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John Marsden, a powerful New York gambler, is devoted to his wife, Alma, and his younger brother, "Babe," to whom he sends a wedding gift of $10,000, which Babe may keep on the condition that he does not indulge in gambling. Alma, dismayed by John's ruthless tactics and his obsession with gambling, threatens to leave him unless he takes his winnings and leaves the city with her. He agrees, but that evening Babe insists on playing, and he wins remarkably. John decides to break the gambler's code and cheat in order to teach his brother a lesson, but he is caught by Dorgan and later is mortally wounded, in spite of his wife's attempts to save him.