Reputed Gambino Capo Sent To Prison
(New York, NY) — A reputed Gambino mobster has been sentenced on gambling charges in New York. Prosecutors say 69-year-old Nicholas Corozzo was handed four-and-a-half to 13-and-a-half years behind bars for running an illegal sports betting operation.
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Gambling casinos history:
- In 1857, Prince Charles III of Monaco decided to introduce gambling to his Mediterranean principality to boost its finances.
- By the 1370s, playing cards had reached Europe in a form that is recognizable today, with a pack consisting of 52 cards with suits of swords, polo-sticks, cups and coins.
- It was during the 1930's that slot machines began to become very popular across America, and in the late 40's Bugsy Siegel added machines to his Flamingo Hilton hotel in Las Vegas.
- The most popular forms of illegal games are "numbers", which is essentially a lottery, and betting with bookies, typically sports betting.