Ed Hertel’s

Illegal Gambling History

Articles

Irene Kite and Her Ax

Location: Central Illinois

Irene Kite uses her hand ax against illegal slot machines

in central Illinois in 1937.

Published: CCTN - Winter 2019



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Chips from the Pomp Club and Their Second Life

Location: Pompano, Florida & Illinois

A deep dig into a confusing chip record reveals a short lived club

and the life of chips after.

Published: CCTN - Summer 2019

Ken Eto - The Many Lives of a Mobsters

Location: Chicago, Illinois

The life and multiple deaths of a Chicago gambling mobster.

Published: CCTN - Winter 2018


Green River Island - Kentucky’s No Man’s Land

Location: Northern Kentucky & Evansville, Indiana

When confusion over who owns a small plot of land arises, the gamblers take over.

Published: CCTN - Winter 2018


Richard Canfield - Gentleman Gambler

Location: Saratoga, New York

Richard Canfield’s life and times in turn of the century

Published: CCTN - Fall 2017


Omaha - Nebraska’s Hidden History

Location: Omaha, Nebraska

The little known history of gambling in Omaha, Nebraska.

Published: CCTN - Summer 2016

Benny Binion & the Dallas Gambling Wars

Location: Dallas, Texas

The history of Benny Binion in Dallas and his war with Herbert Noble.

Published: CCTN - Winter 2017

Presentations

Interesting Histories

Presented at the 2018 National Convention of the Casino Collectibles Assoc

Summary: Various research projects from around the country

Duration - 1:02 hours

Benny Binion Seminar

Presented at the 2015 National Convention of the Casino Collectibles Assoc

Summary: The story of Benny Binion in Dallas and his gambling war with Herbert Noble.

Duration - 1:00 hours

Other Material

ILLEGAL MATCHBOOKS  (2012)


LOOKOUT JOURNALS (2002)


GREATER HOUSTON CLUB JOURNALS

      1998 Issues

      1999 Issues