Articles by Casey McBride

Las Vegas MobWorld Summit 2018

15 June – 17 June / Plaza Hotel & Casino The Las Vegas MobWorld Summit 2018, is just around the corner, and I for one am chomping at the bit to spend some time talking shop with, not only my stablemates from the NCS, Larry “the Headmaster” Henry, Gary Jenkins, and J Michael Niotta, but also the slew of other great attendees lined up for this event. The Summit is all about education, entertainment, as well as…


Frank DiMatteo Talks Gallo Brothers, Frank Costello & Mob Candy

Frank DiMatteo was born and raised in a family of mob hitmen. His father and godfather were also enforcers for the Gallo brothers. DiMatteo’s uncle was a also a bodyguard for Frank Costello and a capo in the Genovese crime family. With this information on hand, it was only a matter of time until our very own Casey, who also heads-up ‘Uncle Frank’s Place‘ was looking to DiMatteo for an interview. In part one of…


Will The New Scarface Movie Be A Success? (POLL)

Tony Montana is one of Al Pacino’s most iconic roles, along with the likes of Michael Corelone and Frank Serpico. However, Scarface is on the verge of another remake, and whilst Al Pacino himself as stated that he is fine with the remake, stating that: It’s part of what we do. We remake things. Don’t forget the 1983 Scarface is a remake itself, the original release being back in 1932. The question is can this…


An Interview with Mob Curator Casey McBride (Part 2)

We are welcoming Casey back into the hot seat today to talk about how things have changed since his first interview back in July 2015, when the wheels only just started turning for him in the mob world. You can see his answers to the questions we threw at him back then, right here. Over a short space of time, Casey and his interest in the mob has grown and taken him on some incredible…


The Prime Minister meets the Kingfish

Here come the Kingfish, the Kingfish. Friend of the workin’ man. The Kingfish, the Kingfish. The Kingfish gonna’ save this land.   Randy Newman The Kingfish Never let the truth get in the way of a good story. That’s true crime story teller, Gary Jenkins advice. I happen to whole heartedly agree. Mob myth has had some doozies over the years, and like fish tales they tend to get bigger and better as time goes by. Here at…


Vote Your Favorite New York Mob Rivalry

[socialpoll id=”2308932″] Through out the ages there have been many great rivalries. And like a Shakespearian drama, “This thing of ours,” has yielded some of the greatest, hate filled, back stabbing, knock down, dragged out rivalries history has to offer. The NCS wanted to get your opinion on a few of these great standoffs, so we’re having a throw down. This is your chance to cast a vote for the greatest New York rivalry in…


Did Frank Costello Ever Make His Bones?

Welcome back to the Social Club. For this edition of Uncle Frank’s Place I wanted to answer the question I get asked most often about the Prime Minister. You know the one, “Did Frank ever make his bones?” Out of everything I have Read about the man, I have only come across one story of Costello’s rum-running days that told of a dispute he had with a rival bootlegger over territory. This rival was later…


Frank Costello: The Prime Minister of the Underworld (1891 – 1973)

“Other kids are brought up nice and sent to Harvard and Yale. Me? I was brought up like a mushroom.” Those were the words of Frank Costello, a mob boss who went on to become the Prime Minister of the Underworld thanks to his eye for mixing crime with politics in a way no other mob figure could or would. This trait would eventually help his influence grow in strength for years to come. The…