He cited the operations of bunko swindlers, gamblers and bandits and declared that the city was "wide open."
Say, you give me back my eighteen dollars, or I'll——You'll try your bunko game on me, will you?
He tries to tell me that this minin' business is all a bunko game, and that there's a paper out for the boss.
Pa says he thinks I was cut out for a bunko steerer, and I may look for that kind of a job.
There were no burglaries, gambling, picking of pockets, bunko swindling or handbook betting.
: a bunco scheme/ the police bunco squad (1872+)
To swindle; defraud; flimflam: He was buncoed out of his seat in the House (1875+)
[said to be fr Banco, the name given in the 1850s by a crooked US gambler to the older game ''Eight-Dice Cloth''; Banco was probably based on Spanish banca, a card game similar to monte]