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by Edward Linn

eBook Big Julie of Vegas ePub
Author: Edward Linn
Language: English
ISBN: 0802704670
ISBN13: 978-0802704672
Publisher: Walker & Co (November 1, 1974)
Pages: 217
Category: Social Sciences
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 219
Formats: mbr doc lrf mobi
ePub file: 1348 kb
Fb2 file: 1644 kb

Ed Linn's book on Big Julie Weintraub is 34 years old, and as such portrays the people and atmosphere of Vegas as it was in the early 70s, which is, shall we say, not exactly the way things are now. But as a piece of Vegas lore, a compendium of great stories of those times, it is a pleasurable.

Ed Linn's book on Big Julie Weintraub is 34 years old, and as such portrays the people and atmosphere of Vegas as it was in the early 70s, which is, shall we say, not exactly the way things are now. But as a piece of Vegas lore, a compendium of great stories of those times, it is a pleasurable hoot, and more than a bit of a trip down memory lane.

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Jeweler "Big Julie" Weintraub (1919-1997) developed one of the first big-time gambling junkets. Readers learn both about him, and how his New York-to-Las Vegas junkets operated.

He was known as a sportswriter, though he was also biographer of a varied crowd, including baseball figures and criminals. He became a freelance writer in 1953 and in the years that followed, wrote for the Saturday Evening Post and Sport magazines. His first biography, Veeck: As in Wreck, which Edward Allen Linn wrote with baseball star Bill Veeck, was released in 1962.

About a promulgator of allexpensespaid gambling junkets, Julie Weintraub.

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Big Julie of Vegas by Edward Linn. Walker & Co (November 1974). In this book he describes with first-hand insight the events and personalities that shaped Las Vegas during some of its most glamorous and eventful years. Green Felt Jungle by Ed Reid, Ovid Demaris (Contributor). Buccaneer Books; ISBN: 089966783X; (December 1991). Lady Las Vegas: The Inside Story Behind America's Neon Oasis by Susan Berman. TV Books Inc; ISBN: 1575000202.

Big Julie Weintraub, six-foot-six and 230 pounds, is a real-life character right out of Damon Runyon A favorite of the Vegas-Hollywood show biz crowd and self-confessed "degenerate craps player," Julie popularized the all-expenses-paid gambling junket to Las Vegas and helped build the Dunes Hotel into the biggest casino in the land. This is a wild, funny, crazy book about the Big Action world of high rollers and hundred-dollar hookers, Nick the Greek, Sinatra, and Sammy Davis, Jr.
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Ed Linn's book on Big Julie Weintraub is 34 years old, and as such portrays the people and atmosphere of Vegas as it was in the early 70s, which is, shall we say, not exactly the way things are now. But as a piece of Vegas lore, a compendium of great stories of those times, it is a pleasurable hoot, and more than a bit of a trip down memory lane.

Julius Weintraub was a New York jewerly hustler who came to Vegas more or less by accident, like most people at that time, and found a strawberry patch he could set himself down in. Over time, he came to organize junkets from New York and then other cities to Vegas on behalf of the Dunes, in the process turning it from a run-down motel with a casino stapled on, to a happening property in a good location (where Bellagio is today). His customers, mostly Jewish or Italian professionals from New York City, epitomize the crazy and out-of-control oddballs who mobbed the small Las Vegas strip in those days, spraying money and DNA around as though the world would end tomorrow. For some of them, financially, it did.

The books begins with Julie's personal story, and moves on to various anecdotes of his customers, who are invariably specifically named (in only one case does the author say he is using a non-real name). These are great tales of solid ethnic Americans coming to Vegas with $10,000 credit and promptly making fools of themselves on gambling, booze, and women, all under the general supervision of Weintraub doing what he can for his pack in the guise of personal service.

Following this is a more general discussion of gambling gone wrong, ie stories of true degenerate gamblers and people who seriously hurt or destroyed their lives along the way. While these stories too are interesting, I give the authors credit for including them in a 'good-time' book.

There is also a little bit about the games themselves, although this is definitely not the strong point of the book. Linn's discussion of counting is simplistic and facile, though it must be said that this was written at a time before the casinos really knew what could be done by a well trained team of counters.

The times described in this book, and all of the characters in it, are gone, replaced by relatively faceless corporations. If some of the stories in Linn's book are exaggerated (as many obviously are), at least the people involved seem more open, more fun, and more real than the automatons feeding the corporate maw are now. It's a fun glimpse back.
Saithi
This is an interesting look at gambling, human frailties, and Las Vegas circa mid-1970's. Jeweler "Big Julie" Weintraub (1919-1997) developed one of the first big-time gambling junkets. Readers learn both about him, and how his New York-to-Las Vegas junkets operated. The book is primarily one of anecdotes, presenting boht humor and human psychology in its tales about high rollers, gambling addicts, hustlers, showgirls, hookers, casino employees, etc. For many business executives this was recreational stress relief, done in high style. But the occasional big winner was (and still is) in the minority, and some went down the tubes at blackjack or craps long before their return flight - a few before they even checked into their rooms. Sadly, a small number returned home so deeply in debt that they lost their businesses, homes, even their families. The odds have always favored the house, and those that keep playing are up against it. Still, compulsion (or addiction) keeps some playing long after they should leave the table.

Las Vegas has changed quite a bit since the 1970's, yet the book's lessons on addiction and human failings remain ever relevant. Readers should enjoy the easy-reading style of author Ed Linn (1922-2000), who also penned popular books on sports figures like Leo Durocher, Bill Veeck, etc.
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