Frank Rosenthal

Born Jun 12, 1929

Frank Lawrence "Lefty" Rosenthal was a professional sports bettor, former Las Vegas casino executive, and organized crime associate. The 1995 Martin Scorsese film Casino is based on his career in Las Vegas.

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1929 Birth Born on June 12, 1929.


1961 32 Years Old By 1961, Rosenthal had acquired a national reputation as a sports bettor, oddsmaker, and handicapper, and was frequently seen in the company of prominent Chicago Outfit members Jackie Cerone and Fiore Buccieri while living in Miami. … Read More
1963 34 Years Old Despite his frequent arrests for illegal gambling and bookmaking, Rosenthal was convicted only once, after pleading no contest in 1963 to allegedly bribing a New York University player to shave points for a college basketball game in North Carolina. … Read More
1968 39 Years Old Once again to escape police attention, Rosenthal moved to Las Vegas in 1968. … Read More


1969 40 Years Old Rosenthal married Geri McGee on May 4, 1969. … Read More


1982 53 Years Old 1 More Event
Rosenthal survived an October 1982 assassination attempt in Las Vegas, in which a car bomb (attached to the gasoline tank) was detonated when he started his car. … Read More
1987 58 Years Old Rosenthal left Las Vegas a few months later and retired to Laguna Niguel, California. He was formally banned from Las Vegas in 1987, when he was placed in "the Black Book," making him persona non grata – unable to work in, or even enter, any Nevada casino because of his alleged ties to organized crime. … Read More


2008 79 Years Old He died on October 13, 2008, at the age of 79, of an apparent heart attack. … Read More
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