Running Scared: The Life and Treacherous Times of Las Vegas Casino King Steve Wynn - Part III, Chapters 11-15 Summary & Analysis

John L. Smith
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Part III, Chapters 11-15 Summary and Analysis

Chapter 11: The Ultimate Insider

Smith reiterates Wynn's relationship with Michael Milken. Where Jimmy Hoffa was the face of old Las Vegas, Milken was the face of the new Las Vegas. Even after paying $1 billion in fines and serving time in prison, Milken was still on the scene.

The author recounts the meeting between Wynn and Milken. Milken's early advice to Wynn seemed to come to fruition: there would be no home runs, but there would be singles, doubles, and triples. In the end, they would still win the game.

The Mirage is discussed in detail, along with some of its regular celebrities, many of which were often used to beef up Wynn's already stellar marketing campaigns. Among those celebrities were Frank Sinatra, Kenny Rogers, Diana Ross, and Cathy Lee Crosby.

The Mirage was making so...

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