26 episodes

Mobbed Up chronicles the rise and fall of organized crime in Las Vegas through the eyes of those who lived it: ex-mobsters, law enforcement officials, politicians and journalists. From back alleys to bank vaults, dimly lit basements to the neon glow of the Las Vegas Strip, the Review-Journal's Reed Redmond will guide listeners through the 20th-century criminal underworlds of Chicago, Kansas City and Las Vegas.

This 11-part narrative series is produced by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, in partnership with The Mob Museum. For more information, visit www.reviewjournal.com/mobbedup.

Mobbed Up: The Fight for Las Vegas Las Vegas Review-Journal | The Mob Museum

    • True Crime
    • 4.9 • 906 Ratings

Mobbed Up chronicles the rise and fall of organized crime in Las Vegas through the eyes of those who lived it: ex-mobsters, law enforcement officials, politicians and journalists. From back alleys to bank vaults, dimly lit basements to the neon glow of the Las Vegas Strip, the Review-Journal's Reed Redmond will guide listeners through the 20th-century criminal underworlds of Chicago, Kansas City and Las Vegas.

This 11-part narrative series is produced by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, in partnership with The Mob Museum. For more information, visit www.reviewjournal.com/mobbedup.

    The Genie in the Lamp | S2E1

    The Genie in the Lamp | S2E1

    Mobbed Up chronicles the rise and fall of organized crime in Las Vegas through the eyes of those who lived it: mobsters, law enforcement officials, politicians, journalists, and Las Vegas Strip icons. From back alleys to bank vaults, dimly lit basements to the neon glow of Las Vegas, the Review-Journal in partnership with the Mob Museum will guide listeners through the 20th-century criminal underworlds of Chicago, Kansas City, Detroit, and Las Vegas.

    Season 2 Description: It was an unforgettable era in the fight against organized crime in Las Vegas. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Mafia crime families wielded hidden control over more than a third of the Strip’s casinos, and federal and state agents were waking up to the enormous task of pushing them out.
    Season Two of “Mobbed Up: The Fight for Las Vegas,” an eight-part true-crime series, examines the Aladdin Hotel‘s pivotal role, and how entertainment giants Wayne Newton and Johnny Carson battled to buy the resort after the state banned its owners.
    The series also looks at the mysterious disappearance of Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa, whose mob-connected union pension fund loaned millions of dollars to Strip casinos and opened doors for organized crime.
    You’ll get an inside look at an unprecedented war between federal prosecutors pursuing the mob and Nevada’s two federal judges, who questioned their tactics. And you’ll see how the FBI struck a deal with a notorious brothel baron to accuse one of those judges, Harry Claiborne, of taking bribes, and how it led to the judge’s impeachment by Congress.

    • 27 min
    Hoffa: The Strip’s Kingmaker | S2E2

    Hoffa: The Strip’s Kingmaker | S2E2

    Mobbed Up chronicles the rise and fall of organized crime in Las Vegas through the eyes of those who lived it: mobsters, law enforcement officials, politicians, journalists, and Las Vegas Strip icons. From back alleys to bank vaults, dimly lit basements to the neon glow of Las Vegas, the Review-Journal in partnership with the Mob Museum will guide listeners through the 20th-century criminal underworlds of Chicago, Kansas City, Detroit, and Las Vegas.

    Season 2 Description: It was an unforgettable era in the fight against organized crime in Las Vegas. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Mafia crime families wielded hidden control over more than a third of the Strip’s casinos, and federal and state agents were waking up to the enormous task of pushing them out.
    Season Two of “Mobbed Up: The Fight for Las Vegas,” an eight-part true-crime series, examines the Aladdin Hotel‘s pivotal role, and how entertainment giants Wayne Newton and Johnny Carson battled to buy the resort after the state banned its owners.
    The series also looks at the mysterious disappearance of Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa, whose mob-connected union pension fund loaned millions of dollars to Strip casinos and opened doors for organized crime.
    You’ll get an inside look at an unprecedented war between federal prosecutors pursuing the mob and Nevada’s two federal judges, who questioned their tactics. And you’ll see how the FBI struck a deal with a notorious brothel baron to accuse one of those judges, Harry Claiborne, of taking bribes, and how it led to the judge’s impeachment by Congress.

    • 27 min
    ‘Close the Place Down‘ | S2E3

    ‘Close the Place Down‘ | S2E3

    Mobbed Up chronicles the rise and fall of organized crime in Las Vegas through the eyes of those who lived it: mobsters, law enforcement officials, politicians, journalists, and Las Vegas Strip icons. From back alleys to bank vaults, dimly lit basements to the neon glow of Las Vegas, the Review-Journal in partnership with the Mob Museum will guide listeners through the 20th-century criminal underworlds of Chicago, Kansas City, Detroit, and Las Vegas.

    Season 2 Description: It was an unforgettable era in the fight against organized crime in Las Vegas. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Mafia crime families wielded hidden control over more than a third of the Strip’s casinos, and federal and state agents were waking up to the enormous task of pushing them out.
    Season Two of “Mobbed Up: The Fight for Las Vegas,” an eight-part true-crime series, examines the Aladdin Hotel‘s pivotal role, and how entertainment giants Wayne Newton and Johnny Carson battled to buy the resort after the state banned its owners.
    The series also looks at the mysterious disappearance of Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa, whose mob-connected union pension fund loaned millions of dollars to Strip casinos and opened doors for organized crime.
    You’ll get an inside look at an unprecedented war between federal prosecutors pursuing the mob and Nevada’s two federal judges, who questioned their tactics. And you’ll see how the FBI struck a deal with a notorious brothel baron to accuse one of those judges, Harry Claiborne, of taking bribes, and how it led to the judge’s impeachment by Congress.

    • 32 min
    Wayne Newton vs. Johnny Carson | S2E4

    Wayne Newton vs. Johnny Carson | S2E4

    Mobbed Up chronicles the rise and fall of organized crime in Las Vegas through the eyes of those who lived it: mobsters, law enforcement officials, politicians, journalists, and Las Vegas Strip icons. From back alleys to bank vaults, dimly lit basements to the neon glow of Las Vegas, the Review-Journal in partnership with the Mob Museum will guide listeners through the 20th-century criminal underworlds of Chicago, Kansas City, Detroit, and Las Vegas.

    Season 2 Description: It was an unforgettable era in the fight against organized crime in Las Vegas. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Mafia crime families wielded hidden control over more than a third of the Strip’s casinos, and federal and state agents were waking up to the enormous task of pushing them out.
    Season Two of “Mobbed Up: The Fight for Las Vegas,” an eight-part true-crime series, examines the Aladdin Hotel‘s pivotal role, and how entertainment giants Wayne Newton and Johnny Carson battled to buy the resort after the state banned its owners.
    The series also looks at the mysterious disappearance of Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa, whose mob-connected union pension fund loaned millions of dollars to Strip casinos and opened doors for organized crime.
    You’ll get an inside look at an unprecedented war between federal prosecutors pursuing the mob and Nevada’s two federal judges, who questioned their tactics. And you’ll see how the FBI struck a deal with a notorious brothel baron to accuse one of those judges, Harry Claiborne, of taking bribes, and how it led to the judge’s impeachment by Congress.

    • 31 min
    Threats, Bombs and Stings | S2E5

    Threats, Bombs and Stings | S2E5

    Mobbed Up chronicles the rise and fall of organized crime in Las Vegas through the eyes of those who lived it: mobsters, law enforcement officials, politicians, journalists, and Las Vegas Strip icons. From back alleys to bank vaults, dimly lit basements to the neon glow of Las Vegas, the Review-Journal in partnership with the Mob Museum will guide listeners through the 20th-century criminal underworlds of Chicago, Kansas City, Detroit, and Las Vegas.

    Season 2 Description: It was an unforgettable era in the fight against organized crime in Las Vegas. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Mafia crime families wielded hidden control over more than a third of the Strip’s casinos, and federal and state agents were waking up to the enormous task of pushing them out.
    Season Two of “Mobbed Up: The Fight for Las Vegas,” an eight-part true-crime series, examines the Aladdin Hotel‘s pivotal role, and how entertainment giants Wayne Newton and Johnny Carson battled to buy the resort after the state banned its owners.
    The series also looks at the mysterious disappearance of Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa, whose mob-connected union pension fund loaned millions of dollars to Strip casinos and opened doors for organized crime.
    You’ll get an inside look at an unprecedented war between federal prosecutors pursuing the mob and Nevada’s two federal judges, who questioned their tactics. And you’ll see how the FBI struck a deal with a notorious brothel baron to accuse one of those judges, Harry Claiborne, of taking bribes, and how it led to the judge’s impeachment by Congress.

    • 33 min
    Wayne Newton’s ‘nightmare’ | S2E6

    Wayne Newton’s ‘nightmare’ | S2E6

    Mobbed Up chronicles the rise and fall of organized crime in Las Vegas through the eyes of those who lived it: mobsters, law enforcement officials, politicians, journalists, and Las Vegas Strip icons. From back alleys to bank vaults, dimly lit basements to the neon glow of Las Vegas, the Review-Journal in partnership with the Mob Museum will guide listeners through the 20th-century criminal underworlds of Chicago, Kansas City, Detroit, and Las Vegas.

    Season 2 Description: It was an unforgettable era in the fight against organized crime in Las Vegas. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Mafia crime families wielded hidden control over more than a third of the Strip’s casinos, and federal and state agents were waking up to the enormous task of pushing them out.
    Season Two of “Mobbed Up: The Fight for Las Vegas,” an eight-part true-crime series, examines the Aladdin Hotel‘s pivotal role, and how entertainment giants Wayne Newton and Johnny Carson battled to buy the resort after the state banned its owners.
    The series also looks at the mysterious disappearance of Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa, whose mob-connected union pension fund loaned millions of dollars to Strip casinos and opened doors for organized crime.
    You’ll get an inside look at an unprecedented war between federal prosecutors pursuing the mob and Nevada’s two federal judges, who questioned their tactics. And you’ll see how the FBI struck a deal with a notorious brothel baron to accuse one of those judges, Harry Claiborne, of taking bribes, and how it led to the judge’s impeachment by Congress.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
906 Ratings

906 Ratings

ThunderWarrior2 ,

The best podcast I have ever listened to

I first stumbled upon this during a drive to Las Vegas. It absolutely made the trip and enhanced everything I was seeing in Las Vegas. Really gives you an appreciation for the history.

Doug1414 ,

So Good!

I came to Las Vegas in 1978…and recall all the mob activities occurring and being covered in the news. I even recognize a number of guys. Thank you for pulling together such a well researched podcast. I’d highly recommend this for anyone who is relatively new to Las Vegas, or interested in this genres.

Chavrifybjeanfh ,

Good research and great details

Thank you, this is a very good podcast. I like it!

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