Monday, November 10, 2008

Lefty Rosenthal Has Left Us.

Check out this article in the LA times about famed sports book aficionado Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal. Frank is credited with bringing Sports Betting to Las Vegas casinos. He's also the real life character played by Robert Di Nero in the the movie Casino. My Dad said he used to see Lefty in the bar he "managed" in Boca Raton, FL. I think it was called Crocs. Lefty's now in that Big Casino in the sky, probably at a craps table with Sinatra and Jimmy Hoffa.

Dinero as Sam "Ace" Rothstein in Casino.

2 comments:

ADubJ said...

God Bless you Lefty. Now - can I get $100 on Tiger coming back for the Masters?

Victoria said...

you never told me that! fascinating stuff..