|Backstairs at the Monte Carlo: |
A Vegas Memoir
Securiity officer at the Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino was one of all-time favorite jobs. I took it after a period of avoiding real jobs for several years and it was a lot of fun.
The diary had its genesis in a message board I used to hang out at. I would post stuff from work and after a while I went back and copied all of it because I had an idea it might material for a novel. After I was done re-reading everything the inspiration for the novel disappeared and the idea of a memoir, in diary form, took hold. This book is the result.
Everything in Backstairs at the Monte Carlo really happened and all the characters are real. There are no fictional or composite characters, though virtually every character is known by a nickname, or either their first or last name.
It was a fun job, and I really enjoyed working graveyard. The only possible way to get a closer look at what happens behind the scenes at a Las Vegas casino is clock in and go work there yourself.