Gambling played a significant role in the lives of the buffalo hunters and cowboys who drove America's Westward movement during the nineteenth century. Whether it was a game of poker played on a blanket or a Faro bet placed in a saloon, the game of chance was dear to the heart of the early frontiersman who spun the wheel on liquor, lust, and luck. Like most frontier towns, Dodge City started with a small clump of tents, including a general store, livery stable, and the saloon. However, it did not take long for the settlement to expand, and entertainment came with the games of chance with this expansion. This episode is an expansion of the original recording remastered to include Faro. The story of Early Gamblers of Dodge City is about the history of cowtown gambling and how these games are played.
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