The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District is hosting a series of programs related to the Mob at the Clark County Library. Programs are free and open to the public, with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please call 702.507.3458. Events include:
Tuesday, January 6 at 7 p.m.
The Mob on Trial: The Kefauver Hearings and Their Impact on Organized Crime
In 1950, Senator Estes Kefauver led a U.S. Senate Committee to investigate organized crime. The televised hearings introduced America to the Mob, held in Las Vegas and 14 other cities and included testimonies from over 600 witnesses. David G. Schwartz, director of UNLV’s Center for Gaming Research will examine the importance of the hearings and the impact on organized crime, law enforcement and state gaming regulations.
Tuesday, January 13 at 7 p.m.
The Fix Is In: Sports and the Mob
Experts in the fields of sports betting, sports journalism, athletics and regulatory control will discuss how the Mob has been able to penetrate the sports world.
Tuesday, January 20 at 7 p.m.
The Great Debate: Is the Mob Still in Las Vegas?
Is the Mob still in Las Vegas? A panel of guest speakers comprised of journalists, politicians, historians and law enforcement will discuss those very questions as they probe for answers in a roundtable debate.
Tuesday, January 27 at 7 p.m.
Our Kansas City Connection and Screening
In his new documentary, Gangland Wire, filmmaker and former police officer-turned- lawyer Gary Jenkins will describe the rise and fall of Kansas City’s River Quay district and the investigation which exposed the Mafia influence over the Teamsters International Union and Las Vegas casinos.