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No problem Don the book can be read on the internet by any who cares to in any event.
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As usual, Tommy has the inside scoop. Thanks!
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I have an old book that talks about something called "tie ups." Like Tommy, I don't want to expose, but if it's the same thing then Tommy is THE man!
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Tommy,

Not sure what tie-ups are/were, though they're referred to in at least one old book that is "wandering" around in my library (a photo-copy anyway). I always thought they were just slugs of memorized cards used to cheat at faro.

However, I do know that faro wasn't always dealt face up from the dealing boxes. The game actually predates those boxes, so it makes sense that it was dealt from a face-down deck early in its history.

The very, very rare book A Grand Expose of the Science of Gambling aka Expose of Gambling (1860) by "An Adept" mentions face-down faro being dealt. There are also mentions of other methods of cheating at the game including sand-tell and needle-tell boxes. One other method of marking the cards so that one could cheat visually was also mentioned, though I'd have to do some digging to pull up the details.

Don't know if any of that helps.

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Don,

I believe the slugs were literally "tied up" with horse hair, and not held together with any sort of interlocking hole/peg system. An early use of invisible thread as it were. I could be mistaken.

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You can read the whole old book by Clicking Here!

Title: Wanderings of a vagabond. An autobiography. Ed. by John Morris [pseud.]
Author: O'Connor, John.
Publication Info: New York,: The author, [1873]
Title: Wanderings of a vagabond. An autobiography. Ed. by John Morris [pseud.]
Author: O'Connor, John.
Publication Info: New York,: The author, [1873]
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On 2007-10-31 12:12, JasonEngland wrote:
Don,

I believe the slugs were literally "tied up" with horse hair, and not held together with any sort of interlocking hole/peg system. An early use of invisible thread as it were. I could be mistaken.

Jason

Thanks, Jason. Tommy PMed me about this, and clarified it for me.
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