"If you want to take revenge to somebody, take him first time here. You will screw his generations!", my friend Avi?s father told me standing on the stairs of the Royal Calcutta Turf Club. My liking to this place only a mere example of the adrenalin rush you get when you put money on your horse and see the horse coming near to the finishing line! That's when you realize this is something you never felt before!
Historically, many a famous people have been afflicted with gambling. Charles II was allegedly named the merry king because of his gambling habits. Of all the gamblers make their mark in history, Fyodor Dostoevsky occupies a special place. One of the most famous novelists in world literary firmament, Dostoevsky was said to have been an ardent According to a legend, Dostoevsky penned the concluding section of Crime and Punishment in a matter of days in order to assure an advance from his publisher in order to pay for his gambling debts. Casanova started out to become a professional gambler but soon shifted to other professions later. He claimed that he lacked the discretion in practical affairs to ?leave off when fortune was adverse, nor sufficient control over myself when I had won? (or, as Kenny Rogers would say, ?know when to hold?em, know when to fold?em?).
Legends apart, gambling lead to the commercial activity to the tune of $335 billion in 2009. The addiction is enticing. More often than not, a loser will continue placing wagers in the slim hope for recovering his loses. The attraction is fatal for all because of the innate human desire to get rich without working for it.
This is a closer look to the egalitarian mass of an urban setup who comes here and experience this feeling of highs and lows regularly. They are forever trying to win back the money lost. The gripping desire of making it big is the undertone of this series.
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