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13: Bonus 06: The First Casino

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Journey into the underworld of American organized crime and the stories behind the rise and fall of the most notorious mobsters in history. From Charles “Lucky” Luciano and John Gotti, to Donnie Brasco, “Bugsy” Siegel and Dutch Schultz–Mafia explores the lives of our greatest gangsters and the cops and attorneys who worked to bring them down.

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In Upstate New York, 200 miles from the bustling gang-run city, something new was born. As the rich headed upstate for summer vacations, a gangster had a vision of a gambling paradise, and turned Saratoga Springs into the casino hotspot of the late 1800s. Our Sponsors for this episode are: Purple (https://purple.com/) (text MAFIA to 84-888) Best Fiends (https://bestfiends.com/) Sony Pictures' The Traitor (https://www.sonyclassics.com/thetraitor/) Mafia's theme is "Spellbound Hell" by Damiano Baldoni (http://damianobaldoni.altervista.org/index.php/en/) . Music in this episode is ”Misery" by Damiano Baldoni; “River Meditation” by Jason Shaw (https://audionautix.com/) ; “Backed Vibes Clean,” “Night on the Docks,” “On the Cool Side,” “I Knew a Guy,” “Rollin at 5,” and “Hard Boiled,”  by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com/) ;  “Bankrupt” by Jahzzar (http://www.betterwithmusic.com/) ;  "Gates" and “Old All” by Sergey Cheremisinov (https://www.s-cheremisinov.com/) ; “Thoughts About Future” by Parvus Decree (https://archive.org/details/PD_Aeon1) .; and “Gray” by  Rafael Archangel (https://rafaelarchangel.bandcamp.com/) . Sound Effects from freesound.org (https://freesound.org/home/) by RTB45,  (https://freesound.org/people/RTB45/sounds/402306/) eliasheuninck, (https://freesound.org/people/eliasheuninck/sounds/170464/) klankbeeld (https://freesound.org/people/klankbeeld/sounds/502009/) , craftcrest (https://freesound.org/people/craftcrest/sounds/349038/) , unfa, (https://freesound.org/people/unfa/sounds/211146/) Ramston, (https://freesound.org/people/Ramston/sounds/156950/)   (https://freesound.org/people/Ramston/sounds/156950/;) arnaud coutancier (https://freesound.org/people/arnaud%20coutancier/) , (https://freesound.org/people/bmccoy2/sounds/159757/) and bmccoy2 (https://freesound.org/people/bmccoy2/sounds/159757/) . Additional sound effects from freesfx.co.uk (https://www.freesfx.co.uk/) . Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/) .

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