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Elizabethan Gaming and Gambling

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Elizabethan Gaming and Gambling

Gaming was another name for gambling during the Elizabethan era. Gaming and Gambling was a common and popular pastime in the period and how the Elizabethans spent much of their leisure. There were gambling dens and gambling houses. But the Elizabethans enjoyed gaming and gambling in any venue. inns.

Taverns, Syews and even the theatres, such as the Globe, were used for this pastime.

Elizabethan Gaming and Gambling - The Sports and Games
Bets were placed on a variety of different games and sports. Board games, such as Tables (Backgammon) Card games such as One & Thirty (Blackjack), Dicing games such as Hazard (Craps) and Sporting Games such as Archery.

Elizabethan Gaming and Gambling - The Blood Sports
Elizabethans enjoyed spending their leisure time on gaming and gambling on Blood Sports. Elizabethan Bear & Bull Baiting  together with cock fighting were immensely popular sports during the Elizabethan era and vast amounts of money were placed on the outcome of these Blood sport contests. Even Queen Elizabeth was pleased to spend an afternoon watching these bloodthirsty forms of entertainment. For more details of these blood sports and leisure activities click Elizabethan Bear & Bull Baiting

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Details, facts and information about other Elizabethan Sports can be accessed via the Elizabethan Era Sitemap.

Board Gaming

  • Chess
  • Tables
  • Nine Men's Morris
  • Alquerques
  • Fox & Geese
  • Philosophers Game
  • Shove Ha'penny
  • Shovelboard
Card Gaming

  • One & Thirty
  • Ruff and Honors
  • Maw
Dice Gaming

  • Knucklebones
  • Hazard
Sports Gaming

  • Archery
  • Battledore
  • Bowls
  • Golf
  • Horseshoes
  • Pall Mall
  • Skittles
  • Tennis

For more details of these games and leisure activities click Elizabethan Games

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