This may end up in CS but I figured I would start here. Yes, I know this is a work of fiction, but it feels like it might be an accurate representation of a real situation.
I was watching an episode of the Sopranos where Tony takes over Junior’s “executive” high stakes poker game. It’s a great episode with Frank Sinatra Jr. playing himself, but I digress. During the poker game you see the dealer take a few black chips off the table and put them in what looks like an old coffee pot. I assume this is the money the “house” takes after each hand for holding the game. After a day and a half the game breaks up, and Tony and Silvio discuss that they made 50 g’s on the game. Does it make sense that high rollers would pay a mafia crew $50,000 just for the privilege of playing poker privately?
They could just as easily drive down to Atlantic City and play for a lot less, although they might be restricted from playing because they were mobsters. Assuming these are known mobsters would they be barred from playing in a legit casino and be forced to play in these kinds of private games?
Mods… this should probably be moved to the Games area… sorry.