LAS VEGAS (September 2018) – The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announces its roster of public programs for October.

Wiseguy Speaker Series

The Gambler: The Secret Life of Las Vegas Resort King Kirk Kerkorian

DATE: Thursday, October 4

TIME: 7 to 9 p.m.

LOCATION: Courtroom

COST: Free with Museum admission

Author of “The Gambler: How Penniless Dropout Kirk Kerkorian Became the Greatest Deal Maker in Capitalist History,” investigative journalist William C. Rempel shares his discoveries about the mysterious life of this enigmatic Las Vegas resort mogul. Rempel will sign his latest book and reveal how Kerkorian navigated the Mob-infested waters of Las Vegas to build some of the largest and most iconic resorts on the Strip. He will also discuss more personal aspects of Kerkorian’s private life, from his boxing exploits and a budding career as a pilot, to his legendary deal-making prowess in Hollywood and Detroit.

Science of Crime

Biological Terrorism: How the FBI Tracked Down the Anthrax Killer

DATE: Saturday, October 13

TIME: Beginning 2 p.m.

LOCATION: Organized Crime Today exhibit

COST: Free with Museum admission

  1. Scott Decker, author of “Recounting the Anthrax Attacks: Terror, the Amerithrax Task Force, and the Evolution of Forensics in the FBI,” will speak of his time investigating anthrax attacks, describe the innovative science of microbial forensics that was developed after traditional methods failed, as well as the shocking results the FBI ultimately uncovered. Decker led an FBI team of HAZMAT specialist into Ground Zero September 12, 2001, prior to joining the Amerithrax Task Force to tackle the growing anthrax threat. He will also sign copies of his book after the presentation.

Courtroom Conversation

Big Ideas Under the Big Top: Jay Sarno, William Bennett And 50 Years of Circus  

DATE: Tuesday October 16

TIME: Beginning 7 p.m.

LOCATION: Courtroom

COST: $25 with discounts for Museum Members

Jay Sarno and Diana Bennett will lead a panel of gaming legends and historians as they celebrate Circus’ 50th anniversary through stories and memories of one of the most iconic hotel and casinos to ever grace the Las Vegas Strip. Moderated by long-time Las Vegas journalist and Mob Museum Senior Director of Content Geoff Schumacher, Sarno and Bennett will be joined by Caesars Palace and Circus developer Stanley Malin, gaming historian David G. Schwartz and gaming veteran Mike Sloan as they engage in a rich and intriguing discussion of Las Vegas history, sharing anecdotes from those who shaped the city from the 1960s through the 1980s.

Community Safety Forum

Substance Abuse: Opioid Crisis

DATE: Saturday, October 21

TIME: 2 to 3 p.m.

LOCATION: Courtroom

COST: Free

Join representatives from the Nevada Attorney General’s office, Southern Nevada Health District and Care Coalition as they discuss the existing and growing opioid crisis throughout Nevada and the nation. As a part of National Substance Abuse Awareness Month, the panel will provide insight into what officials are currently doing to address the issue other means necessary to reduce the crisis. Attendance at monthly Community Safety Forums is free and includes free Museum admission, courtesy of NV Energy.

For more information, please call (702) 229-2734 or visit


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 hundreds of artifacts and immersive storylines. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. It debuted a major renovation in 2018, including a Crime Lab, Use of Force Training Experience, and Organized Crime Today exhibit as well as The Underground, a basement-level Prohibition history exhibition featuring a speakeasy and distillery and sponsored by Zappos. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 U.S. Museums,” one of Las Vegas Weekly’s “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of’s Top 7 “Travel Brag Landmarks,” 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, “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine and is a multi-year winner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” rankings. The Mob Museum has been awarded accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded U.S. museums. General admission is $26.95 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 Connect on Facebook at or Twitter @themobmuseum.

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