Ernest Hemingway: The writer and the gambler
The Nobel Prize (in Literature) winner, Ernest Hemingway, not only had a love for written words he harboured love for gambling too.
Post his relocation to Paris in the early 1920’s Hemingway became a regular at the races – as a horse bettor. The “A Farewell to Arms” author played it big and has been quoted as saying horse racing is a “demanding friend.”
During his regular visits to Austria, Chicago born Hemingway began to explore another gambling interest – poker. The history of the interest dates back to the man’s childhood years, if his written stories are anything to go by. As a boy Ernest’s efforts at writing included a story about a poker game. Gamblers, boxers, and soldiers were a prime topic in his early work. Even though gambling was not legally recognized in Austria then, poker lovers like Hemingway, the local police captain, the hotel’s keeper and a lawyer gathered to play the game every evening in the Weisse Taube hotel.
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