John "Lucky" Gamboni
The Gamboni family is the biggest and most respected of all five families with a combined leadership over the Commission of over 50 years. Originally based in Brooklyn, their base moved to New Jersey after Vito Gamboni died of natural causes in 1966 and Salvatore “Big Sal” Masserano took over control. Big Sal formed the weapons trade and business site syndicates in exchange for complete control over gambling in in all 5 boroughs plus New Jersey.
Some people say Big Sal had been talking to the FBI in an attempt to keep all of his casino’s and control over gambling after it would be completely legalised in the State of New York. Although nobody believes he would actually break the code of silence or rat on others in any way, him being seen with FBI officials most likely got him killed. In the old days the Gambino family worked closely together with the latino street gangs who now feel abandoned as Masserano seems to have lost his connection to the streets being more and more involved in politics.
John “Lucky” Gamboni was lucky to escape from a fire that killed his older brother Carlo at the age of 13. Some say John started the fire himself but nobody ever lived to tell what John Gamboni’s response would be for this accusation. Don Gamboni, running the family casinos and strip clubs is known as a control freak, never rolling the dice before carefully calculating the odds. As he saw the odds of Masserano appointing him as boss diminish, people say John Gamboni must have felt compelled to help change the odds in his favour whilst dealing the blame card to someone else.