Originally Posted by gruven42
I'm glad I'm not the only one who doesn't know the answers to these questions.
I don't know the answers either
But that's part of the drama, watching someone trying to get even. With Nucky in BE, it was pretty straightforward, just shoot the guy
Here, it's very subtle but I have no doubt eventually we'll be let in on the scheme.
Ace could launder the money, have the races rigged, siphons off the till, pulls out before it goes bust...anything is possible.
I believe this will be told in very small bits, and need patience by the viewer to wait for the reveals. Probably be like The Sting where we, the viewers, didn't know exactly what was going down until it was played out at the end with Hooker's faked killing. That was part of what made the Sting a great movie - aspects taken at face value were also part of the scam.
I certainly have no idea of all the possibilities someone could cheat a bunch of gangsters without their knowledge, but I have confidence it'll eventually make sense, just like the racing & gambling aspects.