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Classic Casino Games: Faro Rules & Bets

How to play Faro, an exciting antique among casino table games. What comes to mind when you think of casino games? Is it those infinitesimally popular slot machines? The professional’s favorite blackjack? Maybe your mind goes straight to roulette, baccarat, craps, video poker, or pai gow? Whatever comes to mind, I’d be willing to bet it’s not the old-fashioned game of Faro. Believe it or not, as uncommon as Faro is in today’s casinos, it was actually the most popular of all card games in the 18th and 19th centuries. Everyone assumes poker was the top game in the old west, but Faro was the original card game of choice. The photo on the right shows a game taking place at a saloon in Arizona in 1895, when the game’s popularity was at its peak. But that’s enough Faro history… How to Play Faro To play, you’ll need a minimum … Continue reading

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