Susan Chandler and Jill B. Jones at the Vegas Valley Book Fair with Geoconda Arguella Kline, President of the Culinary Union and Nevada Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford, CEO of the Las Vegas Culinary Academy.
Thank you for visiting the official web page of Casino Women: Courage in Unexpected Places by Susan Chandler and Jill B. Jones and published by Cornell University Press. As we tour and speak about this book we will be blogging about our experiences and the people that we meet.
Casino Women is a pioneering look at the female face of corporate gaming. Based on extended interviews with maids, cocktail waitresses, cooks, laundry workers, dealers, pit bosses, and vice presidents, the book describes in compelling detail a world whose enormous profitability is dependent on the labor of women assigned stereotypically female occupations—making beds and serving food on the one hand and providing sexual allure on the other. But behind the neon lies another world, peopled by thousands of remarkable women who assert their humanity in the face of gaming empires’ relentless quest for profits.