Aug 3, 2019
NEWPORT, Ky. — Newport’s quaint downtown has no casinos, no massive digital signs advertising Penn & Teller, Cirque du Soleil or the singing sensation du jour. There are no sprawling hotel/casino/resorts where the din is the sound of money changing hands.
Yet there was Craig Maness, a guide with American Legacy Tours, dressed in Mafia black, telling visitors how this little city across the river from Cincinnati could have been filled with those things.
Once upon a time, Newport, Maness said , was set to become what is now Las Vegas.