This Is Gambling

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Sanctuary Pub Limited, 2003 - Games - 199 pages
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Throughout recorded history, people have placed wagers on all manner of unpredictable outcomes. "This Is Gambling studies this particular human tendency in detail to discover exactly what's so addictive about placing a bet. An objective investigation covering all levels of society, this book delves into the world of betting shops, casinos, and football pools, telling the facts at they are and giving insight into the attraction of beating the odds.

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Contents

lNTRODUCTlON
7
CULTURE 15
41
WORLD
49
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

NICK CONSTABLE is a freelance author and journalist who writes regularly for UK national newspapers and magazines. A former Parliamentary lobby correspondent, he has travelled widely, covering major world events such as the Gulf War and the conflict in Bosnia. Previous books include a study of ancient Irish history, a chronology of political scandal and a guide to world architecture.

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