Dutch Voight

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Who is Dutch Voight?

Dutch Voigt was a German American gang leader in Galveston, Texas in the United States during the early 1900s. Voigt was called Dutch for Deutsch meaning German. He, with Ollie Quinn, led the Beach Gang, one of the two gangs which controlled most of the Galveston underworld until the mid-1920s. As the Prohibition era began his gang came to be one of the dominant forces in the Galveston liquor trade.

Voigt ushered in the modern era of gambling on the island when by establishing organized poker games in 1910. He and Quinn soon ran games all over the city.

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on July 23, 2013


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