To play booty

to play dishonestly, with an intent to lose; to allow one's adversary to win at cards at first, in order to induce him to continue playing and victimize him afterwards.
- L'Estrange.

See also: Booty

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
Five of 'em strung up in a row, and none left to play booty, or turn white-livered!'
Oh, we see through you, John Silver; you want to play booty, that's what's wrong with you.
Nevertheless Hollywood is bidding for the film rights and it is reputed that Nigel Havers has signed to play Booty while Marlon Brando is to be Digby.