The Rough Past In Las Vegas: Blood Aces
In the days before Las Vegas went upscale, with big fountains and hotels that replicate foreign cities, there was Binion's Horseshoe.
It got a reputation as the noisiest and rowdiest casino in downtown Vegas.
Benny Binion started the place after the police chased him out of Dallas.
Binion's rise from thug to mogul is told in Blood Aces: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, the Texas Gangster Who Created Vegas Poker.
Author Doug Swanson visits with highlights.