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.
First up: Titanic Thompson. Check back weekly for more profiles.
By Christian Henkel
He killed five men and married five women. He bet against Al Capone and won.
He hustled golf and lost at horse-betting. He became so famous his life was eventually turned into a musical.
This is the story of one of the men who made Las Vegas what it is today – the greatest and craziest city on Earth.