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The American Mafia bets on the world and wins big

By David Amoruso

Gambling has always been the American Mafia’s “bread and butter.” After controlling illicit gambling across the United States, the mob upped the ante by turning Las Vegas into Sin City, a gambler’s paradise. But in true gambling spirit: It was never enough. In the decades that followed the mob expanded abroad and set up casinos across…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 22, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Court Report: All wiseguys and goodfellas hate Henry Hill

By Robert Sberna (He will follow Vincent Asaro's trial for Gangsters Inc. This piece was written on 10-27-15. You can find his…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 28, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

The Rise and Fall of the Boardwalk Empire

By David Amoruso

During the Roaring Twenties Atlantic City was the centre of gambling, boozing, and licentious behaviour in America. Whatever you wanted, you could get it at the boardwalk. Of course, you all know that now thanks to HBO’s Emmy…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 15, 2015 at 2:19am — No Comments

Joe Pesci: Actor, Rapper, Wiseguy

By David Amoruso

Do we think he’s funny? Yeah, we do. Joe Pesci is a funny guy. A very funny guy. He cracked us up in My Cousin Vinny, Home Alone 1 & 2, and he did it again in Lethal Weapon 2, 3, and 4. He’s also known to crack people open in classics such as …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 11, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Organized Crime in North America



United States

New York:

La Cosa Nostra:

The Bonanno Crime…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 6, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

How Bonanno goodfellas whacked Lufthansa heist loot

By David Amoruso

The 1978 Lufthansa heist went down as the largest cash robbery on U.S. soil that had ever taken place until that time. Gangsters walked away with over $5 million in cash and almost $1 million in jewelry. In 1990, director Martin Scorsese forever immortalized the heist in his mob epic…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 22, 2015 at 5:15am — 1 Comment

The Milwaukee Mafia Family: Don't Sell It Short

By Gavin Schmitt

What does the word “Mafia” bring to mind? Murder, car bombs, bootlegging and other devious crimes. The back alleys of Chicago and New York. Al Capone and John Gotti. What the word rarely brings to mind is Milwaukee. The Milwaukee Mafia: Mobsters in the Heartland will change that…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 11, 2015 at 3:46am — No Comments

Profile: Macau Triad boss Tong Sang Lai

By David Amoruso

No matter how hard Tong Sang Lai (photo above) ran, his past eventually caught up with him. As a leader of the Shui Fong Triad in Macau he fled to North America after a violent war over the island’s gambling riches drew too much heat. Yesterday, the Federal Court of Appeal in Canada upheld a ruling that he was a Triad boss and therefore…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 12, 2015 at 8:54am — No Comments

Insulting mobsters with Don Rickles

By David Amoruso

Would you tell a vicious mobster to his face that his wife looks like a moose? Seriously. Would you have the balls to do that? Forget about balls for a second, would you be crazy enough to do that? You, probably not. But comedian Don Rickles built his entire act around it. Nicknamed the King of Zing, Rickles pokes fun at everyone. Blacks,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 10, 2014 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

The Truth Behind Movie Classic Casino

By David Amoruso

Hollywood loves gangsters. Not because film makers condone their crimes, but because their stories make them lots of money. It’s difficult to name any other genre that has so many titles based on a true story. Yet, despite this label, the true story often gets twisted to fit the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 10, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Gangsters Inc. wishes you a happy thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all our readers and contributors! Without you there would be no Gangsters Inc. But with your support we will continue to run this town without any problems. Thank you! Fuggedaboutit! 

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 27, 2014 at 3:32am — No Comments

Interview with mob lawyer-turned-mayor Oscar Goodman

Oscar Goodman defended the most infamous members of organized crime in the United States. Men like Meyer Lansky, Nicky Scarfo, and Anthony Spilotro. As their lawyer he stood by them and kept them out of prison for as long as he could. And with every…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 11, 2014 at 4:30am — No Comments

Triad gangster accused of running gambling empire

By David Amoruso

50-year-old Wei Seng Phua was known as a high roller around the world. The Malaysian played poker at the highest stakes and was known for his huge bankroll which was labeled as “a bottomless pile.” According to his own testimony he is worth between $300 and $400 million dollars. According to authorities he is worth much more. And, worse,…

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The Chicago Outfit - Overview

Estimate members: Between 50 and 90 made members

First Boss: James "Big Jim" Colosimo

Primary…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 19, 2014 at 3:37am — No Comments

5 of the dumbest moves in Mafia history

By David Amoruso

The world of organized crime is one considered to be inhabited by individuals who are a cut above the rest. People who can work together to achieve a goal, think out of the box, who can rob and murder and protect their newfound riches through sheer strength. What separates them from other criminals is stated right there in the label “organized…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 27, 2013 at 3:30am — 6 Comments

The Las Vegas Mob Experience Is Open For Business!

The highly anticipated Las Vegas Mob Experience officially opened its doors on Wednesday March 30th at 10:00am.



The Las Vegas Mob Experience is an immersive, highly interactive journey through the history of organized crime and the impact its major players had on the building of Las Vegas. Anchored by the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 31, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Chicago Boss: Joseph Lombardo



By David Amoruso

Posted on June 19, 2008

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Joseph Lombardo is considered one of the leading members of the Chicago Outfit. He is nicknamed The Clown, and has proven he can play that role. When he was arrested in 1964 for beating a man who owned him money, he made it impossible for the police to take a good mug shot of him by opening his mouth in a wide yawn.… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 19, 2010 at 2:23pm — 1 Comment

Chicago Boss: Joseph "Joey Doves" Aiuppa



By David Amoruso

Posted on July 22, 2007

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Joseph "Joey Doves" Aiuppa was born on December 1, 1907 in Melrose Park. Aiuppa's parents both came from the same village in Italy and had come to the US to find a better life. Joseph Aiuppa was their first child. In 1918 an eleven year old Aiuppa dropped out of school and started working as a gardener.… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 19, 2010 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Chicago Soldier: Anthony "The Ant" Spilotro



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001

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Anthony Spilotro was born on May 19, 1938 in Chicago. Spilotro grew up in a loving family, and seemed to be on track for a decent and honest life. But he decided he wanted something else, and in his sophmore year at Steinmetz Highschool he dropped out and turned to a life of crime. Once out of school he joined forces with… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 19, 2010 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Chicago Soldier: "Mad Sam" Destefano



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001



Mad Sam is not that well known to the general public, but his 'student' Tony "The Ant" Spilotro is. Mad Sam taught Tony everything he knew about murder and torture, and Mad Sam knew a lot about that kind of stuff.



DeStefano grew up in Southern Illinois and moved to Chicago when he was a teenager. He officially began his criminal career in 1927 when at the age of 18 he raped a girl and was… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 19, 2010 at 2:12pm — 1 Comment

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