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$8,000 to $10,000 YEARLY – Make Money Out of Others’ Fun (Feb, 1909)

$8,000 to $10,000 YEARLY – Make Money Out of Others’ Fun

Pleasing: the Public Pays Bis: Profits and owners of our famous attractions frequently make from $8,000 to $10,000 every year. We make everything in the Riding Gallery line from a hand-power Merry-Go-Round to the highest grade Carousselles.

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How Carnival Racketeers Fleece the Public (Aug, 1934)

How Carnival Racketeers Fleece the Public
by EARL CHAPIN
MILLIONS of dollars are taken from the public by clever operators of the smaller sideshows and carnivals who have capitalized upon the American love for games of chance.
Cries of “Try your luck” still meet with ready response despite the fact that one might as well back a three-legged horse to win the Derby as to buck the carnival games and gyp wheels. But the gullible bystander persists. He believes that luck and the law of averages has something to do with it-and he’s right; but the luck is all with the operator. The player doesn’t stand a chance. He can’t win because the games are set against him.

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