SETTING THESAURUS

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Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
High ceilings spotted with domed security cameras
Flashing lights and hundreds of backlit gambling machines
Patterned carpets
Players seated on stools (pressing buttons, drinking, smoking, printing cash-out receipts)
Mirrored walls that reflect lights and increase the dazzle of the machines
Servers taking orders and delivering drinks
Dealers either stoically passing out cards or chatting up the patrons
Blackjack and other card tables
Roulette wheels
Craps tables
Trays of bright chips and fresh dice
Security guards in suits patrolling the floor
Roped-off high stakes poker tables
Giant TV monitors for online gambling
Scrolling displays announcing jackpots
Bank machines
Boutique stores (selling high-end jewelry, handbags, cigars, or clothing)
Restaurants and bars
A reinforced glass cash-out counter
Half-empty highball glasses
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RELATED SETTINGS THAT MAY TIE IN WITH THIS ONE:
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