The King of Casinos: Willie Martello and the El Rey Club

2014 International Book Awards

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Author: Andy Martello

After a horrific blaze destroyed Willie Martello’s El Rey Club in 1962, fifty years would pass before anyone knew of how that casino and one-time brothel provided a template for future gambling resorts, upset the Las Vegas mob, and inadvertently launched the career of Francis Ford Coppola. Features 140 photos.