Along with pujas (religious ceremonies) and patakas (firecrackers), there’s one more thing that Diwali revellers dig big time: gambling. Night-long card-game sessions with family and friends have long been a staple of Diwali gatherings in India. Folklore has it that it was goddess Parvati, after winning a game of dice against her husband, lord Shiva,…

via The Diwali tradition of playing cards is turning into a high-stakes affair online — Quartz

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