Blood Aces

  • by Doug J. Swanson
  • Narrated by John McLain
  • 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The astonishing story of Benny Binion - a rip-roaring saga of murder, money, and the making of Las Vegas. Benny Binion was many things: a cowboy, a pioneering casino owner, a gangster, a killer, and founder of the hugely successful World Series of Poker. Blood Aces tells the story of Binion's crucial role in shaping modern Las Vegas. From a Texas backwater, Binion rose to prominence on a combination of vision, determination, and brutal expediency.

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FOLK ANTI-HERO

Benny Binion led an interesting life. I had watched the murder trial of his son Ted and thought I might find a book about his father interesting,but I was wrong. It didn't hold my interest. I have concluded that Benny had better luck than he deserved.
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- Ray "Retired Political Science professor from a community college. Especially like Legal Thrillers."

Not much new

Okay biography but did not add too much to what I already knew. Good narration though. The story seemed a little rushed later in his life.
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- A User

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-14-2014
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.