How did gambling appear and develop in the U.S.? – part 2

After a while, when the uprisings calmed down, the enterprising Americans quickly found a way out of this situation and began paying the captains of the river ships. In return for the generous payment, the captains carried the players aboard. Self-propelled river casinos of the time were an incredible spectacle. Multi-deck ships were transformed into the epicenter of contrasts. Unfortunate slaves were on the lower decks, while the upper decks were generously decorated with gambling tables.

While the gambling industry moved to water transport, there were many crooks who cheated unsuspecting players. “Sharks, as they called themselves, used the slow speed of steamboats of that time. Using small boats, they would catch up with the steamships, board, fence off the players and leave in search of a new victim.

Got to the point that the captains began to collude with the “Sharks”, so the crooks moved on to a new stage of their art. The use of expensive suits and the rich appearance, did not give observers reason to suspect them of fraud.

In the late 19th century, gambling was incredibly popular among the entire population. Slaves from the African continent and travelers from faraway China also contributed to the development of gambling. American settlers from other continents have brought not only the culture of their countries, but also the most popular gambling activities that were known only to their people.

More and more citizens of the country sought to develop their own gambling business. Even women of the fair sex were not squeamish about gambling. The first woman who became a dealer in San Francisco, is considered Eleanor Dumont. A little later, Eleanor invested her knowledge in the personal gambling business. Publications in the newspapers of the time testify to the success of her brainchild.

Around the same time period, the Americans learned about a new type of gambling addiction – gold rush. Perseverance and thirst for profit, with which many sought to find gold, can be rightly compared with gambling excitement.

The moment James W. Marshall discovered the first gold flakes at Sutter’s mill, it is considered the beginning of the famous “gold rush”, which continues to this day.

As a result, as the prosperity of gold diggers began to increase, gambling began to appear again everywhere, gradually moving from ships to land.

It should be noted that as the number of rich people increased, so did the number of scammers. Prospectors, who in blood and then earned their wealth, were increasingly exposed to fraud. Traveling cheaters with stolen cards or “loaded bones” regularly left gamblers without their last pants and hiding in an unknown direction. The city of Dodge City, famous for its danger to rich gamblers.

Gradually, San Francisco has become a major Mecca for gamblers, largely due to gold mines and a large number of modern casinos. San Francisco has become a place where Mexican, Chinese, African, Indian, rich and poor alike could lose their money. Competition between players for the right to take a cozy place in a popular casino has led to a new profession – a gambler.

Due to the high competition between casinos, managers were looking for new ways to attract players with big money. The premises where the casinos were located looked very rich, and the interior was filled with expensive works of art. The tables where the treats were placed were cracked with plenty of free food and drinks.

A little later, the owners of the casino began to invite women as dealers of the fair sex. The rich, looking at the girls, much more willing to part with their money.

After the discovery of gold in California in 1848, entire families from all over the country rushed to the western part of the state, in the hope of securing a rich future. Prospectors looking for gold and silver became the main target of professional players. At that time it was a popular joke that by day miners were mining precious nuggets and gold sands, and at night professional players were emptying the pockets of miners of heavy metals.

By 1856, there were more than 100 major casinos in San Francisco. Unfortunately, the city was mired in crime and prostitution. Drawing attention to how a thriving city is rapidly turning into an uncultured hangout, James King, a famous gambling opponent, established and led a moralist movement in San Francisco.

As editor of the Daily Evening Bulletin, James King promoted a gambless life. King was a very rich man, and history is silent on how he managed to make that fortune. His view of life was fundamentally different from that of the United States at the time. In his articles, he regularly revealed the evil intentions of dishonest casino owners and constantly reminded of the danger that was waiting for players in the face of fraudsters. As a result, James King was brutally killed on the street in broad daylight. In this inhumane way, the casino owners made it clear to anyone who wanted to interfere with their business that they should not joke.

The government, in response to the rampant lawlessness, once again used the tactic of banning gambling. Small fines and corrupt officials of the time allowed the casino owners to work without any hindrance.

During this period, Nevada became the second most important city for gambling. Despite the ban on gambling, which lasted until 1910, it was possible to find a casino in Nevada without much effort. It should be noted that, despite the relatively high level of casino development in Nevada, it was not possible to reach the level of gambling in San Francisco.

The Civil War of 1861-1865 between the union of 20 non-slave states and 4 slave states of the North against 11 slave states of the South has left its mark in the history of gambling in the United States. Card games, became one of the most conservative means of entertainment for the majority of troops involved in the civil struggle.

It is known a great number of cases when the soldiers of one army fought against the opponents of another army in card duels. Such competitions were regularly held under cover of the night, within the neutral zone, when the opposing armies were in close proximity to each other.

A little later, soldiers weary of battles, increasingly bet on amateur races, cockfights and keno. Historians managed to find one curious publication in the newspapers of the time, which told about a new kind of gambling entertainment. Soldiers were betting on whose louse would reach the finish line faster. The soldiers used small pieces of tin and one louse each of the hairs involved in the soldiers’ race to hold such races. That’s the fiction, the excitement that drove the people of the time.

After a while, when the uprisings calmed down, the enterprising Americans quickly found a way out of this situation and began paying the captains of the river ships. In return for the generous payment, the captains carried the players aboard. Self-propelled river casinos of the time were an incredible spectacle. Multi-deck ships were transformed into the epicenter of contrasts. Unfortunate slaves were on the lower decks, while the upper decks were generously decorated with gambling tables.

While the gambling industry moved to water transport, there were many crooks who cheated unsuspecting players. “Sharks, as they called themselves, used the slow speed of steamboats of that time. Using small boats, they would catch up with the steamships, board, fence off the players and leave in search of a new victim.

Got to the point that the captains began to collude with the “Sharks”, so the crooks moved on to a new stage of their art. The use of expensive suits and the rich appearance, did not give observers reason to suspect them of fraud.

In the late 19th century, gambling was incredibly popular among the entire population. Slaves from the African continent and travelers from faraway China also contributed to the development of gambling. American settlers from other continents have brought not only the culture of their countries, but also the most popular gambling activities that were known only to their people.

More and more citizens of the country sought to develop their own gambling business. Even women of the fair sex were not squeamish about gambling. The first woman who became a dealer in San Francisco, is considered Eleanor Dumont. A little later, Eleanor invested her knowledge in the personal gambling business. Publications in the newspapers of the time testify to the success of her brainchild.

Around the same time period, the Americans learned about a new type of gambling addiction – gold rush. Perseverance and thirst for profit, with which many sought to find gold, can be rightly compared with gambling excitement.

The moment James W. Marshall discovered the first gold flakes at Sutter’s mill, it is considered the beginning of the famous “gold rush”, which continues to this day.

As a result, as the prosperity of gold diggers began to increase, gambling began to appear again everywhere, gradually moving from ships to land.

It should be noted that as the number of rich people increased, so did the number of scammers. Prospectors, who in blood and then earned their wealth, were increasingly exposed to fraud. Traveling cheaters with stolen cards or “loaded bones” regularly left gamblers without their last pants and hiding in an unknown direction. The city of Dodge City, famous for its danger to rich gamblers.

Gradually, San Francisco has become a major Mecca for gamblers, largely due to gold mines and a large number of modern casinos. San Francisco has become a place where Mexican, Chinese, African, Indian, rich and poor alike could lose their money. Competition between players for the right to take a cozy place in a popular casino has led to a new profession – a gambler.

Due to the high competition between casinos, managers were looking for new ways to attract players with big money. The premises where the casinos were located looked very rich, and the interior was filled with expensive works of art. The tables where the treats were placed were cracked with plenty of free food and drinks.

A little later, the owners of the casino began to invite women as dealers of the fair sex. The rich, looking at the girls, much more willing to part with their money.

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After the discovery of gold in California in 1848, entire families from all over the country rushed to the western part of the state, in the hope of securing a rich future. Prospectors looking for gold and silver became the main target of professional players. At that time it was a popular joke that by day miners were mining precious nuggets and gold sands, and at night professional players were emptying the pockets of miners of heavy metals.

By 1856, there were more than 100 major casinos in San Francisco. Unfortunately, the city was mired in crime and prostitution. Drawing attention to how a thriving city is rapidly turning into an uncultured hangout, James King, a famous gambling opponent, established and led a moralist movement in San Francisco.

As editor of the Daily Evening Bulletin, James King promoted a gambless life. King was a very rich man, and history is silent on how he managed to make that fortune. His view of life was fundamentally different from that of the United States at the time. In his articles, he regularly revealed the evil intentions of dishonest casino owners and constantly reminded of the danger that was waiting for players in the face of fraudsters. As a result, James King was brutally killed on the street in broad daylight. In this inhumane way, the casino owners made it clear to anyone who wanted to interfere with their business that they should not joke.

The government, in response to the rampant lawlessness, once again used the tactic of banning gambling. Small fines and corrupt officials of the time allowed the casino owners to work without any hindrance.

During this period, Nevada became the second most important city for gambling. Despite the ban on gambling, which lasted until 1910, it was possible to find a casino in Nevada without much effort. It should be noted that, despite the relatively high level of casino development in Nevada, it was not possible to reach the level of gambling in San Francisco.

The Civil War of 1861-1865 between the union of 20 non-slave states and 4 slave states of the North against 11 slave states of the South has left its mark in the history of gambling in the United States. Card games, became one of the most conservative means of entertainment for the majority of troops involved in the civil struggle.

It is known a great number of cases when the soldiers of one army fought against the opponents of another army in card duels. Such competitions were regularly held under cover of the night, within the neutral zone, when the opposing armies were in close proximity to each other.

A little later, soldiers weary of battles, increasingly bet on amateur races, cockfights and keno. Historians managed to find one curious publication in the newspapers of the time, which told about a new kind of gambling entertainment. Soldiers were betting on whose louse would reach the finish line faster. The soldiers used small pieces of tin and one louse each of the hairs involved in the soldiers’ race to hold such races. That’s the fiction, the excitement that drove the people of the time.