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#1 DiaitaDoc

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 11:31 PM

Hi,

I was wondering what the earliest documented example of gambling was.

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 07:21 AM

I was wondering what the earliest documented example of gambling was.

I'm not sure if it's the very very earliest example, but when Caesar shouted "Alea iacta est!" he sure was gambling, wasn't he?

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 10:01 AM

Hi,

I was wondering what the earliest documented example of gambling was.


we can look to the oldest known example of a game perhaps. :)

...3000 BC

Royal Game of Ur
Its name is derived from two board games found in tombs excavated in the 1920s, in the city of Ur by Sir Leonard Woolley. Game play is believed to have been similar to Backgammon, played with two sets (black and white) of seven markers and three pyramidal dice. ...

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