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Daily Archives: March 7th, 2010

WELLSVILLE, MO — For years, the crimes that barred gamblers from Missouri casinos read like Mafia movie plots.    
Men with ties to Kansas City’s notorious La Cosa Nostra ran illegal betting rings, threatened witnesses and skimmed money from Las Vegas casinos, according to FBI testimony. And the state, seeking a Mob-free gambling industry, banned each from Missouri’s riverboats.