"Bond has always been a gambler. He loved the dry riffle of the cards and the constant unemphatic drama of the quiet figures round the green tables. he liked the solid, studied comfort of card-rooms and casinos, the well-padded arms of the chairs, the glass of champagne or whiskey at the elbow, the quiet unhurried attention of good servants. He was amused by the impartiality of the roulette ball and of the playing cards - and their eternal bias. [...] Above all, he liked it that everything was one's own fault. There was only oneself to praise or blame. Luck was a servant and not a master. "
- from Casino Royale, Ian Fleming