Cups and Pebbles
This is the relevant reference from the Books where Cups and Pebbles is mentioned.
I make no pronouncements on these matters, but report them as I find them.
Arrive at your own conclusions.
I wish you well,
"Would you care to make it double or nothing, on the basis of some wager of your choosing, such as in cups and pebbles?" he asked.
"Two," said the man.
"I have the cups and a pebble, by some stroke of luck, in my wallet," said Boots.
"Two," said the fellow. This game, like many such games, of various types, involves guessing. Small, inverted metal cups are used. A coin, pebble, or small object is supposedly placed beneath one of the cups. They are then moved about, rapidly. The odds are with the "house," so to speak, particularly if the coin or pebble is not placed under one of the cups. I was already familiar with Boots's skill in slight-of-hand manipulations from Port Kar. "Two," repeated the man. Boots then paid him. The slaver's man, of course, was well pleased with the sale. It was a good price, and it was a particularly good one for a slow market.