The Last Casino

(Based on actual events in the late 1970s in one of the last mob run casinos in Las Vegas.) Steve a rising star at a Las Vegas casino is the main character. A tough city kid from a blue-collar Italian family he quickly earns a reputation as a hard working, dependable and honest family man – HIGHLY VALUED traits in Sin City.
Much to the dismay of the competition he lands the prized position as Baccarat shift manager. He also inherits Bernie, (Liverlips), the hulking and much-feared Baccarat pit boss.
Steve soon discovers that a few partners and their henchman Bernie, unknown to their big mob bosses in St. Louis, are involved in illegal skimming from the Baccarat pit. Later he learns those illegal funds are used to finance lay-off interstate bookmaking PLUS a sophisticated hi-limit poker cheating scam.
Determined to keep the best casino job in Las Vegas and fulfill his boss’s cleanup job, Steve carefully begins assessing the situation that rapidly spins out of control and becomes deadly.
In an effort to unravel that complex web of corruption, Steve begins by firing one of the involved dealers. Enraged, Bernie tries but fails to have Steve fired, then orders the first of three assassination attempts on Steve.
When local toughs fail on the first two tries, Bernie calls in mob hit men to finish the job. Their shotgun ambush also fails but wounds Steve and his two sons.
After violently confronting Bernie, Bernie utters a few words that change the entire situation. But the bosses are about to have some serious trouble of their own. Unknown to them the Feds plan to raid the casino while the St. Louis mob has the same idea, a strange combination that creates a string of striking, dramatic events.