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High stakes, and winning a new life in a new world.

What card game did my grandfather play on the voyage from Sicily to Ellis Island? Google is not giving me the detail I need. [more inside]
posted by thinkpiece on Feb 9, 2014 - 4 answers

Three-Card-Monte style swindle for someone inept with card tricks?

My bike gang (previously) is throwing a "Street Hustle" themed alleycat bicycle race. I need to play a simple hustler card game with 20-30 different people who will pass through my checkpoint. Three Card Monte would be perfect, except I doubt my ability to perform the actual sleight-of-hand. Is there a similar card game that is easier to perform? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Jun 10, 2013 - 7 answers

Learning How to Play Blackjack at a Casino

I'm going to a casino in a few days, and I want to play blackjack. However, I've never played any of the card games at a casino, and I'm pretty ignorant about the strategy to use for blackjack, as well as any etiquette I need to be aware of. [more inside]
posted by DMan on Dec 16, 2012 - 12 answers

Help me get my game on! Or at least fake it. :)

Hooookay. So I've been asked to play in a charity poker tournament. I'm fierce at craps and was a pool shark in my past life so it appeals to me, but I've just never had a weekly poker game or anything... truth is I haven't played poker in years. [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Oct 18, 2010 - 16 answers

What is the game where you put a card on your forehead?

What is the card game where everyone puts a card on their forehead? [more inside]
posted by Wink Ricketts on Oct 31, 2009 - 17 answers

Why gamble?

For gamblers, what's the attraction? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by jonmc on Nov 15, 2004 - 33 answers

What are the odds? Craps vs. Blackjack

Which game has better odds: Craps or Blackjack and why?
posted by srboisvert on Sep 23, 2004 - 16 answers

How to master Blackjack.

I want to learn to master Blackjack. Software or books I should try? Mathematics I should know cold?
posted by namespan on May 15, 2004 - 13 answers

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