The first gambling appeared in the Ancient East

The first gambling appeared in the Ancient East

There are many different gamblings in the modern world which differ in rules, bets, amount of participants and other characteristics. There is no veracious information what gambling appeared the first. In ancient times people also played different games which can be considered venturesome but they had neither money nor bills then. According to the opinion if ancient people beautiful shells, herbarium, stones and other trinkets were a worthy replacement of cash. Historians say that the game "Maysir" which had been originated in ancient Arabic countries several centuries ago was the first similarity of a modern lottery.

The first venturesome game was very easy and available. 10 people took part in one "Maysir" round. Having chipped in their savings they bought a good camel. The players were choosing an animal together to find the best one. After buying it the participant of the game divided it into 7 parts. The smallest value had camel’s hoofs; nobody wanted to get that part. At the same time the hump was considered to be the most prestigious prize. After that the players took 10 arrows, one item for each participant of the team. Three arrows remained unsigned while the rest seven had marks each of which matched this or that part of a camel. The players took the arrows one by one and could view their winnings.

 
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