Americans have caught green felt fever, and gambling is staking its claim as one of the country’s hottest new pastimes!
Now, revealing the smarts, loyalty, and sheer love of the game that would draw a nod from Danny Ocean, Tom Breitling — a guy who had never seen The Godfather or a $100 bill until he went to college — tells how he and his best friend, Tim Poster, made their second $100 million in Vegas by age 35 in his thrilling autobiography: Double Or Nothing: How Two Friends Risked It All to Buy One of Las Vegas’ Legendary Casinos (Collins; March 18, 2008; $24.95).
Double Or Nothing is the story of two guys – Tim Poster and Tom Breitling — who meet in college over an $8 veal parmigiana hero sandwich, become buddies, and develop a hotel reservation company over the Internet that they then sell to Expedia for more than $100 million. It is an engrossing TRUE story of friendship, fearless gamesmanship, trust, risk-taking, and how Tom and Tim – the youngest casino owners in Nevada – hit the JACKPOT in two industries.
But that’s only the start.
Double or Nothing explores how Breitling and Poster used their earnings to buy the legendary Golden Nugget in downtown Las Vegas, nearly got taken down by a high roller on a $25 million winning streak, overcame a series of misadventures and adversities, and earned a sales profit of more than $100 million.
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“A great read, and a true rags-to-riches American success story. The narrative goes down smooth as a good scotch, with a rhythm that would have made Sinatra proud!”
“For whatever misguided reasons, Tom Breitling says he grew up wanting to be me. Instead, he wound up owning The Golden Nugget and making two deals worth upwards of a hundred million dollars. Looks like he grew up to be A-Rod instead.”
“Tom Breitling and Tim Poster are the ultimate American entrepreneurs. Tom has a great story to tell.”
“Beyond all of the colorful stories in Double or Nothing, beyond the eye-opening success of two young American entrepreneurs, there is the most important story of all: a story about friendship and loyalty.”