Meet Benny Binion, The Murderous Texas Gangster Who Turned Las Vegas Into ‘Sin City’


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During Las Vegas’s lawless years, no one was quite as lawless as Benny Binion. The king of racketeering in Dallas, Binion moved to Vegas in the 1940s and opened his own casino. By bribing cops and breaking legs, Binion struck it rich the old-fashioned way in Sin City.

This is the true story of a gambling icon.