The Rise and Fall of the Mob in Las Vegas
From Nicholas Pileggi, author of Wiseguy – the No. 1 bestseller that became Martin Scorsese’s Academy Award-winning film Goodfellas – comes the classic true story of love, marriage, adultery, murder and revenge in Las Vegas…Mafia-style.
The Stardust… The Fremont… The Marina.
They ran them all.
And they lost.
No one knew more about casinos than Frank 'Lefty' Rosenthal, the gambling mastermind who, along with his best friend and partner, Anthony 'the Ant' Spilotro, virtually ran Las Vegas for the mob. For years it was the perfect arrangement – Lefty provided the smarts, while Tony kept the bosses happy with weekly suitcases filled with millions in skimmed cash. It should have lasted forever but Lefty’s obsessions with running the town – and Tony’s obsession with Lefty’s beautiful showgirl wife, Geri – eventually led to betrayals and investigations that exploded into one of the greatest scandals in mob history.
Casino is the shattering inside account of how the mob finally lost its stranglehold on Las Vegas, the neon money-making machine it had created.