About the Book

If you don’t read Believe Me or Your Lying Eyes you’ll never know:

How did a casinos end up no further than four hours from your home?

Why will states soon offer legal betting on pro and college football?

How did the tobacco, alcohol and gambling industry not only gain control of our courts but rigged the outcome of our last Presidential Election?

Why does John Perkins in his book, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, refer to Ronald Reagan as the President who could take orders?

Why has President Obama glorified Ronald Reagan?

What is Chuck Norris’s connection with booze, tobacco, and gambling?

Why did President Obama hire a casino developer as his national fund raiser for his political campaign?

Why did Ronald Reagan, George H. Bush, and President George W. Bush welcome Norris regularly to the oval office?

What is it that movie makers know about movie making but won’t tell you?

Is it true that Chuck Norris transferred 1.5 million American US bucks to Moscow for the development of a Moscow casino?

Is Chuck Norris as his business manager claimed “bigger than any deity”?

Was Norris’s first business partner the head of an international drug cartel?

Is Norris a member of a Korean mob that remains above the law?

Is Norris truly a conservative even though he aborted three embryos?

Did Chuck allow Russian “working girls” to work in his Moscow casino?

Did Norris dance with a nearly naked 13 year old beauty contest winner?

Why did Putin recently remove all casinos from Moscow?

What do Senator John Ensign and Chuck Norris have in common?





Believe Me or Your Lying Eyes presents evidence of presidential relationships with casinos, from Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush to presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama.
With the suspense of a crime novel, it lays before the reader an impressive body of research on the ethics of the casino culture as inspired by Illar’s personal experience. Illar leaves no boundary uncrossed as he relates his years of investigating the furtive, not so-subtle games national leaders have played with America’s financial resources and moral values. Illar’s personal story reveals a courageous testing of our scales of justice against wealth, gambling and presidential power.







The book begins in 1990, when Illar is developing a script for what has become a well-known movie. The intended script is disrupted by the deceit of a single casino developer, and Illar proposes that this same deceit flows furtively through America’s justice system into the very politics of the nation.
With a swelling of empirical evidence, he makes a convincing case against gambling and corruption. As a counterbalance, the gripping narrative explores charity, humor and the kind of heroism that is rooted in so many everyday Americans.
“It is a lost history covered by charitable deception and inconveniently relevant to the current crisis of government’s failure to govern,” writes Illar.

“Although this book suggests that our next generation may witness an ‘unbridled’ gambling rampage on our dollar and our human value that may weaken our very culture and way of life, this writing, without strain or falsity of tone, more importantly offers a useful function for humor and irony which, in this exciting advocacy, serves to hallow and encourage human self sacrifice.