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Quick Fact – He Who Cheats First …

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One of many kinds of holdouts, this is a Jacob’s ladder type for the arm


During a preliminary hearing on the felony charge of using a cheating device while playing cards at a Las Vegas gambling house, Walter Eccles of Los Angeles explained that he’d used a holdout worn on his arm for “protection against a crooked gambling game” (Nevada State Journal, April 24, 1938).

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