Bugsy Siegel and his Visions on Las Vegas

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Siegel faced a great many challenges during the construction on the Flamingo hotel. His life became engulfed by the project, affected his business and personal life, and even created a name for him that would continue down in history. Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel was born into a poor Jewish family in 1906 in Brooklyn and raised there for the remainder of his childhood. At a young age, Siegel had already developed a troublesome personality and became involved in gangs that were from the lower east side of Manhattan. Being a part of the local gangs, Bugsy had committed numerous crimes, the main ones being theft. Often he would steal money from merchants or just threaten them until they paid him a certain amount. It was not until his teenage years that he met Meyer Lansky, a now infamous mobster, and became part of the mafia. Lansky and Siegel became close friends during their youth, which also happened to be the same time that Meyer Lansky was putting together a small-time mob. As author Ric Dickinson, author of Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, stated in his article, "During adolescence, Siegel befriended Meyer Lansky, who was forming a small mob whose…

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