It's all about Bucking the Tiger! A group that has a passion for not only our Old West history, but teaching and playing the most famous card game for centuries! FARO!
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Faro, or Pharaon, was the foremost gambling game of 19th century America. It can be traced back to late 17th century and originated with the French. Among the most popular card games of 18th and 19th century Europe, Pharaoh and Basset, were forbidden in France during the reign of Louis XIV on severe penalties, but these games continued to be widely played in England during the 18th century. Pharaoh, shortened to "Faro" quickly made its way to the United States in the 19th century to become the most widespread and popularly favored of gambling games. Faro is also called "Bucking the Tiger", which it is believed, comes from early card backs that featured a drawing of a Bengal Tiger.
Because it was was easy to learn, quick and, when played honestly, the odds for a player were the best of all gambling games, it reigned as the premier of all gambling games for over a century in the USA. Just some of the greats that dealt and played Faro were, Soapy Smith, Doc Holliday, Luke Short, Bat Masterson, and Wyatt Earp.
Greetings, I thought I would take a moment to say hello and post a photo of the Faro Table that I built recently. I have been playing the game for a while but didn't have the time until recently to build myself a proper table.I build museum exhibits…Continue
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