The El Rey Club, Searchlight, NV

The El Rey Club, Searchlight, NV
The El Rey Resort & Casino, Circa 1957-1962

Friday, July 17, 2015

Amazon Review of The King of Casinos: Well-written and thought-provoking!

"Well-written and thought-provoking, Andy Martello has effortlessly combined humor and history to shed light on one of the most fascinating yet obscure eras of our nation."

http://www.amazon.com/review/R2RSX87CS38N2/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0615894593

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The research & collecting of photos and memorabilia from the El Rey Club never stops! Please contact me at 702-465-5604 or email me at andy@andymartello.com if you have stories or memorabilia to share.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Amazon Review of The king of Casinos: A FASCINATING Story!


 "This is an easy read because of Andy Martello's style of writing. It reads like he's beside you telling the story to you personally. I have been interested in Nevada history since my first visit many years ago. I had the pleasure to meet Andy and get him to sign his book at a program at the Nevada State Museum. Little did I know when I bought the book that I would have been so caught up in the history of this small Nevada town known more for its famous senator than anything else.

After finishing the book, I need to go back and see the Clampers monument and find the area where WIllie's El Rey Club stood. Perhaps we can get a group together, rent a backhoe, and look for buried treasure (Sorry, you'll have to buy the book and read it to join in my quest).

It is a fascinating story how a chance museum tour would lead to a book like this. Andy Martello's book keeps you involved. You can't help but cheer for Willie and hope for the best!

Yes indeed, who knew that Searchlight had so much at one time?"

http://www.amazon.com/review/R3QVFSITQJZE30/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0615894593

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The research & collecting of photos and memorabilia from the El Rey Club never stops! Please contact me at 702-465-5604 or email me at andy@andymartello.com if you have stories or memorabilia to share.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Amazon Review of The King of Casinos: I Enjoyed this book IMMENSELY!


"I really enjoyed this book immensely. I've only lived here for 8 years so it was great learning about some of the history surrounding Searchlight and looking at all the pictures. This was a very humorous and enjoyable read."

http://www.amazon.com/review/R3HV66WKW9INVA/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0615894593

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The research & collecting of photos and memorabilia from the El Rey Club never stops! Please contact me at 702-465-5604 or email me at andy@andymartello.com if you have stories or memorabilia to share.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Amazon Review: Reads like a Novel! Andy's Captivating Writing will Pull You In!



"It reads like a novel, but don't skim. You don't want to miss a detail. Even if you never thought you would be interested in a story about a guy who owned a casino, the story, and Andy's captivating writing will pull you in."

http://www.amazon.com/review/R1ELZRHYNR9WZM/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0615894593

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The research & collecting of photos and memorabilia from the El Rey Club never stops! Please contact me at 702-465-5604 or email me at andy@andymartello.com if you have stories or memorabilia to share.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Amazon Review of The King of Casinos: I Loved Andy's Writing Style!



"Its difficult for me to be objective because.Willie Martello was my stepfather...and Andy is my friend. On the other hand I can be judgemental because I have the right. I know how long this has been in the works and I appreciate Andy's determination. It.was so fun to read this..and I loved.Andy's writing style. He is a great storyteller and this is a great story. Three cheers Andy Martello..and thank you for recognizing the man and his mission and bringing him to life ..warts and all."

http://www.amazon.com/review/R2JW6JYOJOM1FU/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0615894593

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The research & collecting of photos and memorabilia from the El Rey Club never stops! Please contact me at 702-465-5604 or email me at andy@andymartello.com if you have stories or memorabilia to share.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Amazon Review: The King of Casinos is a Rollicking Ride Through the Desert!


"The author has crafted a fascinating and incisive biography of the outrageous and over-the-top Nevada gambler and casino owner, Willie Martello. The book details, with great precision, heart, and humor, the sometimes hardscrabble, and always exciting and glamorous life of Martello, who almost singlehandedly put the dusty desert town of Searchlight, NV. on the map. Filled to overflowing with tasty anecdotes of the wild and wooly times of the impeccably groomed gambling man, the book is further enhanced by DOZENS of super-rare archival and family photos that show Martello comfortably ensconsed in his kingdom of lovers, winners and losers. Andy Martello has succeeded (in spades!) in bringing this important historical figure his just due, and the story literally begs for a future cinematic treatment. Major kudos for a brilliant and entertaining work that I will revisit soon."

 http://www.amazon.com/review/R30MWHZ9K12FPY/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0615894593

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The research & collecting of photos and memorabilia from the El Rey Club never stops! Please contact me at 702-465-5604 or email me at andy@andymartello.com if you have stories or memorabilia to share.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Amazon Review: The King of Casinos is a humorous, smart, and fun read about a colorful Southern Nevada character.

"Andy Martello's approach to writing "The King of Casinos: Willie Martello and The El Rey Club" is surprisingly refreshing. Many historic pieces focus so much on dates and linear timelines that they fail to actually tell an interesting story. The author does an excellent job of including the pertinent dates, but only as is necessary to share a fun story. I appreciate that he uses his humorous approach to the storytelling. But more than that, I appreciate that this story became very personal to him and he wasn't afraid to share that. Throughout the book he talks of all of the wonderful people he has encountered as a result of his research, and his love for them shows through. Of course, I would be remiss if I didn't mention that this is an excellent biography of Willie Martello and the El Rey Club, a story you will find nowhere else. Andy Martello is truly the expert. As a great bonus, the book is filled with so many pictures and excerpts that your experience is continually enhanced. I truly enjoyed the read." The research & collecting of photos and memorabilia from the El Rey Club never stops! Please contact me at 702-465-5604 or email me at andy@andymartello.com if you have stories or memorabilia to share.

 http://www.amazon.com/review/R2L8E6VL917WU8/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0615894593

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