# Hoyle's Games, Improved And Enlarged - online book

### The Source book & Scientific Guide for popular Gaming & Sports.

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 66                            FARO. USE OF THE FOREGOING TABLE. I.  To find the gain of the banker when there are thirty cards remaining in the stock, and the punter's card twice in it*—In the first column seek for the number answering to 30, the number of cards remaining in the stock ; over against it, and under 2, at the head of the table, you will find 54, which shows that the banker's gain is the 54th part of the stake. II.  To find the gain of the banker when but ten cards are remaining in the stock, and the punter's cards thrice in it.—Against 10, the num­ber of cards, in the first column, and under num­ber 3, you will find 12, which denotes that the banker's gain is the 12th part of the stake. III.  To find the banker's profit when the pun­ter's cards remain twice in twenty-two.—In the first column find 22, the number of cards over against it under figure 2, at the head of the table, you find 38, which shows that the gain is one 38th part of the stake. IV.  To find the banker's gain when eight cards remain, and the punter's card thrice among them. —In the first column seek for 8, on a line with which under the 3 stands the figure 9, denoting the profits to be l-9th, or 2s. 4d. in the guinea. Corollary 1.—From the table it appears, that the fewer cards there are in the stock, the greater is the gain of the banker. Corollary 2.—The least gain of the banker under the same circumstance is, when the pun­ter's card is but twice in hand, the next greater when three times, still greater when but once, and the greatest of all when four times. The profit of the banker is 3 per cent, upon all the