Forgotten Man: How Circus Circus's Bill Bennett Brought Middle America to Las Vegas

Forgotten Man: How Circus Circus's Bill Bennett Brought Middle America to Las Vegas

by Jack Sheehan

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When listing the top movers and shakers in the history of Las Vegas gaming, Steve Wynn, Kirk Kerkorian, and Howard Hughes inevitably garner a mention. But such a list is incomplete without Bill Bennett — the Forgotten Man. While Wynn and other resort operators catered to high-rollers, Bennett focused on middle-class Americans to fill his hotel rooms and play his slot machines. He transformed Circus Circus from a struggling curiosity into the Strip’s most successful resort. Forgotten Man, told through in-depth interviews with family members, friends, employees, and others who knew Bennett, tells the story of a man who as much as anyone built modern Las Vegas.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012835956
Publisher: Stephens Press, LLC
Publication date: 06/03/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 228
Sales rank: 1,105,189
File size: 1 MB

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