Mobsters and criminals have always used the internet to their advantage. Ever since the internet was created, we have had an influx of criminal activity, and the Darknet has been a haven for the morally ambiguous. So many clandestine goings on happen online, and this has only increased in the last five to ten years. The thing is that you could argue it’s almost become easier for criminals these days as well.
TV is considered by many to be the ultimate medium. It’s the perfect way to tell a story and explore characters over numerous hours and seasons. There is much broader scope for television than there is in movies, and this is one of the reasons TV has made such a resurgence. In fact, many people feel we are living in a golden age of television again, and it’s difficult to argue.
The mob is thought of as being aggressive drug barons who carry out racketeering and assassinations in the interests of money and power, and perhaps that’s true, who knows? However, they weren’t always known for such things; in fact, way back when, the mob were linked with the Vegas casino scene. In fact, many credit them with founding the Vegas we know and love today. Here are the top 5 books we recommend you read about casino mobsters.
Mobster movies are brilliant. For two hours or so we can sit there and envelope ourselves in the thrill of spending money, we don’t have, killing the bad guys (most of the time), drinking too much alcohol with seemingly no effect and partaking in some car chases too. There’s a lot of casino mobster movies out there but if you want some idea of where to start, here are the top five that you absolutely have to watch.
Movies are a great way of telling stories, and understanding the history behind important events. It’s fair to say that casinos and Las Vegas are a huge part of the history of the United States, and that’s why there are a lot of films made about them. In fact, some of the best films ever made are gangster movies, and you definitely need to check some of these out.
Vegas. The City of Sin. America’s Playground. We all know the legend of Las Vegas and how many see it as the city of second chances. It lacks soul and character, and it’s basically just a neon monument to consumerism, but there’s no doubting that it’s impressive. But, have you ever wondered how we got from the Vegas that was to the Vegas that is?
Anyone with interest in casinos will be aware that they often fall foul of crime. There is so much money in casinos at any one time that they are a clear target for criminals. In fact, anyone using online casinos and games is going to be at risk from crime, especially online. There are a lot of reasons why this could happen, but, one of the main ones is that we underestimate the power of cyber crime these days.
The internet has been a marvellous invention for everybody. It has permitted people to make new friends and get in touch with old friends. It has revolutionised how we do business, shop, bank and play games. For the gambling industry, it has been a boon, with new websites like Slots Magic gaining rapid popularity daily. However, the massive growth of online casinos has one downside in the growth of online casino criminals. The opportunity to gamble has gone hand in hand with the opportunities for online crime.
We all know that crime and money go hand in hand, and that’s why so many mobsters get caught up in gambling. Many of the mob operated casinos in Vegas from the mid-1930s onward. Here is a list of some of the most notorious casino mobsters from that time. We bet you’ll recognise some of these names!
Everybody knows that any film “inspired by actual events” takes a fair amount of artistic license. The 1990s mob movie Casino starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Sharon Stone was a massive hit. Here, we look at the facts behind the fiction of the people, places and events.