“We have whisky, wine, women, song and slot machines. I won’t deny it and I won’t apologize for it. If the majority of the people didn’t want them they wouldn’t be profitable and they would not exist. The fact that they do exist proves to me that the people want them.”
– Famous Atlantic City politician and gangster Enoch L. Johnson, the inspiration for the fictionalized “Nucky Thompson” character played by Steve Buscemi in the HBO series Boardwalk Empire.