Quotes from
The Sting

The original quote, with slang   What does it mean?
Henry Gondorff: Sorry I'm late. I was taking a crap. Henry Gondorff: Sorry I'm late. I was defecating.
J.J. Singleton: I dunno what to do with this guy, Henry. He's an Irishman who doesn't drink, doesn't smoke, and doesn't chase dames. He's a grand knight in the Knights of Columbus, and he only goes out to play faro. Sometimes plays 15 or 20 hours at a time, just him against the house.
Henry Gondorff: Roulette? Craps?
J.J. Singleton: He won't touch 'em. The croupier at Gilman's says he never plays anything he can't win.
Henry Gondorff: Sports?
J.J. Singleton: Likes to be seen with fighters sometimes, but he doesn't go to the fights or bet on 'em.
Henry Gondorff: Jesus. Does he do anything where he's not alone?
J.J. Singleton: Just poker. And he cheats. Pretty good at it, too.

J.J. Singleton: I don't know what to do with this guy, Henry. He's an Irishman who doesn't drink, doesn't smoke, and doesn't chase women. He's a grand knight in the Knights of Columbus, and he only goes out to play faro*. Sometimes plays 15 or 20 hours at a time, just him against the casino.
Henry Gondorff: Roulette? Craps**?
J.J. Singleton: He won't play those games. The croupier at Gilman's says he never plays anything he can't win.
Henry Gondorff: Sports?
J.J. Singleton: He likes to be seen with fighters sometimes, but he doesn't go to the fights or bet on them.
Henry Gondorff: Unbelievable. Does he do anything where he's not alone?
J.J. Singleton: Just poker. And he plays dishonestly. He's pretty good at it, too.

* a card game
**a game played with dice

Luther: How much did you lose?
Johnny Hooker: All of it.
Luther: In one damn night? What are you spraying money around like that for, you could've been nailed.
Johnny Hooker: I checked the place first. There were no dicks in there.
Luther: But you're a con man! And you blew it like a pimp!
Luther: How much did you lose?
Johnny Hooker: All of it.
Luther: In one damn (for emphasis) night? What are you throwing money around like that for, you could've been caught.
Johnny Hooker: I checked the place first. There were no police in there.
Luther: But you're a man who tricks people out of their money! And you wasted it like a manager of prostitutes!