Casino has ratings and reviews. Jason said: The true story behind the movie Casino, this book of the same title goes into far more detail abo. CASINO From Nicholas Pileggi, author of Wiseguy —the #1 bestseller that became Martin User Review – Not Available – Book Verdict. Casino is a journey into s Las Vegas and a riveting nonfiction account of the world film Goodfellas—Nicholas Pileggi reveals how the pair worked together to oversee Las User Review – Not Available – Book Verdict.

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Lists with This Book. May 12, Ben Tuthill rated it liked it.

While Pileggi sometimes includes contradictory testimony from antagonists to the criminals, he does not give any guideposts to let you know who is the bigger bull-crapper. The writing skips from one person’s perspective to another’s so quickly and often that it’s confusing and you have to keep going back to figure out who’s being After reading and loving Wiseguy, Casino was a huge disappointment.

I found his stories to be the most entertaining. The Last Billable Hour.

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As it is this, the book is very interesting at parts, pileggii also felt a bit slow. A Daughter’s Deadly Deception. Being that Casino is one of my favorite Scorsesi films, I was interested in reading about the real life figures the characters were based on.

On the other hand nichllas you want to read a hastily put together story built by stacking facts and miscellaneous information on top of one another, then look no further. The film, though, benefited from the fictitious POV of Nicky, whereas the book wasn’t so lucky as the real life Tony Spilotro much like his filmic counterpart – spoilers was murdered before he could ever have the opportunity to tell his side of the story.


The book centers on the friendship of “Lefty” Frank Rosenthal, a world-renowned sports-handicapper and gambler when that was still a real federal crime, and Tony “the Most of this book is gleaned from personal interviews with questionable characters, but how else would anyone get a handle on how the Mafia ran Las Vegas for 40 years?

The true story behind the Martin Scorsese film: Even if the film sensationalizes the true events to a degree, it’s mostly faithful, and just much more entertaining. It’s a great story. The book was a good read, and the movie rendition reflected the book’s story.

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Social media is now center stage, and what was once over-the-top and tawdry is now a bit muted. Sep 24, Kris rated it really liked nicho,as. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! The book was a good read, and the nichols rendition An excellent story about the mobs influence in Las Vegas, centering around two characters, Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal, professional gambler and casino manager, and Anthony Spilotro, Chicago mobster.

Jul 13, Annie Goldman rated it did not like it. For example, although it is said that Geri Rosenthal habitually used alcohol and drugs in the movie although they didn’t use her real name, of coursethey never mentioned that she was also helping out some of her family members, like her year old daughter, her sister, and her mother.


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Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas

Content-wise, the book is boring. Open Preview See a Problem? No trivia or quizzes yet. Compelling read Given Casino is one of my favorite movies, I thought I should at least read the book. No wonder the crime syndicates foamed at the mouth over that place.

They have been caught If you have seen the movie Casino, you know the general story cazino the names and many facts were changed.

Overall a good story but it does get bogged down in spots. On the other hand if you want to read a hastily put together story built by stacking facts and miscellaneous information on top of one another, then look no furth This is an overrated book.

Grace and Justice on Death Row. AES is a common ailment of books in this genre. The story recounts the teamster financing of casinos, the business fronts, the mobster bosses, the murders, the skim, the thievery, the corruptions, and how it all fell apart with multiple players going to jail, or being murdered by their own associates.

Pileggi clearly describes the power struggles between the various players in great detail.