from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A card game in which the players lay wagers on the top card of the dealer's pack.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A banking game at cards, in which all the other players play against the dealer or banker, who draws from a dealing box.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A gambling game at cards, in which all the other players play against the dealer or banker, staking their money upon the order in which the cards will lie and be dealt from the pack.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A game played by betting on the order in which certain playing-cards (with reference simply to face-value) will appear when taken singly from the top of the pack.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a card game in which players bet against the dealer on the cards he will draw from a dealing box
 To copper: a term in faro, meaning to play a card to lose.
Can't Post | Private Reply thanks for your replay. can you give me a better idea where "el faro" is located. for example is it south of mazatlan or near guadalajara? if i understand your information, "el faro" must be near puerto vallarta? thank you, i'm not coming your way until next year. i've had a real lesson on importing pickups and cargo trailers to mexico but i've learned it can all be done. sioux4noff
Leo taught me his perfect shuffle called the faro shuffle, which I perfected a mere four months later, and I squared the deck just like he did.
By midnight every saloon had been visited, and many of them pretty well cleaned out, and now Bill proposed to go and break a faro bank that some of the party spoke of.
As far as we can tell today, the most popular games of the pre-1900 period were a French cousin of poker called faro - kind of a cross between baccarat and craps - and five-card draw.
Usually some kind of faro -- which I love -- and vegetable salad.
There was much drinking of a thin sour beer called "faro," which is very popular with the peasants, and the various societies sang themselves hoarse, to the delight of all, including themselves.
This is beef-steak stewed in "faro," an acid Flemish beer, and served with a rich brown sauce.
A similar percentage will be against you in all games of chance -- "faro,"
Our hurrying stops soon brought us in front of one of these establishments, whose lamp told us in plain letters that "faro" was played inside.