Balboni (history and political science, Community College of Southern
Nevada) interviews some 150 successful Las Vegan Italian Americans in
an attempt to wipe away the notion that every Italian American has
Mob connections. He also explores their role in the post-World War
II growth of the Strip area, the nature and extent of organized crime
in Las Vegas, and relations with Jewish Americans in the gaming
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