Mob money and the Geauga Gamble
Prohibition made Cleveland, Ohio, a pretty tough town. Bootleg whiskey went hand-in-hand with gambling, and the gamblers struck it rich! But law enforcement kept interfering with mob business. The crime rate was so high that famed lawman Eliot Ness was hired to help. Solution? Move mob operations across the county line. Open the Bainbridge Racetrack. Shuttle customers to the upscale Pettibone and Mounds clubs. Maybe sherriffs out in the country would be more cooperative. Here's the story.
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