Document Type

Podcast

Publication Date

2-24-2011

Publisher

UNLV Center for Gaming Research

Abstract

Within sacred language the belief has existed that the personal name is an intrinsic part of oneself. As such, its revelation threatens exposure to powers that might undo its bearer. Smith considers the relation between the detection of tells in gambling and that of so-called true names. Strategies of concealment and detection that are basic to both tell-reading and true-naming are explored in relation to post-colonial theory's insights into using light in order to hide things.

Keywords

Card games; Gambling; Names, Personal; Secrecy; Superstition

Disciplines

Gaming and Casino Operations Management

Language

English

Comments

MP3 Audio file size: 22.6 megabytes

Attached file: Flyer

Streaming Media

Dark with Excessive Bright: Gambling Tells and the Naming Taboo


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