Fear of Gambling On Friday the 13th Origins Revealed

Published Friday, April 13, 2018 - Online-Casinos.com
Fear of Gambling On Friday the 13th Origins Revealed

Unfortunately there is always one Friday 13th in a year, and sometimes there are as many as three. Today in 2018 is one of them and yet another comes this July. What this means for avid fans of wagering is interesting with some believers of this particular superstition staying clear of making bets on anything. Yes for some people it is a good day just to remain in bed and take a break from the possible perils of exposure to bad luck.

That being said there are also those who think that a Friday the thirteenth is a special day to make wagers and there is good luck associated with the day. Tracing back the origin of the Friday the 13th superstition it has been referred to as “The Devil’s Dozen” Skepticism as to the real origins of the apparently old superstition is rampant in academic circles so taking a pinch of salt and throwing it over your left shoulder may be an appropriate response for the non believers.

The list of possible origins of this particular fear of the future is long and also interesting because they involve  references to biblical times such as a reference to the death of Jesus which apparently took place on a Friday, followed by the attendance of 13 people at the Last Supper. In Teutonic legend, the god Loki appears at a dinner party seated for 12 gods, making him the outcast 13th  god at the table, which lead to the death of a guest.  

In Italy, it is more likely to be a fear of the number 17 which leads to a change of plans. In Greece, Spain, and Mexico, the “unlucky” day is not Friday 13th, but Tuesday 13th. The reality is it is an emotional response to a number or a day or a particular talisman one keeps close when betting that makes superstition sort of silly but for some convincing. Whether it is bad luck or good depends on the way one sees the world of chance.  

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