The brutality of Spilotro's crimes gained him attention--in the case of the mob, it earned him respect and a higher status, and in the case of law enforcement, he became a marked man.
In 1971, Spilotro was sent to Las Vegas, where his job was to protect and oversee the Chicago Outfit's illegal casino profits. Spilotro's childhood friend, Frank Lefty Rosenthal was brought in to access the rooms and remove as much cash as possible (the skim) from a number of Las Vegas casinos--the Stardust, Fremont, Hacienda, and Marina--before it could be reported as revenue. Rosenthal was extremely skilled at his part of the job, and Spilotro functioned as muscle.
While in Las Vegas, Spilotro moved his wife and son into the modest home on Balfour Drive. He used the alias Tony Stuart and operated a jewelry and gift shop Circus Circus. While Spilotro maintained a thin semblance of respectability, he continued to be known for horrific acts of violence; Spilotro inspired Joe Pecsi's psychopathic character, Nicky Santoro.
Please be advised that the Spilotro home is a private residence.