The Dunes Hotel and Casino: The Mob, the Connections, the Stories
“The intent behind this book is to record classic Las Vegas history that would be lost forever if not memorialized.” The Dunes operation was a spectrum of information that is intricate and mysterious at times, protected by a shroud of secrecy and intrigue that is virtually impossible to decipher. It featured different operators and Mob characters who, at various times in the history of the hotel, were involved in various ventures, including gambling, bookmaking, real estate investment and many other business arrangements. There are more than 390 footnotes, and an index. I have been working on this book for almost four years, which included many hours of research and the development of a timeline. My research helped bring forth answers to questions regarding notable gambling operators, Mafia chiefs, U.S. Senators, Governors and memorable events. One such event solves a mystery of a bomb assassination plot and a shooting; politicians were compromised, Hoffa pulled strings and there are heretofore undisclosed facts that involve President Kennedy’s assassination. I never dreamed these details would ever be uncovered.