Las Vegas Interesting Facts
Many have had their days of glory in the state of Nevada. But these
three step out of the crowd, as they gave the name of the
He is the best sports handicapper in the history of Las Vegas. He used
to be called "Las Vegas King", "Guru", or something that he surely is: a
genius. He inaugurated the first sports and race book, at Stardust Hotel
& Casino. Every casino in Las Vegas copied his invention afterwards.
He used to run four casinos at the same time, during the 1970's and early
1980's: Stardust, Fremont, Hacienda, and
Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal inspired one of the leading characters in the
"Casino" book and movie (performed by Robert de Niro), though the story
doesn't speak the entire truth, he says. You can find Frank at his own web
Partially, he has made his apprenticeship with Frank Rosenthal.
Finally, he "dethroned" him. He is now chairman of Mirage Resorts, that
includes the largest hotel in the world, MGM Grand. Some of his success is
linked to the name of E. Parry Thomas, known as the only banker in town,
at that time, who would loan money to build a casino. Rosenthal himself
describes him as a "a very skilled mind".George Wingfield
The two "kings" were preceded by George Wingfield, a major figure in ...
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