Roll The Bones: The History of Gambling Book by David G. Schwartz – Book Review and Overall Impression
Are you ready to take everything you know about world history and throw it out the window? Why would we ask such a thing? Well, it’s because you can expect that to happen when you read this book. It walks you through pre-historic times, brings you to the heights of the Greek and Roman civilizations, on to the Middle Ages and ends with a twentieth and twenty-first century re-cap. Slowly, but surely, you’ll realize that the majority of what has happened in the past has been affected by some kind of wager or bet. You’ll discover strong leaders with gambling problems and even famous battles that have been affected by the toss of a coin.
While the urge to gamble hasn’t changed, how we gamble and where we gamble has changed drastically over the years. In this book, you’ll learn about types of gambling you’ll never heard of before and you’ll discover where the world used to gamble before casinos were established. Reading this book is an experience we bet you’ll never forget.
Famous quotes by David G. Schwartz:
“The first narrative history of gambling, spanning the Stone Age to the Internet era, examining how it evolved with—and influenced—human civilization.”
“In Roll the Bones, historian David G. Schwartz tells the epic story of gambling, beginning with its early emergence from divination rituals and ending with today’s global gaming culture.”
“People will bet on anything. That is the grand theme of “Roll the Bones,” David G. Schwartz’s lively history of gambling through the ages.”
“Exhaustively researched over a two-year period, “Roll The Bones” documents the history, tools and machinations of gambling from the earliest discovery of primitive dice to the grand opening of the most advanced and expensive casino in the world – Wynn Las Vegas.”