Dicey: ‘‘unpredictable and potentially dangerous.” The dictionary definition says it all. History is littered with tales of fortunes lost on the roll of the dice.
By the 18th century, gambling was rampant in AngloIrish society, and 19th-century Irish Americans played a key role in the development of professional gambling in the United States - indeed, the American slang word ‘‘sucker’’ is derived from the Irish ‘‘sachur’’....
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