The TARDIS has landed in a futuristic space casino, where the Doctor, Ben, Polly and Jamie find fun, games… and monsters everywhere. There are vicious robot dogs, snake-headed gangsters from the Sidewinder Syndicate and a mysterious masked woman called Hope.
In this place, time travellers are to be tracked down and arrested. Yet, as events spiral out of control, time may be Polly's only ally…
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- After Polly explains to Jamie what a casino is, he tells her that there were gambling dens in London in his time.
- The Doctor has brought Ben, Polly and Jamie to the casino for a holiday.
- Polly has always been afraid of snakes.
- The casino has robot croupiers which were made to resemble playing cards.
- One of the games at the casino is Three Card Vulcan Hold 'Em.
- The casino has a time travel alarm.
- The Doctor tells Polly that he keeps the pockets of his coat finely balanced.
- Polly has never gambled.
- Although he is from 1746, Jamie knows what a cowboy is.
- The Sidewinder Syndicate's ancestors were stranded on Old Earth in Chicago during the 1920s and adopted the method and mannerisms of the Chicago gangsters enthusiastically.
- The Sidewinder Syndicate's rivals are the Ratler Mob.
- Polly notes that the Doctor grabs his lapels in the same manner as his first incarnation used to do.
- This audio drama was recorded at The Moat Studios.
- This story marks the first appearance of the Sidewinder Syndicate in an audio drama.
- Jamie refers to being attacked by a Selachian in the Galacti-Bank. (AUDIO: The Selachian Gambit)
- Jamie mentions that he has fought "metal beasties" before. (TV: The Moonbase)
- Polly tells Hope that she has learned her lesson about attempting to change history. (AUDIO: Resistance)
- Jamie tells Ben that the last time that the Doctor gambled, he lost the TARDIS to Kublai Khan, the Emperor of China, in a game of backgammon. (TV: Marco Polo)
- The Tenth Doctor, Jamie's descendant Heather McCrimmon and Wolfgang Ryter would later encounter the Sidewinder Syndicate in the United States (COMIC: Snakes Alive!) while the Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond would encounter them in a Ratlings bank in circa 40,412 (COMIC: Money Troubles).