Squares & Sharps, Suckers & Sharks

Squares & Sharps, Suckers & Sharks

The Science, Psychology & Philosophy of Gambling

Book - 2016
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People have been gambling, in one form or another, for as long as history itself. Why? Money, entertainment, escape and a desire to win are all traditional explanations. Arguably, however, these are secondary considerations to a higher order purpose: a craving for control. Gambling offers a means of gaining authority over the unknown, granting us a sense of control over uncertainty. Almost always that sense is illusionary, yet for many it is nonetheless profoundly rewarding. This book attempts to explore the reasons why.
Publisher: Harpenden, Herts : 2016. High Stakes,
ISBN: 9781843448587
Branch Call Number: ANF 795 BUCH
Characteristics: 350 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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