Beginning of gambling in Europe
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If we cross the Atlantic and land on the African shore, we find that the ‘everlasting Negro’ is a gambler—using shells as dice—and following the practice of his ‘betters’ in every way. He stakes not only his ‘fortune,’ but also … Read More

Asiatic gamblers
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The Asiatic gambler is desperate. When all other property is played away, he scruples not to stake his wife, his child, on the cast of a die or on the courage of the martial bird before mentioned. Nay more, if … Read More

001 The origin of gaming
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A very apt allegory has been imagined as the origin of Gaming. It is said that the Goddess of Fortune, once sporting near the shady pool of Olympus, was met by the gay and captivating God of War, who soon … Read More

Gaming History
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THE GAMING TABLE: ITS VOTARIES AND VICTIMS,  In all Times and Countries, especially in England and in France.  IN TWO VOLUMES  By Andrew Steinmetz, Esq.,  Of The Middle Temple, Barrister-At-Law; First-Class Extra Certificate School Of Musketry, Hythe; Late Officer Instructor … Read More