Pauly gives us his unique take on the bright lights and fast money of the Vegas we all know, as he illuminates the dark corners we don't, or don't want to, see with his driving prose, original voice and impeccable eye for detail. --Joe Speaker
Strippers, killers, cheats, drug fiends, and idiots rub shoulders from page to page with the honest working class, dreamers, family men, the quasi-religious, and the invisible. --Brendan Murray
Pauly has the chameleon-like ability to be the fly on the wall, or the eye of the hurricane when it comes to the crazy stuff that goes on in the poker world. --John Caldwell
Paul 'Dr. Pauly' McGuire is a writer originally from New York City. He has lived in Las Vegas, NV on and off since 2005. He covered the World Series of Poker and numerous other major poker tournaments for Tao of Poker, LasVegasVegas.com, Bluff Magazine, Poker Player Newspaper, Fox Sports, Poker News, and Poker Stars Blog. His poker travels have taken him to Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Atlantic City, Connecticut, Spain, Denmark, Monte Carlo, Australia, New Zealand, France, Sweden, the Netherlands, Hungary, Mexico, the Bahamas, Argentina, Costa Rica, Uruguay, and the UK.
its a repeat of whale hunting in the desert only with poker. maybe a less glamerous overviewPublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is more a chronicle of drug use than commentary on Las Vegas. I purchased this not familiar with the author's blog and without any research, so I suppose it is my fault for... Read morePublished 9 months ago by CBK
Ok, read. Lot of drug/addiction stuff and there wasn't that much depth on the poker. Writer seemed full of himself at times in both story and writing.Published 14 months ago by Kendra Stallings
Book was very good. Found myself carrying it everywhere with me for a two-day period. If we needed to go get milk at the store, I would read two or three pages on the five minute... Read morePublished 15 months ago by John R Lysowski
Having journeyed to the WSOP every year since the Moneymaker boom started it all, this book provides a lurid behind the scenes view of the game, the town and the people behind it. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Blakely F. Bundy
Thought I was getting into a Poker memoir but turns out it's just this website blogger's experiences covering the WSOP over a span of 5-7 years or so. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Sean J Twyford
The author turns some neat gonzo journalism phrases, I'll give him that, but fails to measure up to the original "Uncle Duke". Read morePublished on March 2, 2013 by Dan
Thought it was an excellent book on Las Vegas and the world of professional poker.
Loved the opening section of the book the most, where Pauly talks about the characters... Read more