Gambling and Government

Casino Watch Newsletter, September/October, 1999

  • According to the Las Veqas Review-Journal House Speaker Dennis Hastert praises the gambling industry after picking up more than $600,000 from Nevada's casino interests.
     
  • According to the Las Veqas Review-Journal criminal defense attorney Oscar Goodman, whose clientele earned him the nickname "Mouthpiece for the Mob," has become Las Vegas' 19th Mayor.
     
  • Las Vegas' new Mayor, Oscar Goodman, had made regular stops in Kansas City to defend notorious organized-crime figures, including Anthony "Tony Ripe" Civella.