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The Argent Empire | Pt. 5

The Argent Empire | Pt. 5

"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.For more information on this episode, visit To learn about The Mob Museum, visit

Duration: 49 min

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