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10,222.  Las Vegas: it isn’t just a city, it’s the world’s largest, brightest, brashest neon work of art.  (Art & Las Vegas)  Andrew Graham-Dixon, Art of America: What Lies Beneath 3/3, BBC 2011

 

 

13,138.  You went to Las Vegas while that poor child was meant to be in Lourdes.  (Catholicism & Las Vegas & Priest)  Father Ted: The Passion of St Tibulus s1e3, Bishop Brennan to Ted

 

 

111,134.  The dashing trigger-happy Benjamin Siegel, better known as Bugsy, was as charming as he was murderous.  In the 1940s the New York mob sent Bugsy to LA where he muscled in on the rackets and hobnobbed with movie stars.  Then he fell for the movie girl Virginia Hill.  (Murder & Mafia & Gangstas & Las Vegas)  Mobsters s1e5: Bugsy Siegel, Bio 2007

 

111,135.  The gamble of a lifetime: he gained control of the Las Vegas resort and casino the Flamingo.  (Murder & Mafia & Gangstas & Las Vegas)  ibid.  

 

111,136.  By age 21 Bugsy was already a success in spite of a rap sheet that included charges of assault, drug dealing, white slavery, bootlegging, highjacking, robbery, bookmaking and murder.  (Murder & Mafia & Gangstas & Las Vegas)  ibid.

 

 

17,610.  The Outfit's Las Vegas casino The Stardust was full of gamblers spending money.  (Gangstas: Chicago & Mafia Chicago & Las Vegas & Las Vegas)  Mobsters: Tony Accardo

 

 

17,645.  The Mobsters pocketed the rest.  The desert city had become a cash cow for the outfit.  With so much money flowing from Las Vegas casinos the Mob needed muscle to protect its investment.  Naturally, the bosses turned to a man who had killed and tortured on behalf of the Mob for years – Tony Spilatro.  And the young mobster saw it as a chance to prove himself.  (Gangstas & Murder: Spilotro & Gangstas: Las Vegas & Las Vegas & Chicago)  Mobsters: Tony Spilotro

 

17,647.  In the wake of the indictments the Nevada Gaming Commission raided The Stardust casino.  The move put a serious hole in the Chicago Outfit’s Vegas revenue.  (Gangstas & Murder: Spilotro & Gangstas: Las Vegas & Las Vegas & Chicago)  ibid.  

 

 

17,650.  A home-loving husband, dedicated father, Tony Spilatro was in fact suspected by the FBI of over twenty murders.  As Las Vegas enforcer for the Chicago Mafia Spilatro hit whoever his bosses wanted taking care of.  (Gangstas & Murder: Spilotro & Gangstas: Las Vegas & Las Vegas & Chicago)  Mafia’s Greatest Hits: Tony the Ant Spilotro

 

17,651.  The Chicago Mafia controlled some of the biggest hotel-casinos in the city.  (Gangstas & Murder: Spilotro & Gangstas: Las Vegas & Las Vegas & Chicago)  ibid.

 

 

17,667.  And what did the gangstas do with all these millions?  They built casino hotels in the Nevada desert – Las Vegas.  (Gangstas: Chicago & Gangstas: Las Vegas & Las Vegas & Chicago)  Mafia’s Greatest Hits: Allen Dorfman

 

17,670.  Joey The Clown Lombardo was a serious gangsta ... Lombardo oversaw the Las Vegas casinos.  (Gangstas: Chicago & Las Vegas & Las Vegas & Chicago)  ibid.

 

 

18,213.  While Mickey embraced life in LA, Bugsy Siegel was bored with the same old Hollywood scene.  In 1945 Bugsy came up with an idea that he pitched to the Mob families - an investment opportunity.  The Flamingo Hotel.  A first-class destination in Las Vegas, Nevada, complete with a hundred and five rooms, private bungalows, and a casino.  Siegel told them all they had to do was put up the money to build the place and watch their wallets grow.  (Gangstas: Las Vegas & Murder: Siegel & Las Vegas & Mafia & Los Angeles & Gangstas: Los Angeles & Murder: Cohen)  Mobsters: Mickey Cohen

 

18,214.  By the time Mickey arrived in Las Vegas it was too late.  The hotel was already $5 million over budget.  Bugsy had promised the Mob a sure thing; The Flamingo was anything but ... The assassin fired into the house hitting Bugsy three times in the head, killing him instantly.  Bugsy Segal had bet everything on Vegas.  And lost.  (Gangstas: Las Vegas & Murder: Siegel & Las Vegas & Mafia & Gangstas: Los Angeles & Los Angeles & Murder: Cohen)  ibid.   

 

 

18,215.  We were able to establish with hard evidence that the organised crime families did in fact have these hidden interests in casinos in Las Vegas.  That they were receiving skim money.  (Gangstas: Las Vegas & Las Vegas & Mafia)  Lee Flosi, FBI special agent

 

 

18,216.  He cheated Las Vegas out of millions.  There was no slot machine he couldn’t beat.  A brilliant inventor he tinkered his way into the biggest casino heist in history.  There was nothing they could do to stop the slot-machine genius.  (Gangstas: Las Vegas & Las Vegas)  Masterminds: The Slot Machine Genius

 

18,217.  In 1992 Las Vegas fell victim to one of the biggest gambling thefts in history.  An estimated $2.5 million was plundered from slot machines up and down the strip.  All by a single gang.  (Gangstas: Las Vegas & Las Vegas)  ibid.

 

18,218.  A TV repair man ... His name was Tommy Glenn Carmichael ... In 1992 armed with light-wands they hit every casino on the Strip.  (Gangstas: Las Vegas & Las Vegas)  ibid.

 

18,219.  Carmichael built a cheating empire.  Through his corporation he began marketing his tools and his tips to the criminal underworld.  (Gangstas: Las Vegas & Las Vegas)  ibid.

 

18,220.  Tommy Carmichael was caught in the act.  (Gangstas: Las Vegas & Las Vegas)  ibid.

 

 

18,221.  He struck Vegas casinos at will.  The latest technology was no match for him.  A virtually impossible crime scored over fifteen million dollars.  (Gangstas: Las Vegas & Las Vegas)  Masterminds: Stealing Las Vegas

 

18,222.  Dennis Nikrasch was born the south side of Chicago into a family of career criminals ... Nikrasch moved to Las Vegas in the 1970s.  (Gangstas: Las Vegas & Las Vegas)  ibid.

 

18,223.  Nikrasch himself gets eight years in a Federal prison.  (Gangstas: Las Vegas & Las Vegas)  ibid.

 

 

18,224.  This informant told them [FBI] about a group of people in Nevada that could win a jackpot any time they wanted to.  And she was part of the crew.  (Gangstas: Las Vegas & Las Vegas)  James Taylor, special agent Nevada Gaming Control Board

 

 

18,225.  At one time a cash pipeline straight to America’s Mafia.  (Gangstas: Las Vegas & Las Vegas & Mafia)  Casino: True Story

 

18,226.  The most lucrative of them all was The Stardust.  (Gangstas: Las Vegas & Las Vegas & Mafia)  ibid.

 

18,227.  A way of pocketing their cash without leaving any trace in the accounts – it was known as the Skim.  (Gangstas: Las Vegas & Las Vegas & Mafia)  ibid.

 

18,228.  In 1971 the Chicago Mob sent in Tony The Ant Spilotro to act as their enforcer.  (Gangstas: Las Vegas & Las Vegas & Mafia)  ibid.

 

18,229.  As the city’s first organised burglary crew, the gang took full advantage of lax security ... the Hole-in-the-wall Gang.  (Gangstas: Las Vegas & Las Vegas & Mafia)  ibid.

 

18,230.  In 1979 as part of a major government initiative FBI agents were dispatched to Vegas to drive the Mafia out of the city.  (Gangstas: Las Vegas & Las Vegas & Mafia)  ibid.

 

18,231.  The Fed’s strategy was to follow the money.  (Gangstas: Las Vegas & Las Vegas & Mafia)  ibid.

 

18,232. The FBI offered to drop the charges if Collotta became a state witness against his boss.  (Gangstas: Las Vegas & Las Vegas & Mafia)  ibid.

 

18,233.  The Mob had lost its biggest earner and someone had to pay.  (Gangstas: Las Vegas & Las Vegas & Mafia)  ibid.

 

18,234.  The battle for Las Vegas was over and the Law had won.  (Gangstas: Las Vegas & Las Vegas & Mafia)  ibid.

 

 

20,033.  Later on he had an idea: to build a city out of a desert stopover for GIs on the way to the West Coast.  That kid’s name was Moe Green.  And the city he invented was Las Vegas.  (GBH Films & Mafia: Las Vegas & Las Vegas)  The Godfather II 1974 starring Robert De Niro & Al Pacino & Robert Duvall & Diane Keaton & Talia Shire & Morgana King & John Cazale & Marianna Hill & Lee Strasberg et al, director Francis Ford Coppola, Hyman Roth

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