After gaining fortune and notoriety, Rothstein moved from bootlegging to drug smuggling to labor racketeering. With his connections and friendly demeanor, Rothstein was able to get out of any situation, and taught the likes of Charles Luciano, Meyer Lanksy, and Dutch Schultz to do the same. But a gambler is a gambler, and at some point there are some debts you can't get out of. Our Sponsors for this episode are: Best Fiends (https://bestfiends.com/) The Bouqs Company (https://bouqs.com/mafia) Upstart (https://www.upstart.com/mafia) 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; “Rolling at 5,” “Backed Vibes Clean,” “On the Cool Side,” “Night on the Docks,” “On the Ground,” “Deadly Roulette,” “I Knew a Guy,” by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com/) ; “daedalus” and “Snowfall” by Kai Engel (http://www.kai-engel.com/) ; and “Wastelands” and “Breath of Death Part 1,” by Sergey Cheremisinov (https://www.s-cheremisinov.com/) . Sound Effects from freesound.org (https://freesound.org/home/) by Audionautics (https://freesound.org/people/Audionautics/sounds/136978/) , konakaboom (https://freesound.org/people/konakaboom/sounds/203536/) , pastabra (https://freesound.org/people/Pastabra/sounds/366194/) , ceberation (https://freesound.org/people/ceberation/sounds/235519/) , bennychico11 (https://freesound.org/people/bennychico11/sounds/44408/) , and bmoreno (https://freesound.org/people/bmoreno/sounds/147933/) . 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/) .