Casino is a fictionalized accounting of Las Vegas in the 1970's by Nicholas Pileggi and Larry Shandling. You may have seen the film by Martin Scorsese staring Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, and Joe Pesci. While the book is based in fact, somewhat warped by the memories of actual Chicago and Las Vegas casino operator Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal, who, with Tony "The Ant" Spilotro ran things in Vegas for the Mob.
Rosenthal survived a car bomb and lived to tell what happened at the Stardust casino he was running before The Ant was found dead in a corn field and all that free money started drying up as the government finally pulled the plug on the Mafia's grip on Las Vegas.
The book is a gripping, can't-put-down read about skimmed cash, robberies, betrayals, and government investigations gone wrong and finally, finally, right. Buy Direct
Stealing From Bandits is a behind the scenes look at casinos and the eye-in-the-sky that records everything happening on the casino floor. Based in fact, this fictionalized account of a slot-cheating ring is set in the town of Reno, Nevada and takes the reader from simple questions to complex strategies employed by money-hungry crooks within the casino industry.
No matter how hard the Gaming Control Board works to deter insiders from gaining intimate knowledge of what's happening inside the state's casinos, secrets still get out - sometimes with catastrophic results.