Sunday, November 15, 2009


The Vegas Mob Tour is a two and a half hour bus tour that reveals the sordid history of Las Vegas. According to Robert Allen, CEO and founder, " People are fascinated by anything about Las Vegas. They want to hear about the celebrities, the casinos, the mob and all that's synonymous with this town." Allen says he based his tour on the stories found in the popular book "The Battle for Las Vegas" written by well known author Dennis Griffin and personal interviews with Dennis Arnoldy, retired FBI Special Agent.

The experience begins with tales about the mob's connection with Vegas. You'll visit the sites where murders, strange disappearances and mob activity occurred. Your tour guides, dressed in Pinstriped Suits and Fedoras, weave "eerie" stories about Las Vegas' darkest secrets. Strange tales of Sin City's colorful past fill the air.

You will hear about the notorious gangster/casino builder Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel and infamous mob enforcers Tony "The Ant" Spilotro and Frank Cullotta. Guests learn the truth about casino boss Frank "Lefty"Rosenthal, as well as celebrity deaths, suicides and many other strange and puzzling Nevada mysteries.

If you are looking for something different "The Vegas Mob Tour" provides a spine tingling look into the dark and mysterious side of the Neon City!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Frank Cullotta

Frank Cullotta was born in Chicago in 1938. As a youth he embarked on a decades-long criminal career, hanging around with some of the toughest kids on the Windy City’s streets. Frank and several of his associates went on to become accomplished thieves, arsonists, and killers. One of those was Frank’s friend, Tony “the Ant” Spilotro, who gained notoriety as a ruthless Chicago Outfit enforcer. Tony was the mob’s top man in Las Vegas during the 1970s and through the mid-1980s. Frank was his main man for much of that time. Together, they and their gang ruled the Vegas underworld.

In 1982, the two men had a falling out that resulted in Frank rolling and becoming a government witness. His testimony was instrumental in putting a number of mobsters behind bars and causing the Outfit to lose its control over Las Vegas. Although the mob issued a contract on his life, Frank survived his time in prison and the Witness Protection Program. He is now a free man. His tell-all biography, Cullotta, was released in May 2007.