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It's a sure thing, to bet everything you have.


Bet Your Bottom Dollar. You have everychance to win the game.


Just as they do today, 19th century poker players would keep their betting chips (dollars) in high stacks at the table, taking from the top when betting. When a hand was so good that a player wanted to wager the entire stack, they would pick up or push the stack by the bottom chip - literally betting with their bottom dollar.

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