American Roulette : How I Turned the Odds Upside Down—My Wild Twenty-Five-Year Ride Ripping Off the World’s Casinos (Thomas Dunne Books)

How I Turned the Odds Upside Down---My Wild Twenty-Five-Year Ride Ripping Off the World's Casinos (Thomas Dunne Books) American Roulette: How I Turned the Odds Upside Down—My Wild Twenty-Five-Year Ride Ripping Off the World’s Casinos by Richard Marcus
My review
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
American Roulette by Richard Marcus is not what I would call a good book, but it is a good story.
Let’s face it, the guy is a casino pastposter (one who swaps a larger bet in after it wins), not an author. The book is entertaining, but frankly gets a little old after a while. There’s only so much “Then we went to this other casino, put in a few moves, they didn’t have a clue, ha, ha, and then we went to another one…” you can take before it gets repetitive. His brushes with “the steam” in the back rooms of casino are probably the most interesting parts. He also tells some good stories about pastposting history as he knows it. If you can pick it up at a library, it’s worth a read just to get a glimpse of life on the dark side. But I wouldn’t pay money for it (unless I was a casino owner!).
For February, I will be reading One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The author won the Nobel Prize, so I expect the writing will be a bit better than it was in American Roulette. Still looking for reading suggestions for future months too, so send them in.