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In the paper [1], the authors write

"... the problem is equivalent to a card game played in Las Vegas: The cards of a shuffled deck are dealt one at a time and face up. At the same time the player calls the denominations in the order ace, two, three,..., queen, king; ace, two,... A match occurs when the player calls the same denomination as the card dealt; the suits need not match. The player wins if no match occurs."

Is this game actually played in Las Vegas casinos, and if so, what is it called?

[1] F. F. Knudsen and I. Skau, On the Asymptotic Solution of a Card-Matching Problem, Mathematics Magazine 69 (1996), 190-197.

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I'm not entirely sure but that sounds sort of like pharo, which has not been in casinos some time as it was proven to not favor the house. –  AdamP Jun 12 '13 at 19:29
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@AdamP I had trouble finding your reference but Faro or Pharaoh seems to be close. –  Pow-Ian Jun 13 '13 at 20:39
    
@Pow-Ian yes that is the game I thinking of. Sorry for the misspelling I was going purely off memory. I do not know if it is the game described by the OP but it sounded similar enough to bring the game to my memory. –  AdamP Jun 13 '13 at 21:16
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This question seems to be answered in the comments: @AdamP I had trouble finding your reference but Faro or Pharaoh seems to be close.

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