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The Battle for Las Vegas : The Law Vs. the Mob (Paperback)

Author: Griffin, Dennis

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Finely reasearched Mob book

by Scott Roberts on 12/15/2008

It's hard to believe as late as the 1980's, that the Mob still had their hooks into skimming casino count rooms, but they did! Finely written and superbly researched, this book offers perspectives and blunders of the law enforcement side as well. I read the 200 plus pages within a weekend, and you will too. If you are even remotely considering buying this book - do it!

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From the 1970s through the mid-1980s, the Chicago Outfit dominated organized crime in Las Vegas. Unreported revenue, known as the "skim," from Outfit-controlled casinos made its way out of Vegas by the bagful, ending up in the coffers of the Windy City crime bosses and their confederates around the Midwest. To ensure the smooth flow of cash, the gangsters installed a front man with no criminal background, Allen R. Glick, as the casino owner of record, Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal as the real boss of casino operations and Tony Spilotro as the ultimate enforcer, who'd do whatever it took to protect their interests. It wasn't long before Spilotro, also in charge of Vegas street crime, was known as the "King of the Strip." Federal and local law enforcement, recognizing the need to rid the casinos of the mob and shut down Spilotro's rackets, declared war on organized crime. The Battle for Las Vegas relates the story of the fight between the tough guys on both sides, told in large part by the agents and detectives who knew they had to win.

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Publisher Pgw
Mfg Part# 9780929712376
SKU 202995296
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0929712374
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0234
Publisher Huntington Press

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