No Limit: The Rise and Fall of Bob Stupak and Las Vegas' Stratosphere Tower

Of all the modern Las Vegas casino operators, none had flair than Bob Stupak The self proclaimed Polish Maverick rose from humble origins as the son of a Pittsburgh boss gambler to head one of the largest privately owned casinos in Las Vegas, the infamous Vegas World Stupak parlayed a small slot joint into a 100 million a year gambling operation by manipulating tOf all the modern Las Vegas casino operators, none had flair than Bob Stupak The self proclaimed Polish Maverick rose from humble origins as the son of a Pittsburgh boss gambler to head one of the largest privately owned casinos in Las Vegas, the infamous Vegas World Stupak parlayed a small slot joint into a 100 million a year gambling operation by manipulating the local and national media with outrageous stunts and promotions His headline grabbing handiwork is now the stuff of Las Vegas legend Remember Vegas World s VIP Vacation Stupak s cleverly worded advertisements flooded millions of mailboxes around the country and appeared in dozens of prominent national periodicals, including Playboy, Parade, and USA Today, attracting hordes of tourists to his out of the way casino Though the VIP Vacation became the most successful promotional campaign in the history of Las Vegas, it was also the most controversial It prompted sanctions and fines from casino industry regulators, but not before generating enough seed money to fund early construction of the 550 million Stratosphere Tower, Hotel Casino Of all of Stupak s big ideas, the Stratosphere Tower was the biggest It was to be the tower to end all towers, the greatest mousetrap in a city of great mousetraps But the tallest observation tower in the country was erected on a wobbly financial foundation of oppressive interest rates and sky high debt, which ultimately turned the no lose proposition into one of Las Vegas most high profile flops.
No Limit The Rise and Fall of Bob Stupak and Las Vegas Stratosphere Tower Of all the modern Las Vegas casino operators none had flair than Bob Stupak The self proclaimed Polish Maverick rose from humble origins as the son of a Pittsburgh boss gambler to head one of the lar

  • Title: No Limit: The Rise and Fall of Bob Stupak and Las Vegas' Stratosphere Tower
  • Author: John L. Smith
  • ISBN: 9780929712185
  • Page: 357
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “No Limit: The Rise and Fall of Bob Stupak and Las Vegas' Stratosphere Tower”

    1. Having been in the wind at the top of the Stratosphere, I have experienced first hand Bob Stupak's incredible journey. His career best symbolized as the ride known as Big Shot, with the ups and downs he has gone through to where he is today. This book gave me a better understanding on how much he has gone through and the role models to influence such a legacy. Great read. Recommended for all who are intrigued by Las Vegas.

    2. A well written account of one of the more colorful figures in Las Vegas. From start to finish, Stupak's journey was one that shows that if you continue pursuing your dream, you can one day achieve it.

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