Casino: Love and Honor in Las Vegas

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The true story behind the Martin Scorsese film: Focusing on Chicago bookie Frank 'Lefty' Rosenthal and his partner, Anthony Spilotro, and drawing on extensive, in-depth interviews, the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of the Mafia classic Wiseguy-basis for the film Goodfellas-Nicholas Pileggi reveals how the pair worked together to oversee Las Vegas casino operations for the mob. He unearths how Teamster pension funds were used to take control of the Stardust and Tropicana and how Spilotro simultaneously ran a crew of jewel thieves nicknamed the 'Hole in the Wall Gang.' For years, these gangsters kept a stranglehold on Sin City's brightly lit nightspots, skimming millions in cash for their bosses. But the elaborate scheme began to crumble when Rosenthal's disproportionate ambitions drove him to make mistakes. Spilotro made an error of his own, falling for his partner's wife, a troubled showgirl named Geri. It would all lead to betrayal, a wide-ranging FBI investigation, multiple convictions, and the end of the Mafia's longstanding grip on the multibillion-dollar gaming oasis in the midst of the Nevada desert. Casino is a journey into 1970s Las Vegas and a riveting nonfiction account of the world portrayed in the Martin Scorsese film of the same name, starring Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci, and Sharon Stone-a story of adultery, murder, infighting, and revenge.
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subject_facet Casinos -- Nevada -- Las Vegas, Criminals -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- Biography, Electronic books, Mafia -- Nevada -- Las Vegas -- Biography, Rosenthal, Frank, -- 1929-2008, Spilotro, Anthony, -- 1938-
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title_full Casino : Love and Honor in Las Vegas [electronic resource] Pileggi, Nicholas., Casino : love and honor in Las Vegas [electronic resource] / Nicholas Pileggi
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title_sub Love and Honor in Las Vegas
topic_facet Casinos, Criminals, Electronic books, Mafia, Rosenthal, Frank, Spilotro, Anthony