Lost Vegas: The Redneck Riviera, Existentialist Conversations with Strippers, and the WSOP
STATUS: AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 2010
$19.80, paper, ISBN 978-0557500079
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Las Vegas. The glitz and glamour as alluring as the bright lights on the Vegas Strip
Where else on earth can you get a cheap buffet with prawns, oyster & a Bloody Mary, see the Eiffel Tower, get to play BlackJack with a gorgeous casino dealer named Rebecca, play the slot machines all day, drink margaritas out of a fake coconut, see retirees from Florida play bingo like there is no tomorrow, drive away to Nevada desert for a game of golf, meet celebrities like Meil Gibbson, observe how Japanese gangsters play high stakes Baccarat, watch the beautiful shows by Cirque du Soleil, and then catch a king on the river to crack pocket rickets and orevail in a poker tournament? Only in Las Vegas, baby.
Lost Vegas is an unbiased presentation of the poker world, not hidding that some TV superstars are broke, without demonizing it like so many bigot stories. Paul McGuire tells the facts as they really are. As an insider to some of the most exclusive poker circles, he also saw gambling degeneracy at its lowest. He knows Sin City and its poker casino scene inside out. McGuire' honest account borders the depressing when he narrates some of the gentleman's clubs he used to be a regular at. The book will interest readers who likes to know how the behind the scene life of poker pros looks like. This is not exactly the average Joe type of Vegas experience, more so the extreme kind.
About the Author
Paul McGuire has lived in Las Vegas since 2005, reporting on the World Series of Poker and other poker tournaments for various gambling websites and magazines, such as Bluff Magazine, LasVegasVegas.com, Poker News and the PokerStars Blog.
Paule runs websites such as Coventry Music, www.taopoker.com, www.taobacon.com, and he founded the online magazine Truckin. When not traveling to a poker tournament at an exotic location, Paul McGuire spends his time mostly either in New York or Los Angeles.
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