Books [Harry Buffington Cody]
“I had a little over $900.00, and I wanted to invest it in some kind of a game and run it way up. After lookign around and sweating all the games going on, and there was a many a one, I decided on roulette. I'll never forget how lucky I got in that old Peacock Saloon and Bar. It was a regular palace, with all its mirrors and so on, its women that were dressed in velvet what part the dress covered they were, and everything else. There was even a 40 foot bar, of wich I've seen them longer and bigger bigger since that was a monster for them days. Men going around in shabby clothes as I was, and some of them carrying fortunes with them. No telling what percentage of this money found its way into the crooked hands that were there, but I'll guarantee you that a bigger percentage then most people think must have gone there.
“So I decided on roulette. [?] bigger honest to God sucker game than roulette never was but I thought I could make on it. I didn't even have a combination, nor a set of lucky numbers. I just hopped around over the board, here and there, and nearly every time I hopped, I won. I sure got a lot of hard looks too, because some of the men in the crowd followed my bets, and put their own with mine. That away, when I won, they won. After sticking with