Casino Amor Y Honor En Las Vegas. LIBRO NUEVO

Thus I am not sure how well researched this book is, though Pileggi seems to have have interviewed different people besides Rosenthal. Of course, you can always use Pesci, DeNiro and Stone as the faces and still be ok. The book was a good read, and the movie rendition reflected the book’s story.

The book was a good read, and the movie rendition An excellent story about the mobs influence in Las Vegas, centering around two characters, Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal, professional gambler and casino manager, and Anthony Spilotro, Chicago mobster.

Dec 27, Andy Cooper rated it it was ok.

He began his career as a journalist and had a profound interest in the Mafia. Overall it was a good story about old Vegas. You’ve successfully reported this review. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: See if you have enough points for this item.

Casino by Nicholas Pileggi

What we think of cliche sometimes comes out to be the real thing Good enough for what it is. They have been caught Although interesting and true, there are no good guys in this nichoals only degrees of bad. This is the true tale behind the casino movie – with real names and real events.