Re: RARA-AVIS: The Maltese Falcon: 'stuss games'

William Denton (
Sat, 14 Mar 1998 13:19:20 -0500 (EST) On Sat, 14 Mar 1998, K. Harper wrote:

: Stuss is a fast-paced variety of faro, but that's really all I know
: about it. Damon Runyon frequently works the game into his stories,
: and suggests that players came to the games with their pockets
: stuffed with money--the perfect environment for hijackers like
: Thursby.

Speaking of gambling, can someone explain the numbers racket to me?
Did people really just pick a number and wait for someone, somewhere,
to tell them that their number had won? It sounds even stupider than
slot machines.


William Denton | Toronto, Canada | | Caveat lector.
  "It is better to incur a mild rebuke than to perform an onerous task."
                                   -- "Uncle" Oswald Hendryks Cornelius

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