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- ItemOpen AccessThe compleat gamester : or, instructions how to play at billiards, trucks, bowls, and chess, 2nd ed.(Printed for Henry Brome, 1680)The is thought to be the first English book devoted entirely to games and sports and was published anonymously and later ascribed to Charles Cotton.
- ItemOpen AccessLottery for building a prison, for the Town and District of Montreal([Town and District of Montreal?], 1784)Example of an early lottery ticket printed in eighteenth century Montreal.
- ItemOpen AccessGod's revenge against gambling : exemplified in the miserable lives and untimely deaths of a number of persons of both sexes, who had sacrificed their health, wealth, and honor at gaming tables, 2nd ed.(Lost Cause Press (Reprint), 1812) Weems, M. L. (Mason L.)Originally published: 1812. Reprinted by Lost Cause Press: 1978.
- ItemOpen AccessThe gambling games of the Chinese in America : fan t'an, the game of repeatedly spreading out, and pak kop piu or, the game of white pigeon ticket(University of Pennsylvania Press, 1891) Culin, Stewart, 1858-1929This item provides a ethnographic description of one of the best known and most popular gambling games among the Chinese labourers in America.
- ItemOpen AccessA history of English lotteries : now for the first time written(Leadenhall Press, 1893) Ashton, JohnHistory of the English lottery from 1569 to 1893.
- ItemOpen AccessBetting and gambling, 2nd ed.(James Nisbet, 1894) Churchill, SetonThis book was written in the nineteenth century and attempts to be "the means of helping any to take the right side in contending against one of the greatest evils of this age". It includes chapters on The History and Nature of Gambling; Evil Effects of Gambling; Games and Gambling; Spread of Gambling Among the Working Classes; Horse-Racing; Bookmakers and Tipsters; Commerce and Gambling; Monte Carlo, and; Remedies.
- ItemOpen AccessSharps and flats : a complete revelation of the secrets of cheating at games of chance and skill(Longmans, Green, and Company, 1894) Maskelyne, John NevilThis book was published in nineteeth century London, England and details strategies for cheating at gambling gambles. Included are sections on Marked Cards, Reflectors, Holdouts, Manipulation, Collusion, Conspiracy, Dice, Poker, Roulette, and the Game of Faro.
- ItemOpen AccessWhy is it wrong to gamble? An address delivered before the Ministerial Association of Toronto, by Ven. Archdeacon Cody, D. D., Rector of St. Paul's Church, Toronto(The Moral and Social Reform Council of Canada, 1900) Cody, D.D.
- ItemOpen AccessLight come, light go : gambling, gamesters, wagers, the turf(Macmillan, 1909) Nevill, RalphThis book details gambling in 19th Century Europe with particular emphasis given to England, France, Germany and Monaco. Included are descriptions of well-known gamblers and gambling events of the period.
- ItemOpen AccessThe anti-racetrack gambling campaign : the course pursued by Hon. A. B. Aylesworth, Minister of Justice(The Moral and Social Reform Council of Canada, 1910) Raney, W. E. (William Edgar), 1859-1933; Shearer, J. G. (John G.), 1859-1925Summary of the efforts by advocates of the Moral and Social Reform Council to amend the Criminal Code making the business of race-track gambling unlawful.
- ItemOpen AccessThe business of race track gambling : a report(Social Service Council of Canada, 1917) Raney, W. E. (William Edgar), 1859-1933This report primarily discusses how Canadian race tracks have propered since the enactment of the 1910 Dominion legislation. Since 1910 the form of gambling known as the pari-mutuel system has displaced the form of gambling known as bookmaking on all, or nearly all, the principal race tracks of Canada.
- ItemOpen AccessFurther flaying of racing under W. E. Raney's lash(Toronto Evening Telegram, 1917-02) Toronto Evening TelegramThis item reprints a series of Toronto newspaper articles relating to the critical comments delivered by W. E. Raney in February 1917 relating to legalized race track gambling in Canada.
- ItemOpen AccessArgument of Mr. John M. Godfrey on an investigation conducted by Dr. Rutherford, the commissioner appointed by the Dominion Government to investigate racing and race-track gambling(No publisher, 1920) Godfrey, John M. (John Milton), 1871-1943
- ItemOpen AccessIn the reign of Rothstein(The Vanguard Press, 1929-01) Clarke, Donald HendersonIn the Reign of Rothstein is a memoir of reporter Donald Henderson Clarke’s relationship with notorious criminal underworld figure Arnold Rothstein. It was written in the months after Rothstein's death.
- ItemOpen AccessMemoirs of the American Anthropological Association : the MacKenzie Collection, a study of West African carved gambling chips(American Anthropological Association, 1940) Seigel, MorrisNote: 'Supplement to American Anthropologist, Volume 42, No. 4, Part 2' [from title page]; Note: Alternative title from book spine; The artistic products of African natives are becoming increasingly better known to anthropologists and contemporary artists. It is chiefly through the efforts of field ethnologists, however, that interest in primitive creative work is flourishing at the present time. Although the formal principles of primitive art received close scrutiny and analysis, too little attention was directed towards those facets of art which reveal, upon further examination, far-reaching social and cultural connections. This study is, in a sense, an attempt to indicate some of these lacunae by means of a demonstration of the genuinely functional nature of primitive art objects.