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The Gaming Table Volume 1

by Andrew Steinmetz
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The Gaming Table Volume 1 by Andrew Steinmetz

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.

  • Preface
  • 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
    • Spa
    • Hombourg
    • Aix-La-Chapelle
    • Wiesbaden
  • CHAPTER IX. Gambling In The United States.
    • Pat Hern
    • John Morrissey
    • Other Gaming-Houses
    • American Gamblers
    • American Games:—Draw Poker, Or Bluff
    • Lansquenet
    • Euchre
    • 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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