Big Julie of Vegas Author:Edward Linn Big Julie Weintraub, at 6'6" and 230lbs is a real-life character right out of Damon Runyon. A favorite of the Vegas HOllywood Show-Biz crowd and self-confessed "degenerate craps players," Julie popularized the all-expenses-paid gambling junket to Law Vegas and helped built the Dunes hotel into the biggest casino in the land. — IN this wild, funny... more », crazy book, Big Julie, the "Pied Piper of Las Vegas" takes you to the big action world of high rollers and $100 hookers, of Nick the Greek, Sinatra, and Sammy Davis, Jr., of the great garish, neon funny-money machine that runs 24/7/365.
We travel with Big Spenders (people on our flight will drop or win at least $5,000 or $6,000 (in the 19702) on the green baize tables-andsometimes quadruple that or more). We meet Bennie the Bum, Nate Brooklyn Red, Joe Brenstein (then-the best card player) and shy Leona Levinsky who broke two casinos, won $3 million and never missed a day on the job as a cocktail waitress. We witness Big Julie's 2nd Vegas revolution the take-me-along wife who often outgambles her husband.
Big Julie has some wild, wonderous and touching tales to tell-of himself...of Roscoe, who fell madly in love w/a hooker while on a hot streak at the blackjack tables, until she turned into a "canary"...of the miracle of crippled Benjy, who in his ecstasy walked without crutches after winning $50,000 at baccarat...of the true-life "love story" of Richard and Trish, and how they spent their last happy moments...of why, contrary to the psychologists, no gambler really ever loses.« less