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Dukes, Hustlers and the Real Casino Royale


London’s High Life and Low Life meet in an explosive story of one of Britain’s most successful cons. Even Lord Lucan was in on it…

When eccentric zoo-keeper, casino owner and multimillionaire John Aspinall died in 2000 aged 74, most of the obituaries focused on his lifelong love of wildlife, especially his famous tigers. But Aspinall took a dark secret to the grave – the secret of how he came by his huge personal wealth, and how he had risen from relatively humble beginnings to a position right at the heart of London high society. For what his upper crust chums didn’t know was that he had funded his rise to fame and fortune by robbing them blind at the card tables, with the help of London’s crime king Billy Hill. And the amount stolen ran into millions.

Programme Information

  • Genre: History

  • Subgenre: Factual

  • Producers: NOBLES GATE LTD

  • Broadcaster: n/a

  • Duration: 1 x 60'

  • Tags: History Factual Crime

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