House For Sale Is A Fantastic Piece Of Vegas History
If you’re in the market for Las Vegas real estate, you might want to check out this house. It has four bedrooms, a pool, and a very rich history.
It’s no secret that Las Vegas has a shady past when it comes to organized crime. We’ve all heard the stories about Lake Mead. People come from all over to visit the Mob Museum. But many locals have forgotten that we still have pieces of this history all around us.
Many of these reminders of Sin City’s past come from the places where major things happened in the crime world. Where famous people lived, for example. And one such house, that was formerly owned by a member of the mob, is on the market for sale in Las Vegas, the Review Journal reported.
The Las Vegas house belonged to John Spilotro. His brother was the famed mobster Anthony “The Ant” Spilotro.
You might recognize that name from the film Casino. It was Joe Pesci’s character. According to reviewjournal.com, Spilotro owned the house, located just northeast of the Harry Reid International Airport, from 1975 to 2002.
Kyle Simmons is the listing agent for the Las Vegas property. Simmons told the Review Journal that John Spilotro was part of the famous The Hole in the Wall Gang in the 1970’s. And that the Las Vegas authorities, as well as the FBI, investigated Spilotro after he moved to the Silver State from Chicago. He was eventually brought up for racketeering charges.
Simmons also told the Review Journal that neighbors recall mobsters coming over to the house a lot when Spilotro lived there. What happened behind those doors is anyone’s guess. But considering who the owner was, we can bet it wasn’t always legal.
Now prospective buyers in the Las Vegas area can own the house and the history that comes with it. You can get details about the listing here.