From the Publisher
The price you pay when living it up and doubling down in Atlantic City.This book is a must read for any one who has a family member or friend being "comped" in the casinos. The author, in his main character Richie V., will take you on a roller coaster ride of a lifetime as he reveals his short-lived High Roller adventures in the casinos of Atlantic City. From his first room being "comped" to the limos, helicopters, and lavish penthouse suite's that the casinos provide as they cultivate their mark.
From the Author
In the early '80s at the age of 32, I walked through the elegant brass and glass arched doors of what was once known as the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino. Within a few months, I walked through every casino door Atlantic City had to offer and was considered (Especially in my own head) a "High Roller." The title lasted less than 7 months, leaving me to fight through what I call today, "The Casino Wars." For over fifteen years I have been doing thorough research on all books written about casino gambling. From the how-to-win books, books on how the casinos operate, and the few and far between horror stories written about the darker side of Atlantic City and Las Vegas. In all these years, I have yet to come across one book, newspaper article, investigating report or movie that has told the true story. Comped is based on a true story. I have written as fiction because I know if I would have written it in nonfiction, the casino industry would go to the farthest means in order to stop its publication. That may sound like a robust claim, but after you read Comped, you will understand why.