Arnold Rothstein was the go-to gambler and fixer of organized crime. He fixed the 1919 World Series by bribing the Black Sox into throwing games. He brought alcohol and heroine into America during prohibition. He was the kingpin of dirty money, contraband, and dubious wagers.
Arnold Rothstein develops Carpet Joints Greg Veitch, retired Chief of Police has written two excellent mob history books a bit a little known but an important period of organized crime history. Starting at the turn of the century, Saratoga Springs New York developed local mineral springs and a race track into a well-known spa retreat for the rich elite of New York City. The race track gambling drew the mob to this summer retreat. Arnold Rothstein built a large opulent casino called the Brook. he drew other gamblers like Meyer Lanskey, Joe Adonis and Frank Costello. These guys and other organized crime figures copied the idea of going to a resort area, bribing local officials, and building large clubs that included floor shows, fine dining, and a casino. Soon, similar operations became known as “Carpet Joints” and they spread across the country. Greg Veitch This former chief of Police is a life long multi-generational inhabitant of Saratoga Springs. He has written two important books that tell about his town’s response to gamblers, prohibition, and political chicanery from the turn of the century to the end of the Depression. You may find his work at the below websites. Home https://www.northshire.com/book/9781605714776 https://www.northshire.com/book/9781605713496 Show Notes by Gary Jenkins Support the Podcast Hit me up on Venmo for a cup of coffee or a shot and a beer @ganglandwire To go to the store or make a donation Click Here. To rent Brothers against Brothers, the documentary, click here. To rent Gangland Wire, the documentary, click here To subscribe on iTunes click here, please give me a review and help others find the podcast N The post Saratoga Springs, Arnold Rothstein and the Mob appeared first on Gangland Wire.
On November 4th 1928 Organized Crime Lord Arnold Rothstein was summoned to the Park Central Hotel. Under mysterious circumstances the notorious gambler and loan shark was found shot near the hotel service entrance. Two days later Rothstein would die in the in the hospital. The NYPD waited three weeks after his passing to open a murder investigation. The bigger mystery of his personal records that detailed all his criminal dealings were gone. Rothstein was know for paying off dirty cops and politicians, but the records that proved it were gone. On this episode we discuss the life and murder of one of Americas Legends in crime Arnold Rothstein
Today’s quote comes from one of the most influential gangsters ever: Arnold “the Brain” Rothstein. A notorious gambler who allegedly fixed the 1919 World Series and helped build a bootlegging empire at the dawn of Prohibition, Rothstein wasn’t known to kill men to get ahead. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On this day in 1919, gangster Arnold Rothstein held a high stakes dice game in a New York City apartment. Authorities interrupted the game and, in the ensuing chaos, three policemen were grazed with gunfire, and Rothstein was charged with the shooting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10 - Manhattan 2.0 - Olive Thomas, Arnold Rothstein, Black Sox Scandal, & Clyde Fitch
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Drew starts us off with the tragic and beautiful story of Olive Thomas, a model and silent movie star whose spirit still haunts the New Amsterdam Theater. Dani's got two stories in one with the story of the life and death of Arnold Rothstein and the Black Sox Scandal. Then we go back to Drew for his second story of American playwright and dramatist, Clyde Fitch and his ghostly last bow at The Lyric Theater.Additional minor topics: Elmo, Aladdin, Ziegfeld Follies, adult shows, Hollywood gossiping back in the 1920's, Andrew WK, prohibition, the first curse word uttered on Broadway and much more.Tell us how you feel about the episode by rating and leaving a review! Subscribe to get our episodes when they get released, every other Tuesday! With Minisodes as they happen!www.strangelittleworlds.comJoin us for extras and behind the scenes by following us on all the social medias @SLWPodcast. Email us your thoughts and feedback at email@example.comMusic courtesy of www.purple-planet.com
After gaining fortune and notoriety, Rothstein moved from bootlegging to drug smuggling to labor racketeering. With his connections and friendly demeanor, Rothstein was able to get out of any situation, and taught the likes of Charles Luciano, Meyer Lanksy, and Dutch Schultz to do the same. But a gambler is a gambler, and at some point there are some debts you can't get out of. Our Sponsors for this episode are: Best Fiends The Bouqs Company Upstart Mafia's theme is "Spellbound Hell" by Damiano Baldoni. Music in this episode is ”Misery" by Damiano Baldoni; “Rolling at 5,” “Backed Vibes Clean,” “On the Cool Side,” “Night on the Docks,” “On the Ground,” “Deadly Roulette,” “I Knew a Guy,” by Kevin MacLeod; “daedalus” and “Snowfall” by Kai Engel; and “Wastelands” and “Breath of Death Part 1,” by Sergey Cheremisinov. Sound Effects from freesound.org by Audionautics, konakaboom, pastabra, ceberation, bennychico11, and bmoreno. Additional sound effects from freesfx.co.uk. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.
Before the mafia existed, at the turn of the century, there was Arnold Rothstein, known as The Brain. Rothstein would teach an entire generation of gangsters how to organize, act like gentlemen, and interact with the upper crust. And Rothstein himself, well-connected, could get away with almost anything - including fixing the World Series. Our Sponsors for this episode are: LightStream Audible (text MAFIA to 500-500) Pessimists Archive Podcast Mafia's theme is "Spellbound Hell" by Damiano Baldoni. Music in this episode is ”Misery" by Damiano Baldoni; “Rolling at 5,” “Night on the Docks,” “On the Cool Side,” “Dances and Dames,” “On the Ground,” “Acid Jazz,” “Walking Alone,” “Faster Does It,” “Deadly Roulette,” by Kevin MacLeod; “Breath of Death Part 1,” and “Wastelands” by Sergey Cheremisinov; and “daedalus” and “Junction” by Kai Engel. Sound Effects from freesound.org by Ellary, stereodivo, shelf-employed, AshFox, and InspectorJ. Additional sound effects from freesfx.co.uk. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.
Who is responsible for killing one of the most powerful kingpins in New York City? The Unsolved Murders and Kingpins crossover special from Parcast examines Rothstein’s mafia ties and gambling scams. One of these scams would go on to be the 1919’s World Series. Sponsors!Amazon Prime - Season 1 is available now. Watch the New Season of Lore out now, only on Prime Video.Caffé Monster - Available in Mocha, Vanilla, and Salted Caramel. Chill it down, Shake it up, Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices