Beating the odds: The complete dictionary of gambling and games of chance

Abstract

With over 5,500 entries, the dictionary covers terms used in association with forms of gambling from around the world. As well as contemporary terms such as those used in internet gambling and racing, it will explore, through terminology, the rich history of gambling back to the origins of civilisation, as well as the concepts and rules of hundreds of games and practices both ancient and modern. Numerous Latin, French, Chinese, Japanese, German, Italian and other entries from non-English-speaking cultures are included.

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