Roll the Bones
The History of GamblingBook - 2006
Historian David G. Schwartz tells the epic story of gambling, beginning with its early emergence in divination rituals and ending with today's global gaming culture. The book begins with the rolling of knuckle bones in prehistoric times, progresses through the casting of lots portrayed in the Bible and traces gaming through the heights of the Greek and Roman civilisations. It also investigates the invention of playing cards in China, the birth of table games in Venice and the British Empire's work in spreading gambling around the world. Truly fascinating.
Publisher: New York : Gotham Books, c2006.
Branch Call Number: 795.09
Characteristics: xix, 570 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.