Summary of The Gambler
THE GAMBLER: How Penniless Dropout Kirk Kerkorian Became the Greatest Deal Maker in Capitalist History by William C. Rempel. Copyright © 2018 by William C. Rempel. Published by arrangement with Dey Street, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.
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Swashbuckling tycoon Kirk Kerkorian, the hotel and casino developer and owner, movie mogul and undisputed “King of Las Vegas” lived to be almost 100. Kerkorian stayed active as the world’s boldest dealmaker and commercial risk taker for most of his long life. Journalist William C. Rempel describes the breadth, scope and financial worth of Kerkorian’s business ventures. He covers the colorful cast of characters that spiced up Kerkorian’s life, including Elvis Presley, Steve Wynn, Cary Grant, John Wayne and “Nick the Greek” Dandolos. This fascinating biography is a winning bet for anyone interested in Las Vegas, the movie business or bold dealmaking.
In this summary, you will learn
- How tycoon Kirk Kerkorian built his hospitality and entertainment empire; and
- What personal traits contributed to his success.
About the Author
Author and award-winning investigative journalist William C. Rempel had a long career at the Los Angeles Times as a writer and an editor. His reporting triggered government investigations, exposed White House scandals, and prompted reforms of state courts and consumer protection laws.