The Argent Empire | S1E5

06.16.2020 - By Mobbed Up: The Fight for Las Vegas

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"You don’t buy Mr. Spilotro drinks. He buys you drinks."

In 1971, Tony Spilotro moves from Chicago to Las Vegas to look after the mob's interests, alongside a longtime oddsmaker named Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal. A few years later, a mob-connected holding company, the Argent Corporation, begins buying up casinos using loans from the Teamsters Union Central States Pension Fund.

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