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Gambling is an ancient pastime and people have played this game won and lost for centuries now. Seeing how this ancient and interesting game form evolved is interesting indeed. The evolution of gambling could be simple or complex; it depends on how you grasp it. Ancient people who involved themselves in the art of gambling believed the Gods to have a hand in the outcome of the game and they placed offerings to win a game. Thus the art of this game is deeply rooted in religious beliefs. Early gamblers used sticks, stones, bones and rocks. They used knucklebones instead of modern day dice. Gambling was just as much of an addiction in ancient times as it is now. Gambling could control and shape your life. Many people have made fortunes and several have lost everything. Gambling requires all the skills of concentration, foresight and self-control. When you are gambling, it is important that you know when to stop. With so many online casinos, you have instant access to any kind of game and victory. Gambling is a game of chance and this is even more so when you are not playing a person but playing a machine or spinning a wheel. When you are playing with someone experienced, you have to be extremely careful and make your moves carefully. You have to be good at reading a person and recognizing their facial expressions. Both men and women gamble now, and women have proven to be equally good at it. Because several casinos have mushroomed in major cities, the Government has regulated the laws related to gambling so people are not cheated.