The first photo and interview book dedicated to the lives of casino and hotel workers, a hidden population. 86 black and white photos accompany 40 people frankly discussing their work, their histories and their dreams for the future.
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Kit Miller reveals a world ignored by the spate of new books on gambling and casino kingpins. Based on three years photographing and interviewing in twenty-four casinos, "Inside the Glitter" tells gripping tales of ordinary workers deep inside the multi-billion dollar casino industry. "Inside the Glitter" blows away stereotypes about workers in America's fast-growing service industry. A Filipino floor-sweeper invests $200 per month of his $14,000 salary in the stock market. A pit boss spends her vacations serving the poor in Latin America. A bellman has discovered eighteen plants new to science. Stunning off-the-job photos compliment at-work portraits, and underscore the diversity and vitality within the casino workforce.From the Author:
I grew up in Nevada, yet knew little about casino and hotel workers, which remains a hidden population. Their lives are varied and their stories are rich. They represent the workforce of the 21st Century. Like the East Coast factories of a century ago, tourism is creating jobs for thousands of people getting their first foothold in the American economy. Across America factories and farms are being replaced by restaurants, hotels, theme parks and casinos. The workers of the new century are there, serving food, making beds, hauling luggage and dealing cards. This is their book.
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Book Description Great Basin Pr, 2000. Book Condition: Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP95702607