Gambling in revolutionary Paris — The Palais Royal: 1789–1838


By the revolution of 1789, the four-story, quadrangular Palais Royal in Paris had become the most glittering tourist center of Europe, with 180 shops and cafes in its ground floor arcades. By 1791, its basement and secondary story contained over 100 separate, illicit gambling operations featuring the most popular dice and card games. The mania for gambling… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF01014633


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@article{Barnhart1992GamblingIR, title={Gambling in revolutionary Paris — The Palais Royal: 1789–1838}, author={Russell T. Barnhart}, journal={Journal of Gambling Studies}, year={1992}, volume={8}, pages={151-166} }