Gambling and the Mob


Anyone who’s seen The Godfather knows that the mob had something to do with Las Vegas casinos in the early days.

But what’s the real deal with gambling and the mob?

In this talk, Dr. Schwartz examines the connections, from the mid-19th century criminal underworld vividly depicted in Martin Scorcese’s Gangs of New York to the glory days of 1960s Las Vegas.

What did gambling have to do with baseball’s biggest scandal?

Who was “Bugsy” Siegel, and was he the real founder of Las Vegas?

How did organized crime move into gambling in the first place?

And is the mob still involved in gambling?

These questions, and many more will be answered in this riveting presentation.

For more information, please contact Dr. Schwartz.


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