Winner Takes All (New edition)
How Casino Mogul Steve Wynn Won—and Lost—the High Stakes Gamble to Own Las Vegas
By Christina Binkley
From Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and culture critic Christina Binkley comes an updated revision of her New York Times bestelling account of sex, drugs, and the rise of Las Vegas. With a new prologue on the rise and fall of Steve Wynn.
The Strip. Home to some of the world's grandest, flashiest, and most lucrative casino resorts, Las Vegas, with its multitude of attractions, draws millions of tourists from around the world every year. But Sin City hasn't always been booming: modern Vegas exists largely thanks to the extraordinary vision, and remarkable hubris, of three competing business moguls: Kirk Kerkorian, Dr. Gary Loveman, and Steve Wynn.
Having had personal access to all three tycoons, Binkley explains how their audacious efforts to reach the top-and to top one another-shaped the city as it stands. She takes us inside their grandest schemes, their riskiest deals, and the personalities that drove them to their greatest successes, and their most painful defeats. In this updated edition, she reveals the inside story of how Steve Wynn, the winner who took all, ultimately lost everything-twice.
Sharp, insightful, and revealing, Winner Takes All is the gripping story of how billions of dollars and the unparalleled drive for power turned dreams into larger-than-life reality.
Christina Binkley is an award-winning journalist who writes and chats about the business of culture. At The Wall Street Journal for 23 years, she covered fashion, gambling, and other topics that familiarized her with larger-than-life personalitie. She is a regular on-air commentator and author of the New York Times bestseller Winner Takes All.Binkley contributes to WSJ Magazine, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, DesignLA and appears periodically on venues such as CNN and National Public Radio. A graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Binkley was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of 9/11. She was awarded the Jesse Laventhol Prize for Deadline News Reporting by the American Society of Newspaper Editors. Binkley lives in the hills of Los Angeles with her husband and two teens, with cats, a dog, a passel of chickens and a dead-on view of the Hollywood sign.
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15 Nov 2018
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