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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The story recounts the teamster financing of casinos, the business fronts, the mobster bosses, the murders, the skim, the thievery, the corruptions, and how it all fell apart with multiple players going to jail, or being murdered by their own associates.

But in the glory days, it was organized crime, primarily out of Los Angeles and Chicago, who owned Vegas. A Different Class of Murder. Pages to import images to Wikidata. The review must be at least 50 characters long. Refresh and try again. I’m not even sure how the movie is based on this book. It so happens that the complex web surrounding Frank Rosenthal in Las Vegas was one of the most difficult organized crime-related operations in Vegas.

Casino is a good story about the mob in Vegas. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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Although Pileggi had already written the book and wanted it published in advance of the film version, Scorsese persuaded him to forgo the usual chronology and to release the book after the film. A Target on my Back. Another thing that the movie casini addressed was how many other casinos in Vegas were being skimmed on a regular basis.


Of course the book goes into more detail ppileggi the life of Lefty Rosenthal. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. One main difference is that the book actually uses all the real names of the individuals.

To ask other readers questions about Casinoplease sign up. Although th In this book, Pileggi relates the story of the last days of mob control of Las Vegas casinos, specifically the Stardust. Scorscese’s work is infinitely more interesting, but it’s a fictional account based on this book.

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This was a very good book that I would recommend highly. It’s always better to read books first then watch movie. Want to Read saving…. I’d Kill For You. The full book was that way.

Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas

This is the true tale behind the casino movie – with real names and real events. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Liked how the movie was pretty true to the book. 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 book particular detail. Out of Thin Air.


Of course, you can always use Pesci, DeNiro and Stone as the faces obok still be ok.

Enjoyable As a fan of the movie, I bought this to read nicnolas having some down time, a little escapism! May 30, Johnathon rated it really liked it.

Views Read Edit View history. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. A Daughter’s Deadly Deception. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. Every time you think the story is building to something interesting, it just turns out to be the same old junk. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. This book spills the goods as if being whispered on the down low in the back booth of some bar amidst a smoky cigarette haze. Rosenthal supervises the casino operations, while Spilotro provides protection, security and also masterminds jewelry raids that caaino to his crew being nicknamed the Hole in the Wall Gang.

Pileggi does not give a good sense of the times or the background of Las Vegas in the 70’s. This is where he developed his intuition to author books such as Wiseguy and Casino.

The movie versions of both were co-written and directed casion Martin Scorsese. The Crime of the Century. The Taking of Getty Oil.