Why did Nicky Santoro try to kill Sam?

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It didn't make sense to me why Nicky Santoro tried to kill Sam in Casino.

When Ginger asked to have him killed, Nicky says he wouldn't kill the guy, he's known him for 35 years.

With everything coming down, it didn't make sense for Nicky to try to kill Sam.

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Why did Frankie turn on Nicky?

Casino. Nicky Santoro was a childhood friend of Jewish handicapper Sam 'Ace' Rothstein. Nicky worked for the Mafia boss Remo Gaggi, whom made Santoro. When the Mafia decided to move into Las Vegas to skim the profits of the Tangiers Casino, they chose Ace to run the casino, while Nicky was assigned to protect him.

What did Nicky do in casino?

Anthony John Spilotro (May 19, 1938 \u2013 June 14, 1986), nicknamed "Tony the Ant", was an American mobster and caporegime for the Chicago Outfit in Las Vegas during the 1970s and '80s.

Who is Nicky Santoro based off of?

Frank RosenthalBornFrank Lawrence RosenthalJune 12, 1929 Chicago, IllinoisDiedOctober 13, 2008 (aged 79) Miami Beach, FloridaSpouse(s)Geri McGee \u200b \u200b ( m. 1969; div. 1981)\u200bChildren2

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