When I was in middle school, one of my favorite video games was called something like “Vegas Strike” – give or take (I tried to google it but couldn’t find anything and I’m guessing I must have forgotten a word or two). It was basically a casino game. My favorites were the slots, black jack, poker, and roulettes. I got so good at everything that I dreamed of going to Las Vegas one day and winning a lot of money just like my character did. I recall the prize money he got – in addition of the money he had already won – was either $500,000 or $5,000,000. Either one wouldn’t hurt. The last time I was physically in Las Vegas, though, I found out to my horror I had absolutely no knowledge of gambling.
Now thanks to this book, I will bravely go to Las Vegas, sit at a slot machine, and come home with more than I’ve bargained for. I think.