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Whale Hunt within the desolate tract divulges the unbridled lengths to which casinos visit bag the area s greatest gamblers--the whales. This definitive exposé unearths the shrouded international of ultra-high rollers and the Faustian pacts they forge with their hosts, the on line casino representatives whose activity it's to half them from their fortunes. inner most jets, penthouses, own cooks, show-up cash, rebates on losses, and the main attractive ladies on Earth--nothing is simply too over the top. Whale Hunt within the wasteland is the single booklet ever to check the existence and motivations of this rarest of breeds, in addition to the hugely guarded internal workings of the main money-oriented tradition recognized to guy.

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Who will get the task? the only with the most important knockers. ) as soon as the secretaries have been transferred to VIP prone out of the promoting places of work, a shift happened. Now, rather than a secretary operating solely for one host, all of the hosts shared all of the secretaries. and so they weren’t even within sight; they have been within the new living room off the foyer. The old-school men threw a healthy. It was once Cyr’s first flavor of vexation from the old-timers. it'd be faraway from his final. Cyr, as VIP manager, arrange a one-stop non-host store for maxirollers, who speedy taught him what they wanted and sought after. For starters, he made certain a limo was once ready on the airport while the top rate participant bought off the aircraft. at the as far back as the on line casino, the limo motive force known as in to announce the VIP’s arrival, then pulled as much as an aspect door, the place Cyr and a bellman have been ready. whereas the bellman introduced the bags, Cyr ushered the participant into VIP providers, the place a small desk was once arrange with espresso, soda, fruit, and pastries. He made all of the reservations for the player’s comps—the DI had the high-end Portofino and Monte Carlo eating places, the Starlight Room that includes the large headliners of the day, the spa the place the Rat Pack had cozy after filming Ocean’s 11, and the match of Champions golfing path. He even known as the player’s host, if he had one, to return down and say hi. If the participant didn’t have a bunch, Cyr prepared for him to satisfy one. in an effort to persist with via with the top class carrier, Cyr fought the hotel-side managers for on line casino blocks (hotel rooms held in reserve for players). at the start, he was once frequently stymied in his quest for 8 o’clock reservations within the Monte Carlo on a Saturday evening or tee instances on Sunday morning. He cajoled the maitre d’s to put aside a definite variety of tables within the connoisseur rooms for his avid gamers. He insisted that the golfing starter shop spots for the on line casino. He came across that the inn held out lots of ordinary rooms for the on line casino block, yet frequently bought the suites to paying shoppers, so he needed to tackle the reservations division. the single venue within the complete joint with which Cyr didn’t need to do conflict was once the showroom, the place the maitre d’ held again the “kings-row” compartments. merely while the top seats weren’t stuffed by means of top rate gamers could the maitre d’, on the final minute, open them as much as the hoi polloi. Steve Cyr used this time to familiarize himself with the high-roller ropes—the adjustments in suites, the unique dealing with within the high-limit pit, the relationship among bankroll and comps. He discovered how the entire separate items of a resort-casino—the on line casino, entrance table, reservations, limousine, showroom, golfing, spa—fit jointly and labored. And, in fact, he watched what the hosts did and didn’t do. They wore custom-tailored matches, Italian footwear, pricey jewellery. They consistently looked as if it would have tans—and the easiest babes. They received to visit dinner, play golfing, and notice exhibits with their gamers. Early on, a high-powered gambler with a gazillion cash to burn on the tables got here into VIP providers and acknowledged, “Kid, where’s Johnny Oakes?

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