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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,919th Largest Soda Pop Sector: 4,125th Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,730th
The Croupier of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Place your bets, please
Influence
Powerbroker
Manager
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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The Sands Casino

Population2.435 billion

Capitalthe poker table
LeaderLady Fortune
Faithgetting rich quick

Currencychip
Animalgambler

The Croupier of The Sands Casino is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Lady Fortune with an iron fist, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, ubiquitous missile silos, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 2.435 billion gamblers are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The tiny, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of the poker table. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 5.6%.

The powerhouse gambling economy, worth 218 trillion chips a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Pizza Delivery, and Soda Sales. Average income is 89,856 chips, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 417,457 per year while the poor average 11,623, a ratio of 35.9 to 1.

Personal injury lawyers are demanding compensation from the government after recent reductions in manufacturer liability, sales of disinfectant wipes have skyrocketed, carefully-staged grief is displayed by Lady Fortune after national disasters, and police protocol is to arrest anyone who looks a bit foreign. Crime is moderate. The Sands Casino's national animal is the gambler, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is getting rich quick.

The Sands Casino is ranked 72,506th in the world and 7th in The Sands for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 757.35 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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5%
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,919thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,125thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,730thFattest Citizens: 5,608thLargest Retail Industry: 6,644thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7,568thTop
10%
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8,529thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8,674thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,315thHighest Disposable Incomes: 9,945thNudest: 12,936thMost Avoided: 14,201st
Top
10%
Fattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Sands Casino, police protocol is to arrest anyone who looks a bit foreign.
  • : Following new legislation in The Sands Casino, carefully-staged grief is displayed by Lady Fortune after national disasters.
  • : Following new legislation in The Sands Casino, sales of disinfectant wipes have skyrocketed.
  • : The Sands Casino was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, and Fattest Citizens and the Top 10% for Most Armed and Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in The Sands Casino, personal injury lawyers are demanding compensation from the government after recent reductions in manufacturer liability.
  • : Following new legislation in The Sands Casino, visions of giant pink gamblers are a common side effect after gamblers eat their meals.
  • : Following new legislation in The Sands Casino, citizens drive tank-like vehicles with mounted machine guns.
  • : The Sands Casino was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nudest and Most Avoided.
  • : Following new legislation in The Sands Casino, most people suffer from some form of hearing loss.
  • : Following new legislation in The Sands Casino, Gamblers are regularly fired for looking at MyFace during their lunch breaks.

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