Editorials An Eye for a Die August 19, 1998 Share 1 -- Insider came across the following bizarre tale in one of those grocery store tabloids that some of us secretly devour in the checkout line but would never think of buying. It's presented here as a "travel advisory" because we can't actually verify it. As the story goes, a crapshooting gambler lost more than his money in a San Juan casino. Reportedly, the 28-year-old bachelor rolled the dice and one of them ricocheted off the table and hit him square in the left eye, detaching the retina. He was rushed by ambulance to a nearby hospital where surgeons reattached the retina. They're optimistic that the gambler should regain about 30% of his vision in the eye. From his hospital bed, the eyepatch-wearing gambler claimed he'd made five straight natural sevens and was "definitely" on a roll when the accident happened. "I felt lucky and let all my money ride on that last roll," he said. His last roll was declared void, so he did eventually collect the money he'd made on his previous five passes.