All posts tagged: Las Vegas Mob

The Last Casino: Interview with Ralph Delligatti

A fictional account of Ralph Delligatti’s fifty years in the casino industry is drawn from actual events with names changed to protect the innocent.  The Last Casino takes readers behind the scenes, the gangs, the celebrities, the gambling, and of course a good conspiracy thrown in to make it interesting! “I’ve worked in the Casino Industry for almost fifty years. Most of which was spent in Las Vegas. The idea for the book is drawn from actual events that occurred during the late 1970s. It has a number of anecdotes relating to my experiences with Elvis Presley, Redd Foxx, Chuck Norris and Howard Hughes. The main story is about the last mob run casino in Vegas.” The Last Casino website: If you would like to be considered for an interview on ImaginePublicity on Air please email with a brief synopsis of your topic.

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 …

RealWiseguys Radio: Life in the Vegas Mob, What Was it Like?

Every THIRD WEDNESDAY at 9ET join hosts Dennis Griffin and Andrew DiDonato for Real Wiseguys Radio on Inside Lenz Network! Listen LIVE or to podcasts: Jane Ann Morrison, columnist and former crime beat reporter for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, will talk about the Tony Spilotro era in Las Vegas from a reporter’s perspective and how Vegas has changed over the years. Jane Ann Morrison writes on topics from politics to human interest. Her column appears Monday, Thursday and Saturday in the Nevada News section. Wendy Mazaros, author of Vegas Rag Doll, will be on the second segment to discuss her life as the wife of Mob hit man Tom Hanley. At fifteen, she fell into the arms of Ted Binion, heir-apparent of the Binion’s Horseshoe Club family. Binion passed her off to Tom Hanley; a man she would marry, and later learn was a hitman for the mob. Join co-hosts Andrew DiDonato and Denny Griffin and their guests as they discuss mobsters, murder and the Las Vegas of yesterday and today.  

January is “Mob Month” in Vegas! Dennis Griffin Presents on Panel

Please join Dennis Griffin in January for three special presentations at the Clark County Library as they present Mob Month.  The presentations are in the main theater and are free and open to the public.  Everything begins at 7pm The first presentation is on January 4, Clark County Library welcomes four panelists: two from the right side of the law and two from the wrong side: Retired FBI special agent Dennis Arnoldy led the team that arrested the infamous Hole In The Wall Gang; former mafia street soldier-turned-author/filmmaker Andrew DiDonato (Surviving The Mob) worked for the Gambino & Genovese crime families;  ex-sheriff/ Internet talk show host Dennis Griffin is an author of 10 bestsellers including The Battle For Las Vegas– The Law vs. The Mob, Vegas Vixen, and Cullotta ; and ex-mobster/active government witness Salvatore ‘Fat Sal’ Mangiavillano whose testimony against mob instigators Peter Gotti & Huck Carbonaro resulted in their convictions. Books and DVDs by DiDonato and Griffin will be available for purchase and signing after the presentation.  For more information, please call 507-3458. The second presentation is on January 18. This discussions will revolve around heavyweights from …