Before he was a presidential candidate, Donald Trump stepped into the casino business in Atlantic City, but an economic downturn would lead to bankruptcy.More
Taking a trip to Las Vegas? While trying out some of the casinos, learn a little bit about the history of gambling in Vegas at the Las Vegas Gambling Museum.More
When traveling across the world to the major gambling destinations in Macau, Vegas, Atlantic City, Connecticut, or South Africa, don’t miss the local sites too.More
In Part I of this short series, The One-Armed Bandit: Slot Machines and Organized Crime in New York City, we looked at the origins of the slot machine in Brooklyn and the technological manipulations developed later to hide the illegality of slot machine activity throughout the country.
The rise of Frank Costello (born Francesco Castiglia) …More
With more than 25,000 slot machines in NYC in the 1930’s placed in prosaic locations, the general populace was both knowingly and unknowingly touched by the mafia.More