I remember you did. It is certainly a great story by a great author!
I always had this book and forgot about it until it was quoted in a technical mathematical journal by a university professor on Casino Mathematics!
I do remember reading some time ago that the right were sold for this book but also their was a restriction on making it into a movie or something along those lines. On a side note, "Bugsy" would come to mind, gambling, the mob, love story, drama, drama, drama, etc.