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Bugsy Siegel

  • Features

    Moose, Moey & Bugsy

    By Rob Miech

    A 2014 magazine article might have revealed Bugsy Siegel’s assassin

  • Green Felt Journal

    Mob Protégé Bernie Sindler Tells All

    By David G. Schwartz

    When card games were dealt in clubs and private homes, when the mob ran most American gambling and when Las Vegas was barely an idea, Bernie Sindler was there.

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    Who Owns Bugsy?

    By Lissa Townsend Rodgers

    Every city has its so-called founding father, the iconic figure who strides through tales repeated, exaggerated or downright fabricated. Philadelphia, for instance, has Benjamin Franklin. Las Vegas has Benjamin Siegel.

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    Siegel’s Shadow

    By David G. Schwartz

    Few murders have seared the soul of Las Vegas like one that didn’t even happen in the city—the June 20, 1947, murder of mobster Benjamin “Bugsy" Siegel in his girlfriend’s Beverly Hills home. Just about everyone in Las Vegas thinks they know who Bugsy Siegel was—the guy who founded the Flamingo and created modern Las Vegas. Actually, the credit for the former goes to Hollywood Reporter publisher/Los Angeles nightlife impresario/compulsive gambler Billy Wilkerson, and the latter … it’s safe to say can be credited to a few dozen people.