Welcome to Frontier Gamblers, the site dedicated to those men and a few women that made their living by the turn of a card.
On this site you will find information about the games they
played, the equipment used in those games and the gamblers
that had the biggest impact on the Old West. Men such as
Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson and Luke Short and women like
Lottie Deno and Big Nose Kate. These were the days before
people had even heard of Texas Holdem, when games such as
Faro and 3 Card Monte were played in musty old saloons, as
opposed to casinos. By the 1890's Keno, the forerunner to
Bingo was all the rage. Today you can apply your skills and
knowledge in online Bingo, an on-line game that is as popular
today as Keno was back in it's day.
You will also learn what the life of a gambler was like, what towns
they played in and how their lives ended.
All of you gamblers out there may get a whole new perspective about gambling, as you will find out in the history page,
gambling was not always as controversial as it is nowadays, but rather a respectable trade. Those of you who associate
gambling with an online casino or a big flashy Vegas hotel may appreciate the days when men and women made
gambling their profession and were well known and even admired for it.
Reading through the pages of this website, you will discover many other new and interesting facts, so take off your hat,
swing the saloon doors open and take a step back into the life of a gambler on the old frontier.
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