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Last updated: January 2020

GAMES OF CHANCE

Gambling has been occurring in armies for as long as there has been something to gamble over.  Games of chance in the 18th Century were prevalent & practiced at all levels of the military.  Officers often wagered at cards as a gentlemanly pastime.  The Rank & file used cards, dice, & just about any other imaginable item.   Musket balls hammered into dice have been a common find at camp site excavations.  Slices of horn were blackened on one side

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