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Anthony (Tony) “The Ant” Spilotro

By Jay Jones, Special to the Los Angeles Times

Gangsters, famed musicians and movie stars hung around the Golden Steer, Tiffany’s and other historic venues.  Like residents in many cities, longtime Las Vegans long for what’s long gone — the days when a young Wayne Newtoncrooned “Danke Schoen” and dealers knew players by their first names. read More    Click here: Las Vegas’ vintage venues are witness to its colorful past – latimes.com

Camacho also remembers serving an infamous but regular diner: mob figure Anthony (Tony) “The Ant” Spilotro, a Chicago mobster who made his way to Vegas, where he became part of a casino skimming-embezzlement scheme. He was killed, along with his brother Michael, in 1986. His table is adjacent to the private entrance that was reserved for the gangster and his cronies.