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The other day I ran across this web site that contained stories by a Las Vegas pit boss, Ed Walters. The author worked in the Sands Casino when Frank Sinatra played there. He became friends with Frank and a lot of other entertainers. The stories are about Frank, Dean, Sammy, etc. but they tell you a lot about the author as well. The Sands Hotel and Casino is gone now. Most of the entertainers he talks about are gone too. It was an interesting time in Las Vegas. Las Vegas began changing at the time the author worked there. Howard Hughes bought a number of casinos at that time and forever changed the nature of the Las Vegas gambling business. Walters is not a professional writer but tells fascinating stories.

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- posted by Mad Jayhawk and Seven @ 6/11/2003 09:22:00 PM    |


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