Welcome to the Cosmic Casino, the esteemed modern establishment of the 25th century... and the very essence of moral decadence...
Central News, 20th February, 2453:
“Celebrations resound throughout the capital with the highly anticipated grand opening of the Cosmic Casino…”
…and so the inquisitive townspeople flocked towards the glamorous allure of the casino. Inside they played, captivated by their all-consuming gambling addictions, and wealth was drawn from all around. But alas the privileged hierarchy here soon became greedy, and the once thriving city slowly succumbed to the parasitic influence of the casino.
Central News, 3rd April, 2453:
“Local pauper wins the jackpot of a lifetime…”
…On a single roll of the dice in this turbulent environment, the poorest can be flung to the dizzying heights of wealth and splendour whilst the very richest will inevitably tumble to impoverishment, living the lives of those they once considered dirt.
Central News, 8th April, 2453:
“Jackpot hero of last week discovered dead after 4 day long slot machine binge…”
…Their eyes glued to the dazzling display of the addictive machines that take so much and yet give back so little, their pockets emptied and their already frail bodies wasting away, they continue their futile pursuit of sudden transient riches. They are trapped in a relentless cycle, and the comforting blinking lights to which they had become so accustomed silently mock them...
released February 20, 2015
Many thanks for JNATHYN for his excellent work in the song Mixed Fortunes'. Apart from that, it seems rather narcissistic to praise myself. In any case... well done Shurk.