25 results for “Pileggi”

Elon Musk’s Boring Co. Step Closer to Linking Casino to Las Vegas Convention Center

A tunnel for a people-mover connecting the Las Vegas Convention Center to Resorts World Las Vegas is another step closer to being built. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board of...

Larry HenryFebruary 10, 2021

Resorts World Las Vegas Flooded With 85K Applicants for 6K Jobs

A hotel-casino set to open this summer on the Las Vegas Strip is being swamped with job applications. This comes as the coronavirus pandemic has dealt a sharp blow to Southern Nevada’s...

Larry HenryFebruary 8, 2021

Mob Museum in Las Vegas Hosts Presentation on Kevyn Wynn Kidnapping

The federal prosecutor who worked to put Kevyn Wynn’s 1993 kidnappers behind bars is set to speak Thursday at the Mob Museum in Las Vegas. Kevyn Wynn is the daughter of casino...

Larry HenryJanuary 20, 2021

Las Vegas Era From Movie ‘Casino’ Gone Forever: Former Mobster 

Near the end of his life last summer, former mobster Frank Cullotta said Las Vegas as depicted in the movie Casino will never come back. Dennis N. Griffin, who has written several...

Larry HenryJanuary 10, 2021

Two Nevadans Who Influenced Casino Industry Died at End of 2020 

Joe Neal and George Swarts, two Nevadans who helped shape and enforce gaming policy in Nevada, have died. A North Las Vegas Democrat and Nevada’s first Black state senator, Neal died on...

Larry HenryJanuary 4, 2021

‘Bugsy’ Siegel Artifacts from Flamingo Casino Displayed at Mob Museum in Las Vegas 

The Mob Museum in Las Vegas has unveiled an exhibit with items from the 1940s Flamingo Casino and the gangster who opened it, Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel. A New York organized crime figure,...

Larry HenryDecember 24, 2020

Reputed Mobster Ordered Killing Over Suspected Gambling Machine Theft: Prosecutors

Prosecutors in New York want a judge to consider a 1997 stabbing death to figure into the sentencing this spring of a reputed Genovese family mobster, according to a news report. The...

Larry HenryDecember 22, 2020

Las Vegas Casinos Can Restore Magic of Earlier Era by Reconnecting With Customers: Gaming Expert

By getting back to “personalized attention,” Las Vegas casinos can recapture the magic that defined the famous Rat Pack era from decades ago, says a gaming historian. David G. Schwartz told

Larry HenryDecember 6, 2020

Resorts World Las Vegas to Interview Candidates for 6,000 Jobs, As Tourism Remains Slow

Job interview invitations are going out within days to potential employees for the 6,000 jobs at Resorts World Las Vegas. This is happening as tourism in Las Vegas is in a slump....

Larry HenryDecember 1, 2020

Las Vegas Was Magic In Earlier Days but Spectacular Now: ‘Casino’ Screenwriter

Las Vegas was “magic” in the era when casinos were smaller and more intimate, author and screenwriter Nicholas Pileggi told But the city and its casinos now are “spectacular,” he said....

Larry HenryNovember 26, 2020

‘Casino’ Movie’s Anniversary Celebrated in Las Vegas, Recalling City’s Mafia History

The movie Casino’s 25th anniversary took center stage in Las Vegas this week. The movie recalls an era when mobsters operated casinos in Sin City. The Mob Museum in downtown Las Vegas...

Larry HenryNovember 19, 2020

Resorts World Las Vegas Now Accepting Job Applications, Opening Set for Next Summer

Resorts World Las Vegas began accepting job applications on Monday. The resort is expected to open next summer on the Las Vegas Strip. Resorts World Las Vegas executive Lori Calderon said on...

Larry HenryNovember 16, 2020

‘Casino’ Inspiration “Lefty” Rosenthal’s Bulletproof House Set for Sale in Las Vegas

The Las Vegas residence once belonging to Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal, the iconic casino boss associated with organized crime figures and the inspiration for the movie Casino is close to being sold. The home...

Ed SilversteinNovember 16, 2020

Resorts World Las Vegas Pledges to Pay Artists After First Seeking Volunteers

A casino company constructing a $4.3-billion resort on the Las Vegas Strip has agreed to pay artists for creating murals at the site. Resorts World Las Vegas at first wanted artists to...

Larry HenryOctober 25, 2020

Former Mobster’s Death Recalls Las Vegas Era Portrayed in Movie ‘Casino’

A former mobster who had a bit part in the 1995 Martin Scorsese movie Casino has died in Las Vegas, capping a colorful period in the city’s underworld history. Frank Cullotta, 81,...

Larry HenryAugust 21, 2020