According to his own account, Devol was working the Gold Room Saloon in Cheyenne when he encountered Wild Bill Hickok. Devol tells the story that when Hickok placed a $50 bet, he lost. He then placed another $50 bet, winning the hand that time; however, the dealer handed him back only $25. When Wild Bill protested, the dealer stated that the house limit was $25. “But you took $50 when I lost,” said Hickok, to which the dealer responded “Fifty goes when you lose.” The quick tempered Hickok wasn’t about to accept those terms sitting down and whacked the dealer over the head, turned over the table, and stuffed his pockets with the till!