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The Vapors

The Vapors is David Hill’s true crime narrative of Hot Springs, Arkansas, arguably America’s gambling capital until it all came crashing down in the mid-1960s.

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Review of ‘The Vapors’

Those of us who are fans of gangster stories have been saturated (oversaturated, perhaps?) in the Lucky-Bugsy-Meyer saga, rooted in New York but with memorable offshoots in Havana, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Well, here’s a fresh cast and venue: the casino crowd of Hot Springs, Arkansas, arguably America’s gambling capital until it all came…

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