Triple Seven is a photographic examination of private casinos and gambling dens in Berlin. Since the beginning of the current financial crisis, the number of casinos has increased very fast. There are today approximately five hundred »gambling dens,« mainly in areas with social problems. This development is not unusual, but it illustrates that there is a correlation between economic crisis, high unemployment, increasing poverty and the spreading of problem gambling. The gambling dens in Berlin look very different. Many of them seem improvised and are not meant to exist particularly long. Anne Lass has photographed these places without gamblers and gambling machines to underline the puzzling atmosphere that she thinks pervades the suspect places. The puzzling element is intensified by symbolic references to the gambling world, running like a red thread through the gambling dens, a combination of tarot and magic, religion, natural phenomena and space, all of it helping the gambler to achieve success and wealth. Since 2011, Lass, motivated by curiosity to examine what is behind the façades, has visited more than one hundred gambling dens. To Lass, the venues represent an illusion of reality, a kind of ambiguous parallel world, intended as a place of refuge, and, at the same time, a place that one should dissociate oneself from. The individual photographs are made in consideration of forms and colours that appear more immediate than concrete and documentary.