Benny Binion

Benny Binion was born a year before Las Vegas herself, on November 20th, 1904 in Pilot Drove, Texas.

His father was a literal horse trader.

He didn't know how to read until his 50's when he learned in jail.

Kids:  Ted, Jack, Barbara, Becky and Brenda

Lester Ben "Benny" Binion

Died on Christmas Day in 1989.

 

Blood Aces - The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, the Texas Ganster who created VEGAS POKER by Doug J. Swanson

http://www.texasobserver.org/blood-aces-shows-texas-gangster-benny-binion-knew-hold-em/