Category: Mobsters

Woman Usurps Mobsters' Gaming Action

1947-1952 Despite New York mobsters trying to scare her off, an ambitious woman — Elaine Townsend (née Margaret Helgeson) — held her own as a gambling operator in the late 1940s. Bright, young and gorgeous, she…

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August 9, 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