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George Augustus Sala

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Subtitle: A Narrative of the Rhine and Thereabouts General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1860 Original Publisher: Ward and Lock Subjects: Rhine River Valley Gambling Games / Gambling / General Notes: This is a black andMoreSubtitle: A Narrative of the Rhine and Thereabouts General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1860 Original Publisher: Ward and Lock Subjects: Rhine River Valley Gambling Games / Gambling / General Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: 183 CHAPTER VII. CONTAISS THE UTIMOUBS OF THE KURSAAL, AXD THE CUBIOUS POKDEBINGS THEBEUPON OF THE THREE TBAYELLEBS. The intricacies of the merry game of Roulette have been dwelt upon, and it is now time to say something about its twin, or rather elder, brother, Trente et Quarante, otherwise called Rouge et Noir. There is the ordinary green-eloth-covered table, with its brilliant down-coming lights. In the centre sits the banker, gold and silver, in piles and rouleaux, and bank-notes before him. On either hand, the croupiers as before, now wielding the rakes and plying them to bring in the money, now balancing them, now shouldering them, as soldiers do their muskets, half- pay officers their canes, and dandies their silk umbrellas. The bankers cards are -- as throughout all the Khenish gaming-places -- of French design: the same that were invented, or at least first used, for crazy Charles the Simple, with pictures of Alexander the G-reat, Julius Cffisar, Romulus, Remus, Semiramis, nay, for aught I know, the Pope and the Pretender into the bargain. These cards are placed on an inclined plane of marble, called a talon. The dealer (Monsieur qui donne les cartes) first takes six-packs of cards, shuffles them, and distributes them in various parcels to the various punters round the table to shufflle and mix. He then finally shuffles them, and removes the end cards into various parts of the three hundred and twelve cards, until he meets with a court one...