onebok
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January 7th, 2018 at 8:26:11 AM permalink
The Museum's website doesn't provide any more info than the approx. date of
the craps table's structural build. Any layouts and pyramids are suspect.
For example, some of these tables may have been resurfaced with pyramids
added in order to promote their sale at an auction, long before the Museum
obtained the item.
Some interesting wall ribbings look much more vintage than our pyramids which
would have to have withstood almost no modifications for 100 years??!
odiousgambit
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January 7th, 2018 at 8:51:06 AM permalink
Quote: Tanko

Museum of Gaming History



in the 4th photo, a "beat my shake" bet?
"Baccarat is a game whereby the croupier gathers in money with a flexible sculling oar, then rakes it home. If I could have borrowed his oar I would have stayed." .......... Mark Twain
Doc
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January 7th, 2018 at 9:58:37 AM permalink
I have no idea what that means. The only other bets seem to be Line, Field, and Over/Under 7. Simple for the dealer and perhaps boring for the players?
FleaStiff
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January 7th, 2018 at 10:15:26 AM permalink
Bogart has 6 and 9 rather than six and nine.
FleaStiff
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January 7th, 2018 at 10:15:27 AM permalink
It is always interesting to browse thru archives and see how things really were. Divorces usually meant Reno, not Las Vegas. Originally the 'eye in the sky' were just that... eyes, not cameras. And they were the eyes of expert crossroaders who learned their trade by cheating or getting cheated.
My first trip to Vegas involved headlines about high temperatures and bodies showing up in the dessert from the swing shift where blackjack crews could cheat using "sleeves" that were hollow stacks painted red on the outside but filled with black chips from the table's blackjack bank.

I understand a total of five bodies showed up. It was second swing shift because otherwise there would be customers around who might have noticed and spoken up.
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Yelruh
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January 7th, 2018 at 10:43:55 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

Comment I saw from Frank.Scoblete's craps book implied they came in around the 60s or 70s, but he didn't give a date.

Anybody heard from him lately?



He was on one of the Vegas/gambiling podcasts a few months ago.

I'm still not sure I believe his particular brand of bull, but he was an entertaining guest.
Ibeatyouraces
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January 7th, 2018 at 11:11:52 AM permalink
Anyone who has access to "Exhibit CAA", just read the very bottom of page 24. That's all you need to know about FS.
DAAIIIIIII HEARD THAT!
TumblingBones
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January 7th, 2018 at 3:00:58 PM permalink
antiquegamblingchips.com has a bunch of photos of actors (famous and otherwise) gambling in old movies. One interesting one is of the Ritz Brothers at a craps table in a 1946 film:

Not much there in the way of prop bets. Blackjack and roulette haven't changed much in the last 100 years but craps seems to keep evolving.
billryan
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January 7th, 2018 at 3:19:57 PM permalink
BJ, as a game hasn't really been around 100 years in this country. It also has gone thru tremendous changes. Used to be single deck dealt to last card, used to be able to split Aces more than once, a 21 on split Aces was a Blackjack, dealer used to stay on all 17s, BJ used to pay 3-2 at all times, many side bets have been introduced. A have various offshoots of BJ- Spanish21, SuperFun, Double Exposure and many more.
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RS
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January 7th, 2018 at 3:30:49 PM permalink
Wow, I didn't know the pyramids were introduced so long ago. I would'a been sure they weren't around in the 70's or 80's, although, I don't think I was even alive yet.
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