Pharo Bank Gambling Events

What fun it is to engage with a troop of traveling professional gamblers straight out of the old west.  Games of chance as they were in the nineteenth century.  What sport it is to beat the house.  "No gambling allowed...Gamblers Welcome"   Booking an event is easy, contact Pharo Phil at 818-480-8047 or e-mail phillipgessert@gmail.com  Pharo Bank offers everything from a single faro dealer to an entire casino that includes: the wheel of for turn, faro, grand hazard, blackjack, craps, roulette, chuck a luck, keno and even Texas hold em.              Have Faro - Will Travel. 

A bakers' decade ago, Pharo Bank started working the modern day old west crowds.  In 2006 the Oriental Saloon of Tombstone held a grand event including cast members from the films Tombstone and Wyatt Earp.   The faro concession went to Pharo Bank, with dealers Pharo Phil, Shay Maxwell and Don Van Straaten.

Melody Ranch with John Sanders, The Whitehorse Ranch, Barstow's Harvey House with Lester P. Larceny and Pico Pistolero plays Calico Ghost Town with Wild Bill "Kevin" Noble and K.D. Younger. In the first decade of the century. 

Pharo Bank's glorious annual event at the Magic Castle in Hollywood, has been enjoyed every July for over 10 years.  Put it on your calender for 2019. 

The 2018 Castle Gang

The 2018 Winter Range Gang

                      SASS Cowboy Shooting Championship "Winter Range" at the Ben Avery Range in Phoenix Arizona

The Castle Gang include, Seated: Wyatt, Mable, January, Pharo Phil. Standing: Doc Holliday, Pipes, Billy, Lone Star Jack, Pico Pistolero, Jon Armstrong and Thug.  The Magic at the Castle shines as we tip our glass to the great scoundrel and con man Jefferson "Soapy" Smith.  Hosted by Soapy's great-grandson himself and the marvelous Castle magicians like Pop Hadyn and Chef Anton, and terrific Magical staff and management.

For the past several years Pico Pistolero has brought the gang to Calico Ghost Town in California.

In 2017 Pico landed the gambling games at the San Diego County Fair, where the theme was "How the West was Fun".  Once again the team got together to play another town, this time for the entire month long engagement.  Who knew gambling would be fun for the whole family, but we have found it to the liking of all ages, especially kids.

 Pico warns, "Don't touch those checks"              Sometimes it doesn't end well                  Soapy proclaims, "Cheat Somebody!"

A couple years running in Lakeside California, dealing for the ladies of the Victorian Roses.  Along with Pico Pistolero and Pharo Phil is Walt Keller.  Pipes and Mable Johnson also worked the event.  

In the wildest town in the west, The White Horse Ranch, Pharo Bank was back again in 2017 for the grand Hootenanny.  Pop Haydn sold crates of his miracle oil as the Mayor German Pete looks on.

Many of the gang gathered at the Cochise Hotel in 19' To celebrate the Hotel's 1890s Gala Event.  The event was attended by famed photographer Bruce Dorn, who donated these wonderful images.

Let's call it faux gambling.  Like the sign says;           Gaming Parlor       Gamblers Welcome                              Gambling   Strictly Prohibited.