Casino
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"Casino" Quotes

By Nicholas Pileggi

true crime | 348 pages | Published in NaN

From the author of the best-selling Mafia exposé, Wiseguy, comes this inside story of the billion-dollar gambling industry and the secretive, dangerous men who run it. At the heart of this true tale of love, revenge, and murder Mafia-style are some of the most memorable characters in mob lore: Lefty, the brains of the mob's Vegas casinos; Tony Spilotro, the mob's muscle; and Geri, Lefty's adulterous show-girl wife.

ISBN_13:9780671665708

Quotes

In Vegas, everybody's gotta watch everybody else. Since the players are looking to beat the casino, the dealers are watching the players. The box men are watching the dealers. The floor men are watching the box men. The pit bosses are watching the floor men. The shift bosses are watching the pit bosses. The casino manager is watching the shift bosses. I'm watching the casino manager. And the eye-in-the-sky is watching us all.

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In the casino, the cardinal rule is to keep them playing and to keep them coming back. The longer they play, the more they lose, and in the end, we get it all.

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There's no morality in gambling. It's just a game, a hustle. Everything is a gamble, love most of all.

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In Vegas, everybody has to watch everybody else. Since the players are looking to beat the casino, the dealers are watching the players. The boxmen are watching the dealers. The floor men are watching the boxmen. The pit bosses are watching the floor men. The shift bosses are watching the pit bosses. The casino manager is watching the shift bosses. I'm watching the casino manager. And the eye-in-the-sky is watching us all.

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Casino gambling is colorful and dramatic and theatrical.

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The only thing that counts is making money for the bosses and staying alive long enough to spend it.

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In Vegas, everybody's gotta watch everybody else.

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When you love someone, you've gotta trust them. There's no other way. You've got to give them the key to everything that's yours. Otherwise, what's the point?

Nicholas Pileggi

In the casino, the cardinal rule is to keep them playing and to keep them coming back.

Nicholas Pileggi

The longer they play, the more they lose, and in the end, we get it all.

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