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74
LOTO.
among the winners at the ensuing deal, according to the tricks which may then be made. For in­stance, if every one at dealing should stake half-a-crown, the tricks are entitled to sixpence apiece, and whoever is looed must put down half-a-crown, exclusive of the deal: sometimes it is settled that each person looed shall pay a sum equal to what happens to be on the table at the time. Five cards of a suit, or four with Pam, compose a flush, which sweeps the board, and yields only to a superior flush, or an equal one in the elder hand. When the ace of trumps is led, it is usual to say " Pam be civil," the holder of Pam is then expected to let the ace pass.
When Loo is played with three cards, they are dealt by one at a time, Pam is omitted, and the cards are not exchanged, nor permitted to be thrown up.
In different companies these games are fre­quently played with a few trifling variations from the manner here stated.
THE GAME OF LOTO.
For this game, which may be played by an unlimited number of persons, boxes containing 100 counters are required ; 14 fishes, every one reckoned as ten counters ; 12 contracts, valued at ten fish a piece; a pack of 24 very large cards, with fifteen different numbers marked on each, and in a bag 90 knobs or balls, numbered from one to ninety ; besides a board with ten cavities cut therein, for the purpose of placing the knobs as drawn. These are sold at the Tunbridge ware or turners' shops ; fresh covers for the cards may
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