Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Gaming the Game/Mob Scene/John Stanfa

For obvious reasons, most of my posts regarding my recently-released book, Gaming the Game: The Story Behind the NBA Betting Scandal and the Gambler Who Made It Happen (Barricade, 2011), appear on the NBA Scandal blog.  The book, however, entails some forty years of history, including discussions about a number of related topics [e.g., corruption, gambling, organized crime, money laundering, etc.].  Thus, many of the vid clips on's Mob Scene with George Anastasia are directly related to several things discussed in Gaming the Game.  In this regard, I have already posted about Joseph "Joe Vito" Mastronardo.

GTG readers will note attention is paid to John Stanfa (whose early 90's battle for power in Philly's underworld played a significant role in compelling white-collar pro gambler Jimmy Battista's career move to Las Vegas).  Here is Mob Scene on Stanfa: