While Ben “Bugsy” Siegel was building The Flamingo, his dream casino, not all of the building supplies Siegel wanted to use were readily available due to World War II shortages. Bugsy turned to the black market for his needs. He got whatever he wanted, but had to pay outrageous prices. To make matters worse, the illegal suppliers sometimes delivered a load of expensive merchandise during the day, then returned at night to steal it back. Finally, they showed up at the site the next morning to sell Siegel the same items all over again.