The Rise and Fall of a Casino Mobster by Frank Cullotta and Dennis N. Griffin


The true story behind the hit film Casino from an “enforcer” who lived it.

Tony Spilotro was the Mob's man in Las Vegas. A feared enforcer, the bosses knew Tony would do whatever it took to protect their interests. The “Little Guy” built a criminal empire that was the envy of mobsters across the country, and his childhood pal, Frank Cullotta, helped him do it. But Tony's quest for power and lack of self-control with women cost the Mob its control of Vegas; and Tony paid for it with his life.

“I was a little nervous before my first meeting with former mobster Frank Cullotta. It turned out we had a pleasant conversation that ended with an agreement for me to write his book. As I drove home, I realized I had made a deal with a career thief and killer on a handshake. What was I thinking?” (Dennis N. Griffin, author of Surviving the Mob)

“A gritty first-hand, front-lines perspective of both the Chicago and Las Vegas underworlds. Not only does Cullotta know where the bodies are buried, but he shares what they did and how they got there.” – Craig McGuire, author of BROOKLYN’S MOST WANTED