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November 30th, 2017, 06:48 AM  #1 
Senior Member Joined: Nov 2011 Posts: 194 Thanks: 2  Gambling History
What is the history of gambling? What is the oldest game of gambling? And what is [for this forum] the mathematical game [except gambling] that was the first? Thank for responding for me to this post!!! You are welcome!!! Last edited by skipjack; December 1st, 2017 at 01:01 PM. 
December 1st, 2017, 11:54 AM  #2 
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It is, of course, impossible to say what was the first gambling game but it is likely to have involved rolling small bones and betting on how they wind up. What, exactly, do you mean by "mathematical game"? What makes a game "mathematical"?

December 1st, 2017, 03:29 PM  #3 
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I think like Soduko

December 1st, 2017, 09:50 PM  #4 
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I ask it in another way: Is there a mathematical "game" [or something that can be call a game] before the Sudoku?
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December 2nd, 2017, 07:37 AM  #5 
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mathematical game = what the historians call a game that involve mathematics? If I think on it, the abacus is the one that I can called a "mathematical game" in some condition, not?
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December 2nd, 2017, 12:29 PM  #6 
Math Team Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 12,394 Thanks: 828  X and O !!!
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December 2nd, 2017, 08:23 PM  #7 
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December 2nd, 2017, 08:27 PM  #8 
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I'm familiar with "X's and O's" which is a logic game, as is Sudoku.


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