Punch Board


Punch boards were a popular form of lottery throughout the early 20th century, and still sold today by gambling suppliers. Punch boards were popular gambling scams. Pictured here is an original punch board from the 1950s.


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The the old times crooked gambling supply houses sold punch boards along with secret instruction sheets that displayed all the winning combinations. A hustler would sell a punch board to a convenience store, and then send an accomplice to punch all the winning numbers. This gambling scam is featured in the oldie movie, The Flim Flam Man.

This particular punch board was stored in the warehouse of Hunt & Co. for the past forty years and rediscovered in the 1990s.