John Vivyan makes his first appearance on the series in this episode. He would later become a recurring player in the role of notorious mobster Lepke Buchalter.
Titanic Thompson was a real life gambler who was said to be the model for the character of Sky Masterson in the hit Broadway musical Guys and Dolls.
Ziggy: There are worse things than losing money.
Ruditsky: You know, Ziggy, some people don't like goodbyes. I do.
Ruditsky: (to Ziggy) You got a date to keep tomorrow. If you don't you'll be a guest of the State in a nice, clean cell.
Ziggy: A very fine philosopher once said that everything changes except death and taxes.
Ruditsky: And Ruditsky.
Ruditsky: (about Ziggy) He'd been told he'd live longer if he stayed outta New York. Rothstein told him. I told him.