Placing Bets

Games of chance have long been a part of societies. From dice, spinning tops, or playing cards, we have always wanted to win big on luck. The modern casino, however, offers an interesting perspective to take seriously what happens when we place bets.
Matt read some quotes from The Gambler by Fyodor Dostoyevsky - Project Gutenberg
Voluntary Self-Exclusion Program Review British Columbia - Centre for the Advancement of Best Practices
William R. Eadington (ed.) Gambling and society : interdisciplinary studies on the subject of gambling.
Cotte. J. (1997). Chances, Trances, And Lots of Slots: Gambling Motives And Consumption Experiences. Journal of Leisure Research, 29(4), 380-406.
We thank The Band Alexander,an alt-pop group from Indianapolis, Indiana, for letting us play some tracks off of their new debut EP ‘Playing Basements. You can find The Band Alexander on: Bandcamp: | Facebook: | Spotify:


Concluding thought: In gambling the many must lose in order that the few may win.
-George Bernard Shaw


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