So wrote the poker writer David Spanier, inspired in part by the fact that so many of those who have held the United States' highest office have in fact played the country's favorite card game. First introduced in the south and west in the early 19th century not long after the U. For those at the highest levels of power, strategic parallels between poker and politics are especially apparent. With the presidential campaign moving into its latter stages, it's a shame we can't pit the candidates in a poker game against one another, as doing so could well reveal more of their characters than is shown in debates and stump speeches.
Liar's Poker is a non-fiction, semi- autobiographical book by Michael Lewis describing the author's experiences as a bond salesman on Wall Street during the late s. The book captures an important period in the history of Wall Street. Two important figures in that history feature prominently in the text, the head of Salomon Brothers ' mortgage department Lewis Ranieri and the firm's CEO John Gutfreund. The book's name is taken from liar's poker , a high-stakes gambling game popular with the bond traders in the book.
The Midnight Rose Hotel and Casino in Cripple Creek not only has the best in class hotel rooms in the city but is host to many of the best gambling games around. Nonstop casino and hotel fun awaits you for your warm hotel stay. We are open all year round and welcome you on your luxurious overnight stays in one of our fancy themed suites or one of our many poker tournaments.