Blood aces: the wild ride of Benny Binion, the Texas gangster who created Vegas poker

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
2014.
Language:
English
Description
"The astonishing story of Benny Binion-a rip-roaring saga of murder, money, and the making of Las Vegas Benny Binion was many things: a cowboy, a pioneering casino owner, a gangster, a killer, and founder of the hugely successful World Series of Poker. Blood Aces tells the story of Binion's crucial role in shaping modern Las Vegas. From a Texas backwater, Binion rose to prominence on a combination of vision, determination, and brutal expediency. His formula was simple: run a good business, cultivate the big boys, kill your enemies, and own the cops. Through a mix of cold-bloodedness, native intelligence, folksiness, and philanthropy, Binion became one of the most revered figures in the history of gambling, and his showmanship, shrewdness, and violence would come to dominate the Vegas scene. Veteran journalist Doug J. Swanson uses once-secret government documents and dogged reporting to show how Binion destroyed his rivals and outsmarted his adversaries-including J. Edgar Hoover. As fast paced as any thriller, Blood Aces tells a story that is unmatched in the annals of American criminal justice, a vital yet untold piece of this country's history"--
"Benny Binion was many things: a cowboy, a pioneering casino owner, a gangster, a killer, and founder of the hugely successful World Series of Poker. Blood Aces tells the story of Binion's crucial role in shaping modern Las Vegas. From a Texas backwater, Binion rose to prominence on a combination of vision, determination, and brutal expediency. His formula was simple: run a good business, cultivate the big boys, kill your enemies, and own the cops. Through a mix of cold-bloodedness, native intelligence, folksiness, and philanthropy, Binion became one of the most revered figures in the history of gambling, and his showmanship, shrewdness, and violence would come to dominate the Vegas scene. Veteran journalist Doug J. Swanson uses once-secret government documents and dogged reporting to show how Binion destroyed his rivals and outsmarted his adversaries--including J. Edgar Hoover"--
Also in this Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9780670026036
9781483009278
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 22e1cccf-da55-c114-2e21-f2862c7a624f
full_title blood aces the wild ride of benny binion the texas gangster who created vegas poker
author swanson doug j
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-07-13 02:00:13AM

Solr Details

_version_ 1576057637504548864
accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Mclain, John.
author Swanson, Doug J., 1953-
author-letter Swanson, Doug J.,
author2 Mclain, John., hoopla digital.
author2-role Mclain, John., hoopla digital.
author_additional Doug J. Swanson.
author_display Swanson, Doug J
availability_toggle_catalog Available Now, Available Online, Entire Collection
available_at_catalog Commerce City, York Street
bisac_subject BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Criminals & Outlaws, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical, GAMES & ACTIVITIES / Gambling / General (see also SELF-HELP / Compulsive Behavior / Gambling), TRUE CRIME / Organized Crime
callnumber-a HV6452.N3
callnumber-first H - Social Science
callnumber-subject HV - Social Pathology, Criminology
callnumber_sort_catalog T CRIME
date_added 2013-12-18T07:00:00Z
days_since_added 1339
detailed_location_catalog Commerce City - Adult Nonfiction, York Street - Adult Nonfiction
display_description "The astonishing story of Benny Binion-a rip-roaring saga of murder, money, and the making of Las Vegas Benny Binion was many things: a cowboy, a pioneering casino owner, a gangster, a killer, and founder of the hugely successful World Series of Poker. Blood Aces tells the story of Binion's crucial role in shaping modern Las Vegas. From a Texas backwater, Binion rose to prominence on a combination of vision, determination, and brutal expediency. His formula was simple: run a good business, cultivate the big boys, kill your enemies, and own the cops. Through a mix of cold-bloodedness, native intelligence, folksiness, and philanthropy, Binion became one of the most revered figures in the history of gambling, and his showmanship, shrewdness, and violence would come to dominate the Vegas scene. Veteran journalist Doug J. Swanson uses once-secret government documents and dogged reporting to show how Binion destroyed his rivals and outsmarted his adversaries-including J. Edgar Hoover. As fast paced as any thriller, Blood Aces tells a story that is unmatched in the annals of American criminal justice, a vital yet untold piece of this country's history"-- "Benny Binion was many things: a cowboy, a pioneering casino owner, a gangster, a killer, and founder of the hugely successful World Series of Poker. Blood Aces tells the story of Binion's crucial role in shaping modern Las Vegas. From a Texas backwater, Binion rose to prominence on a combination of vision, determination, and brutal expediency. His formula was simple: run a good business, cultivate the big boys, kill your enemies, and own the cops. Through a mix of cold-bloodedness, native intelligence, folksiness, and philanthropy, Binion became one of the most revered figures in the history of gambling, and his showmanship, shrewdness, and violence would come to dominate the Vegas scene. Veteran journalist Doug J. Swanson uses once-secret government documents and dogged reporting to show how Binion destroyed his rivals and outsmarted his adversaries--including J. Edgar Hoover"--
econtent_protection_type_catalog Always Available
econtent_source_catalog Hoopla
edition Unabridged.
era 1904-1989
format_boost 12
format_catalog Book, eAudiobook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, Books, eBook
genre_facet Biography
geographic_facet Las Vegas, Nevada, Texas
grouping_category book
id 22e1cccf-da55-c114-2e21-f2862c7a624f
isbn 9780670026036, 9781483009278
item_details hoopla:MWT11147924||Online Hoopla Collection|Online Hoopla|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|Hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11147924||Available Online||||, ils:995764|1454793|York Street - Adult Nonfiction|T CRIME i|Book|Books|1|false|false|||||On Shelf||th||, ils:995764|1454794|Commerce City - Adult Nonfiction|T CRIME i|Book|Books|1|false|false|||||On Shelf||cc||
itype_catalog
language English
language_boost 10
language_boost_es 1
lc_subject Gamblers, Gangsters
lexile_score -1
lib_boost_catalog 50
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog T CRIME i
local_callnumber_exact_catalog T CRIME i
local_callnumber_left_catalog T CRIME i
local_days_since_added_catalog 1339
num_holdings 2
oclc 995764
owning_library_catalog All Anythink Libraries
owning_location_catalog Commerce City, York Street
physical 1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 20 min.)) : digital., viii, 355 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
popularity 3
primary_isbn 9780670026036
publishDate 2014
publishDateSort 2014
publisher Blackstone Audio, Inc. ,, Viking,
rating 2.5
rating_facet oneStar, twoStar
record_details hoopla:MWT11147924|eAudiobook|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Blackstone Audio, Inc. ,|2014.|1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 20 min.)) : digital., ils:995764|Book|Books||English|Viking,|2014.|viii, 355 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
recordtype grouped_work
scope_has_related_records acpl, be, br, catalog, cc, ext, ng, pm, th, wf
scoping_details_catalog hoopla:MWT11147924||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|false||||, ils:995764|1454793|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:995764|1454794|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||
subject_facet BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Criminals & Outlaws, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical, Binion, Benny, -- 1904-1989, GAMES & ACTIVITIES / Gambling / General (see also SELF-HELP / Compulsive Behavior / Gambling), Gamblers -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- Biography, Gamblers -- Texas -- Biography, Gangsters -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- Biography, Gangsters -- Texas -- Biography, TRUE CRIME / Organized Crime
target_audience Adult
target_audience_full Adult
title Blood aces : the wild ride of Benny Binion, the Texas gangster who created Vegas poker
title_display Blood aces : the wild ride of Benny Binion, the Texas gangster who created Vegas poker
title_full Blood aces : the wild ride of Benny Binion, the Texas gangster who created Vegas poker / Doug J. Swanson, Blood aces : the wild ride of Benny Binion, the Texas gangster who created Vegas poker [electronic resource]
title_short Blood aces :
title_sort blood aces the wild ride of benny binion, the texas gangster who created vegas poker
title_sub the wild ride of Benny Binion, the Texas gangster who created Vegas poker
topic BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Criminals & Outlaws, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical, Binion, Benny, 1904-1989, GAMES & ACTIVITIES / Gambling / General (see also SELF-HELP / Compulsive Behavior / Gambling), Gamblers Nevada Las Vegas Biography, Gamblers Texas Biography, Gangsters Nevada Las Vegas Biography, Gangsters Texas Biography, TRUE CRIME / Organized Crime
topic_facet Binion, Benny, Gamblers, Gangsters