Gambling  

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The Conjurer by Hieronymous Bosch paints a scene of a Renaissance mountebank fleecing credulous gamblers.

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Gambling is the wagering of money or something of material value (referred to as "the stakes") on an event with an uncertain outcome with the primary intent of winning additional money and/or material goods. Gambling thus requires three elements be present: consideration, chance and prize.

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