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Mobs and Mafias

The Truth About The Movie Casino

September 1, 2016 • By

Everybody knows that any film “inspired by actual events” takes a fair amount of artistic license. The 1990s mob movie Casino starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Sharon Stone was a massive hit. Here, we look at the facts behind the fiction of the people, places and events.

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DavidBerman
Mobster Profiles

David Berman

August 6, 2016 • By

When it comes to the mob’s influence on the Las Vegas gambling scene David Berman aka “Davie the Jew” is considered one of the pioneers. He and Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel had operated the Flamingo Las Vegas.

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Charles Baron
Mobster Profiles

Charles Baron

May 10, 2016 • By

Charles “Babe” Baron was a notorious Chicago mobster during the days of Meyer Lansky and Al Capone.  He had widespread interests in the underworld but he is best known for his role in the gambling industry.

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Al Capone
Mobster Profiles

Al Capone

May 10, 2016 • By

Back in the Prohibition era, there was an American gangster who quickly rose to fame as one of the founders and the boss of Italian-American crime syndicate, Chicago Outfit. His name? Alphonse Gabriel Capone – better known as infamous American gangster, Al Capone.

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Meyer Lansky
Mobster Profiles

Meyer Lansky

May 10, 2016 • By

Meyer Lansky was born Meier Suchowlański in 1902 in Belarus. He was Polish-Jewish although he and his family immigrated to the United States when he was less than ten years old.

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