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* PlanetOfSteves: Cicci tells a story about how he once killed Little Paulie when he was supposed to pop Big Paulie.
-->"That's the problem with our business! Too many guys named Paulie!"


* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: {{Discussed}}. Sisko, who is African-American, is annoyed at the popularity of Vic's holosuite program, which gives a politically-correct depiction of 1960s Las Vegas which leaves out the 1960s USA's racial segregation. Sisko points out that in the real 1960s, neither he nor his also-black girlfriend would have been allowed into the casino, even as menial staff members. She argues however that it's defensible as being how that era ''should'' have been in reality. It's somewhat averted, in that Vic is a pretty blatant {{expy}} of Music/FrankSinatra. Sinatra himself was way ahead of his time regarding racial issues, and in fact forced a few hotels to desegregate (his group would refuse to play at hotels that practiced racial segregation).

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* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: {{Discussed}}.{{Discussed|Trope}}. Sisko, who is African-American, is annoyed at the popularity of Vic's holosuite program, which gives a politically-correct depiction of 1960s Las Vegas which leaves out the 1960s USA's racial segregation. Sisko points out that in the real 1960s, neither he nor his also-black girlfriend would have been allowed into the casino, even casino except as performers or menial staff members. She argues however that it's defensible as being how that era ''should'' have been in reality. It's somewhat averted, in that Vic is a pretty blatant {{expy}} of Music/FrankSinatra. Sinatra himself was way ahead of his time regarding racial issues, and in fact forced a few hotels to desegregate (his group would refuse to play at hotels that practiced racial segregation).


* {{Fanservice}}: A dolled-up Kira and Kasidy, as well as Ezri in a cocktail dress. For the ladies, Sisko rocks a very sharp tuxedo.

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* {{Fanservice}}: A dolled-up Kira and Kasidy, as well as Ezri in a cocktail dress. For those who like the ladies, fellows, Sisko rocks a very sharp tuxedo.


* ContinuityNod: In the 24th century, racism - particularly, anti-black racism - seems to be a thing of the past to the point that such a concept is completely foreign to most humans in the ''Star Trek'' universe. So why does Sisko bristle over going to the 1960s, even through a holodeck? Because as Benny in [[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS06E13FarBeyondTheStars "Far Beyond The Stars,"]] he lived in that time period, and he knows full well how deeply racism ran in humanity back then.

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* ContinuityNod: In the 24th century, racism - particularly, anti-black racism at least between humans - seems to be a thing of the past to the point that such a concept is completely foreign to most humans in the ''Star Trek'' universe. So why does Sisko bristle over going to the 1960s, even through a holodeck? Because as Benny in [[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS06E13FarBeyondTheStars "Far Beyond The Stars,"]] he lived in that time period, and he knows full well how deeply racism ran in humanity back then.


* BriefAccentImitation: While waylaying the money counter, Bashir fakes an American accent.
* ButtMonkey: O'Brien's part of the heist works a little ''too'' well: he ends up getting strip-searched for the chips he "stole" from Kasidy.
-->'''Bashir''': Where have you been?\\
'''O'Brien''': [[DontAsk I don't want to talk about it]].



* {{Fanservice}}: A dolled-up Kira and Kasidy, as well as Ezri in a cocktail dress. For the ladies, Sisko rocks a very sharp tuxedo.
* FantasticRacism: Downplayed; Worf likes Vic's singing and has nothing at all against the guy, but doesn't consider a hologram to be a person in any way.
* GoneHorriblyRight: The "jack-in-the-box" was installed to keep Vic's program from getting boring; Felix didn't account for the crew getting attached to Vic and his world just as it was.



* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: O'Brien points out the absurdity of the situation, even as he is fully committed to the plot:

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: LeaningOnTheFourthWall:
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O'Brien points out the absurdity of the situation, even as he is fully committed to the plot:plot:
---> '''O'Brien''': "Robbing casinos isn't part of any Starfleet job description I've ever read."



--> '''O'Brien''': "Robbing casinos isn't part of any Starfleet job description I've ever read."
* MoneyToThrowAway: Sisko resorts to this at the end to ensure Nog and Odo escape, tossing his bankroll in the air and creating a frenzied scene.
* OhCrap: Nog, when he realizes that the safe is more complex than he expected.

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--> '''O'Brien''': "Robbing casinos isn't part of any Starfleet job description I've ever read."
* MoneyToThrowAway: Sisko resorts to this at the end to ensure Nog and Odo escape, tossing his bankroll in the air and creating a frenzied scene.
scene. Bashir joins in with his poker winnings.
* OhCrap: OhCrap:
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Nog, when he realizes that the safe is more complex than he expected.expected.
** Frankie Eyes, when he opens the safe to find it empty.


* PowerWalk: The senior staff walks in their con outfits through the promenade.

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* PowerWalk: The senior staff walks in their con outfits through the promenade. [[HangingALampshade Lampshaded]] by Quark, who observes the Power Walk and tells Morn something big is obviously going down at Vic's.


* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Kind of a bizarre one but notable given Sisko's speech. Specifically, the reality was slightly LighterAndSofter than Sisko believes. The Rat Pack boycotted casinos which wouldn't allow Sammy Davis Junior to gamble in them and thus got many casinos to repeal their policies regarding blacks. Which is notable given Vic is an in-universe {{expy}} for Sinatra, and he's always been nice to Kasidy. Also, segregation was ended in the Vegas strip in 1960 but the program is set in 1962. He is, however, correct on how a black person would have been treated in the majority of the country at that time. Of course, the difference between desegregation in Vegas and the program setting itself is only two years. It's probable that Sisko wasn't aware of the finer details of the era. His own personal experience that informs his knowledge of the time period came from the Benny Russell visions, which included two cops (wearing human-form faces of Dukat and Weyoun) beating him up on the street and leaving him for dead.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Kind of a bizarre one but notable given Sisko's speech. Specifically, the reality was slightly LighterAndSofter than Sisko believes. The Rat Pack boycotted casinos which wouldn't allow Sammy Davis Junior to gamble in them and thus got many casinos to repeal their policies regarding blacks. Which is notable given Vic is an in-universe {{expy}} for Sinatra, and he's always been nice to Kasidy. Also, segregation was ended in the Vegas strip in 1960 but the program is set in 1962. He is, however, correct on how a black person would have been treated in the majority of the country at that time. Of course, the difference between desegregation in Vegas and the program setting itself is only two years. It's probable that years, and Sisko wasn't aware ''is'' correct on how a black person would have been treated in the ''majority'' of the country at that time, so it's plausible for Sisko to be unaware of this finer details detail of the era. His own personal experience that informs his knowledge of the time period came from the Benny Russell visions, which included two cops (wearing human-form faces of Dukat and Weyoun) beating him up on the street and leaving him for dead.


* CallBack: When talking about their reasons for helping Vic, Nog mentions [[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS07E10ItsOnlyAPaperMoon Vic helping him cope with losing his leg]] and Kira cites [[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS06E20HisWay his role in getting her and Odo together]].



* HeistEpisode: The characters have to steal a million dollars in what's basically an {{homage}} to ''Film/OceansEleven''.

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* HeistEpisode: The characters have to steal a million dollars in what's basically an {{homage}} to ''Film/OceansEleven''.''Film/Oceans11''.



* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: {{Discussed}}. Sisko, who is African-American, is annoyed at the popularity of Vic's holosuite program, which gives a politically-correct depiction of 1950s Las Vegas which leaves out the 1950s USA's racial segregation. Sisko points out that in the real 1950s, neither he nor his also-black girlfriend would have been allowed into the casino, even as menial staff members. She argues however that it's defensible as being how that era ''should'' have been in reality. It's somewhat averted, in that Vic is a pretty blatant {{expy}} of ''Music/FrankSinatra''. Sinatra himself was way ahead of his time regarding racial issues, and in fact forced a few hotels to desegregate (his group would refuse to play at hotels that practiced racial segregation).

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* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: {{Discussed}}. Sisko, who is African-American, is annoyed at the popularity of Vic's holosuite program, which gives a politically-correct depiction of 1950s 1960s Las Vegas which leaves out the 1950s 1960s USA's racial segregation. Sisko points out that in the real 1950s, 1960s, neither he nor his also-black girlfriend would have been allowed into the casino, even as menial staff members. She argues however that it's defensible as being how that era ''should'' have been in reality. It's somewhat averted, in that Vic is a pretty blatant {{expy}} of ''Music/FrankSinatra''.Music/FrankSinatra. Sinatra himself was way ahead of his time regarding racial issues, and in fact forced a few hotels to desegregate (his group would refuse to play at hotels that practiced racial segregation).


* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Kind of a bizarre one but notable given Sisko's speech. Specifically, the reality was slightly LighterAndSofter than Sisko believes. The Rat Pack boycotted casinos which wouldn't allow Sammy Davis Junior to gamble in them and thus got many casinos to repeal their policies regarding blacks. Which is notable given Vic is an in-universe {{Expy}} for Sinatra, and he's always been nice to Kasidy. Also, segregation was ended in the Vegas strip in 1960 but the program is set in 1962. He is, however, correct on how a black person would have been treated in the majority of the country at that time.
** Of course, the difference between desegregation in Vegas and the program setting itself is only two years. It's probable that Sisko wasn't aware of the finer details of the era. His own personal experience that informs his knowledge of the time period came from the Benny Russell visions, which included two cops (wearing human-form faces of Dukat and Weyoun) beating him up on the street and leaving him for dead.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Kind of a bizarre one but notable given Sisko's speech. Specifically, the reality was slightly LighterAndSofter than Sisko believes. The Rat Pack boycotted casinos which wouldn't allow Sammy Davis Junior to gamble in them and thus got many casinos to repeal their policies regarding blacks. Which is notable given Vic is an in-universe {{Expy}} {{expy}} for Sinatra, and he's always been nice to Kasidy. Also, segregation was ended in the Vegas strip in 1960 but the program is set in 1962. He is, however, correct on how a black person would have been treated in the majority of the country at that time.
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time. Of course, the difference between desegregation in Vegas and the program setting itself is only two years. It's probable that Sisko wasn't aware of the finer details of the era. His own personal experience that informs his knowledge of the time period came from the Benny Russell visions, which included two cops (wearing human-form faces of Dukat and Weyoun) beating him up on the street and leaving him for dead.



* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: {{Discussed}}. Sisko, who is African-American, is annoyed at the popularity of Vic's holosuite program, which gives a politically-correct depiction of 1950s Las Vegas which leaves out the 1950s USA's racial segregation. Sisko points out that in the real 1950s, neither he nor his also-black girlfriend would have been allowed into the casino, even as menial staff members. She argues however that it's defensible as being how that era ''should'' have been in reality.
** Somewhat averted, in that Vic is a pretty blatant Expy of ''Music/FrankSinatra''. Sinatra himself was way ahead of his time regarding racial issues, and in fact forced a few hotels to desegregate (his group would refuse to play at hotels that practiced racial segregation).

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* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: {{Discussed}}. Sisko, who is African-American, is annoyed at the popularity of Vic's holosuite program, which gives a politically-correct depiction of 1950s Las Vegas which leaves out the 1950s USA's racial segregation. Sisko points out that in the real 1950s, neither he nor his also-black girlfriend would have been allowed into the casino, even as menial staff members. She argues however that it's defensible as being how that era ''should'' have been in reality.
** Somewhat
reality. It's somewhat averted, in that Vic is a pretty blatant Expy {{expy}} of ''Music/FrankSinatra''. Sinatra himself was way ahead of his time regarding racial issues, and in fact forced a few hotels to desegregate (his group would refuse to play at hotels that practiced racial segregation).


* BriarPatching: Ezri tricks the substitute accountant into drinking the drugged martini by asking if, since he says he doesn't want it, she can have it instead.

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* BriarPatching: Ezri tricks the substitute accountant into drinking the drugged martini by asking if, since he says he doesn't want it, she can have it instead. As expected, he drinks it just to spite her.

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* BriarPatching: Ezri tricks the substitute accountant into drinking the drugged martini by asking if, since he says he doesn't want it, she can have it instead.

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* LaxativePrank: The plan to get rid of the accountant.


* HeistEpisode: The characters have to steal a million dollars i n what's basically a caper homage.

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* HeistEpisode: The characters have to steal a million dollars i n in what's basically a caper homage.an {{homage}} to ''Film/OceansEleven''.

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** Just after Frankie sees that [[OhCrap the money is gone]], there's a SmashCut to the burlesque dancers outside, with one of them pantomiming SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou, highlighting what is about to happen to Frankie out back.


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* YouHaveFailedMe: Frankie is disposed of by Zeemo's goons in the usual [[TheMafia mafia]] fashion.

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: O'Brien points out the absurdity of the situation, even as he is fully committed to the plot:
--> '''O'Brien''': "Robbing casinos isn't part of any Starfleet job description I've ever read."

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