Bettina Knapp adds a new spin on the study of gambling as she explores both sides of the coin--the rush and thrill of risk taking versus the depression and defeat of losing. In a unique Jungian approach, Knapp probes the universal and eternal mysteries that lady luck herself offers to humanity's never-ending quest to defy destiny. While games of chance and of skill have held universal appeal throughout the ages, here Knapp adds a new dimension by exploring the psyches and the cultures of their players. In each of the book ...

Gambling; Game & Psyche 1999, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY

ISBN-13: 9780791443835