Organized Crime in Atlantic City
The Commissionís investigation and August 1977 public hearing confirmed
the infiltration by the organized crime family of Angelo Bruno of
Philadelphia into certain legitimate businesses cigarette vending and
nightclubs after the legalization of casino gambling in Atlantic City.
Also revealed were attempts by associates of the Gambino organized crime
family to purchase a major Atlantic City hotel and by a New England
mobster to intrude into the operation of a casino gambling school. In
1979, the Legislature enacted a law strengthening the licensing
requirements for the cigarette industry to proscribe licensure of
organized crime members or associates. The Commissionís reports on these
problems are contained in its 9th Annual Report for 1977 and a separate
December 1977 report.
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