The dabo table in Quark's Bar
The dabo wheel
Dabo was a roulette-style game of chance developed by the Ferengi. When one won, it was customary to shout " Dabo!" Given the " profit at any price" philosophy of the Ferengi, it was not uncommon to find that a dabo table had been rigged.
Quark, the rules to dabo were quite simple. ( : " DS9 ")
Wadi, a game-loving species from the Gamma Quadrant, asked specifically for Quark's Bar and the dabo game when they made first contact with the Federation in 2369. They played the game for the whole night and won every round. Quark had to replace the dabo girl with Broik, who immediately cheated and manipulated the game. Falow, who discovered this, then accused Quark and changed to the Wadi's own game of Chula. ( : " DS9 ")
Move Along Home
dabo girls were specifically instructed by their employers to distract players into losing. A common saying in dabo was " Watch the wheel, not the girl." ( : " DS9 ")
The Abandoned Gravimetric scanners could be used to predict the outcome of a dabo game to cheat. Two Yridians used such a device at Quark's in 2373. ( : " DS9 ")
Nor the Battle to the Strong
When Quark announced that
Major Kira Nerys was the millionth customer of his establishment, he gave her five free spins at the dabo wheel as one of three presents. ( : " DS9 ")
Quark once taught the rules of dabo to the
Karemma representative Hanok, who promptly busted him by betting on "triple over". ( : " DS9 ")
The word "dabo" means "I will pay" in Latin (literally, "I will give"), and "gold" in Aramaic.
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