"Although gambling is, strictly speaking, illegal, these places are usually open for business from dusk to dawn." --New Orleans City Guide, 1938
"There was a lot of gambling; it was tolerated. I guess more than tolerated because it was so wide open, so blatant." Hank Staples, Interview with Dr. Mizell-Nelson, 2009.
"They had a sheriff out that way [Arabi], who had his own place. He had chips that had his initials on it." Al Kleindienst, Interview, 11/12/12