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Whale Hunt in the Desert: Secrets of a Vegas Superhost Paperback – March 1, 2009
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Steve employs a mixture of genial charm and rocket-fueled salesmanship. --FHM Magazine
In the desert, there is war. And it's superhosts like Steve Cyr who make it possible for the sundazed gamblers and milk-fed tourists who have flooded Sin City to duck the fusillade of amenities and diversions, the dueling star-endowed restaurants, the deafening nightclubs, the semi-legal skin trade, the sprawling no-exit gambling halls, the post-Liberace circuses. --Details Magazine
Cyr is one of the best. --USA Today
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Whale Hunt in the Desert divulges the unbridled lengths to which casinos go to bag the world's biggest gamblers--the whales. This definitive expose reveals the shrouded world of ultra-high rollers and the Faustian pacts they forge with their hosts, the casino representatives whose job it is to part them from their fortunes. Private jets, penthouses, personal chefs, show-up money, rebates on losses, and the most beautiful women on earth--nothing is too excessive. Whale Hunt in the Desert is the only book ever to examine the lifestyles and motivations of this rarest of breeds, as well as the highly-guarded inner workings of the most money-oriented culture known to man.
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Primarily focused on Steve Cyr, they couldn't have selected a better subject. A fantastic salesman willing to do anything to win, I was fascinated by the many techniques he used and how he modified his strategy as the business and casinos evolved.
If you are looking for the down and dirty seedy side of Vegas this isn't really it although it does touch those subjects. But if you've wondered about the luxury villas and who is in them, read no further, this is it. But this book for a fun read whether You gamble or not.
I took off a star because I thought it dragged on in parts but overall I thought it was a great book.
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The book is more or less a biography of Steve Cyr, a Casino Mega-Host, and how Las...Read more