American gambling figure Arnold Rothstein enjoyed a reputation as the nation's biggest high-stakes gambler during his lifetime and is today known for his connections to the 1919 Black Sox betting scandal. Rothstein's father, Abraham, was born in New York City to a Russian immigrant family. Called “Abe the Just” by New York Governor Alfred E. Smith for his rectitude, he prospered in the textile industry. His son Arnold was attracted to gambling in his teenage years. Progressive Era–New York had a thriving gambling subculture, with ...

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