The Jukebox Racket: How the Mob Made Millions One Nickel at a Time

The Jukebox Racket: How the Mob Made Millions One Nickel at a Time

Date: August 24, 2019
Time: 2 to 3 p.m.
Cost: Free for Museum members or with Museum admission

Historian Jeff Burbank traces the evolution of the jukebox and explains how it became a lucrative racket for the Mob. The Mob’s biggest names, from Meyer Lansky and Frank Costello to Sam Giancana and Carlos Marcello, profited from controlling hundreds of thousands of jukeboxes across the country from the 1930s through the 1970s.

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