*This story contains language typical of the 1960’s (and slang).
When you’re an operator you have a sixth sense for sniffing out opportunities like horses, billiards, sports, and cards. You name it, I play it. If there’s a way to pull a con, I find it.
I was tired of punching a clock and being a desk jockey. It was a thankless and nowhere job. I needed a better way to live. Luckily, I just so happen to have been born with a special talent. Not everyone has the gift. It’s an art really. Counting cards, reading faces, and interpreting body language has become second nature to me.
The Las Vegas Strip is my playground; my place of business, so to speak. I spend my days, nights and weekends mo...
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