Martus, an El-Aurian con man, is being held in detention for trying to work a mark. In his cell he meets Cos, a dying alien with a strange gambling device, who tells Martus of a string of bad luck he's had, which he implies was brought on by the gambling device. After Cos dies, Martus takes the device and decides to become Quark's rival, opening another casino on the Promenade. Meanwhile, O'Brien has constructed a racquetball court to get some physical exercise, and to his chagrin, finds out Dr. Bashir plays as well. O'Brien is no match for Bashir, much to his frustration, yet he keeps challenging Bashir, who fears for the chief's health and tries to get him to stop.
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Michael Piller originally envisioned the character of Martus becoming a recurring one but later decided against it. See more
[Rule of Acquisition #109
Dignity and an empty sack is worth the sack.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
Written by Dennis McCarthy
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