Black Soxbaseball scandal of 1919, where eight members of the Chicago White Sox confessed to accepting bribes to throw that year's World Series to Cincinnati). While playing cards in a hotel room he was murdered—allegedly for reneging on a bet. His murderer or murderers were never identified.
See biographies by D. Pietrusza (2004) and N. Tosches (2005) D. H. Clark, In the Reign of Rothstein (1929) C. Rothstein, Now I'll Tell (1934) L. Katcher, The Big Bankroll (1959).
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