[narrating, last lines] The town will never be the same. After the Tangiers, the big corporations took it all over. Today it looks like Disneyland. And while the kids play cardboard pirates, Mommy and Daddy drop the house payments and Junior's college money on the poker slots. In the old days, dealers knew your name, what you drank, what you played. Today, it's like checkin' into an airport. If you order room service, you're lucky if you get it by Thursday. Today, it's all gone. You get a whale show up with four million in a suitcase, and some 25-year-old hotel school kid is gonna want his Social Security Number. After the Teamsters got knocked out of the box, the corporations tore down practically every one of the old casinos. And where did the money come from to rebuild the pyramids? Junk bonds. But in the end, I wound up right back where I started. I could still pick winners, and I could still make money for all kinds of people back home. And why mess up a good thing?

Ace Rothstein

[narrating] They had enough of Nicky. They had enough. I mean, how much more were they gonna take? So, they made an example of him and his brother. They buried them while they were still breathing.

Ace Rothstein

[narrarating] Ace got my son Little Nicky involved with Little League and it was great. Turns out to be one of the other coaches was a fuckin' metro intelligence cop. But it didn't matter. I mean it was all about the kids, you know.

Nicky Santoro

[narrarating] Me? Thats why The Bosses sent me out here. They wanted me to make sure none of the other crews robbed the joint. Like these two fuckin' balloon heads over here. They were gonna try to bang us outta two hundred fuckin' grand? Yeah, right, I'm sure.

Nicky Santoro

That black book's a joke. It's only got two names in it. And one of them's still Al Capone.

Nicky Santoro

Normally, my prospects of coming back alive from a meeting with Nicky were 99 out of 100. But this time, when I heard him say a couple of hundred yards down the road, I gave myself 50-50.

Ace Rothstein

Nicky Santoro: What's takin' so long over there?
Frank Marino: This peter's a motherfucker.
Jack Hardy: It's workin'. Just keep workin' it. It's comin'.
Nicky Santoro: Gotta learn how to open these fuckin' things so you won't have to take 'em.

Ace Rothstein: All right, I'm gonna give you a choice. You can either have the money or you can walk out of here. You can't have both. What do you want?
Winner: I just wanna get outta here.
Ace Rothstein: Don't forget to tell your friends what happens if they fuck around in here. You understand?
Winner: I'm sorry. I made a bad mistake.
Ace Rothstein: You're fuckin' right, you made a bad mistake. 'Cause if you come back here - we catch either one of you - we're gonna break your fuckin' heads and you won't walk out of here. You see that fuckin' saw? We're gonna use it. You don't fuck around in this place. You got it?

Pat Webb: Are we certain that you want the gamin' control board eyeballing your record and your gangster pals like Nicky Santoro?
Ace Rothstein: I think you're way out of line talking to me like that. What your saying is libelous, and you're in no position to challenge my expertise.

Ace Rothstein: I'm just curious. I saw you shuffling your checks with your right hand. Can you do that with both hands?
Signaller: No.
Ace Rothstein: Can't do it with both hands?
Signaller: No, sir.
Ace Rothstein: Can you do it with your left hand?
Signaller: Well, I... I never tried.
Ace Rothstein: So you're a righty?
Signaller: Yeah.
[guard repeatedly bangs his right hand with hammer]
Ace Rothstein: Now you're gonna have to learn with your left hand.

Nicky Santoro: I've been trying to reach you. You're tougher to get than the president.
Charlie Clark: Well, I've been busy.
Nicky Santoro: Yeah, the least you could do is return my phone calls, though.

Ace Rothstein: Listen to me very carefully. There are three ways of doing things around here: the right way, the wrong way, or the way that I do it. You understand?
Don Ward: I do understand that. I'll get right on it. And thank you.
Ace Rothstein: Don't thank me. Just do it. You're the slots manager. I shouldn't have to tell you this.
Don Ward: Dang, you are right Mr. Rothstein. I am so sorry.

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