One of the best episodes of the second season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Great performances, and a very clever story line that keeps the viewer guessing up until the end makes "The Royale" very entertaining. The late Noble Willingham is terrific as Texas. I particulary enjoyed the part where the away team discovers the reason why The Royale exists and why it was created. Data's winning streak at the crap table is very entertaining as well. A fun and entertaining episode. A must see for sure.