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Short on cash, Vietnam punts on gambling

In journalist Norman Lewis’ A Dragon Apparent, a late 1940’s travelogue across Indochina, the writer notes Vietnamese merchants kept bowls of dice at their stalls with which they engaged in gambles with their customers. Housewives would routinely bet on the days their horoscope was fortunate, Lewis noted, “which means that on slightly more than fifty […]

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