What you need to know about - native americans and gamblingWritten by Mansi gupta
The term ‘Gambling’ is synonymous to ‘Gaming’. Gaming or Gambling is deeply rooted in life of Native Americans. If we probe into history of life of Native Americans and gambling, we find that kind of gambling that used to be there was strikingly different from gambling in today’s era. The literal meaning of term ‘gambling’ did not apply in those days. The games were less of play in which someone wins and other loses but were more of auspicious ceremonies that were a part of every Native American’s life. The Native Americans used to play games in an amicable fashion to have a joyful pastime. They were not so much concerned in framing winning strategies but their chief purpose was to enjoy. Besides amusement Native Americans had some superstitions attached to their games too. For instance they were of opinion that force or power that guides and determines result if their game is force that regulates entire cosmos. This force is responsible for events in life of all living beings as well as for course of Mother Nature. Thus it was sort of mandatory for them to play. It was also thought that not playing games might offend guiding force. But this simplicity of tradition was mutilated and reformed by Europeans. The Europeans enclosed these austere games under ambit of ‘gambling’ where men who play are not participants in any ceremony but are ‘gamblers’. These gamblers put something at stake to get something more in return. Thus for Europeans these games had just one meaning and interpretation- gamble i.e. to win or to lose. Time has changed and so people, styles and reasons to play games, awareness of these games…all have taken a new dimension. The games that used to be modes of entertainment now have a special and significant contribution to their economy.
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