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Las Vegas Mob Museum launches free app that finds your 'Doppelgangster'

Posted: 3:03 PM, Jan 15, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-16 10:33:27-05
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LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A new app from the Mob Museum lets you find your gangster doppelganger, and honestly it's pretty fun.

The app uses facial recognition technology to compare a user's facial features with a database of famous faces from the mob world, like Al Capone or Edie Falco.

The database has over 800 pictures, the museum says, and is not limited to villains. Doppelgangster characters include heroes, singers, comedians and entertainers.

Each match also includes a short bio. Learning about the historical figures who look kind of like you is just as fun as finding the match.

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A new app from the Mob Museum lets you find your gangster doppelganger, among other things. Source: The Mob Museum

When I tried the app I was matched with Helen "Buda" Godman, an "actress and singer involved in sexual blackmail and counterfeiting schemes," the app said. You can check out the results below.

My coworkers matched with Amado Carrillo Fuentes (a drug boss who died after plastic surgery), Rocco Fischetti (Al Capone's driver and close friend of Frank Sinatra), Nicholas Civella (Kansas City crime family boss who skimmed Vegas casinos), and Tito Rubio (Florida "bolita boss killed in 1938).

My bosses even gave it a try. Our executive digital producer got actress Uma Thurman from "Pulp Fiction," which is pretty spot on, and our digital director matched with Robert Duvall from "The Godfather."

Besides the fun and informative Doppelgangster feature, the app also offers an interactive map of the museum, self-guided tours, descriptions of upcoming programs and more.

Another notable feature in the app is "missions," which are scavenger hunt-like games that send visitors on a search for answers. The missions have titles like “Find Las Vegas Lawbreakers” and “Bring Down the Mob.”

The Mob Museum app is available as a free download in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

13 ACTION NEWS DIGITAL TEAM TESTS OUT THE MOB APP:

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13 Action News Digital Content Producer Amy got Helen "Buda" Godman.
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13 Action News Assignment Editor Larry got Rocco Fischetti.
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13 Action News Digital Content Producer Jason got Nicholas Civella.
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13 Action News Digital Content Producer Jordan got Tito Rubio.
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13 Action News Executive Digital Producer Joyce got Uma Thurman.
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13 Action News Digital Director Jorge got Robert Duvall.

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