Category: offline casinos

Trump Plaza's demolition auction
Categories: gambling history, offline casinos, other Posted on: 19 Dec 2020 171 0
Estimate reading time time: 2 min, 431 words

Trump Plaza's demolition auction

Next month, an Atlantic City casino is scheduled to be demolished and city officials are planning to turn the demolition event into a fundraiser, aiming to raise more than $1 million. Trump Plaza, and the bidding winner will be able to press and blow up the button. The demolition of the...

Top 5 biggest slot jackpots won
Categories: offline casinos, slots Posted on: 15 Oct 2020 182 0
Estimate reading time time: 4 min, 844 words

Top 5 biggest slot jackpots won

The creation of the progressive jackpot on slot machines can be largely credited to some of the biggest wins in gaming history. A number of slot machines can be associated with this jackpot system, and with every spin that yields no wins, a portion of the money from the spin...

Las Vegas casinos is linked to a BC drug money laundering network
Categories: crime, offline casinos Posted on: 15 Mar 2021 190 0
Estimate reading time time: 2 min, 427 words

Las Vegas casinos is linked to a BC drug money laundering network

Authorities in British Columbia believe a man accused of being at the core of a multinational drug dealing and money laundering ring had VIP accounts in Las Vegas, Macau, and the province. This was revealed at the most recent meeting of the Cullen Commission, which is investigating the scope of BC's...

How mob associate become a pioneer in sports betting: Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal
Categories: gambling history, offline casinos Posted on: 2 Oct 2020 228 0
Estimate reading time time: 5 min, 859 words

How mob associate become a pioneer in sports betting: Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal

Frank Lawrence "Lefty" Rosenthal was a sports handicapper, Chicago Outfit partner, and a former Las Vegas casino executive (June 12, 1929-October 13, 2008). He had received the mocking nickname "Lefty" because at a hearing on gambling and organized crime, he had cited the Fifth Amendment thirty-seven times, even invoking his...

Tropicana casino history
Categories: gambling history, offline casinos Posted on: 24 Aug 2020 246 0
Estimate reading time time: 5 min, 870 words

Tropicana casino history

Las Vegas was halfway through a recession. It was April 1957, and two years earlier the town had still come to terms with the opening of five major resorts. The Dunes, the Riviera, New Frontier, Royal Nevada and Moulin Rouge had all fought through changes of ownership, some falling into...

High Rollers - High Risk?
Categories: documentary, offline casinos, video Posted on: 9 Aug 2020 251 0

High Rollers - High Risk?

Linton Besser explores Australia's campaign to lure overseas gamblers, and the consequences of that policy. Building casinos may be a lucrative business. The industry here is estimated to be producing about five billion dollars a year. Most of that money comes from average Australians, but businesses that operate casinos are...