by Anita Waggoner
Published: June 2, 2012
The gambling man, Alex Vladimir was born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1932. Unfortunate situations force him to flee there on a freight train when he’s just nineteen years old. After spending several years on the run--playing poker and cheating his friends, he arrives in Las Vegas in 1959. Using the money he’s skimmed from the Chicago Mob, he buys a casino on Fremont Street.