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Running Scared: The Life and Treacherous Times of Las Vegas Casino King Steve Wynn Summary
John L. Smith

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Running Scared: The Life and Treacherous Times of Las Vegas Casino King Steve Wynn Summary

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The prologue of Running Scared: the Life and Treacherous Times of Las Vegas Casino King Steve Wynn by John L. Smith begins with the destruction of the Dunes Hotel and Casino. The famous hotel was going to be imploded whenever Las Vegas Casino King Steve Wynn gave the signal. The destruction of the Dunes would prove to be symbolic in that the old Las Vegas was no more and the new Las Vegas had arrived.

Later, the author would refer to Wynn and his relationship with Michael Milken and the inception of the new Las Vegas. Smith says that Jimmy Hoffa was the face of old Las Vegas, Milken was the face of the new Las Vegas. It didn't seem to matter that Milken had served time.

The author recounts Steve's academic career and also supplies testimonials from people who knew him. Elaine Pascal is introduced as being...

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