Think of it as Las Vegas’ version of Santa Claus’ list. It shows if you’ve been naughty or nice.
It’s the “black book,” the rogue’s gallery of characters with nicknames like “Icepick Willie” and “The Ant,” who are barred from setting foot in a Nevada casino.
From 1960 to the 1980s, landing on Nevada’s List of Excluded Persons, as the black book is officially known, was like being added to a directory of accomplished criminal figures, such as Sam Giancana or Marshall Caifano.
Modern entries are more likely to feature slot cheats than mobsters and can be viewed on a website instead of a yellowed page.