|within the West, everything seems somehow larger than
life and it's easy to see why people feel somehow linked on it. Over the centuries, the
West has been the repository of the dreams of an astonishing variety of people -- and it
has been with the long, dusty roads of the West that these dreams have crisscrossed and
collided, transforming all who travelled along them.
picture was played within the frontier days and nambling was a popular past time within the Old West. One of the most famous card players was Wild Bill Hickok.
When nambling, he always sat on his back to the wall and his face to the door. He had many enemies and he carried a pair of Colts and could draw and fight on both hands.
with August 2, 1876, Wild Bill wandered into Saloon No. 10, and joined a a poker game. Hickok was losing by the time Jack McCall, a barfly and odd-job man who loafed within the No. 10, slipped into the saloon, walked to within three feet of Hickok and shot him within the back of the head on a .45 he pulled from his coat pocket. As Hickok fell away from the table, he spilled his hand -- pairs of black aces and eights -- known forever after as the "deadman's hand."
John H. "Doc" Holliday's Colt Single Action .45
The exciting game of Internet Baccarat is of French origin and a
descendant from the game of Chemin de Fer. Although the game is over 400 years old, it
became popular within France at around 1830.
The cards are taken from the "shoe" by the person acting as the banker. Two cards referred to as "the player's hand," are extended to the players side. This is done as a courtesy. The Internet Baccarat cards are turned over by the player and called by the croupier.
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