CHANCE AND LUCK
If a few shall be taught, by what I have explained here, to see that in the long
run even fair wagering and gambling must lead to loss, while gambling and wagering
scarcely ever are fair, in the sense of being on even terms, this book will have served a
useful purpose. I wish I could hope that it would serve the higher purpose of showing
that all forms of gambling and speculation are essentially immoral, and that, though
many who gamble are not consciously wrong-doers, their very unconsciousness of evil
indicates an uncultured, semi-savage mind.