Charleston Cheat by Anita Waggoner
Approx. 104,580 words.
Published on June 2, 2012.
The gambling man, Alex Vladimir was born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1932. Unfortunate situations force him to flee there on a freight train when he’s just nineteen years old. After spending several years on the run--playing poker and cheating his friends, he arrives in Las Vegas in 1959. Using the money he’s skimmed from the Chicago Mob, he buys a casino on Fremont Street.