Winner Takes All - Steve Wynn, Kirk Kerkorian, Gary Loveman, and the Race to Own Las Vegas-logo

Winner Takes All - Steve Wynn, Kirk Kerkorian, Gary Loveman, and the Race to Own Las Vegas

Christina Binkley

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An unprecedented up-close-and-personal look at the trio of tycoons whose high-stakes gambles-in business-make Sin City soar. Steve Wynn. Kirk Kerkorian. Dr. Gary Loveman. The first two are world-famous for their flamboyant, often outrageous efforts to dominate Las Vegas. But it's the third-an economist from Harvard Business School, unknown even to most of the guests at his high-profile casinos-who may now have the most impact. In Winner Takes All, Christina Binkley, a columnist for the Wall Street Journal, explores how these three magnates are building a bigger and better Las Vegas and how their influence is spreading beyond the city's borders. Meet the winners: -Steve Wynn is the visionary behind the Mirage, the Bellagio, and the $2.7 billion Wynn Las Vegas. Loud and passionate, with a tragic backstory-a world-renowned art collector, he is slowly going blind from retinitis pigmentosa-Wynn is often called the architect of modern Las Vegas. -Kirk Kerkorian, who is in his late eighties, is a shy, sly tactician, but his status as a billionaire deal maker who owns half the strip-and his history as nemesis to Howard Hughes-keeps him in the forefront of Las Vegas, wheeling and dealing. -Dr. Gary Loveman, the CEO of Harrah's Entertainment, Inc., represents a new, more populist future for Las Vegas, one in which gamblers will be carefully culled from databases rather than lured by flash. Loveman approaches the city as though it were a Harvard case study. On the verge of becoming Las Vegas's-and possibly the world's-biggest gambling titan, he refuses to even live there. Peppered with celebrity cameos (from Siegfried and Roy to George and Barbara Bush), this sharp, fast-paced narrative tells the story of how billions of dollars-and an unparalleled drive for power-took three men's visions for Las Vegas from mere dreams to reality.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Cynthia Holloway

Length:

12h 12m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

07:24


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:29


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

34:03


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:57


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

26:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

24:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

46:42


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:32


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

36:27


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

45:36


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:28


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:45


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

35:15


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

33:50


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

31:34


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

29:43


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

17:29


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:24


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

36:49


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:43


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

22:33


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

47:46


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

33:57


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

26:04


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

41:09


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

25:25


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

45:27


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:18