Anthony Tony The Ant Spilotro Chicago Las Vegas Mafia Mobster “Casino” Original 1970s TYPE 1 Photo

Anthony John Spilotro (May 19, 1938 – June 14, 1986), nicknamed "Tony the Ant", was an American mobster and high ranking member for the Chicago Outfit in Las Vegas during the 1970s and '80s.

Spilotro managed the Outfit's illegal casino profits (the "skim") when four of the casinos, The Stardust, The Fremont, The Hacienda, and The Marina, were managed by Frank Rosenthal, replacing Outfit member John Roselli in Las Vegas. He was the leader of the "Hole in the Wall Gang", which he formed in Las Vegas when he moved there in 1971.

Spilotro eventually ran afoul of his organized crime overseers who disapproved of his handling of their Las Vegas affairs, and who then arranged his murder on June 14, 1986. Spilotro served as the basis for the character Nicky Santoro in Martin Scorsese's 1995 film Casino



You can read more about his life on the Mob Museum website 


Offered is an original TYPE 1 photo that derives from the family of Spilotro.

This photo measures 3.5” x 5” and is printed on period 1970’s Kodak paper of Tony pictured with his young son at a party in the backyard.  In the background, you can see his brother Michael sitting at a table.

One of a kind historical Mobster memorabilia.

and if you’d like to see Joe Pesci’s portrayal of him in the movie, Casino

Casino | "Meeting in the Desert Always Made Me Nervous"



Item: 12967

Price: $249.00
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Anthony Tony The Ant Spilotro Chicago Las Vegas Mafia Mobster “Casino” Original 1970s TYPE 1 Photo