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Martin Paul Eve

Professor of Literature, Technology and Publishing at Birkbeck, University of London

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Stare him in the eyes when you think he’s folding You play your luck with the cards you’re holding You throw a double six with the dice you’re rolling You gotta test your luck to break the moulding

Rummy and Patience and Texas hold ‘em Blackjack and Poker and Solitaire loading Crossing all your fingers, here’s to hoping Scattering chips that’s the way you’re rolling

Cashing and acting and full-house holding Begging and stealing and cheating ratholing Jackpots and jokers and kitty bankrolling Can’t say I like the way it’s going

I’m out of luck

Flashing and crashing and rocking and rolling Bumping and grinding and flushing and snowing Staking and stubbing and shilling and scooping Tagging and tilting and telling it’s knowing