Beauty and the Bets: the Woman who Played and Won
For a long time, gambling at the casinos was considered the prerogative of the strong half of humanity, like hunting and strong alcohol. At that time, girls were more often fond of casual projects, ignoring casino games. However, times have changed, and now the number of women who want to skillfully win in the gambling territory is almost equal to the number of men placing bets.
Faro and the Fair Sex
It is well known that Pharaoh or Faro was played even at the end of the 17th century during the reign of Louis XIV. It is officially documented that Casanova’s favorite card game was faro. Apparently, adventurism and the need for fraud were in the blood of the famous heartthrob.
Despite the fact that only men were allowed to gamble publicly, casino women were gathering in the houses and hosting faro tables late in the nights. As it was socially unacceptable for women, they had to do it privately. There was a group of aristocratic ladies that became quite famous for playing faro tables. Lady Buckinghamshire, Lady S. Archer, Mrs. Sturt, Mrs. Concannon, and Lady E. Luttrell were the legends of those times, the rumors about whom spread all over. Due to this fact, their group obtained the name “Faro’s Daughters”. These aristocratic ladies whose glory was unbelievable for those times paid a huge price for being in this kind of casino business.
The Women of the Wild West
Everyone could tell that the Wild West women had their special charm and charisma. They differed from the other ones due to some incredible strengths, confidence, and intelligence. One of the prominent and mysterious female casino figures from the Wild West is the so-called casino woman Madame Mustache. Eleanor Dumont was a very unusual woman who had a lovely face that charmed the opposite sex. But, nevertheless, the most important passion in her life was cards. Lady Dumont was a virtuoso woman who played poker and blackjack mostly all the time winning, jamming bourbon, and driving wild gold miners of the Wild West crazy.
She earned good money by dealing cards in the casino and opened her small gambling establishment in Nevada. There were innumerable people who wanted to play with her. Soon she was able to open her own casino, which was not just an eatery, but a special place with a refined atmosphere and rivers of champagne. Miss Dumont was known and respected.
21st Century Women
Nowadays, casinos have long ceased to be purely male fun. In modern gaming venues to see that a woman wins at casino is something usual. Nowadays, a beautiful lady who plays at the casinos can be found in any large gambling establishment in huge numbers, and not only as an escort but like professional gamblers. For instance, there is a considerable number of female poker players. Among them are:
- Jennifer Tilly (American actress, poker player, won WSOP bracelet);
- Lauren Kling (so-called “Poker Barbie”, a successful online gambler);
- Vanessa Selbst (poker player, the owner of three WSOP bracelets);
- Annie Duke (poker player, a sister of famous Howard Lederer);
- Elizabeth Shannon (American actress, poker player).
All these casino women and many more have achieved great success in their poker career. It proves that modern women can compete no worse than men when it comes to gambling.