Tales of Old Las Vegas
Paperback 253 pages
Las Vegas in 1960 was a gas, according to Frank Sinatra. Every visitor knew something deliciously sinister was lurking in the city’s underbelly or could be taking place at that very moment. Tales of Old Las Vegas describes some of the mystery and excitement the town held for visitor and native alike. Some of the characters are famous people you may have heard of. Others are the little known but colorful people of the streets of Las Vegas. Tales of Old Las Vegas brings us into the lives of those who lived in that magical era. All were affected by the violent people who made and enforced the rules. Sam O’Connor is one of Las Vegas’ survivors of the Rat Pack era. He is a writer, businessman, poker player and author of the popular book How to Dominate $1 and $2 No Limit Hold 'Em. He is also a columnist and player coach affiliated with several print magazines and Internet sites. During Las Vegas’ 1960s, Sam was an employee of the city’s largest newspaper, The Review Journal. During those free wheeling days, he rubbed elbows with many of the famous and infamous characters of Sin City. Now, enjoying a ripe age, Sam has time to relate a few stories about Las Vegas and how it used to be.