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Faro: A 19th-Century Gambling Craze

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About the Course:

This article examines an extinct game of chance known as faro for clues that might help in understanding modern gambling. It examines why the game was popular, as well as the role of cheats, who likely contributed to its demise. Of particular interest are the parallels between faro and the modern experience with electronic gambling machines.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Faro: A 19th-Century Gambling Craze created by Nigel E. Turner, Mark Howard, and Warren Spence

Journal/Publisher:

Journal of Gambling Issues

Publication Date:

Issue 16, April 2006

Course Material Author

Nigel E. Turner, Mark Howard, and Warren Spence
Nigel E. Turner and Warren Spence are associated with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Mark Howard is with the International Police Association, San Fransisco Bay Area, California.

Nigel E. Turner, Mark Howard, and Warren Spence authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about the rise and fall of a 19th-century gambling craze. It is appropriate for all levels of participants' knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Discuss parallels between the gambling climate of the 19th century and that of modern times.
  2. Explain the roots, rules, and play of the game of faro.
  3. Identify lessons that can be learned from the rise and fall of faro that can be applied to modern gambling.

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Course Number 101337
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