One of the oldest sources of entertainment, a game combination involving not only gamers but most of all money, has a history of creating millionaires as well as driving many of them to bankruptcy, gambling is an activity with a difference. Since time immemorial, gambling has been a favorite pastime of people all over the world. For some, gambling is the best way to be entertained, and for countless others, it is the perfect way to make a huge amount of money effortlessly in a short amount of time.
Over time, gambling has taken many forms. In the early years, gambling involved rolling dice and shuffling cards. But now there are several different versions of gambling, such as slot machines, online gambling, horse racing and car betting etc. It has not only introduced gambling in almost every corner of the world, but has also popped up a number of gaming enthusiasts all over.
As the lure of gambling is escalating day by day, printing as well as the media have started to take a keen interest in informing people about the various aspects of gambling. One such really hot piece of information about gambling is about gambling stories.
Like any other game, gambling also has many stories (real and fictional) to tell. In fact, it can be said that gambling has the maximum number of stories that are associated with it. While on the one hand these stories largely amuse the public, on the other hand, these stories generate good business for print and media. These news and entertainment channels earn huge amounts of money by presenting actual stories in various forms or compiling their own stories. So what more can you expect from gambling but that can make you money even if you are not actually gambling.
Since gambling is an exciting and uncertain topic, several interesting stories are associated and can be framed on it. People are seen to be intrigued by the stories of gambling. For what could be more exciting than knowing how the various scandals that shook the world of sports or politics occurred or the stories that involved people who were once quite famous.
The temptation of gambling stories is presented from the fact that films made on them such as "Oceans 11" did extremely well and turned out to be big blockbuster movies. Moreover, in this era when reality shows dominated the entire world of television, ESPN, based on its obsession and vogue with gambling stories, might have come up with a fiction-based show, Tilt. Tilt was the work of the writers of the popular gambling movie Rounders. This show featured a storyline around a group that is described as a group of lowlifes. These lowlifes, in turn, were nicely manipulated or ruled by a powerful person.