Early Poker Cheating Book

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Postby Bill Mullins » 08/24/11 02:02 AM

I just ran across this advertisement in a ca. 1905 Police Gazette:

POKER
Table Secrets. A book that lays bare every scheme of
the card sharp, and tells how he gains his advantage.
A few of the subjects treated are Stocking, Holdouts,
The Spread, 6 different False cuts, Confederate playing,
Count Down, Second Dealing, Bottom Dealing, Reflectors.
All in such a way they may be easily understood.
This book will be sent you in plain sealed wrapper for
$1.00. Draft or postal order.
M. & M. PUBLISHING CO., DES MOINES, IA.


Any idea what book this may be? It doesn't jibe with anything I'm familiar with.
Bill Mullins
 
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