Etymology
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faro (n.)

18th century gambling game with cards, 1726, sometimes said to be altered from pharaoh, perhaps his image was on one of the cards, but early descriptions of the game give no indication of this and it seems to have been played with a standard deck.

updated on October 19, 2014

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Definitions of faro from WordNet

faro (n.)
a card game in which players bet against the dealer on the cards he will draw from a dealing box;
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