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Chinese fantan game 72 dpi M

Fantan

1887

A newspaper blurb touting the availability of gambling in Reno titled, A Feast for the Gamblers, read: “Those who delight in gambling sports can be accommodated in Reno … no less than thirty-one games are in full blast. They comprise seven stud poker, two wheel games, one rouge-et-noir, one Ichi ban, six faro, four rondo, two fantan, four chuck-a-luck, one Arabian pool, two forty-ball games and one red-and-black game” (Reno Evening Gazette, Sept. 27, 1887).

Photo from Art and Picture Collection, New York Public Library Digital Collections“Chinese Fantan Game”

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