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This Gangster Made a Killing With His Off-Shore Gambling Haven

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This Gangster Made a Killing With His Off-Shore Gambling Haven

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Gambling was illegal in California during the 1930s. Anthony "Tony The Hat" Cornero got around it by setting up a floating casino, three miles off the coast, which soon had him raking in almost $100,000 a month.

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It's the 1920s. America is on the rise, and so is a dark underworld run by a new kind of criminal, one that is organized, sophisticated, and ruthless. For the next 40 years, legendary gangsters like Al Capone, Lucky Luciano, and Frank Costello build vast empires thanks to bootlegging, illegal gambling, and shady alliances with politicians. Follow the violent rise and fall of organized crime, presented in color for the first time through remastered archival footage and never-before-broadcast home movies.

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