Big Wheel was the largest casino in Freedom City, earning a profit of four million credits each week. The computer fixed each game 5% in favor of the house. The casino was owned and operated by Krantor, who used its vast wealth and popularity to achieve influence for himself.
Kerr Avon and Vila Restal exploited Orac's ability to read computers in order to win big at the casino. It took Vila seven wins earn a half million credits. After he had procured five million credits for himself, Krantor was forced to close the BIg Wheel to recoup his losses.
The Big Wheel is derived from Blake's 7.