The Star Wars universe has a rich variety of gambling establishments. Betting is a way of life for many of the inhabitants of this fictional galaxy. On occasion the act of gambling directly affects the plot. For instance, in Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, a boy called Anakin Skywalker is freed from slavery thanks to a wager placed by Qui Gon Jinn.
There is even an entire planet dedicated to casinos. Cantonica is a desert world that is popular with wealthy tourists and gamblers. It is home to the city of Canto Bight, which has an abundance of casinos.
Since Star Wars is set in an alien universe there are many different creatures found in the casinos of Canto Bight. Some of the games are played at tables that resemble ones used for craps. There are also tables where players can engage in card games. However, these have their own rules and are separate from traditional ones such as poker and blackjack.
The interior design of Star Wars casinos are based on real life ones. They are particularly similar to the lavish gambling establishments found in places like Monte Carlo and Monaco. However, they also have fantastical elements such as futuristic technology.
The casino patrons dress in formal outfits. The males often wear tuxedos while the females wear evening gowns. This is another way that the casinos of Star Wars reflect their high end real world counterparts.
The players gamble with silver and gold chips. These can then be converted into a universal currency. Some of the highest rollers in the galaxy come to Canto Bight for the chance to win big prizes.
Gamblers in Star Wars have the freedom to wager property as well as money. This is how Han Solo ended up as the pilot of the Millennium Falcon. He won it in a card game against the original owner. Gambling is prevalent on Luke Skywalker’s home world, Tatooine. This planet is a desolate place and its inhabitants entertain themselves by placing wagers on cards and a special type of high speed land race.