Category: Cheating / Fleecing

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September 13, 2017

Men Quick to Fire in Gambling Clashes

1904, 1915, 1936 Against a backdrop of sagebrush and dust in Nevada’s early, remote mining towns, saloons drew men for drinking and gambling. That combination, along with contrarian/antagonistic personalities, sometimes led to disputes that turned…

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July 12, 2017

Los Angeles Mobster's Gambling Ring

“Do your enemies before they do you.” — Lester “Benny” Binion Horseshoe Club, Las Vegas, Nevada 1971-1974 In 1971, various people began complaining to the local police department they’d gotten fleeced at an informal casino…

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March 8, 2017

Money-Making Casino Ploy

1966 Suddenly, in the fall, the Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC) directed 41-plus casinos to cease operation of specific electronic blackjack machines because they were “experiencing difficulties when played so as to render the devices more…

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August 10, 2016

Dirty Dealings in Las Vegas

1949-1953 Only months after Cleveland bar owner, Norman Khoury’s 1949 acquisition of Club Savoy in Las Vegas, Nevada, Allen Smiley, an associate of the then-deceased Bugsy Siegel, unexpectedly approached him. He introduced Khoury to Bob…

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March 2, 2016