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  • To make the fantan just roll out a generous chunk of dough a loaf's worth into a rectangle approximately 1/8 thickness on a floured surface.

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  • She enjoyed blackjack and fantan, but gin was mother's milk to her.

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  • They were like the professional gamblers, the unsavory flotsam always crowded into the fantan parlors of Saigon.

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  • When we got there, I played fantan in the Lisboa and he crossed over into Zhongshan.

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  • It is so easy to transform a game of baccarat, faro, or fantan into an innocent game of bridge or whist with a few innocent spectators, and to hide all gambling instruments between the time the police knock and the time they effect an entry.

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  • This standing temptation of the fantan shops is a fertile source of crime, especially amongst domestic servants, for apart from the

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  • These fantan shops, of which there may be twenty or thirty, are all licensed and kept under strict supervision, being farmed out to rich syndicates by the Portuguese authorities, the large sums thus realised forming no inconsiderable part of the colony's revenue.

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  • At Hongkong gambling is strictly prohibited amongst the Chinese, while at Canton gaming-houses are heavily taxed, so that natives come in great numbers from both places to Macao in order to play _fantan_ without constant dread of police interference.

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  • All fantan shops, as they are called, contain but one gambling-table each, which is on the ground floor.

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  • Having ruined himself at fantan he dared not return to Hongkong.

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