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ROYAL LOTTERY, THE BEGINNINGS OF GAMBLING

Despite popular belief among the general public, the gambling required for gambling and gambling is not unique to the latter. There were also bets which were once only a way of showing that we were right who also used the money stakes even if little by little, the bets are gradually integrated into games of chance such as the creation of PMU, for example, casino games and sports betting.

THE IMPORTANT INCOME OF THE ROYAL LOTTERY

There is a clear growth in monetary stakes, which are more and more important and more and more numerous, which began since France is said to be modern. This increase is explained by the increase in the money supply put into circulation, no doubt caused by the general urbanization of the country. In addition, a new economy is taking place: the capitalist economy, which gives the population a taste for risk and speculation. The income obtained thanks to the royal lottery (and therefore the games of money and games of chance) was more important than the income of the customs and the post office, it was, therefore, an important part of the French economy, plus this the latter was successful the more the sums involved were important.

THE ROYAL LOTTERY, TAX IN DISGUISE?

In the 18th century, we were faced with the democratization of the royal lottery, the money required to play it had fallen enough to allow social classes a little less wealthy than the nobility of them too to play. Enlightenment philosophers were the first to denounce the excessive practices of certain players, a phenomenon accentuated by the encouragement of excessive games promulgated by individuals living in affluent circles such as the Court, the nobility, or even the army. For its part, the state does not really know which side to take, even if it has long banned gambling and gambling, it undeniably needs its income.

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