A faint odour hovers in the air, cheap perfume laced with sweat and anticipation. And there is no dinner-jacket in sight.
It is noon in the casino on Singapore's entertainment island Sentosa and business is booming. Men and women, all Asians in shorts and T-shirts, are sitting at the machines. Two wheelchairs are in the aisle.
A few metres away, at the roulette tables, the evocative order to stop betting - "Rien ne va plus" – is no longer heard, but simply displayed on a sign at the touch of the croupier's button.
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