Friday, March 9, 2018

Ash Resnick

Irving "Ash" Resnick

March 6, 1916
Brooklyn, NY

January 18, 1989
Las Vegas, NV

1934-35 New Utrecht High School - Brooklyn (High School)
1935-36 New Utrecht High School - Brooklyn (High School)
1937-38 NYU (College)
1938-39 NYU (College)
1939-40 NYU (College)
1939-40 Washington Brewers (ABL)
1939-40 Original Celtics (Independent)
1940-41 Baltimore Clippers (ABL)
1940-41 West Haven (CSL)
1940-41 Original Celtics (Independent)
1941-42 Original Celtics (Independent)
1941-42 Troy (NYSL)
1941-42 New London (CSL)
1945-46 Trenton Tigers (ABL)
1946-47 Trenton Tigers (ABL)
1946-47 Troy Celtics (ABL)
1947-48 Paterson Crescents (ABL)

A long-time basketball player, Resnick served in the military during World War 2. He wasrumored to have been involved in illegal gambling around New York in the 1940's, and he would relocate to Las Vegas where he worked with casinos to set up various gambling junkets. His plan of bringing people cheaply to Las Vegas from around the country allowed Las Vegas to grow into the gambling mecca it is now. He was found guilty of tax evasion in 1974 but the verdict was overturned on appeal. He also was the target of various hits, once finding eight sticks of dynamite under his car, and another time was shot leaving Caesar's Palace. A character like him would likely be portrayed as a heavy in films like "Casino."

Ash died oh heart failure following a length illness in 1989.

Honolulu Star-Bulletin, January 20, 1989
News Press (Fort Myers, FL), January 20, 1989


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