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James Gandolfini’s final farewell in true gangster style

By David Amoruso

James Gandolfini made an everlasting impression on millions of people around the globe with his iconic role as mob boss Anthony Soprano in television series The Sopranos. His unexpected death on June 19,2013, came too soon. But through his roles on television and in movies Gandolfini lives on. His last movie, The Drop,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 8, 2014 at 8:35am — 2 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 August 21, 2014 at 8:12am — No Comments

Genovese capo Pagano hit with racketeering charges

By David Amoruso

Genovese captain Daniel Pagano (above) was hit with racketeering charges yesterday. Authorities allege he participated in a racketeering conspiracy in which he committed extortion, loansharking, and operated an illegal gambling business. It’s the latest bust in a long mob career for the 61-year-old Pagano.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 8, 2014 at 5:00am — 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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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 7, 2014 at 8:44am — No Comments

New Orleans mobsters caught with “sniper van”

By David Amoruso

What were two mobsters doing inside a van outfitted with gun ports and with a .22-caliber sniper rifle and silencer inside? That’s the question authorities in New Orleans have as they continue to investigate how come two members of a thought to be extinct and relatively docile Mafia family were apparently getting ready to dish out…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 21, 2014 at 3:11am — No Comments

Italian Organized Crime

Profiles and articles below introduction



By Angelo Carmelo Gallitto



Italian organized crime, divided in Cosa Nostra, ‘Ndrangheta, Camorra and Sacra Corona Unita, is a rich and powerful criminal enterprise…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 9, 2014 at 4:42am — No Comments

A Mean Street in Queens: To Kill a Cop

By Thom L. Jones

It’s a definite no-no. If you are part of the Mafia, you do not go after, and certainly do not kill, police officers. In America at least. In Sicily. That’s a different story altogether.

So how and why the events of the night of Tuesday, January 21st, 1987, unfolded on a street in the borough of Queens, New York is almost as big a mystery now…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 18, 2013 at 5:17am — No Comments

Puparo's Gangland History of the Chicago Boroughs

Puparo has done it again! You guys and gals like the Boardwalk Empire era? Well, here are some of the facts and insider details on that period, its gangs, mobs, and players and shakers. With a focus on Chicago because, well, if any city roared during the 1920s it was the Windy City.

So read and enjoy all the crime and corruption Chicago has had to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 25, 2013 at 5:00am — No Comments

Puparo's Gangland History of the Chicago Boroughs

Puparo has done it again! You guys and gals like the Boardwalk Empire era? Well, here are some of the facts and insider details on that period, its gangs, mobs, and players and shakers. With a focus on Chicago because, well, if any city roared during the 1920s it was the Windy City.

So read and enjoy all the crime and corruption Chicago has had to offer…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 25, 2013 at 5:00am — No 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

Cuban Boss: José Miguel Battle Sr.



By David Amoruso

Posted on August 23, 2008

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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, Meyer Lansky, and… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 19, 2010 at 10:40am — 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

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 10, 2010 at 11:29am — No Comments

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, and the… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 5, 2010 at 12:49pm — 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 oversaw… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 5, 2010 at 12:46pm — No Comments

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,…

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

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