Cassie's Bucket List #25

Cassie's Bucket List #25

My hometown of Galveston had quite a notorious history in the early-to-mid-20th century, what with their red light districts, underground casinos, organized crime and city leaders and law enforcement on the take. The Balinese Room was one of those secret private gambling clubs, pictured on the bottom as Cassie and Bethany depart with their winnings just in time.

Comic transcript

TRANSCRIPTION COURTESY OF JOSEPH HOUK - CASSIE'S BUCKET LIST "#25 – Score big at an illicit gambling den… just before it's shut down." [1957; CW is gathering in her winnings from cards as a fellow card player is chomping on a cigar with martini in hand] (CW) "Woohoo! Come to mama!" (BG, as her purse goes BZZZT BZZZT) "Uh, Cassie? Time to cash in. Now." [BG and CW (whistling as she stuffs her bra full of cash) walk off into the night – just as the Galveston Police and Texas Rangers start raiding the Balinese Room, a notorious secret private gambling club.]

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