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Mardah, a dabo girl, working the table

Dabo girls were females of various species chosen for their apparent beauty, often employed by Ferengi as part of the roulette-style game of chance called dabo during the 24th century.

During the 2360s and 2370s, Quark hired a variety of dabo girls to wait and operate the dabo table at his bar on Deep Space 9. One of their main duties was to distract gamblers at the dabo wheel into losing. (DS9: "The Abandoned")

Quark often included "fringe benefits" in his dabo girls' contracts, page 21, subsection D, paragraph 12, up to and beyond oo-mox. However, Commander Benjamin Sisko informed him in 2369, after Starfleet took command of the space station, that those provisions were not legally enforceable. (DS9: "Captive Pursuit")

After Quark noticed the arriving of a group of spiritual Bajorans on the station, he told Constable Odo he had to double the number of dabo girls because these spiritual people loved them so much. (DS9: "In the Hands of the Prophets")

Dabo girls were also known to work on Ferengi casino ships. (VOY: "Inside Man")

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Background info

Ronald D. Moore explained the lack of Dabo boys at Quark's by saying Quark would not be interested in hiring them, which he called "just a Ferengi fact of life". (AOL chat, 1997)

Several jewelry pieces worn by dabo girls were sold off on the It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay. [1]


In the relaunch novels, Quark eventually did hire a dabo boy, Hetik (β), at the suggestion of Treir (β), an Orion dabo girl.

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