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Sources: Kentuckian Builds U.S. Gambling Franchise in 1800s

Roll the Bones: The History of Gambling, David G. Schwartz, Gotham Books: London, 2006.

Sucker’s Progress: An Informal History of Gambling in America, Herbert Asbury, Thunder’s Mouth Press: New York, 1938.

Who Was Old Peter Skaggs, “Famous Skaggs: ‘Brother Skaggs,’ the Gambler,” May 2, 2018,