Soon after the death of Louis XIV, France is on the verge of bankruptcy. The court is made of self-serving, conniving “advisors” and style has long since won over substance. A young idealistic Scottish card master, John Law, comes in with an ingenious system: France shall use paper notes and bonds instead of gold. Lass convinces the Regent and the situation improves quickly. Everything is running smoothly… too smoothly… until the “bubble” bursts. First to create a financial crisis, Law will learn what it means to lose at the Court.