Gambling has existed in every known society. Around the world today, millions are addicted to the dream of "hitting it big," but end up chasing that elusive dream forever. You think "hitting it big" is a new thrill of the 20th century? The spirit of gambling has existed in man as far back as recorded history. The desert tombs of Egypt and the sand-covered ruins of Babylon have yielded up dice similar to those used today. Archaeologists have found games of chance also among the ancient Chinese, Norsemen, Greeks, Romans and Gauls. In attestation to the saying, "there is nothing new under the sun," the archaeologists' spade even unearthed loaded dice in the ruins of Pompeii!
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