Eleanor Dumont was an infamous gambler on the American Western border. Seen as a cleopatra of the casino by some. Earlier, her name was Simone Jules and she was born in 1829. The absolute information on her background is unconfirmed.
Eleanor gambling profession
Eleanor started the San Francisco gambling scene at the age of 21 years old. She promptly reputed as a skilled and lucky player and confirmed a job as a dealer at the Bella Union, San Francisco. Unlike other women, Eleanor acted calmly when any man at her table behaved bawdily. She was doubted for card sharping and relieved of her duties from the Bella Union. At this time she had earned a junk of money and travelled to Nevada City.
Dumont induced a gambling parlour in Nevada City, California and tiled it “Vingt-et-un”. She was a card dealer and an influencing figure of other casino games. She allowed natty and stylish male and no female except for herself. She was a very attractive lady. All men get fascinated by her beauty but she maintained a long distance from everyone. She flirted only for attracting customers. As Dumont found the parlour progressive, she decided to start a business with an experienced gambler Dave Tobin. She was a very bright gambler but in 1859, she sold Dumont Gambling Palace and left Nevada City. She travelled to many cities and earned a lot of wealth and fame by gambling.
Eleanor Dumont’s nickname was Madame Moustache
Eleanor had a very famous nickname, Madame Moustache. All of her fans must excite to know the noted reason for having such an impressive nickname. She used to have dark hair near her upper lip which began to grow when she was in Bannack. So, she has conferred the nickname of ‘Madame Moustache.
Eleanor, the gambling lady was in love
Once Eleanor met a man called Jack McKnight and she fell for him. Unfortunately, she didn’t have the same sensation for a lover as she had for cards. Being a conman Jack cheated her. He took away her money and sold the ranch she purchased in Carson City. From her anger, she put the double-barrel shotgun on his chest and killed him. She was suspected of the crime but nobody arrested her.
Eleanor Dumont’s death
In California, one night during gambling she suddenly owned a lot of money. Later, she roamed outside out of happiness and found dead on September 8, 1879. She was found with an overdose of morphine narcotic, pointedly a suicide.