Based off a book that’s based on Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (played by Steve Buscemi) who was a criminal kingpin during the prohibition period. Each episode focuses on how Enoch Thompson has his hands in nearly everything that goes down in Atlantic City from political endevors to bootlegging. While he tries to keep everything under control, Enoch Thompson starts to find out that he might not be able to control everything. The Federal Government has taken notice of what’s gong on in Atlantic City as well as noticing how Enoch Thompson has been living such a rich lifestyle while only making a minimal wage as a County Treasurer.