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My e-book looks at a specific era in the horse and dog racing industries, i.e. 1965-1976. The text discusses specific crimes committed during this time. The crimes were the work of a monopoly established by a Buffalo, New York concessionaire and its ties to the Mafia in major U.S. cities. Mobsters did the bidding on Emprise Corp. in Detroit, Phoenix, West Memphis, Arkansas, Chicago, Canandaigua, NY, Pensacola, Omaha and many other locations. The monopoly and criminal empire flourished despite widespread newspaper coverage and two major hearings. One of these hearings was conducted by Congress and the other by the United States Senate. Only one state was bold enough to decline a licensing renewal to the despot concessionaire. It did so in 1970. The criminal influence was most flagrant in the horse and dog racing industries. However, Emprise and its numerous subsidiaries, also operated in stadiums throughout North America and worldwide. This included Ascot Park in England, the Montreal Expos and Expo 1967 in Canada as well as football, baseball, basketball and entertainment stadiums throughout the U.S.A. In fact Emprise continues to operate legally in 2014 under another name, i.e. Delaware North Companies.

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