Banked games were those games requiring someone to put up money to back the game.
Such games included: Faro, Keno, GrandHazard, Red and Black, Vingt-Et-Un, Chuck-A-Luck
and Roulette. This was either done by the saloon owner or a professional gambler that the
saloon owner leased floor space to. Leasing floor space for gambling purposes was a very
common business arrangement which benefited both the business owner and the professional
Many of the gamblers listed on this site at one time or another leased floor space in various
saloons throughout the southwest. Doing so allowed them to quickly and easily pick up and move
on as the railheads moved west or new gold and silver strikes were made.