In a new five-part series writer Christian Henkel digs deep into Las Vegas history to uncover the truth behind some of the gambling world's most notorious figures.
This week’s subject is Benny Binion. Check back weekly for more profiles.
By Christian Henkel
Benny Binion went to Vegas after the Second World War. Little did anyone know he would change Sin City forever. His motto “If you want to get rich, make little people feel like big people” quickly turned the Horseshoe into one of the best casinos in Las Vegas.
But the biggest achievement of his marketing genius was the invention of the World Series of Poker.
These are the stories of the men who made Vegas what it is today – the greatest and craziest place on earth.