Late Resorts Owner Selected For Gaming Hall of Fame
Dennis Gomes, the late owner of Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, will be inducted into the Gaming Hall of Fame.
Gomes, a veteran casino executive and mob-busting investigator in Las Vegas, died in February of complications from kidney dialysis.
The head of the American Gaming Association, Frank Fahrenkopf Jr., says the casino industry "lost one of its boldest and most creative owners."
The movie "Casino" was based on a mob-run theft operation Gomes uncovered while working with the Nevada Gaming Commission.
The induction ceremony will be held Oct. 23 in Las Vegas.
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