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Profile of Cuban mob boss José Miguel Battle Sr.

By David Amoruso

José Miguel Battle Sr. was one of the most powerful crime bosses in the US. Born in Cuba he was a policeman in the pre-Castro era ruled by dictator Fulgencio Batista. Batista had a good relationship with several of America's wealthiest mobsters, among them New York bosses Charles "Lucky" Luciano,…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 19, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

A Live Shakedown: Gangsters Target NFL Super Bowl

Online Players: A Live Shakedown

Hi-Tech Gangsters Target NFL Super Bowl in Multi-Billion Dollars Gambling Extortion

By Clarence Walker, Investigative Crime Journalist

February 7th 2010: Event: Super Bowl XLVI : Team: New Orleans Saints vs Indianapolis Colts.

On this highly anticipated… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 10, 2010 at 2:24pm — No Comments

The High Roller: Jimmy Chagra, Gambling & Poker

By David Amoruso

Posted on May 22, 2008

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Poker has become one of the most popular games worldwide. It is played by millions of people of all ages in countries all over the world, at casinos, home games, bars, and the past few years on the internet. Poker has become an accepted form of entertainment, loved by cops, criminals and regular citizens alike. But poker wasn't always this popular, and it's… Continue

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Las Vegas: Sin City

By David Amoruso

Posted in 2008

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There are [a lot of] places of worship in Las Vegas, but there is only one true god: money.” From The Green Felt Jungle

A century ago Mark Twain wrote the following about Nevada: “In Nevada the lawyer, the editor, the banker, the chief desperado, the chief gambler,…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 5, 2010 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

The Italian Mafia in The Netherlands

By David Amoruso

Posted January 15, 2007

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The first time the Italian Mafia set foot in The Netherlands was in 1974 when a group of American mobsters came to Amsterdam, to investigate the gambling business there. The group was led by Vincent “Jimmy Blue Eyes” Alo and Dino Cellini. Cellini was a close associate of mob mastermind Meyer Lansky. Vincent Alo was an important Genovese Family mobster who…


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Triad Boss: Wan Kuok-Koi a.k.a. "Broken Tooth"

By David Amoruso

Posted February 5, 2007 (updated in December 2012)

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Until December 1999, Macau was under Portugese rule. During that time gambling was legalized, making it a casino state in Asia. It became known as the "Monte Carlo of the Orient". The gambling industry yields big profits and so there are loopholes for loan sharking,…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 3, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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