When they'd finished with the lands and forests and mines, they turned back, gambling for any little stakes they'd overlooked, gambling for franchises and monopolies, using politics to protect their crooked deals and brace games.
The losers couldn't get any more stakes, while the winners went on gambling among themselves.
It's a mighty big come-down from gambling for a continent to gambling for a job.
Everybody in this country has been gambling for generations.
Yet the very fact that I was full of a strong desire to win caused this gambling
for gain, in spite of its attendant squalor, to contain, if you will, something intimate, something sympathetic, to my eyes: for it is always pleasant to see men dispensing with ceremony, and acting naturally, and in an unbuttoned mood.
An incident which happened not very long after that airy notion of getting aid from his uncle had been excluded, was a strong sign of the effect that might have followed any extant opportunity of gambling.
He was not only excited with his play, but visions were gleaming on him of going the next day to Brassing, where there was gambling on a grander scale to be had, and where, by one powerful snatch at the devil's bait, he might carry it off without the hook, and buy his rescue from his daily solicitings.
In all lands where life is a hazard lightly played with and lightly flung aside, men turn, almost automatically, to gambling
for diversion and relaxation.
Dolokhov, who needed Anatole Kuragin's name, position, and connections as a bait to draw rich young men into his gambling
set, made use of him and amused himself at his expense without letting the other feel it.
Your worship must know that this gentleman has just now won more than a thousand reals in that gambling house opposite, and God knows how.
The one paid down the money and the other took it, and the latter quitted the island, while the other went home; and then the governor said, "Either I am not good for much, or I'll get rid of these gambling houses, for it strikes me they are very mischievous.
On the minor gambling houses your worship may exercise your power, and it is they that do most harm and shelter the most barefaced practices; for in the houses of lords and gentlemen of quality the notorious sharpers dare not attempt to play their tricks; and as the vice of gambling has become common, it is better that men should play in houses of repute than in some tradesman's, where they catch an unlucky fellow in the small hours of the morning and skin him alive.
ORE than 3,000 people a day are "selfexcluding" " from gambling
- effectively banning themselves from playing to address a potential addiction.
A spokesperson for the Gambling
Commission said: "We have made it abundantly clear to gambling
firms that they cannot forget the responsibility they have to their customers.
Dr Jane Rigbye, director of education at GambleAware, said: "Anyone over the age of 18 can gamble, anytime, anywhere because we're all carrying a smartphone in our pockets, and unlike gambling
machines, there is no limit to the maximum stake that can be placed "Gambling
addiction is often dubbed the hidden addiction because unlike the obvious physical signs of alcohol or drug use, there is nothing visible to show when a gambler has had too much.