Childhood friend of Bugsy Siegel. He was the Mobs Accountant - the Money Man for the Syndicate.
By 1936, Lansky had established gambling operations in Florida, New Orleans, and Cuba.
These gambling operations were successful as they were
founded upon two innovations:
First, Lansky and his connections had the technical expertise
to manage them effectively based upon Lansky's knowledge of the true
mathematical odds of most popular wagering games.
Secondly, mob connections, as well as crooked bought law enforcement personnel were used to ensure legal and physical security of their establishments from
other crime figures and law enforcement.
There was also an absolute rule of integrity concerning the
games and wagers made within his establishments. Lansky's "carpet
joints" in Florida and elsewhere were never "clip-joints" where
gamblers were unsure of whether or not the games were rigged against them.
Lansky ensured that the staff administering the games consisted of men of high
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