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Whale Hunt in the Desert divulges the unbridled lengths to which casinos go to bag the world s biggest gamblers--the whales. This definitive exposť reveals the shrouded world of ultra-high rollers and the Faustian pacts they forge with their hosts, the casino representatives whose job it is to part them from their fortunes. Private jets, penthouses, personal chefs, show-up money, rebates on losses, and the most beautiful women on Earth--nothing is too excessive. Whale Hunt in the Desert is the only book ever to examine the lifestyles and motivations of this rarest of breeds, as well as the highly guarded inner workings of the most money-oriented culture known to man.
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Deke Castleman has been in the gambling-media business for 20 years and the travel-publishing business for nearly 30. He's written numerous editions of Las Vegas and Nevada travel guides, and, as senior editor of Huntington Press, he's edited 50 books on gambling and co-written more than 200 issues of Las Vegas' most respected gambling newsletter, the Las Vegas Advisor.Review:
Steve employs a mixture of genial charm and rocket-fueled salesmanship. --FHM Magazine
In the desert, there is war. And it's superhosts like Steve Cyr who make it possible for the sundazed gamblers and milk-fed tourists who have flooded Sin City to duck the fusillade of amenities and diversions, the dueling star-endowed restaurants, the deafening nightclubs, the semi-legal skin trade, the sprawling no-exit gambling halls, the post-Liberace circuses. --Details Magazine
Cyr is one of the best. --USA Today
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