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King of Vices

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Hi Fabulous Subscribers,

How are you all? I hope each of you is doing exceedingly well and life is good.

As for me, I’ve been working on my next gambling history book, and today I’m revealing and posthumously thanking its subject — Woo Sing. After all, it is UN Chinese Language Day

Woo Sing, Reno, Nevada, 1930s

Sing was a controversial gambling club owner in Reno in the 1930s who aggressively pursued wealth during a period of deep-seated racism against Chinese people and Mob control of the city. The circumstances of the time and his approach landed him in a hotbed of dire consequences.

Seeking Info

I’m still researching his fascinating life, and I’m hoping you might be able to help me. Do you know anything about Sing or his businesses (the Henry Club and the Public Club)? If so, I’d love to talk. Please shoot me an e-mail at

Or if there’s a gambling/casino topic you’d like me to explore in the blog, please let me know. It’s always an honor and a treat to interact with you.  

And, of course, I appreciate your interest in It Really Happened!

Take care, everyone,


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