Looking to the future as the origin of gambling

For thousands of years, people have been trying to get information about what the unpredictable future will bring with the help of shamans, fortune tellers, magicians, and oracles. What fortunate coincidences or hard strokes of fate does Providence hold? The origin of gambling can be seen in reading coffee grounds, bloody entrails, thrown bones, “reading” hand folds, or laying tarot cards. These practices led to the playful handling of fate and the attempt to quickly create profitable constellations. The diversity of gambling is based on the principles of mathematics The variety of games of chance knows hardly any limits. Chance …

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