Monday, May 16, 2016

Faro (Rare Card Game - Flash)

  Faro is a card game, a descendant of Basset. It enjoyed grt popularity during the 18th century, particularly in England and France, and in the 19th Century in the United States, particularly in the Old West, where it was practiced by faro dlers such as Doc Holliday. It has since fallen out of fashion and is only practiced by dedied Old West enthusiasts and Civil War reenactors.
Its name is believed by some to be a corruption of pharaoh and refers to the Egyptian motif that commonly adorned French-made playing cards of the period, though no records of any Egyptian Motif on any playing cards of that era have been found. An alternative explanation traces the name to the Irish word Fairadh (Pron. froo), 'to turn', which could have been brought to France and the UK through mass emigration from Ireland, in particular in the aftermath of the Flight of the Wild Geese, and among those of the Irish Brigade serving in France.
Faro is similar to the contemporary game of Mini-Baccarat.
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