Category: gambling history

Mafia impact on Las Vegas in early years
Categories: gambling history, offline casinos Posted on: 20 May 2020 602 0
Estimate reading time time: 14 min, 2674 words

Mafia impact on Las Vegas in early years

In 1829, an 18 year-old Mexican scout for the Antonio Armijo Trading Caravan was tasked with finding a new trade route to Los Angeles from Santa Fe, New Mexico. He came onto an oasis in the desert in his search. Brigham Young ordered 30 missionaries to construct a fort in...

Benny Binion - gambling legend and convicted criminal
Categories: gambling history, live poker, offline casinos Posted on: 25 Jun 2020 753 0
Estimate reading time time: 13 min, 2443 words

Benny Binion - gambling legend and convicted criminal

Lester Ben Binion (November 20, 1904 - December 25, 1989) was an American gambling legend, career criminal, and convicted assassin who set up illegal gambling operations in the Texas city of Dallas-Fort Worth. He would later move to Nevada, where gambling was legal, and in downtown Las Vegas open the...