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A ship's pilot mythical for directing colossal freighters throughout the narrows of Puget Sound, Rolf Neslund used to be a proud Norwegian, a ladies' guy, and a loved resident of Washington State's idyllic Lopez Island. nearly indestructible even into his golden years, he made electrifying headlines greater than as soon as: after a boat he was once helming crashed into the hovering West Seattle Bridge, inflicting hundreds of thousands in damages; and following his inexplicable disappearance at age eighty. was once he a suicide, a guy damaged through one high priced misstep? Had he run off with a lifelong love? Or did a path of ugly proof result in the house Rolf shared along with his spouse, Ruth? On an island the place every person proposal they knew their acquaintances, the veneer of the Neslunds' marriage masked a convoluted case that took decades to unravel. And, certainly, a few nonetheless think that the outdated sea captain will come domestic sooner or later. "The Sea Captain" is a vintage story as blood chilling as homicide itself. besides six different both riveting, specific money owed of destruction and homicide dedicated with no sense of right and wrong or remorse, Ann Rule takes readers into scary locations they by no means can have imagined in No Regrets.

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When the ‘R’ customer cashed it, the cashier would see the ‘R’ and knew it was really a $100 wager. ”5 Luckily the sports gambling community had someone with clout on their side. Nevada senator Howard Cannon pushed legislation through Congress in 1974 cutting the ten percent tax on sports wagers down to just two percent. 25 percent. Cannon’s legislation breathed new life into sports gambling in Las Vegas, and in August 1975, the Union Plaza opened the first sports book within a hotel/casino. Linesmaker Bobby Martin was brought in to run the operation as his line continued to be the trusted number.

Once Donaghy was betting with Battista, the percentage of games in which Donaghy officiated and the line moved one-and-a-half points or more doubled to 36 percent. 3 Battista nicknamed Donaghy “Elvis” because “I knew he was going to do whatever it took to win. Elvis could set the tempo of a game, and affect the outcome of the game. a. ”4 Battista explained to author Griffin, “Once I knew what side Elvis liked, I’d get to work. S. S. markets. S. I would use money from the sharp guys to bet around fifty thousand dollars and invest it betting on the games the wrong way.

While some bookies came out of the woodwork to follow the letter of the law, many dove further into the shadows. Scott Schettler, the former head of the Stardust Race and Sports book, worked in Las Vegas during this innovative era. In his book We Were Wiseguys and Didn’t Know It he explained how the bookies got around the government’s demands. “At that time, there was a 10 percent federal tax on race and sports bets, which neither players nor bookies could overcome. The sports books operated on maybe 3 percent.

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