"The poetry of earth," one poet assured us, "is never dead": the poetry of gaming and gambling is not dead, either. Recently, writing about the mindset of gamblers in the Journal of Gambling Behavior, I had occasion to look closely at the slang. Here are some of its more "poetic" aspects. How many words and expression do you know?
Ashley, Leonard R. N.
"Cards, Dice, and Horses,"
Word Ways: Vol. 23
, Article 16.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol23/iss4/16