|The Black Book - Part 2 - Who's
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Rosenthal was suspected of overseeing a Las Vegas casino on
behalf of organized crime interests and directing the skimming of funds from
the casino. In 1982, Rosenthal survived a car bombing in a failed attempt on
his life. In 1991, the Nevada Supreme Court upheld Rosenthal's listing in the
Black Book. Rosenthal now resides in Florida, the book and movie "Casino"
chronicles his life.
Frank Rosenthal was played by Robert
DiNero in the film Casino. During the
1960s and through the early eighties, Frank Rosenthal ran four Las Vegas hotels
and casinos simultaneously, including the world famous Stardust Hotel and
Casino. Frank Rosenthal is also credited with creating the first Race &
Sportsbook (Parlor) in Las Vegas.
|Harris was a 12 year employee of the State Gaming
Control Board who was assigned to evaluate gaming devices. He was arrested in
1995 in New Jersey for using a computer program to win $100,000 on a Keno game.
He was later charged in Nevada for rigging slot machines to pay fraudulent
jackpots and is now on parole for this crime and residing in Las Vegas. Harris
was banned from New Jersey casinos in 1995.
Harris still works
as a consultant in the gaming industry. Harris techniques were the ultimate in
technical cheating. He had his own engineers upload software he had written
onto slot machine computer chips when in the process of testing them. Other
team workers could then play thoses machines and everyone shared in the
|Civella, who is considered the boss of the Kansas
City organized crime family, has a criminal history dating back to 1952. He was
convicted in 1984 for skimming from Nevada casinos. He also has convictions for
bookmaking, wire fraud and illegally selling pharmaceuticals. His father and
uncle were also excluded persons. Civella has also been banned from entering
Missouri gaming establishments. He currently resides in the Kansas City area.
Perry also known as "Richie the Fixer" or Sam Perry. Perry was added to the
list of undesirables in 1992, mainly because of two felony convictions for
influencing the outcome of sporting events. Both of these cases involved
individuals associated with the Luchese organized crime family. He was also
convicted of tax evasion in 1996, for hiding money from a bookmaking business.
Perry is reportedly residing in Florida at the present
A lengthy list of reasons banned Perry from casinos,
including his 1974 conviction for conspiring to bribe jockeys at the Yonkers
and Roosevelt race tracks in New York and his 1984 conviction for bribing
Boston College basketball players. Perry helped perpetrate the Boston College
basketball point-shaving scandal (1978-79) and the 1973 Superfecta harness
racing scandal in New York state.
In the Superfecta races ... a bettor
had to pick the first four winners in a race in their exact order. Perry
figured that by getting two or three of the drivers to pull back or get their
horses boxed in, we could eliminate two or three of the eight horses from the
race. Then we could bet multiples of the remaining combinations at minimum
cost. The payoff in a superfecta race was usually about $3,000, and it cost
$5,040 to buy one ticket for all possible winning combinations. But the ring
only needed to bet on the horses it hadn't secretly eliminated. That cost only
$1,089, guaranteeing them a profit of nearly $2,000 per set of tickets.