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Arnold Rothstein (January 17, 1882 – November 6, 1928), nicknamed "The Brain", was an American racketeer, crime boss, businessman, and gambler who became a kingpin of the Jewish mob in New York City. Rothstein was widely reputed to have organized corruption in professional athletics, including conspiring to fix the 1919 World Series.
Arnold Rothstein, (born 1882/83, New York City—died Nov. 6, 1928, New York City), American big-time gambler, bootlegger, and friend of high-placed politicians and businessmen, who dominated influence-peddling in the 1920s in New York City.
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Last Updated On: November 6th, 2018. Arnold Rothstein, shot to death 90 years ago, was an iconic figure in the New York underworld. Courtesy of Getty Images. Ninety years ago this week, with the dying breath of New York’s most provocative Mob entrepreneur, one of America’s great unsolved gangland mysteries was born.
Arnold Rothstein. Born: January 17, 1882, New York City. Died: November 6, 1928, New York City. Nicknames: The Brain, The Fixer, the Big Bankroll. Associates: Charlie “Lucky” Luciano, Meyer Lansky, Dutch Schultz, Jack “Legs” Diamond. Arnold “The Brain” Rothstein may have done more to corrupt sports – and, inversely, encourage ...
Arnold Rothstein was a bootlegger and drug trafficker who's been called America's first kingpin and fixed the 1919 World Series. Jewish mafioso Arnold Rothstein rigged a World Series and invented the drug game.
The kingpin of the New York Jewish underworld was not a street tough gangster, but a refined gambler: Arnold Rothstein. According to Rockaway, "Rothstein is recognized as the pioneer big businessman of organized crime in the United States."
Arnold Rothstein, New York’s most notorious gambler, is shot during a poker game at the Park Central Hotel in Manhattan on November 4, 1928. He died in the hospital two days later.
ROTHSTEIN, ARNOLDROTHSTEIN, ARNOLD ("A.R.," "The Brain," "The Fixer"; 1882–1928), U.S. gangster and criminal mastermind, credited with developing the "numbers" racket, centralizing illegal racetrack bookmaking, fixing the 1919 baseball World Series, and developing 20th-century U.S. organized crime during the Prohibition Era.
Arnold Rothstein , nicknamed "The Brain", was an American racketeer, crime boss, businessman, and gambler who became a kingpin of the Jewish mob in New York City. Rothstein was widely reputed to have organized corruption in professional athletics, including conspiring to fix the 1919 World Series.