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    Blood Aces

    Yall need to read the book blood aces.

    It's a biography of Benny Binion and how he started with bootlegging and gambling and took over El Paso, Dallas, then Las Vegas.

    Written by a Dallas morning news writer.

    Bought on iTunes and flying through it.

    Great read.

    I know this isn't the book club but it's a gamboolcentric read so I came here for the degen crowd to read until football season steals back our free time.

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    I appreciate this post and will check this out.

    I was a bookie for 4 years and won more money on the other side of these bets than I thought imaginable.

    I am fascinated with the industry and study it quite a bit.

    Some very prominent Austinites were clients in my portfolio.


    I know how big that this can get, how quickly....just as I have seen how bad it can get, even quicker, for those that can't control themselves.

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    I would love to sit down over some beers and hear some of those stories.

    Enjoy the read.

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    Statesman had a write up on it yesterday and thought it seemed like it might be pretty interesting, sounds like I'll have to give it a try.

    How long of a read is it? Cowboys Full was a great book but took me forever to get thru.

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    Reading it on iBooks. 1900 pages on an iPhone but I don't know how many real pages that is equivalent to.

    It's enjoyable reading however. Seems to move quickly

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    [csb]My dad knew him well enough to eat chili (Benny always sat at the end of the bar in a little café in the casino) and shoot the $#@! with him whenever dad was in Vegas[csb]

    Thanks for the heads up, I ordered the book for him

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    That is a fn csb.

    Let me know what your dad says about the book.

    It's getting good.

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    Just finished the book. Great read about quite a character. Check it out.

    As a side CSB, my grandfather was on the Dallas PD force during Binion's Dallas reign and spoke of Binion, his associates and operation. My dad, too, had all sorts of stories about other Dallas gangsters; mostly Jack Ruby as my dad worked "security" for Ruby at The Carousel Club and also ferried money to Ruby's other Chicago mob interests in FW.

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    Just finished the book. Great read about quite a character. Check it out.

    As a side CSB, my grandfather was on the Dallas PD force during Binion's Dallas reign and spoke of Binion, his associates and operation. My dad, too, had all sorts of stories about other Dallas gangsters; mostly Jack Ruby as my dad worked "security" for Ruby at The Carousel Club and also ferried money to Ruby's other Chicago mob interests in FW.
    Tell some stories then.

    A friend of mine's dad was Jack Ruby's attorney and then later was a very long serving justice on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (the highest court in Texas for criminal matters). He got Ruby's first conviction overturned on appeal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Sack View Post
    Tell some stories then.

    A friend of mine's dad was Jack Ruby's attorney and then later was a very long serving justice on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (the highest court in Texas for criminal matters). He got Ruby's first conviction overturned on appeal.
    My dad was quite a big fella. Big, mean and knew how to fight. Over the years, I personally saw him put a few guys down with one punch. Didn't matter which hand he used as he was ambidextrous. So, naturally, he made a great bouncer and security guy. Prior to his time in the Marines he worked at The Carousel doing whatever JR needed him to do.

    One night, some rowdies were in the club and crossing the line of decent behavior. Grabbing asses and titties, way too loud, harassing the drink girls and bartenders. Pretty much acting like Shagsters. Ruby says to my dad, "run 'em out."

    Dad goes to work on these two guys and they're trying to fight my dad but pretty much getting their asses handed to them as they back pedaled to the door. One guy goes down and another bouncer pulls him out by his feet, flat on his back and out cold. The other guy is faring a little better but losing the battle. Finally, Pop get's him in a pretty good choke hold and is dragging him out, still kicking and trying his best.

    Ruby had enough at that point and says to my dad, "hold up and watch your head." My dad said he knew what was coming as he had seen it before and followed suit. Ruby pulled his .38 out of his pocket and goes all Henry Hill on this mutt and pistol whips him real good; turning his face into a tenderized, bloody piece of meat. My dad deposited this guy in the alley with the other guy. They didn't get their hands stamped for re-entry.

    Ruby was waiting on him with a towel for cleaning up all of the other guy's blood all over Pops and and extra $20 for the effort.

    Dad said Ruby didn't mind mixing it up or putting his guy's on others that pissed him off. Ruby also had a few missing fingers as he got marked for skimming.

    Tough business.

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