VIII. page 22
`Let those who are disposed to risk their money inquire what is
the character of the managers, and be on their guard. The
expenses of such an enormous and splendid establishment amount to
L10,000, and the shares have for some years paid a handsome
dividend--the whole of which must be paid out of the pockets of
travellers and visitors.'
 Murray, _ubi supra_.
Mr Sala in his interesting work, already quoted, furnishes the
completest account of Hombourg, its Kursaal, and gambling,
which I have condensed as follows:--