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Quick Fact – Creature Game Creation


December 2, 2016December 13, 2019No comments

1962

How ’bout a game of Burro? Fred Carrier, a Stateline, Nevada accountant, developed a gambling game with this name, the concept for which came to him in a nightmare.

Based on magnetism, it featured a plastic burro that rotated in the middle of an octagonal table. The player had a choice of betting on which part of the animal ended up facing him/her or on any one, two or four of eight colors.

I’m guessing state gaming regulators didn’t approve the game, but does anyone know for sure?

Illustration from pond5.com by Vac

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