Tag Archives: gambling

This God Plays Dice

One of the blogs I subscribe to recently had a post on Indian casinos, and it makes reference to how some Navajo in 1997 were against casinos on the reservation due to the myth of the Gambler. This was a … Continue reading

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What to Expect When You’re Speculating

Have you noticed how much our country, and perhaps even the entire world, is obsessed with the stock market? In principle, there’s nothing really wrong with the stock market. People agree to finance companies, and in return they get some … Continue reading

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Dice Dice Baby

While some historical games of chance have been played with all kinds of marked throwable objects, dice as we know them have been around for centuries. Millennia, even. The oldest known dice were found at an archaeological site in modern-day … Continue reading

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