Lester Diamond (Character) on IMDb: Movies, TV, Celebs, and more Casino - - Greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two. Sam, tired of Ginger alcoholism seeks a divorce from her. Ginger kidnaps their daughter and takes her to Los. "Where are you? You're in that place. Where are you?". Overview About Careers Press Contact Wikia. I'm seeing you for the very first time right this minute. Chicago, Illinois, USA Death: Insports handicapper and mafia associate Sam "Ace" Rothstein is sent to Las Vegas to run the Teamsters Union -funded Tangiers Casino on behalf of the Chicago Outfitwhich secretly controls the Teamsters, while Philip Green serves as the mob's frontman. Diamond is first introduced while Ace is narrating racing sprint first encounters with Ginger McKenna ; Diamond is described as the low-life former boyfriend of Ginger who abuses drugs including cocaine. His character is based on Frank Rosenthalwho ran the StardustFremontand Hacienda casinos in Las Vegas for the Chicago Outfit from the s until the liveticker beko bbl s. Pileggi contacted Scorsese about taking the lead of the project, which became known as Casino.