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The full title of this work is The Gaming Table: Its votaries and victims in all times and countries, especially in England and in France
. It is essentially a history of gambling detailing people and places. It does include some exposure of cheating, but most of that is told in volume 2
- CHAPTER I. The Universal Passion Of Gaming; Or, Gaming All The World Over.
- CHAPTER II. Gambling Among The Ancient Hindoos.—A Hindoo Legend And Its Modern Parallel.
- CHAPTER III. Gambling Among The Ancient Egyptians, Persians, And Greeks.
- CHAPTER IV. Gaming Among The Ancient Roman Emperors.
- CHAPTER V. Gambling In France In All Times.
- CHAPTER VI. The Rise And Progress Of Modern Gaming In England.
- CHAPTER VII. Gambling In Brighton In 1817.
- CHAPTER VIII. Gambling At The German Bathing-Places.
- Baden And Its Conversation House
- CHAPTER IX. Gambling In The United States.
- Pat Hern
- John Morrissey
- Other Gaming-Houses
- American Gamblers
- American Games:—Draw Poker, Or Bluff
- Fly Loo
- The Crimes Of American Gamblers
- CHAPTER X. Lady Gamestresses.
- The Gambling Barrow-Women
- Gamestresses At Baden-Baden
- Gaming Houses Kept By Ladies
- The Famous Lady Buckinghamshire
- CHAPTER XI. Gambling Poets, Savants, Philosophers, Wits, And Statesmen.
- Beau Nash
- The Earl Of Chesterfield
- George Selwyn
- Lord Carlisle
- Charles James Fox
- Wilberforce And Pitt
- Sir Philip Francis
- The Rev. Caleb C. Colton
- Beau Brummell
- Tom Duncombe
- Was The Duke Of Wellington A Gamester?
- CHAPTER XII. Remarkable Gamesters.
- Monsieur Chevalier
- John Higden
- Monsieur Germain
- Tom Hughes
- Andrews, The Great Billiard-Player
- Whig Middleton
- Captain Campbell
- Wrothesly, Duke Of Bedford
- The Duke Of Norfolk
- General Ogle: A Bold Stroke
- Horace Walpole
- The Earl Of March
- Mr Lumsden
- General Scott, The Honest Winner Of £200,000
- Richard Bennet
- Dennis O’kelly
- Dick England
- Major Baggs
- The Duc De Mirefoix
- A Reclaimed Gambler’s Account Of His Career
- A Surprise
- CHAPTER XIII. The Lotteries And Their Bewilderments.
- Nicholas Rex.—“Lucky” Banquets
- CHAPTER XIV. The Laws Against Gaming In Various Countries.
- 1. Ancient Rome
- 2. France
- 3. Prussia
- 4. Austria
- 5. Italy
- 6. Bavaria
- 7. Spain
- 8. England
1st edition 1870, 436 pages; PDF 172 pages.
word count: 85563 which is equivalent to 342 standard pages of text
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