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It’s perfectly possible that interest in gambling among Egyptians has been developed in line with video games.
30.09.19 | Interesting article at Egyptian Streets

The Ancient Egyptians gave birth to some great innovations, many of which are credited with shaping modern civilizations. In the present day, developments in mathematics, literature and geometry can be traced back to this part of Africa as Egypt provided some of the great minds of the time.

But can Egypt be credited with the advent of modern day gambling? It’s often been claimed that Ancient Egyptians gambled by throwing coins during religious rituals and there is some evidence, dating back to 2630 BC, that appears to back this up.

While they may have been there at the start, Egypt’s potential place as ground-breakers for modern day gambling is at odds with the current position in the country.