“A game at cards not unlike Loo, but with this difference, the winner of one trick has to put in a double stake, the winner of two tricks a triple stake, and so on. Thus, if six persons are playing, and the general stake is 1_s., suppose A gains the three tricks, he gains 6_s., and has to ‘hand i’ the cap,’ or pool, 4_s. for the next deal. Suppose A gains two tricks and B one, then A gains 4_s. and B 2_s., and A has to stake 3_s. and B 2_s._ for the next deal.” —Hindley’s Tavern Anecdotes. — M. B.
This text comes from a footnote on a diary entry in the 1893 edition edited by Henry B. Wheatley.