- Easily Forgiven: Averted. Not only does Yugi vow to never forgive Weevil for throwing his cards into the ocean in the previous episode, he hasn't even forgiven Joey for doing something similar to a piece of the Millenium Puzzle.
- Family-Unfriendly Aesop: Remember kids, gambling is good for you!
- Freud Was Right: Pretty much everything about Yami and Weevil's duel has something to do with phallic imagery.
- "Get Back Here!" Boss: Weevil tries to pull this off to lead Yugi into a trap. Doesn't help him much.
- Protagonist-Centered Morality: "Maybe next time you'll think twice before forcing someone to part with their valuables. Now hand over your star chips and kiss my feet."
- Transformation Sequence: Parodied when Weevil "transforms" into Cornholio.