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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 17, 2017 at 4:01am — No Comments

The story behind the documentary: Back Home, Years Ago: The Real Casino

Filmmaker Joseph Alexandre’s fascination with the true story behind Martin Scorsese’s mob epic Casino started long before the movie’s release. It all began in the 1980s, while he was working at a Chicago style pizzeria and heard about “the guy,” a man who came around with his College Bowl picks. That “guy” was Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal, the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 16, 2017 at 2:51am — No Comments

The Secret Police in the United States: How local law enforcement took on organized crime and La Cosa Nostra

By Gary Jenkins

The Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit is a private entity whose dues-paying members are hundreds of North American law enforcement agencies. Its founding purpose was, “to promote the gathering, recording, and exchange of confidential information not available through normal police channels, concerning organized…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 7, 2017 at 9:04am — No Comments

Former Hells Angels boss George Christie to share his outlaw biker life experiences at the Mob Museum in Las Vegas

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Are you curious what it’s like to be a rough riding member of outlaw motorcycle club the Hells Angels? Well, then former Hells Angels president George Christie is just the guy to tell you all about the inner…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 5, 2017 at 5:38am — No Comments

Profile: Patriarca crime family capo Anthony St. Laurent Sr. - Died two weeks after release from prison

By David Amoruso

Longtime New England mobster Anthony “The Saint” St. Laurent Sr. made quite the reputation for himself. Known for violence, a listing in Las Vegas' infamous Black Book, you could say he'd done well. On October 26, 2016, he was released from federal prison after serving seven years on a murder-for-hire beef. The 75-year-old mob…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 7, 2016 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Deadly, bizarre, and morbid: Author Christian Cipollini explains the uniqueness of the American Mafia’s Murder Inc.

By David Amoruso

A one stop shop for wholesale underworld contract killings run out of a candy shop, welcome to Murder Inc.: The American Mafia’s elite squad of assassins that ravaged the United States gangland during the 1930s. Author Christian Cipollini brought its gritty, morbid stories to the Mob Museum in Las Vegas, and now lays bare…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 8, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

High-profile Philadelphia Mafia boss Joseph Merlino latest gangster to be barred from entering a casino

By David Amoruso

Updated on September 8, 2016 - The Pennsylvania gaming control board has banned Philadelphia mob boss Joseph…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 8, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Casino mobster Spilotro’s life to be discussed at Mob Museum by former hitman

By David Amoruso

It’s been almost thirty years ago that Chicago mobster Anthony “The Ant” Spilotro was found beaten to death and buried in a shallow grave in a cornfield in Indiana. To… celebrate (?) this anniversary The Mob Museum in Las…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 2, 2016 at 2:43am — No Comments

Organizer of most prolific cocaine ring in Alaska gets 16 years

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Clarence Anthony Hatton, nicknamed “C-Money,” of Las Vegas was sentenced last week to serve 16 years in prison for supplying large quantities of cocaine to Alaska and Michigan over the past five years; he was also fined $40,000, and required to forfeit expensive vehicles and over $700,000 in drug…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 31, 2016 at 7:33am — No Comments

Paul Phua denies being 14K Triad boss, other allegations

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Gambling czar and poker phenomena Paul Phua has given an exclusive interview to PokerNews which he denies being a leading figure in the 14K Triad and dismisses accusations that he is a match fixer and the world’s biggest bookmaker.

It was a big shock for the successful Phua when within several days he found himself…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 25, 2016 at 11:35am — No Comments

My loving dad was a gangster and Bugsy Siegel’s close friend

By David Amoruso

It was a day that would go down in mob history. The murder of mob boss Bugsy Siegel on June 20, 1947, shocked the American underworld and dominated news stories in all major cities. It was also a day that, years later, would cause a young girl…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 18, 2016 at 8:00am — No 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

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…

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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

UPDATE: Paul Phua denies being 14K Triad boss, also denies other allegations

50-year-old Wei Seng Phua was known as a high roller around the world. The Malaysian played poker at the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 7, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Mob Museum Welcomes Author of Deal with the Devil

The Mob Museum in Las Vegas continues to bring its visitors the exhibits they want to see. From the barber chair in which mafia boss Albert Anastasia met his grisly doom, to clothing and weapons worn and used by real gangsters and those who played them on screen…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 31, 2013 at 3:13am — 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

Organized Crime History: Did the Mafia Turn the United States into a Better Country?

By Clarence Walker



"Those who try to lead the people can only do so by following the mob" - Oscar Wilde.



As people our life's value lies in our contribution to a greater good by taking a stand to become part of something on this earth much greater than ourselves. With passion, taking risks, we as people can help make the world a better place…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 31, 2010 at 5:00am — No Comments

Tony Spilotro and his Hole in the Wall Gang



By David Amoruso

First published in the August/September 2007 issue of Mob Candy Magazine.

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Anthony Spilotro arrived in Las Vegas in 1971. He was sent by the Chicago La Cosa Nostra Family, which most people call The Outfit, to oversee the mob's skimming operations. Several mob families were skimming money from the… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 19, 2010 at 2:27pm — 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

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