|The pictures show a view of (12 sample pages of this 1911 Detailed and Illustrated Gambling ''Protection'' Book. There are many more illustrations then pictured. This book was authored and published by Joseph E. Meyer. It has a simulated leather cover and orange pages with black print. There are (128) pages that are heavily illustrated with details.|
The opening page reads as follows:
THE SEALED BOOK
A treatise and guide for the protection of players of games of chance, such as Dice, Cards, Roulette, Slot Machines, Etc. And investors in Stocks of Mining, Oil and Plantation Companies; Pools for betting on the Turf, the Board of Trade, Etc., tc,. Etc.
Joseph E. Meyer, Author and Publisher
There is a picture and fascimile autograph of the Author.
The object of this book is to reveal to the public the ingenious tricks, schemes and apparatus used by gamblers and 'get-rich-quick fakirs' to defraud the gullible of their money.
I believe, a general knowledge of the underhanded methods of these vultures will do more towards 'killing the game' than any act of legislature.
The book goes in great detail on how the slot machines beat the public. It also shows ways and devices in which one could beat the machines (of the day). Many secrets are revealed on how gamblers win at card games. There are many details given on the many ways in which different card decks are marked. There are many pages of illustrations of ingenious devices used in cheating at card games. There is information on how roulette wheels are rigged.
There is much detail about loaded dice, gambling tops, and many more table gambling games. It tells how to win at them. There is information on how cheating is done in Keno. There are many spindle games pictured and how you are cheated on them as well. The same goes for many other gambling games including ball games. There is an entire section on many various frauds and schemes to rid you of your money.
This book is a must for any gambler, card player, Historian, or Casino enthusiast. It measures 5-7/8'' x 8-7/8''. It is in excellent condition with only the lightest of wear.