However in ancient Greece gamblers had the support of a couple of Gods - Hermes and Pan.Even the Gods were said to have played a game or two – in Greek mythology, Zeus, Hades and Poseidon played ‘throw the dice’ in order to split the Universe between them.
Gambling was used to settle disputes or reveal ‘gods’ answers to questions.
The fact is that some forms of gambling have existed in virtually the same form for thousands of years.
Gambling has been of interest to the Greeks since ancient times and it seems that we haven’t forgotten the bad habits of the past.
A strange chalice made its way into the British Museum’s collection in the 1950s.
It is a 1,600-year-old jade green Roman artifact called the Lycurgus Cup.
Most ancient Greek authors and philosophers condemned gambling and they mention that at some point gambling became like a plague resulting in government measure to reduce those activities.