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Overall, this 3-hour video is actually three separate Las Vegas documentaries, shot as different productions and just pasted together. The final two docs, about Meyer Lansky and Bugsy Siegel don't add anything new to what can otherwise be found on Amazon or YouTube, but the first doc is a little interesting. It would be important for anyone watching the first documentary to be already familiar with the Martin Scorsese film Casino. This documentary basically tells the real-life story that the movie is based on. In Casino, Robert DeNiro portrays Sam Rothstein, who in real life was Frank Rosenthal. Rothstein runs the mythical Tangiers, Rosenthal ran the Stardust. Rothstein's enforcer was Nicky Santoro, played by Joe Pesci -- in real life, the enforcer was Anthony Spilotro. While the Casino movie focused mostly on the personal travails of the principals, the documentary focuses on the legal ramifications of the illicit activities involved with the Chicago mob in Las Vegas. The documentary itself wanders quite a bit and is very dated, being centered mostly in the 1970s and early 1980s, so it certainly doesn't deserve five stars, but it's the kind of thing that you might expect in the DVD extras with the movie Casino. It answers a whole lot of questions.