Press Release

THE MOB MUSEUM ANNOUNCES JUNE EVENTS: WISEGUY SPEAKER SERIES WITH FRANK CULLOTTA, LVMPD COMMUNITY SAFETY FORUM ON HOMICIDE, SPECIAL AGENTS OF SUMMER CAMP AND SLOT CHEATING RING COURTROOM CONVERSATION

LAS VEGAS (May 2016)The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, presents a wide-ranging roster of programs this June. These programs include:

Wiseguy Speaker Series presentation: “Tough Tony’s Life of Crime—A Conversation with Frank Cullotta” on Tuesday, June 14 at 7 p.m. – The Mob Museum’s Director of Content Geoff Schumacher will interview Frank Cullotta on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Tony “The Ant” Spilotro’s murder. Cullotta was a childhood friend of Spilotro’s, as well as a mobster whose criminal escapades took place in Chicago and Las Vegas. Cullotta will discuss a range of topics, including his time leading Spilotro’s notorious “Hole in the Wall” gang and work on the Scorsese film “Casino.” This event is free with Museum admission and free for all Museum Members.

Community Safety Forum on Homicide with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) on Sunday, June 19 at 2 p.m. – Homicides in Southern Nevada are up more than 100 percent in 2016 compared to last year. At this FREE forum sponsored by NV Energy, LVMPD Homicide works in conjunction with the forensic division to evaluate and examine 10-15 cases per day related to homicides, officer-involved shootings, fire deaths and suspicious deaths. During this forum, attendees will learn more about the investigative process, behind-the-scenes examinations and careful analysis involved in solving a case.

Special Agents of Summer Camp for Ages 14-17, June 20-24 and July 25-29; for Ages 11 – 13, June 6-10 and July 11-15; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. –  Space is still available for the Museum’s Special Agents of Summer youth camp which transforms children into detectives, investigating a case from start to finish. They will lead top-secret missions while hunting and tracking down suspects. They will learn about the latest in forensic science, and secret methods, discover how to build a case and understand the significance of evidence. Finally, the week will conclude with a mock grand jury in the Museum’s historic courtroom and a presentation of “Special Agents of Summer” certificates and badges. Parents will be invited to the closing ceremony. Cost: $250 per child for non-Members; $230 per child for Members; early bird pricing still available for July camps: $225/non-Members; $215/Members.

“Stolen Jackpots: How Slot Cheating Rings Raked in Millions,” a Courtroom Conversation on Tuesday, June 28 at 7 p.m.  – At this panel discussion in the Museum’s historic courtroom, attendees will gain insight into the battle between slot cheaters on one side and the gaming investigators, slot manufacturers and consultants who worked to eradicate their activities. Panelists will include Dick Charlesworth, member of a ring that ripped off millions in jackpots from the 1970s to the 1990s. for the first time, he will publicly divulge insider secrets from his slot cheating days. Other panelists include Bruce Gates, retired senior agent/analyst for the Nevada Gaming Control Board; Beverly Griffin, president of Griffin Investigations, the pre-eminent company known for tracking gaming subjects and scams; and James Taylor, deputy chief of special investigations and support services for the Nevada Gaming Control board. The cost is $25 per person and Museum Members receive a 10 percent discount.

For more information about any of these programs or to make Museum reservations, go to themobmuseum.org/events or call (702) 229-2734.

ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM

The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories—from the birth of the Mob to today’s headlines. The Mob Museum offers a provocative, contemporary look at these topics through more than 1,000 artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of USA Today’s “12 Can’t Miss U.S. Museum Exhibits,” “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine. Admission is $23.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at facebook.com/themobmuseum.org or Twitter @TheMobMuseum