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When Luck Was Lady Galveston, Unveiling the City’s Gambling Past

Updated: Jun 6

Featuring Kimber Fountain, Author of The Maceos and the Free State of Galveston, An Authorized History

The featured artifacts include a sealed deck of playing cards from the renowned Balinese Room and memorabilia from the Turf Athletic Club.

Author Kimber Fountain shares the remarkable journey of the Maceo brothers from Sicilian immigrants to influential entrepreneurs in Galveston, emphasizing their rum running during Prohibition, and their lasting impact on the city's development and culture. Their legacy shaped Galveston's identity as a premium resort destination, and they created a model that influenced modern-day Las Vegas.

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