Risky Business

sporting250“A certain dashing young man of large fortune lost, the other evening at a subscription house at the west end of town, eighty-thousand pounds, a sum greater than his whole property would pay. The winner is a person of high rank. The unfortunate gamester gave another proof of his enterprising genius by doubling the stakes; and by this hazardous maneuver he recovered his losses, and won a considerable sum off his antagonist.”

The Sporting Magazine, November 1804

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