This Is Gambling

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Sanctuary, 2003 - Games - 232 pages
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Throughout recorded history, people have placed wagers on all manner of unpredictable outcomes. Chronicling the addiction of gambling through history, in all its vices and forms, this book uncovers why we like the thrill of the dice, the adrenaline of the race, and the despair of the one that got away. This is Gambling studies this particular human trait in detail to discover exactly what's so addictive about placing a bet. In an objective investigation into the world of betting shops, casinos and football pools, it tells the facts as they are, giving an insight into the world of chancing your luck and seeing if you really can beat the odds - or does the house always win?

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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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