Nevada Gambling Essay

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Final Project 1 NEVADA GAMBLING Las Vegas in Retrospect With it's ties to Organized Crime And Benjamin "Bugsy" Seigel. Clayton L. Blackwell CJ350 Organized Crime Final Project 2 NEVADA GAMBLING GLITCH Nevada became the first state to legalize casino gambling, but not before it was reluctantly the last western state to outlaw gaming in 1910. At midnight, October First, 1910, a strict anti-gambling law became effective in Nevada. It even forbade the western custom of flipping a coin for the price of a drink. The Nevada State Journal newspaper in Reno reported: "Stilled forever is the click of the roulette wheel, the rattle of dice and the swish of cards." "Forever" lasted less than three weeks in Las Vegas. Gamblers…show more content…
In 1926, Siegel was arrested for raping a woman who had turned down his advances in a speakeasy, but Lansky coerced the victim not to testify. In 1930 Lansky and Siegel joined forces with Charles "Lucky" Luciano. Siegel became a bootlegger and was also associated with Albert Anastasia. Siegel was used for bootlegging operations in New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia. During the so-called Castellammarese War in 1930-1931, they fought the gang of Joe Masseria; Siegel reputedly had a hand in Masseria's 1931 murder in Coney Island and later had a part in the formation of Murder, Inc. In 1932 he was arrested for gambling and bootlegging but got away with only a fine. Lansky and Siegel were briefly allied with Dutch Schultz and killed rival loan sharks Louis and Joseph Amberg in 1935. Final Project 5 In 1937 the East Coast mob sent Siegel to California to try to develop Syndicate gambling rackets in the West alongside Los Angeles mobster Jack Dragna. Siegel also recruited Jewish gang boss Mickey Cohen as his lieutenant. Siegel used Syndicate money to set up a national wire service to help the East Coast mob quicken their returns. Siegel married his childhood sweetheart Esta Krakow, sister of hit man Whitey Krakow, on January 28, 1939. He eventually moved her and their two daughters to the West Coast after his bosses had sent him there, but kept them in the dark about his many extramarital affairs. Four of his mistresses were actresses Ketti Gallian, Wendy Barrie and

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