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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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May 12, Ben Tuthill rated it liked it. The only way to keep all the names straight would be to write them all down to reference as you read. A Different Class of Murder. Still an interesting read, and a decent primer on Vegas casino corruption. Although th In this book, Pileggi relates the story of the last days of mob control of Las Vegas casinos, specifically the Stardust.

True crimebiographyMafiacriminalscase studies. Another case of the book being better than the movie.

At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. For instance, Pileggi quotes Rosenthal as saying, after Jerry’s passing, that lots of folks suspected him of killing her or arranging her death. Pileggi does not give a good sense of the pioeggi or the background of Las Vegas in the 70’s.

Refresh and try again. Bringing in his own people, he did burglaries, murders, jewelry heists, armed robbery, loan sharking etc. The Taking of Getty Oil. The story and the characters are there, but you’ll have to go digging for them if you want to find the bones of things. Even if the film sensationalizes the true events to a degree, it’s mostly faithful, and just much more entertaining.

I also remember reading about the fra Here is a book that the movie with the same title was based on. Don’t Tell a Soul. A lot of characters sometimes made it hard to follow.


The Edge of Innocence. It’s always entertaining to see mobsters turn savagely on each other, though not so entertaining when innocents get hurt and the author ho-hums that particular detail. If you saw the movie based on this book it is a must read.

One of the best books about the mob in Las Vegas. Sep 17, Johnny Moscato rated it it was ok. Tony Spilotro was sent to Vegas to keep an eye on Lefty and to secure their interests in the casino.

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Tony Spilatro and his brother did end-up face pilrggi in a cornfield. A Daughter’s Deadly Deception. In fact, it will enhance the viewing experience and make you want to watch it all again — twice! What an insane book! This is the true tale behind the casino movie – with real names and real events.

I gave it 4 stars. There’s only two stories- bad guys beating their women and stealing from casinos- repeated over and over and over.

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Being that Casino is one of my favorite Scorsesi films, I was interested in reading about the real life figures the characters were based casinno Nicholas Pileggi uses first-hand accounts to cobble together a chronicle of the rise and fall of mob influence in Las Vegas, centered around an expert gambler named Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal, who oversaw the casino skimming operations, and his childhood friend Tony Spilotro, who acted as an enforcer for the mob.

Casino covers the period through the seventies to early eighties when the Mafia controlled certain Las Vegas casinos. This allows the reader to set off exploring more about the real people online and pull up pictures to match names and faces.


Recommended if you can get it cheap. Dead Cold Mysteries Box Set 1: See if you have enough points for this item. Page of the Pocket Books edition Casino is a good story about the mob in Vegas. In caslno to The Stardust, the “takes” at Tropicana and The Sands were getting skimmed during those times – in addition to a lot of other smaller places.

But Tony, cut free from his leash and keepers in Chicago, became a one crew crime spree.

Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas

The Shadow of Death. If you have seen the movie Casino, you know the general story but the names and many facts were changed. Thus I am not sure how well researched this book is, though Pileggi seems to have have interviewed different people besides Rosenthal. It’s a great story. This allows the reader to set off exploring more about the real people online and pull up I knew the minute Sharon Stone threw those chips in the air in the movie Casino that I was going to love this movie.

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As it is this, the book is very interesting at parts, but also felt a bit slow. Lists with This Book.

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. Las Vegas, Nevada United States. This is where he developed his intuition to author books such as Wiseguy and Bicholas. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.