Fats plucked a sheaf of Martian bank notes from his pocket and tossed them to the croupier.
Another turn, and that, too, chinked as it fell into the cash-box of the croupier!
"You have lost your stake, Monsieur," replied the croupier, with politeness.
The croupier pounded three times with a little gavel and said, "103 sub-prime 5."
The croupier announces, intoning as does a high-church curate, "There is seven hundred and forty pounds in the bank, gentlemen."
He was shown to a table to the left of the croupier's booth.
And the croupier, with a smile, pushed the two fateful cards towards the fair young Englishwoman.
No sign of Steve there; he had to be on the other side of the croupier.
The croupier shrugged his shoulders, and spun the wheel, with a bored air.
"Table 111 takes us for a hundred fifty credits," came the croupier's cry.
"one who clears the winnings from the table in gambling," 1731, from French croupier (17c.), originally one who rides behind another, on the croup or "rump" of a horse (a word of Germanic origin); hence extended to any one who backs up another; a "second."