Double or Nothing: How Two Friends Risked It All to Buy One of Las Vegas' Legendary Casinos

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A memoir of business success offers the inside story of the author and his partner, Tim Poster, who puchased the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and transformed it into an overwhelming success before selling out for a $120 million profit.

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"[A] fantastical story.. The book is full of interesting tidbits.. But the big "aha!" in the book might be the realization that they sold out too soon. It will be interesting to see the next trick up Breitling and Poster's sleeves." -- Associated Press

"[A] delightful and insightful travelogue...Breitling presents a tale of a remarkable friendship interwoven with indelible portraits of various players.... But the book is more than a series of memorable characters...It also provides details of gigantic transactions that make you a fly on the wall of boardrooms with legends."--Las Vegas Sun

"[A] fantastical story.... The book is full of interesting tidbits.... But the big "aha!" in the book might be the realization that they sold out too soon. It will be interesting to see the next trick up Breitling and Poster's sleeves."--Associated Press

"Beyond all of the colorful stories in Double or Nothing, beyond the eye-opening success of two young American entrepreneurs, there is the most important story of all: a story about friendship and loyalty."--Andre Agassi

"Tom Breitling and Tim Poster are the ultimate American entrepreneurs. Tom has a great story to tell."--Tony Bennett

"A great read, and a true rags to riches American success story...The narrative goes down smooth as a good scotch, with a rhythm that would have made Sinatra proud!"--Ben Mezrich, bestselling author of Bringing Down the House and Rigged

"For whatever misguided reasons, Tom Breitling says he grew up wanting to be me. Instead, he wound up owning The Golden Nugget and making two deals each worth upwards of a hundred million dollars. Looks like he grew up to be A-Rod instead."--Bob Costas

"There's no shortage of nuggets in...Double or Nothing. Breitling reveals the tense times with his Golden Nugget partner, Tim Poster..., and the hardball deals.... Masterful writing and reporting by co-author Cal Fussman take the reader on the wild ride that made [Breitling and Poster] millionaires in their 30s."--Norm Clarke, Las Vegas Review Journal

"Tom Breitling's inspiring and jealousy-inducing story of the entrepreneurial bravado that led him and a friend to own The Golden Nugget."--Esquire

Tom Breitling s inspiring and jealousy-inducing story of the entrepreneurial bravado that led him and a friend to own The Golden Nugget. --Esquire"

About the Author:

Tom Breitling, cofounder of Travelscape.com, runs an independent film production company in Las Vegas.Cal Fussman is a contributing editor for ESPN The Magazine and Esquire.
An AudioFile Earphones Award winner and Audie Award finalist, Patrick Lawlor is also an accomplished stage actor.

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