Instructions for The Skim say that the Syndicate transfers resources to the faction in control of a location with 1 or 2 casinos. We took this to mean the Syndicate loses these resources and the controlling faction gains them. Is this accurate? I didn't see a technical explanation for the word "transfer".
That´s how I play it. Syndicate don´t want to have no control over regions with only one Casino. So, if Syndicate has two Casinos in a region with for example Government control, it would get 4 Resources and then hands 2 Resources over to the Gov.
Historical background - my interpretation of the mob infrastructure at the beginning of Cuba Libre is that the mob is making modest profits with much of the proceeds going into Batista's coffers. Extraordinary measures (represented by cash markers) or expansion is required to really get the money rolling in.
Can I ask for another clarification on the skim, please.
Suppose the Govt's resources are already at the max (49) when the skim takes place. I know the rules (6.2.3) here say "any over 49 are lost" but I wonder lost by whom, the Syndicate or the receiving party, in our case the Govt?
I used to read 6.2.3 as saying that the skimmed resources are taken off the Syndicate's account but added to no one's account. But it occurred to me perhaps another reading is a possibility too.