We all know that crime and money go hand in hand, and that’s why so many mobsters get caught up in gambling. Many of the mob operated casinos in Vegas from the mid-1930s onward. Here is a list of some of the most notorious casino mobsters from that time. We bet you’ll recognise some of these names!
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.
Frank “The Prime Minister” Costello was the head of the Luciano family – one of New York’s most powerful – from 1936 to 1957. He was forced to retire that year – after Vito Genovese, the man he’d replaced, took out a failed hit on him. This is his story.