All posts filed under: Frank Cullotta

Casino, Frank Cullotta, the Hole in the Wall Gang

“CASINO” Tours with Frank Cullotta Launch to Mark 20th Year of Movie’s Release

    This year marks the 20th anniversary of the blockbuster movie “Casino,” which provided a fast-paced dramatization of an era in Las Vegas when organized crime controlled many of the city’s casinos. Beginning March 18, history buffs and film aficionados alike can join former mobster Frank Cullotta himself for a two-hour tour of the places where iconic scenes from “Casino” actually took place. The tour will begin at The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, with a special private tour by former FBI Special Agent Dennis Arnoldy and Mob historian Robert George Allen. Following the visit to the Museum, guests will depart on a bus tour that will take them to locations immortalized in history and in film, such as The Casino House, the site of the Frankie “Blue” death scene, Bertha’s robbery site and more. In addition, participants will learn the true stories behind the events that transpired in the film. Cullotta is the former leader of Las Vegas’ “Hole in the Wall Gang,” as well as a …

Frank Cullotta's Casino Tour

Casino (The Movie): 20 Years After

  Amidst the bright flashing lights in the city with no clocks, time was ticking for those who were skimming millions from the most popular gambling spots in Sin City, Las Vegas. The blockbuster movie of 1995 was Casino, based on the book by Nicholas Pileggi and filmed by Martin Scorsese. Filled with stars like Robert DeNiro, Sharon Stone, and Joe Pesci, and the backdrop of Las Vegas in its heyday, Casino was another Mafia hit from the genre that gave us The Godfather and Goodfellas. Audiences were taken back to a time when Vegas was ruled by the Mob, specifically the Chicago Outfit. Gaining a foothold in the gambling mecca meant millions were skimmed off the top, with no record, and delivered to the Mob bosses via Kansas City, St. Louis and Chicago. The film re-creates the true story of power, money, and murder and how it all came tumbling down. Frank Cullotta played an integral part in the burglary operations of the Vegas crew known as the Hole in the Wall Gang because of their signature …