Moe Dalitz ("Mr. Las Vegas")

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Morris Barney "Moe" Dalitz

Death: August 31, 1989 (89)
Place of Burial: Las Vegas, Clark, NV, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Bernard Dalitz and Anna Dalitz
Husband of Private
Father of Private
Brother of Louis Dalitz and Helen Dalitz

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About Moe Dalitz ("Mr. Las Vegas")

Birth: Dec. 24, 1899 Boston Suffolk County Massachusetts, USA Death: Aug. 31, 1989 Las Vegas Clark County Nevada, USA

Organized Crime Figure. Known to his contemporaries as "Moe". Born Boston, he was raised in Michigan. During Prohibition he was a bootlegger in Detroit, Akron and Cleveland, where he was associated with the Mayfield Road Gang. Expanding beyond bootlegging into gambling both in the Cleveland area and in Newport, Kentucky, he operated several illegal casinos and clubs. In 1949 Dalitz relocated to Las Vegas where he and partners took control of the unfinished Desert Inn. For the next forty years he would be a partner in other casinos, real estate and other legitimate businesses. More so than the highly touted Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, Dalitz and his partners were responsible for the development of Las Vegas as it in known today. In his later years he was known and often honored for his philanthropy and public works. He died at his penthouse apartment in the Regency Towers at the Las Vegas Country Club. (bio by: Steve Dunn)

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Moe Dalitz ("Mr. Las Vegas")'s Timeline

December 24, 1899
August 31, 1989
Age 89
Las Vegas, Clark, NV, United States