Casper Holstein Photo

Casper Holstein

Born: Dec 7, 1876

Death: Apr 5, 1944

Birthplace: Christiansted

Nationality: United States

Casper Holstein

Date of Birth : Dec 7, 1876
Date of Death : Apr 5, 1944
Birth Place : Christiansted

Casper Holstein was a prominent New York mobster involved in the Harlem "numbers rackets" during the Harlem Renaissance. He, along with his occasional rival Stephanie St. Clair, was responsible for bringing back illegal gambling to the neighborhood after an eight-year absence following the conviction of Peter H. Matthews in 1915. Holstein became known as the "Bolito King".

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