Gambling in the Wild West

April 15, 2022 0 Comments

Poker Alice and Wild Bill Hickock

Poker Alice-a lady has a spot in a man’s reality

Alice Ivers Duffield Tubbs Huckert (1851-1930) was brought into the world in England. Her family moved to Virginia where she went to class to turn into a fine woman. Ivers’ family moved to Leadville, Colorado where she in the end met her future spouse, Frank Duffield. A digger, Frank would frequently allow her to sit behind him while he was playing a card game and she before long became familiar at the game-an aid to Alice’s later profession. Whenever Frank was killed in a mining mishap, Alice was left to fight for her and immediately observed that her liking for playing a card game would accommodate her pay.

With a decent head for counting cards, figuring chances and diverting male players with her looks, Alice before long turned into an expert speculator generally seen with a stogie in her mouth. She worked betting rooms in Alamosa, Georgetown, Trinidad, Central City and Leadville prior to traveling south to Silver City, New Mexico.

She was additionally know to convey a.38 gun with her and utilized it on a few events remembering one for which she saved her destined to be next spouse, W.G. Tubbs, by shooting an intoxicated excavator who threatened to use a blade and took steps to kill him. She wedded Tubbs not long after.

Maybe the most essential story concerned the demise of Tubbs some time later. In 1910, Tubbs contracted pneumonia and passed on in Alice’s arms. She then drove his frozen carcass in a pony attracted sled UFABET to Sturgis, 48 miles away, and pawned her wedding band to pay for his memorial service. From that point forward, she went straight into the cantina, found a seat at the poker table and won sufficient cash to make her ring back.

Tidbit At one time, Poker Alice worked at a cantina that was possessed by Bob Ford, the one who killed Jesse James

The Wild West has a lot more obvious stories including such legends, for example, Wild Bill Hickock whose well known “Pros and 8’s” hand spelled his passing and the everlasting name for the draw of that hand. There is one more tale about Wild Bill that came to be a creepy forecast of his last hand. The story goes that Wild Bill was in a poker game with a man he associated with cheating. At the point when the miscreant called a hand and asked Bill what he had, Hickock answered, “Pros and 6’s”. After showing his hand, old Bill just had a couple of Aces and a 4. The miscreant requested to see Bill’s 6’s and challenged Bill on the Blustering where upon Bill took out his two six firearms and said “here are my other two 6’s”, and immediately shot and killed his rival.