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To celebrate the 95th birthday of Sin City, author Andres Martinez stops by to tell us about his new book 24/7: Living It Up and Doubling It Down in the New Las Vegas.

The New Las Vegas
An Interview with Andres Martinez

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Las Vegas was officially born on May 15th. So today, to celebrate the 95th birthday of this crazy city, we've got Andres Martinez with us. He's a guy who knows Las Vegas inside and out. You see, one day Andres withdrew $50,000 from his bank account and went to Las Vegas with the intention of writing about his experience there. The result is his book called 24/7: Living It Up and Doubling It Down in the New Las Vegas. I wouldn't call it a guide book exactly, but I'd say it's as close to an insider's report on the place as you'll get.

When Andres stopped by our studios I asked what his wife, Kathy said he when he announced he was going to use the family's savings on a month-long gambling spree in Las Vegas?


By the way, The MGM Grand Hotel and Casino has recently set-up a registration desk at the Las Vegas international airport where travelers can check-in and get their room keys and make bets while waiting for their luggage! I guess that saves a lot of hotel check-in time that's more productively spent gambling. I don't think there's any place in the world more convenient to lose your money.


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