Making Losing Fun
By Vito Zuppardo
Peter Franzella was determined to be successful in the one industry he loved, gambling. Born and raised in New Orleans he knew every gambler that made a wager and he was determined to capitalize on it, at any cost. Elegantly draping his wife with luxuries he was too blind to see his marriage way unraveling. Casinos and the underworld took over his life.
Peter Franzella was excellent in bringing high-limit gamblers to Las Vegas, His rapid success in producing over sixty million dollars in revenue for casinos got the attention of Nevada authorities. His assumed association with organized crime and his accomplishments in collecting gambling loses from his clients started an investigation by Nevada Gaming Control. It was the first step to closing down one of the largest and most successful producers of gamblers to the state of Nevada.