"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.
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? And, for a while, I believed that's the kind of love I had.
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.
Back home, they put me in jail for what I'm doing. Here, they give me awards."
Sam Rothstein runs the Tangiers Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, ably assisted in most of his actions by Nicky Santoro (more of which later). He is married, though perpetually estranged, to Ginger.
Sam is guilty by association, which is always something that has troubled him. Loosely connected to the mafia bosses of Detroit through his unusually successful gambling habits from childhood, he became a notorious gambler and bookmaker, eventually being rewarded The Tangiers by his bosses, in return for heavy, and regular, returns.
He has survived several asassination attempts and been responsible for maybe one unsuccessful one. Compared to his cohorts, namely the one previously mentioned Nicky Santoro, Sam is a sheep with a liking for the quiet, simpler and more sophisticated life. He has a liking for sharp and garish suits, Gitanes and he loves his daughter more than he covets his wife.
Sam likes his business overtly kosher, though will be willing to dig the odd grave in the desert if the need arises, as long as it doesn't affect his press releases.
((Sam 'Ace' Rothstein is from the movie Casino. This is a RP journal, no profit is being made.))