About the Book

"King of Clubs" is a profile of some of the most popular and famous illegal casinos that thrived and flourished in and around Cleveland, Ohio area during the 1930's until their demise in late 1940's. The casinos offered what the citizens of the rural towns wanted; poker, roulette, slots, craps, Keno, great food and of course alcohol. This is the second book in my collection dealing with Organized crime in Ohio. I explore some of the top clubs, in Ohio. The Famous Jungle Inn in Youngstown, Thomas Club in Maple Heights, The Harvard Club in Newburgh Heights, The Ohio Villa Club in Richmond Heights, and possibly the most well-known of all, The Mounds Club, located inside the small rural community of Willoughby Hills. An incredible robbery of the century when over $500,000 was stolen, from the Mounds Club on September 29, 1947.



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