Former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman talks the infamous ‘black book’ of people banned from casinos

Former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman talks the infamous ‘black book’ of people banned from casinos

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  • Denise Rosch, 3 News
September 3, 2022 4:34 PM

It started in the 1960s as a way to protect the reputation of Nevada gaming.

It’s a so-called black book of excluded persons. As of last week, 36 people are on the list.

Former Mayor Oscar Goodman represented more than a few.

“How many clients of yours ended up in the book?” he was asked during a Thursday interview.

To say Goodman has led a colorful life would be an understatement: from long-time attorney for accused organized crime figures to serving as a popular Mayor for the City of Las Vegas.

His history with, and memory of, Southern Nevada runs deep — including the black book.