LAST NIGHT AT THE CASINO #14 & #15, $5, 4” x 5”, copied, 38 pgs. and 46 pgs.

Aug 05, 2019

God damn I love this zine. Billy has put together a double issue and I devoured both in the course of an hour. I wish there was another issue for me to read. For those not familiar with Last Night at the Casino, Billy, a guy with a punk background, works as a dealer in a casino. He deals all sorts of games and has done it for over six years. He began his career in a Native American casino in New Mexico but these two issues find him with a job at a much larger operation in Baltimore, where he now resides. Billy brings us in from the start—his first day. He details his anxieties at this bigger casino and how he felt in over his head. But we follow along with him as he eases into place. He introduces us to his bosses, coworkers, and the regulars. In great detail he goes into the environment and the nuances of the characters. He takes us along and builds the tension to make us wonder if he’ll ever have the opportunity to deal craps, which is his favorite game. For anyone who has ever wondered what it’s like to work in a casino, check this out. Even if it’s not your thing, the world of gambling is such a weird alternate universe that Last Night at the Casino is worth your time. –Kurt Morris ([email protected])