October 6, 2022

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Allen Glick, mob front man and 1970’s casino boss, has died

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Mystery WIRE – 1 of the most crucial figures in the heritage of organized crime died quietly in Southern California a several days ago.

Allen Glick was as soon as regarded as to be the boy question of the Nevada casino field, but in fact, was a frontman for the mob.

Allen R. Glick’s initials – A.R.G – encouraged the name of his enterprise, Argent Corporation, which, at its zenith, owned 4 Las Vegas casinos, second only to billionaire Howard Hughes. This included the Stardust, Hacienda, Fremont, and Mariana.

Glick, a attorney, and developer was only 32 decades aged, with no knowledge in the casino industry, when he was handed a $67 mil. mortgage from the Teamsters Union pension fund, a personal loan produced probable for the reason that Glick realized the son of mob boss Frank Balistrieri.

STRINGS Connected

That personal loan, and the other individuals that followed, came with strings attached.

Notably, the number two govt in Glick’s empire was a convicted sports fixer with lifelong mob ties, Frank ‘Lefty’ Rosenthal at the Stardust Resort and On line casino. It was during this period when Glick was ironically honored as the Las Vegas gentleman of the year.

Both Rosenthal and Glick had been portrayed in the 1995 movie “Casino”. Rosenthal’s character was Sam ‘Ace’ Rothstein and Glick’s character in the motion picture, Phillip Inexperienced, was portrayed by Kevin Pollak.

In truth although, Rosenthal did not report to Glick. He noted immediately to the head of the Chicago outfit, as specific in a groundbreaking 1987 tv documentary “Mob on the Run”. The authentic “Mob on the Run” documentary was developed by previous KLAS-Television investigative reporter Ned Day and former KLAS-Tv set news director Bob Stoldal.

In 1995, KLAS-Television in Las Vegas made an up-to-date version of “Mob on the Run”.

The Argent casinos had been skimmed for tens of millions of dollars. That funds designed its way back to organized crime.

Just after the scheme was sooner or later uncovered, and vital gamers had been murdered, Glick became a authorities witness, serving to to convict all of the heads of the midwestern mob.

Glick was never billed for remaining a mob front gentleman, but lived in a San Diego region walled estate for the relaxation of his everyday living right until passing away at 79-many years-outdated from Most cancers.

The San Diego Union-Tribune released the pursuing obituary and photograph.

Allen R. Glick
April 11, 1942 – August 2, 2021
La Jolla, CA

Allen R. Glick handed absent peacefully in his home surrounded by his beloved relatives right after a extensive, courageous battle with cancer. Allen is survived by his loving sweetheart of 25 several years, spouse Kathleen Glick, his sons whom he was immensely happy of Todd and Cary Glick, and cherished grandsons Aaron and Adam Glick. Allen was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on April 11th, 1942, son of Jack and Pearl Glick. He attended The Kiski College, attained his BA at Ohio Point out College, and his JD from Case-Western Reserve School of Legislation. Allen was admitted into the two The California and Pennsylvania Bars. Allen entered the navy in 1967 as a Initially Lieutenant in the Navy Police Department. He was transferred to Exclusive Operations the place he served as a Captain in Vietnam. He figured out to converse Vietnamese to support the Army in armed forces lookup and rescue operations. His bravery there showed no bounds and for that was awarded The Bronze Star, a few Beat Air Medals and the Vietnamese Medal of Honor. He was Honorably Discharged in 1969. Allen’s organization achievements are immeasurable. He joined the American Housing Guild of San Diego, and the Saratoga Land Growth Enterprise. From there he went on to type his personal corporation which bought the Hacienda Resort and On line casino, Las Vegas, Nevada. The lodge was made into a to start with-course residence with the greatest leisure car or truck park in Southern Nevada. He pioneered the growth of the south stop of the Las Vegas “Strip”. In 1974, Allen obtained Recrion Company, (subsequently renamed Argent Company). As Chairman and President of Argent Corporation, Allen owned and operated the Stardust Resort and On line casino, Fremont Hotel and Casino, and Marina Casino. Argent Corporation was 1 of the premier proprietors of on line casino and lodge properties in Nevada in the mid-seventies, bringing the initial race and sporting activities reserve procedure to the “Strip”. His enterprise was also accountable for bringing the Siegfreid and Roy show into prominence. Allen sold his Las Vegas holdings in 1980. He was second only to Howard Hughes in the possession of lodges and casinos. Allen was President and proprietor of ARG Enterprises, LLC,in La Jolla, California.

The enterprise was a personal, diversified business whose central actions have been authentic estate investments, (flats and warehouses). The firm has been concerned in initiatives in Southern and Northern California, Arizona and Oregon. He served as advisor and/or advisor to a number of genuine estate developers in the context of financing and strategic arranging. In addition, Allen was concerned in advising, structuring and mediating many ventures for non-public investors. He has had joint ventures with the Lai Sunlight Team, Hong Kong, PAGOR (Philippine Amusement and Gaming), and Marco Polo Pure China Fund, Hong Kong. Allen owned numerous casinos in Costa Rica, was the innovator and developer of the Philippine Dream, a floating leisure heart found in Cebu, Mactan, Philippines. He was liable for the expansion of the effective lottery procedure in Caracus, Venezula by introducing VLT devices. He also was concerned in the improvement and constructing of a single of the significant business office complexes in Georgetown, Grand Cayman Islands, B.V.I, and with the setting up and operation of a major entertainment centre in Macau.Allen’s board memberships provided Former Chairman and member of Scripps Memorial Healthcare facility Advisory Board, La Jolla, California, Challenged Athletes, San Diego Sheriff Affiliation, Kiski Board of Trustees, Saltsburg, Pennsylvania Even with his several business enterprise accomplishments, the best measure of his lifestyle was his devotion to his wife Kathy, his family members and mates. Allen lived a entire and excellent lifetime experiencing numerous international adventures. Allen will often be remembered for his generosity and kindness. His presence will be dearly missed by all all those that realized him.

Printed by San Diego Union-Tribune on Aug. 5, 2021.

Below is the initial “Mob on the Operate” from 1987.