“Las Vegas is really the ideal place to mark this milestone,” said Robert George Allen, who along with Frank Cullotta produces the highly rated Casino Movie Tour. “People are fascinated about the Mob, and anyone who enjoyed the movie or has an interest in the history of the Mob in Las Vegas, will want to help us celebrate. We’re putting together some Special Anniversary Tours and other events that will be once-in-a-lifetime experiences.”
Allen promised that specific dates and details will be finalized and made available shortly. “We’re going to have several activities scheduled on several dates throughout the year, so it will be easier for people to fit us into their travel plans.”
The blockbuster movie of 1995 was Casino, based on the book by Nicholas Pileggi and filmed by Martin Scorsese. Filled with stars like Robert DeNiro, Sharon Stone, and Joe Pesci, and the backdrop of Las Vegas in its heyday, Casino was another Mafia hit from the genre that gave us The Godfather and Goodfellas.
Audiences were taken back to a time when Vegas was ruled by the Mob, specifically the Chicago Outfit. Gaining a foothold in the gambling mecca meant millions were skimmed off the top, with no record, and delivered to the Mob bosses via Kansas City, St. Louis and Chicago. The film re-creates the true story of power, money, and murder and how it all came tumbling down.
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