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.
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.
Gambling and the USA have had a fascinating and tumultuous relationship throughout history – even as far back as the beginning of the very first colonies, which were organised on the basis of two very different sets of values – the laws of England, and the moral rules of the Puritans.