Plutarch - behind the scenes
Plutarch’s father was a long-shot gambler. His rationale was that, while long shots rarely came in, when they did they paid off for all those long shots that didn’t pay.
There were numerous things on which to bet in the Capitol, but the Hunger Games were the most prestigious, the most talked-about, and the ones on which the most money was bet. Every year Plutarch’s father saved up money (he was a waiter at the Half Shell, one of the fanciest seafood restaurant in the Capitol) to put on long-shots in the Hunger Games. He had a strict rule never to bet on a tribute unless the odds were greater than fifty to one.
Until the Second Quarter Quell he had never won. Then when he was watching Caesar Flickerman interview the tr…Read more >