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American Gambling and Gamblers
by Hugh S. Fullerton

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American Gambling and Gamblers by Hugh S. Fullerton

This is an excellent series of articles on the history of gambling in America. Excerpt from the introduction:

These articles are the result of long travels in many parts of the United States. They are real contributions of human and public interest.

  • Preying Upon the Wage Earners
  • How They Prey Upon One Another
    • Where Every Boy Had to Learn Poker
    • Gambling "Commercialized" and Organized
    • "Square" Gamblers all "Broke"
    • The Story of Hot Springs
    • Politics and "Business" Worked for "the Game"
    • The "Open" Season of 1912-13
    • Something Bound to Happen
    • As the "Straight" Gamblers Saw It
    • Why an American Monte Carlo is Impossible
    • The Story of French Lick
    • Safe and Sure, but Small
    • Keno Played to Draw Hotel Guests
    • She Lost Four Dollars and Wept
    • For the Love of Money
    • "Heads or Tails," for $35,000
    • A Fifteen-Cent Lunch, with $5,000 in His Pocket
    • Real Gambling Killed by the Sure-Thing Man
    • Blood Brothers of the Game
    • Look Out for Jap or White Man!
  • Gambling With Father's Money (Johnny Bradley, Seminole Club at Miami, Beach Club at Palm Beach)

1st edition 1914 in the American Magazine, PDF 41 pages.
word count: 18876 which is equivalent to 75 standard pages of text

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