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The Frank Rosenthal Story

Written by Nicholas Pileggi

For much of his professional life, the Chicago-born and casino-bred, Rosenthal has been the country's top handicapper. He was one of a handful of men who literally set the line for thousands of bookmakers from coast to coast.

During the 1970's, and early eighties, Rosenthal ran four Las Vegas casinos simultaneously, including the world famous Stardust Hotel and Casino.Rosenthal is also credited with creatingthe first Race & Sportsbook (Parlor) in Las Vegas. Despite resistance from the traditional casino bosses, who believed exclusively in terms of table games, Rosenthal had spent decades in and around the sports world to know that it could be the motherlode of casino betting.He created a space-age theater-like Race and Sportsbook at the Stardust Hotel & Casino that was copied by every casino on the strip.

Few if any people know more about the world of gambling than Frank Rosenthal.

The idea that Frank Rosenthal has a Web site is guaranteed to give the nation's bookmakers heartburn. Rosenthal's expert handicapping skills will be available to millions.

Facts About Frank

Welcome to FrankRosenthal.com
  1. Former C.E.O of the Stardust Casino, the Fremont Casino, the Hacienda Casino, and the Marina Casino SIMULTANEOUSLY.
  2. Host of a popular TV variety show in the 1970s.
  3. Newspaper "Feature" writer.
  4. Principal subject of a popular book by an award winning author
  5. Man who brought Race & Sports Book-Betting into Las Vegas.
  6. The Nations #1 Sports Handicapper

Chairman Frank Rosenthal is truly an ALL PRO.

A Sports Handicapper with undeniable credentials and unparalleled endorsements. Frank's life reads like a highlight film. Recognized as an expert on casinos and sports gambling, Frank Rosenthal has appeared on Dateline (NBC), Nightline (ABC), Frontline (PBS), and A&E. For much of his professional life, the Chicago-born and casino-bred, Rosenthal has been the country's top handicapper. He was one of a handful of men who literally set the line for thousands of bookmakers from coast to coast.

Frank Rosenthal is famous for being the man who had brought race & sports book-betting to Vegas - an acheivement that made him a true visionary in Nevada history. Despite resistance from the traditional casino bosses, who believed exclusively in terms of table games, Rosenthal had spent decades in and around the sports world to know that it could be the motherlode of casino betting.

During the 1970's, and early eighties,Rosenthal ran four Las Vegas casinos simultaneously, including the world famous Stardust Hotel and Casino.

Frank was once a "feature" columnist for both the Las Vegas Sun and Las Vegas Valley Time newspapers. Frank now writes a column for this Web site. Enjoy Frank's facinating perspective and his flair for language by reading his Feature Story and Frankly Speaking sections.


Hollywood superstar, Robert De Niro, a two time academy award winner appears mighty serious and tastefully dapper as the "ACE" in the Universal Pictures blockbuster hit movie " CASINO", a real life story portrayal of Frank Rosenthal.

Robert De Niro has received two Academy Award Oscars. For his performance in "Raging Bull" he was awarded the Best Performance by an actor in a leading role. He also received an Oscar for his performance in the "God Father II" for Best Performance by an actor in a supporting role.

Bob as Ace Rothstein in CasinoBob looking tastefully dapper.

Award winning book from the very talented Nicholas PileggiNicholas Pileggi, celebrated author and Hollywood screenwriter of "Wiseguy", and "Goodfellas" describes the unique life and times of Frank Rosenthal in his book "Casino".

Nicholas Pileggi said, "Few if any people know more about the world of gambling than Frank Rosenthal."


In the 1970's, Frank Rosenthal hosted a top-rated television variety show direct from the world famous Stardust Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Every show was nothing short of spectacular as Frank was joined by a galaxy of Las Vegas brightest stars, TV and Hollywood celebrities, sports champions and handicappers.

Visit the Frank Rosenthal Show Entertainers & Sports Stars photo galleries to enjoy a trip down memory lane.

Had to include this photo of Geri Rosenthal, Frank's beautiful blond showgirl wife. This picture illustrates that Frank's genius for pick's extends well beyond the sports gambling circuit.

Geri Rosenthal loaded with charm

Sharon Stone portrayed "Ginger" in Casino, a character based on Geri Rosenthal.

Sharon Stone portrayal of Geri Rosenthal in Casino