Book Reviews of Double or Nothing: How Two Friends Risked It All to Buy One of Las Vegas' Legendary Casinos

Double or Nothing: How Two Friends Risked It All to Buy One of Las Vegas' Legendary Casinos
Double or Nothing How Two Friends Risked It All to Buy One of Las Vegas' Legendary Casinos
Author: Tom Breitling, Cal Fussman
ISBN-13: 9780060835835
ISBN-10: 0060835834
Publication Date: 5/1/2007
Pages: 256
Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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4.5 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Collins
Book Type: Hardcover
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Fans of non-fiction should definitely take a chance on this well-composed and fast-paced memoir about friendship and fortunes. Set in Las Vegas, the story focuses on the business partnership of Tim Poster and Tom Breitling (the author) as they make $100 million not once, but twice. While the first third of the novel, focusing on their first venture as a hotel reservation service riding the dot-com boom of the late 90s, is necessary to establishing their relationship and characters, the memoir really comes alive with their purchase of The Golden Nugget Casino. From meeting Tony Bennett to starring in a reality TV show, the meat of the memoir is a very well-organized collection of anecdotes about the running of a casino. Though a bit skimpy on exact details and a bit excessive with the "gas pedal vs. brake pedal" metaphor used to describe Tim and Tom's business relationship, this book is a quick and fun read that will make you long for a Vegas vacation. Overall score: 4/5.