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.

Featured Speaker

Jeff Burbank  

Jeff Burbank


Jeff Burbank is content development specialist for The Mob Museum. He is the author of four books, including Las Vegas Babylon: True Tales of Glitter, Glamour, and Greed, License to Steal: Nevada’s Gaming Control System in the Megaresort Age and Lost Las Vegas.