Roger Gros with Casino Connection AC reviews Huntington Press’ Whale Hunt in the Desert based on casino superhost Steve Cyr.
In Whale Hunt in the Desert—The Secret Las Vegas of Superhost Steve Cyr, author Deke Castleman writes: “The casino host caters to his players. He eats with them, drinks with them, parties with them, takes trips with them, and hangs with them in the casino—all the while repeating to himself, ‘Lose baby lose baby lose baby lose.’ His raises in salary, his performance bonuses, his perks, his juice—everything emanates from the losses of his players. This sometimes puts him in awkward, seemingly contradictory, positions.” If you’ve ever wanted to know how casino hosts do their jobs, you can’t miss Whale Hunt.
The main character, Steve Cyr is perhaps the most controversial casino marketing executive since Charlie Myerson. Myerson, a superhost at the Golden Nugget Atlantic City and the Mirage, was notorious because of his alleged connections to shady casino customers. Cyr is notorious because of his willingness to expose the long-held and deep, dark secrets of the business of the hosting of high rollers in Las Vegas.
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