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John Philip Quinn

John Philip Quinn

#1 Gambling author

(St. Louis: 1851 - Philadelphia: April 18th, 1916)

John Philip Quinn was a US reformed gambler. Initially, he was the operator of Keno halls in St. Louis. Later he became a reformed gambler, speaker, and author who exposed crooked gambling and the evils of gambling in general.

Eloped with Maude Goff, the daughter of evangelist E.N. Goff, whom Quinn worked for at the time. She was 17; he was 47.

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John Philip Quinn
Fools of Fortune by John Philip Quinn

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A history of the vice in ancient and modern times, and in both hemispheres; an exposition of its alarming prevalence and destructive effects; with an unreserved and exhaustive disclosure of such frauds, tricks and devices as are practiced by "professional" gamblers, "confidence men" and "bunko steerers."

This is a massive tome on gambling, the largest one at that time, describing gambling locations, games, scams, fraud and how they are operated, as well as many personal stories from the author. Makes for fascinating reading if you are interested in the subject...

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John Philip Quinn
Fools of Fortune (hardcover) by John Philip Quinn

This is an 1892 edition in good condition.

The original description read:

A history of the vice in ancient and modern times, and in both hemispheres; an exposition of its alarming prevalence and destructive effects; with an unreserved and exhaustive disclosure of such frauds, tricks and devices as are practiced by "professional" gamblers, "confidence men" and "bunko steerers."

This is a massive tome on gambling, the largest one at that time, describing gambling locations, games, scams, fraud and how they are operated, as well as many personal stories from the author. Makes for fascinating...

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John Philip Quinn
Gambling and Gambling Devices by John Philip Quinn

Being a complete systematic educational exposition designed to instruct the youth of the world to avoid all forms of gambling.

This is a classic of gambling literature. It describes the implements and devices used by crooked gamblers and gambling establishments to fleece the unwary.

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For a quarter of a century the author witnessed and practiced every variety of gambling known to the profession. The next quarter of a century he has devoted to exposing the frauds of the gambler. Starting out in the lecture field, he realized his efforts would be futile unless...

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John Philip Quinn
The Highway to Hell by John Philip Quinn

This is essentially a small excerpt from Quinn's primary work Fools of Fortune. A couple of chapters have been taken, some incomplete, together with endorsements and other promotional material, to produce this volume.

1st edition 1895; PDF 68 pages.

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John Philip Quinn
Why Gamblers Win by John Philip Quinn

This booklet was most likely published around 1920 and describes a number of games of chance and how they are being rigged or operated to cheat:

  • Dice
  • Three Card Monte
  • Shell Game
  • Faro
  • Drop Case
  • Paddle Wheel
  • The O'Leary Belt
  • The Striker
  • Upright Roulette Wheel
  • Bee Hive
  • Spindles
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