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Historical Item

Name: Whist Club

Category: Club/ Affiliation/ Association

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Rarity: Only used for upper class

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Uses: Social Affairs and Bootlegging

Description (ca. 1921):
Whist clubs became a social staple of the upper class aristocrats, holding public events and becoming a community for social enjoyment to all who had enough status to attend. Of course, while the lower and middle class civilians were left to find saloons and backstreet bars, which were usually of poor quality and were usually broken up by city police, whist clubs used their status and subtlety to avoid the attention of law enforcement when it came to unauthorized acts such as gambling and especially the sale of alcohol obtained from bootleggers and other such sources. This was accentuated when liquor costs rose due to increased implementation of prohibition.