Before organized crime, would-be gangsters operated sans gang, leaving the lonely suffix "-ster" few options but to attach itself to estranged college roommate Fred. Emancipate the Fredster from a life of ridicule with today's Groupon: for $28, you get one general-admission ticket to the Vegas Mob Tour, a $66.25 value. Peep and learn secrets of Sin City's underbelly during this 2.5-hour bus jaunt devoted to the city's scandalous past. Tours depart nightly at 6 p.m. from the Royal Resort at 99 Convention Center Drive.
Park yourself in a plum seat while a pinstripe- and fedora-clad guide hashes out Vegas's secrets about murders, strange disappearances, and mob activity. The engaging tour guides will regale guests with stories about casino boss Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal, the notorious Bugsy Siegel, Tony "The Ant" Spilotro, celebrity deaths, and other eerie area happenings as the tour visits murder sites and favorite mobster haunts. One of the most factually correct tours of its kind, the Vegas Mob Tour is based on interviews with retired FBI agent Dennis Arnoldy and hitman-turned-government-witness Frank Cullotta, in addition to the tales chronicled in Dennis Griffin's popular book, The Battle for Las Vegas.
Take pause from the alluring lights, rigged roulette, and Land Before Time –themed pools for an educational Vegas adventure. Part flashy HBO series, part documentary, Vegas Mob Tours satisfies the unattended thirst for scandalous gossip spawned by midday marathons of Unsolved Mysteries. Call ahead to reserve your ticket.
Guests younger than 16 years old are not allowed, and those younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult. All guests must sign a waiver.
- The tour offers insight into how this city has -- mostly -- made peace with gangsters such as Tony "the Ant" Spilotro and mob bosses who helped turn the remote town into a resort by investing in casinos that mainstream businessmen scorned. – Ashley Powers, Los Angeles Times
- The best thing was the companion videos they show you along the way. Not only do you hear the stories about these infamous hoods but you get to see what they looked like as well. Seeing their old hangouts, joints and robbery scenes was incredible. – levinat, TripAdvisor
- The Mob Tour in Vegas has done their homework. The stories are right on the money and they tell it like it was. – CiricaKid, TripAdvisor
99 Convention Center Dr.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109Get Directions